Submitted by Contributor on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 1:58pm

Update:   The game at the Rossland Arena on Sunday night raised money for Dax, a baby with nueroblastoma.  Players for the two teams were chosen by lot -- names of...

Recent News

by Contributor on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:29pm

For the second year in a row, BC Transit, the City of Nelson, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Regional District of Central Kootenay are proud to celebrate National Seniors Day in West Kootenay.

On Friday, September 30, 2016, BC Transit and its operating partners will take part in the second Annual Nelson & Area Kootenay Seniors Fair, being held from 10 a.m...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:50am

On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the top 40% of income. That’s perhaps not surprising, but a related find was:  the...

by Gwen Chernenkoff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:35am

Local businesses and organizations will be able to put Victoria Street Bridge’s celebrated new lights to use celebrating their own events and issues, after a unanimous vote by city council at its regular meeting Sept. 12.

Local non-profit and for-profit committees and organizations who wish to promote their events with specific light colours and sequences will now have this option...

by Contributor on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:09am

Recently, cadets and staff took to Kootenay Lake by the Big Orange Bridge at the Interior Cadet Nautical Site located in Nelson BC.
 
The cadets were from 81 Hampton Gray Corp in Nelson and 131 Kootenay Corp in Trail.
 
During the weekend the cadets were taught basic sailing skills under supervision of qualified cadet and adult instructors.
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Regional News

Strange odor forces staff to evacuate Mount Sentinel Friday morning

Students got the afternoon off from classes due to smoke from an unknown source.

Mount Sentinel staff took no chances, evacuating the school Friday morning after the smell of a suspicious odor began to filter through the South Slocan-based High School.

The Kootenay Lake School District Twitter account said the school was “evacuated due to smoke from unknown source.”

The Nelson Daily has learned the evacuation occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday.

It is believed staff noticed an odor in the building as well as saw a light smoke in the hallway.

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

Letter: When it comes to seniors, think again

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Provincial & National

RCMP collar alleged child predator

RCMP collar alleged child predator

A proactive online investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation (BC ICE) Unit has resulted in charges of Making Child Pornography and Arrangement or Agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child. 

On March 10, 56-year-old Ronald Gardner, of no fixed address, was arrested and subsequently charged with the above noted offences, as well as Failing to Comply with Prohibition Order originating from historical child-pornography-related charges.

Fitness apps more effective when they are personalized — UBC study concludes

Mary Jung, an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, recently completed an eight-week study that examined the effectiveness of fitness apps. — Submitted photo


When fitness apps include personal touches such as individualized goals and contact with a ‘real live trainer’, users tend to exercise more consistently, a UBC study concludes.

Mary Jung, an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, recently completed an eight-week study that examined the effectiveness of fitness apps.