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A new 4-H Club is starting up in the Kootenay region

The West Kootenay 4-H Community Club will get things kicked off for the 2011 year, starting in January, for youth of ages nine to19 years old who are interested in food and agriculture. Sonja Seher will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus for anyone interested...

Uphill marijuana grow operation set to harvest busted by police

The Nelson Daily staff A sizable marijuana grow operation has been unearthed in an Uphill neighbourhood. Nelson Police Department officers have busted a marijuana grow operation in the basement of an Uphill home, with three people facing charges after 90 plants in full bloom were seized by police. According to police, the...

Jersey Emerald Mine could create 90 jobs: consultant

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily At least 90 jobs and $7 million annually in salaries will be injected into the region if the Jersey Emerald mine south of Salmo gets off the ground, the consultant for the tungsten mining project said Thursday. Ed Lawrence told the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors...

Cold weather equals peak electricity demand in province

By Greg Alexis, BC Hydro With sustained cold temperatures province-wide, there is currently a very high demand for electricity. On Monday night, the hourly peak demand – 9,877 megawatts – for BC Hydro was recorded between 5 and 6 p.m., representing an increase of more than 1,900 megawatts over the peak a week earlier. Efficiency...

Votes needed for outdoor skateboard project

The Nelson Skateboard Park is in fifth place in the Aviva Community Fund’s million-dollar question voting.As of Friday, the submission by the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society (KLOSPS) sat at 1,953 votes, around 1,300 behind the first place leader. With the next round of voting beginning last Monday, KLOSPS has begun ...

Mount Sentinel student in stable condition following early morning accident

The Nelson Daily staffAn 18-year-old Mount Sentinel student is reported to be in serious, but stable condition at the Trail Regional Hospital following a highway accident west of the junction at South Slocan near Shoreacres Thursday morning.Michael Reinhart was cycling on Highway 3A when he somehow left the shoulder of the ...

First peak at the backcountry's snow

The Nelson Daily staffConfidence is poor in the backcountry, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s first forecast of the year.However, with few people venturing out the conditions in the backcountry right now remain a bit of a mystery, the CAC reported. There generally is a lack of snow in the region except for higher...

Logging stopped as Sinixt win injunction in court

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA hotspot of environmental and political activity on Perry Ridge will now be cooled until the new year. The Sinixt Nation protest camp and blockade on Perry Ridge Forest Service Road will be dismantled after the aboriginal group was successful Monday afternoon in obtaining an injunction...

Jet-setting hockey players aim to slash emissions

By Jonathan Spicer, Reuters With 30 teams crisscrossing North America throughout the 82-game season, the National Hockey League takes its toll on the environment. That's 750 players, along with their trainers, coaches and equipment, packed into fuel-burning aircraft from October until the Stanley Cup is finally awarded in...

Celgar unveils its green energy project

Nelson Daily staff The wraps will be taken off the Green Energy Project at Zellstoff Celgar as the company hosts an official launch and ribbon-cutting for the energy-producing project this Friday. The Green Energy Project is a $55 million investment in the pulp mill's power production capacity, which began operating in the ...