Local News

Hydro project budget skyrockets nearly $500k

Nelson Hydro said new poles, upgrades to safety and the contract bidding process were factors

Nelson shuts down oldest substation

The substation had been operating continuously since 1949

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

New headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to the local economy

'She is a tough cookie,' says husband of found Coquitlam dog walker
    Packaging that won't 'entice' youth among feds' marijuana proposals
      Indigenous grandmother tells the story of raising her grandchildren while poor
        TransLink mulls distance-based fares, low-income discounts

          COLUMN: Dave White on watching bear cubs learn to fish at Kokanee Creek

          The spectacle is possible because park visitors manage their garbage and comply with trail closures.

          • Sep 22nd, 2017

          Darwen Greyeyes still missing

          The Nelson man was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on June 4

          Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

          He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

          Nelson locals weigh in on NDP’s new housing dollars

          Budget allocates $500 million for homeless and low income rentals

          Report: Proposed Castlegar airport upgrade could increase reliability

          New system would require a different kind of plane than Air Canada currently flies to Castlegar

          Evacuation alert for Harrop fire rescinded

          The Harrop Creek wildfire has diminished enough to end the alert

          Slocan seniors’ housing to break ground this fall

          Almost 50 per cent of the Slocan Valley population of 5,000 are age 50 or older

          • Sep 20th, 2017

          Scientist seeks video evidence of Kooteney meteorite

          University of Calgary researchers have travelled to the Kootenays to interview eyewitnesses

          • Sep 20th, 2017

          Voting begins for federal NDP leadership

          After nearly two years of campaigning, NDP leadership race enters the final stretch.

          Census: Nelson’s household income below national average

          Nelson is also well under the provincial average

          Harrop Creek fire 10 per cent contained, not growing

          The fire covers approximately 3,117 hectares

          Council nixes proposed cardlock

          The possible site for the cardlock interferes with the city’s Railtown plan

          Nelson court hears appeal in Sinixt hunting case

          The crown is appealing Richard Desautel’s not guilty verdict

          Police ask for help in assault investigation

          Two males and one female are being sought for an assault last month

          Osprey rescued after falling out of nest in Cowichan Bay

          Young bird fell from nest

          • Sep 8th, 2017

          Nelson council kicks in $15K for Room to Live

          Council voted to match donations up to the amount for the affordable housing campaign