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Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au

FESTIVAL TALES: Starstruck at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Anne DeGrace on the festival’s All-Star Event on July 10

Richard Van Camp brings his storyteller’s voice to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star Event on July 10 and also offers a talk on writing for children on July 8. Photo: William Au
Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. File photo

COLUMN: Forestry, reconciliation and more work to be done

From Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson

Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. File photo
A disc golf basket in Art Gibbon Park. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson council OKs permanent disc golf course in Art Gibbon Park

The course started in the spring of 2020 as a pilot project

A disc golf basket in Art Gibbon Park. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trees blown over by a windstorm in forest owned by Anderson Creek Timber. Photo: Anderson Creek Timber

Timber company logging near Nelson raises local concerns

Anderson Creek Timber owns 600 hectares of forest adjacent to the city

Trees blown over by a windstorm in forest owned by Anderson Creek Timber. Photo: Anderson Creek Timber
The City of Nelson has chosen the 300 block Victoria Street as the site of its new transit exchange. The city provided the following information on the pros and cons of several alternative locations that were considered for the exchange. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Why Nelson rejected six alternate locations for the transit hub

Final decision was the 300 block Victoria Street

The City of Nelson has chosen the 300 block Victoria Street as the site of its new transit exchange. The city provided the following information on the pros and cons of several alternative locations that were considered for the exchange. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson City Council decided against granting a backyard chickens exemption to a Rosemont resident at its June 15 meeting. Photo: Zachariah Smith/ Unsplash

Nelson council says no to backyard chickens

Chickens attract bears and rats, say experts

Nelson City Council decided against granting a backyard chickens exemption to a Rosemont resident at its June 15 meeting. Photo: Zachariah Smith/ Unsplash
Daryl Jolly, his wife Kerry Pagdin, their sons Cole Jolly (left) and Graeme Jolly, and their dogs Gracie and Clover. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College arts chair diagnosed with lung cancer, family launches fund drive

Daryl Jolly co-founded the college’s digital arts program

Daryl Jolly, his wife Kerry Pagdin, their sons Cole Jolly (left) and Graeme Jolly, and their dogs Gracie and Clover. Photo: Submitted
Rebecca Neudorf and Siddhartha Minhas express the joyful atmosphere of this year’s grad cavalcade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Nelson grads and proud parents celebrate a community milestone

Saturday’s cavalcade was graced with perfect weather

Rebecca Neudorf and Siddhartha Minhas express the joyful atmosphere of this year’s grad cavalcade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A bear-proof waste container at Lakeside Park. Not all garbage bins at the park are bear-proof. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Bear observed eating from garbage bin in Lakeside Park

The City of Nelson is gradually adding bear-proof bins throughout the city

A bear-proof waste container at Lakeside Park. Not all garbage bins at the park are bear-proof. Photo: Tyler Harper
Empire Coffee, part of the Adventure Hotel, was the scene of an incident in November in which a man reportedly spat on an employee after yelling at staff about masks. File photo

Arrest warrant issued for man charged with spitting on Nelson hotel employee after COVID tirade

Jeremy Undershute has left Nelson and his whereabouts are unknown, police say

Empire Coffee, part of the Adventure Hotel, was the scene of an incident in November in which a man reportedly spat on an employee after yelling at staff about masks. File photo
Members of the group Extinction Rebellion and their supporters dipped their hands in green paint and covered MLA Brittny Anderson’s door and windows with handprints on June 5, calling the display “green hands for Mother Nature.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Green handprints on MLA’s Nelson office call for NDP to stop old growth logging

14-year-old activist calls the handprints ‘green hands for Mother Nature’

Members of the group Extinction Rebellion and their supporters dipped their hands in green paint and covered MLA Brittny Anderson’s door and windows with handprints on June 5, calling the display “green hands for Mother Nature.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Conceptual drawing of the proposed New Denver affordable housing project: Illustration: Zigloo Studio Inc.

Kaslo and New Denver get $1 million each for affordable housing projects from BC Housing

The housing projects will each cost a total of $3.5 million

Conceptual drawing of the proposed New Denver affordable housing project: Illustration: Zigloo Studio Inc.
“Our previous (waste plans) have focused on improving our disposal system. This one focuses more on zero waste initiatives – reducing what we send to the landfill. In particular, the plan targets food waste, which is roughly one-quarter of what we landfill.” – Todd Johnson, RDCK. Photo: File photo

RDCK conducts online survey about waste management

Residents’ opinions are wanted on a organics, recycling, landfills, and funding

“Our previous (waste plans) have focused on improving our disposal system. This one focuses more on zero waste initiatives – reducing what we send to the landfill. In particular, the plan targets food waste, which is roughly one-quarter of what we landfill.” – Todd Johnson, RDCK. Photo: File photo
Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 339 and the city reached a new contract agreement this month. Photo: File photo

City of Nelson’s CUPE workers get 2% annual increase over four years

Union members’ work includes water, sewer, cemetery, parks, garbage, snow removal, youth centre

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 339 and the city reached a new contract agreement this month. Photo: File photo
Nakusp and Area Community Forest intends to do selective logging on Box Mountain as part of wildfire mitigation work. Photo: Nakusp and Area Community Forest

Nakusp community forest answers citizen concerns about wildfire mitigation

Residents of Box Mountain watershed are concerned about planned selective logging

Nakusp and Area Community Forest intends to do selective logging on Box Mountain as part of wildfire mitigation work. Photo: Nakusp and Area Community Forest
Ryall Giuliano at the corner of Baker and Hall Streets. He is one of Nelson’s street outreach workers employed by Nelson Community Services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

People who use Nelson public washrooms say city needs more

At-risk people on the street are most affected

Ryall Giuliano at the corner of Baker and Hall Streets. He is one of Nelson’s street outreach workers employed by Nelson Community Services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The purpose of a new grant program at the City of Nelson is to help non-profit organizations recover and adapt, following losses caused by the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson offers pandemic recovery grants to non-profits

Application deadline is June 11

The purpose of a new grant program at the City of Nelson is to help non-profit organizations recover and adapt, following losses caused by the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The waterfront path from the west side of Lakeside Park to the mall is currently surfaced with gravel. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson to pave waterfront path on Kootenay Lake at sports fields

Pavement is for people with mobility challenges

The waterfront path from the west side of Lakeside Park to the mall is currently surfaced with gravel. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Customers checking out vendor Edmond Segbeaya’s hot sauce at the Cottonwood Market on May 22. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson farmers’ market tweaks Wednesday hours to attract customers and vendors

Mid-week markets won’t be moving back to Baker this year

Customers checking out vendor Edmond Segbeaya’s hot sauce at the Cottonwood Market on May 22. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Shelina Musaji and her son Roman van ‘t Land at a vigil set up in front of the Nelson Police Department on May 25 to remember people who have died of violence related to law enforcement. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson vigil commemorates anniversary of George Floyd’s death

The vigil was visited by people throughout the day to comply with COVID-19 regulations

Shelina Musaji and her son Roman van ‘t Land at a vigil set up in front of the Nelson Police Department on May 25 to remember people who have died of violence related to law enforcement. Photo: Bill Metcalfe