Gary Poignant

Water restrictions imposed in Riondel

Water restrictions imposed in Riondel

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has placed the community on Stage 3 conservation measures

Water restrictions imposed in Riondel
Sheilah Sweatman was 29 when she drowned while working as a search and rescue volunteer in 2011. Photo submitted

Sheilah Sweatman’s spirit is strong at Nelson Search and Rescue

Volunteer died during recovery mission in 2011

Sheilah Sweatman was 29 when she drowned while working as a search and rescue volunteer in 2011. Photo submitted
Registration is now open for filmmaking workshops for adult learners at Selkirk College’s School of the Arts. Learn specialized techniques from production to editing. Photo submitted

Summer film workshops set for Selkirk College

All ages encouraged to sign up

Registration is now open for filmmaking workshops for adult learners at Selkirk College’s School of the Arts. Learn specialized techniques from production to editing. Photo submitted
Morty Mint (left) and Ernest Hekkanen are being honoured for their substantial contributions to the Kootenay Literary scene. Photo: Anne Degrace

Two local literary veterans to be honoured

Morty Mint and Ernest Hekkanen to receive awards

Morty Mint (left) and Ernest Hekkanen are being honoured for their substantial contributions to the Kootenay Literary scene. Photo: Anne Degrace
Philip McMillan, facilities director of the Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club, said the shifting marijuana landscape shouldn’t have a big affect on the non-profit society. Photo: Gary Poignant

Medical bud provider not worried about supply

Cannabis landscape is shifting but Nelson’s oldest pot shop is ready

Philip McMillan, facilities director of the Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club, said the shifting marijuana landscape shouldn’t have a big affect on the non-profit society. Photo: Gary Poignant
Casper the cat is back home after vanishing for a week and a half. Submitted photo

Twist to lost and found cat tale!

Casper was originally mistaken for its twin from the same litter

Casper the cat is back home after vanishing for a week and a half. Submitted photo
Anne Cavicchi took this photo of work being done on board the Norwegian Sun.

Nelson couple’s holiday turns to nightmare

‘Their disregard for passenger safety was unconscionable’

Anne Cavicchi took this photo of work being done on board the Norwegian Sun.
Nelson couple’s holiday turns to nightmare

Nelson couple’s holiday turns to nightmare

‘Their disregard for passenger safety was unconscionable’

Nelson couple’s holiday turns to nightmare
Nelson Leafs defenceman Ethan Land skates away after the team’s season ended in dramatic fashion on March 23 at NDCC. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: A different kind of discovery tour

Escaping the cold at three downtown events

Nelson Leafs defenceman Ethan Land skates away after the team’s season ended in dramatic fashion on March 23 at NDCC. Photo: Tyler Harper
Standing with Car 23 are, (left to right): Rod Harris, maintenance; Charlie Bunce, 91, (maintenance supervisor who also worked on the streetcar system when it operated in Nelson); Jean Elliot (driver and member of the board of directors); Jim Robertson, (secretary-treasurer and operation superintendent) Walt Laurie (society president).

Historic Car 23 needs ‘young blood’

Society campaigning to recruit new members

Standing with Car 23 are, (left to right): Rod Harris, maintenance; Charlie Bunce, 91, (maintenance supervisor who also worked on the streetcar system when it operated in Nelson); Jean Elliot (driver and member of the board of directors); Jim Robertson, (secretary-treasurer and operation superintendent) Walt Laurie (society president).
Simon Lintz, left, and Tara Primeau, centre, of Spearhead Timberworks receive the Business of the Year award from Chamber president Michael Borch at the Hume Hotel Thursday. Photo: Valhalla Visuals

Chamber hands out eight awards

Spearhead wins business of the year

Simon Lintz, left, and Tara Primeau, centre, of Spearhead Timberworks receive the Business of the Year award from Chamber president Michael Borch at the Hume Hotel Thursday. Photo: Valhalla Visuals
Big cat keeps coming back!

Big cat keeps coming back!

Cougar chased inside house for 30 minutes

Big cat keeps coming back!
The intersection of Ward and Vernon streets has been identified as Nelson’s highest crash intersection, according to ICBC. Staff photo

COLUMN: Driving here is a breeze

But recent traffic stats indicate otherwise

The intersection of Ward and Vernon streets has been identified as Nelson’s highest crash intersection, according to ICBC. Staff photo
Kelly Davidoff holds a pillow created in memory of her sledding icon brother, Danny, in the living room of her Nelson home. Photo: Gary Poignant

Local snowmobiling icon Davidoff remembered by his sister

Kelly Davidoff’s fond memories of brother Danny

Kelly Davidoff holds a pillow created in memory of her sledding icon brother, Danny, in the living room of her Nelson home. Photo: Gary Poignant
The provincial government recently announced a new child-care subsidy of up to $1,250 for families who decide to put their children in daycare. File photo

LETTER: Rethinking new child-care subsidy

Policies shouldn’t be formulated to benefit business

The provincial government recently announced a new child-care subsidy of up to $1,250 for families who decide to put their children in daycare. File photo
LVR students present Radium Girls at Capitol

LVR students present Radium Girls at Capitol

Performances set for early March

LVR students present Radium Girls at Capitol
The Kootenay Outdoor Producer Co-op is looking to fill positions from managers to general labourers. File photo

Cannabis co-op to host job fair

Event set for Saturday in Nelson

The Kootenay Outdoor Producer Co-op is looking to fill positions from managers to general labourers. File photo
Polly, the chihuahua who went missing for eight days in Nelson after being rescued from Mexico, is recovering after surgery. Here Polly is next to a painting that is being used to create greeting cards to raise funds for the SPCA. Photo: Gary Poignant

Polly on the mend after surgery

Dog loses toe, but ‘doing well’

Polly, the chihuahua who went missing for eight days in Nelson after being rescued from Mexico, is recovering after surgery. Here Polly is next to a painting that is being used to create greeting cards to raise funds for the SPCA. Photo: Gary Poignant
Artist Vicky Issott has created a card featuring Polly, the dog rescued from Mexico who went missing for eight days in Nelson earlier this month. The prototype is shown here with Issott and Polly. All funds raised go to the Nelson SPCA. Photo: Gary Poignant

Artist creating greeting card of Polly

Funds raised will benefit Nelson SPCA

Artist Vicky Issott has created a card featuring Polly, the dog rescued from Mexico who went missing for eight days in Nelson earlier this month. The prototype is shown here with Issott and Polly. All funds raised go to the Nelson SPCA. Photo: Gary Poignant
COLUMN: A short list of reasons to love Nelson

COLUMN: A short list of reasons to love Nelson

There’s a lot to celebrate here everyday

COLUMN: A short list of reasons to love Nelson