Kirsten Hildebrand

Skaters wrap up season in Kelowna

Nelson Skating Club skaters competed at the STARSkate Super Series Final, a province-wide competition for the BC/Yukon Section Team Trophy.

Students hear about high flying career

Andrea Legg shared her high-flying experience of life touring with Cavalia

Jiujitsu club growing in Nelson

Originating in Castlegar, Kootenay Jiujitsu came to Nelson just over a year ago wanting to grow their sport into the local community.

Frances Welwood leaves Nelson Welcome Wagon post

Welcomed to town 44 years ago by Edna Whitely, Frances Welwood was destined to follow in her Welcome Wagon footsteps.

Craft distillery in Slocan Valley brings 100-mile vodka to Nelson stores

The love of a good drink has taken one Slocan Valley couple into business with the area’s first craft distillery.

Pacific Insight named Business of the Year

Nelson Chamber recognized company during annual business excellence awards.

Volunteers keep history alive

Tramway society honoured with tourism excellence award.

Nelson author opens up as ‘Open Secret’ set to launch

Deryn Collier’s Open Secret delves into the psyche of her characters living in the fictional Kootenay Landing

Fatal Washington slide brings home concerns to Kootenay

The recent landslide in Washington State brings home memories and concerns about similar occurrences in the West Kootenay.

Business Excellence Awards — Awards honour Nelson businesses

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated some of the area’s top businesses during its AGM held Thursday night.

Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy

Two days of food festivities will hit the Heritage City next weekend with a feast for those wanting strength in a local food system.

Team enrolment numbers in flux

A regional taskforce is currently looking into why participation in youth organized sport is decreasing in this corner of the province.

Wheelchair accessible van a gift to Nelson family in need

Money raised to purchase $54,000 vehicle that the family would not have been able to afford but needed desperately.

Radon worth testing for in some Nelson homes

The West Kootenay is a known hot spot for the colourless, odourless gas that can cause cancer — radon.

Nelson’s Waldorf tops among schools

The Fraser Institute released its annual rankings of BC’s elementary schools earlier this week.

Emmet wins weekend boxing tournament — Nelson Boxing Club earns clout in Spokane ring

Nelson Boxing Club’s Jeff Emmett pulled no punches in an amateur boxing tournament in Spokane last weekend — and came out on top.

Backcountry danger high — Avalanche claims life of Crawford Bay man

The Crawford Bay pair caught in an avalanche above the Grey Creek Pass thought they were snowmobiling in a safe zone.

Ski bum to ski bunny – a first trip to Whitewater breaks over a decade long drought

It really is unfathomable that prior to last Monday, I had lived in Nelson for 12 years and never skied at Whitewater.

Nelson’s Arcuri hot with new team on BCHL playoff run

Nelson’s Cole Arcuri is making an impact with the Powell River Kings as the BCHL playoffs get underway.

Amateur boxing a hit in Nelson — Latest addition to local sports scene comes out swinging

“Hands up. Relax. It should be like dancing. I want you to have a rhythm — your rhythm.”