Kirsten Hildebrand

Avalanches closed the Kootenay Pass this week. Roadways leading out of the area were closed this week due to avalanches.

Weather wreaks havoc on travel from Nelson — Avalanche danger remains high

It’s days like Thursday that really remind travellers what it’s like living in a remote mountain community.

Avalanches closed the Kootenay Pass this week. Roadways leading out of the area were closed this week due to avalanches.
Sheila Hart is honoured for her volunteerism through Rotary in Above and Beyond

Sheila Hart goes Above and Beyond — Rotarian always giving back

Making a difference in someone’s life is a clear motivator of one local woman’s volunteer efforts.

Sheila Hart is honoured for her volunteerism through Rotary in Above and Beyond
Michael Smith holds a copy of his new cookbook

Healer Michael Smith releases long-awaited cookbook

Returning to an Ancestral Diet is a cookbook that brings a common sense approach to healthy eating and nutrition.

Michael Smith holds a copy of his new cookbook
A special service takes place March 9 at 10 a.m.

Nelson United Church to celebrate inclusion

The service at 10 a.m. on March 9 will be followed by a celebratory potluck lunch.

A special service takes place March 9 at 10 a.m.
Brooke Robertson

Kaslo student joins provincial anti-bullying task force

A Grade 10 student from Kaslo is one of 19 teens from around BC teaming up on a common goal — erasing bullying in the province.

Brooke Robertson
On a previous visit in 2012

Travis Rice rumoured to be at Nelsons’s Whitewater Friday

Did you hear Travis Rice was at Whitewater? A rumour is circulating on social media...

On a previous visit in 2012
Emma Weiland

Nelson French Immersion students journey to France

A group of 11 L.V. Rogers students are on their way to France to take their immersion learning to a new level.

Emma Weiland
Lesley Clint

Nelson residents take development concerns to the streets Saturday

Nelson residents concerned about proposed variances for the lakeside development Nelson Landing were out to inform the public on Saturday.

Lesley Clint
Skiing for hope — Cancer fundraiser at Nelson’s Whitewater

Skiing for hope — Cancer fundraiser at Nelson’s Whitewater

Can you ski the height of Mt. Everest? It may seem an insurmountable goal but...

Skiing for hope — Cancer fundraiser at Nelson’s Whitewater
Reps say students would feel safer with a LGBTQ policy and they've asked Kootenay Lake board to address the issue.

Kootenay Lake asked by Nelson reps to firm up LGBTQ policy

A policy supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) would help all students feel safer.

Reps say students would feel safer with a LGBTQ policy and they've asked Kootenay Lake board to address the issue.
Standing between a scanner of charged particle beams (left) and a chamber performing vacuum leak test for the many processes occuring under high vacuum are Thomas Stewart

The power of physics —Federal budget mention for Nelson technology firm

Tucked away above a bustling Baker Street is a little office conducting world-class physics engineering.

Standing between a scanner of charged particle beams (left) and a chamber performing vacuum leak test for the many processes occuring under high vacuum are Thomas Stewart
A 48-year-old skier from Burnaby captured falling into a tree well on his GoPro camera. The man survived the incident and credits educating himself about what to do.

UPDATED: Visiting skier escapes from tree well at Nelson’s Whitewater

An epic ski week with the guys ended dramatically as one man survived falling into a tree well at Whitewater Ski Resort.

A 48-year-old skier from Burnaby captured falling into a tree well on his GoPro camera. The man survived the incident and credits educating himself about what to do.
With snow still covering most gardens

Seedy Saturday in Nelson a tradition among gardeners

People eager to get their hands in the dirt attended Seedy Saturday today for a little hint of the growing season to come.

With snow still covering most gardens
Nelson Police Department is starting to see methamphetamine on local streets. Two violent incidences occurring in Castlegar this week highlight the drug's impact on users.

Meth use starting to appear in Nelson — Violent episodes drug related in neighbouring Castlegar

Nelson police took note of two violent episodes in Castlegar earlier this week, both believed to be related to methamphetamine use

Nelson Police Department is starting to see methamphetamine on local streets. Two violent incidences occurring in Castlegar this week highlight the drug's impact on users.
The RDCK is taking steps to protect public use of Five Mile beach after a proposed dock raised the issue to public outcry.

UPDATED: RDCK moves to protect Nelson’s north shore beaches

Regional government is taking the first steps in protecting two popular beaches along Nelson’s north shore.

The RDCK is taking steps to protect public use of Five Mile beach after a proposed dock raised the issue to public outcry.
This week

COLUMN: Trafalgar: Thriving students in happy halls

The Kootenay Lake school board heard from parents from Redfish elementary school who haven’t let go of their concerns about Trafalgar.

This week
Selkirk College would like to do major work on its Silver King campus and with the Liberals touting money for skills training

Selkirk College upgrade plan includes Nelson campus — needs provincial backing

It’s unclear whether there will be capital funding for the much-needed $27 million upgrade plan in the works for Selkirk College.

Selkirk College would like to do major work on its Silver King campus and with the Liberals touting money for skills training
Nelson-Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall is critical of a Liberal budget that claims to be 'family first.'

Nelson-Creston’s Mungall critical of Liberal budget.

Nelson-Creston’s provincial representative says Tuesday’s budget “is a lot of rhetoric and not a lot of action.”

Nelson-Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall is critical of a Liberal budget that claims to be 'family first.'
The Kootenay Lake school board and their finance committee are seeking input to help guide decisions about the development of the 2014 to 2015 budget — all in an online process

Kootenay Lake seeking online input into next year’s school budget

You don’t have to leave the comforts of home to have your say on next year’s school budget.

The Kootenay Lake school board and their finance committee are seeking input to help guide decisions about the development of the 2014 to 2015 budget — all in an online process
Carnaval d'hiver will celebrate French culture and the winter season on Friday. Popular mascot Bonhomme is rumoured to be making a visit.

Winter celebration with French flavour in Nelson at Carnaval

An age-old Quebec tradition aiming to bring warmth to the dark days of winter — is coming to Nelson on Friday.

Carnaval d'hiver will celebrate French culture and the winter season on Friday. Popular mascot Bonhomme is rumoured to be making a visit.