Tyler Harper

That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted

Hissing hitchhiker: Snake discovered on Kaslo-based company’s bus

The snake is now being cared for by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway

That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther crosses the line at the Sinister 7. Lowther finished second at the women’s 80-kilometre race. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Lowther, Stevens on podium at Sinister 7 ultramarathon

Several local athletes took part in the event

Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther crosses the line at the Sinister 7. Lowther finished second at the women’s 80-kilometre race. Photo: Submitted
Cities in B.C. are now allowed to ban single-use plastics like bags, but Mayor John Dooley says there’s no plans for that in Nelson. Photo: Tim Samuel/Pexels

Nelson mayor says city won’t reconsider single-use plastics ban

The province announced this week municipalities can enact their own bans on items like plastic bags

Cities in B.C. are now allowed to ban single-use plastics like bags, but Mayor John Dooley says there’s no plans for that in Nelson. Photo: Tim Samuel/Pexels
Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates

West Kootenay has Canada’s worst air quality

Trail, Nelson and Castlegar’s air is clogged by wildfire smoke

Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Nelson’s Yoshi Measures shows off the painting she was invited to provide to support Canada’s baseball and softball teams in Fukushima, Japan, during the Summer Games. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson artist’s work to be featured at Tokyo Games

A piece by Yoshi Measures will greet Canada’s women’s softball team

Nelson’s Yoshi Measures shows off the painting she was invited to provide to support Canada’s baseball and softball teams in Fukushima, Japan, during the Summer Games. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Tyler Podgorenko (left) and his father Ron, who works on local FortisBC dams. Podgorenko is one of four students honoured for a water pump design that generated electricity. Photo: Submitted

Renewable energy twist on old tech earns award for Nelson native

Tyler Podgorenko and three others invented a way for ram pumps to generate electricity

Nelson’s Tyler Podgorenko (left) and his father Ron, who works on local FortisBC dams. Podgorenko is one of four students honoured for a water pump design that generated electricity. Photo: Submitted
Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health. (Interior Health photo)

2 Interior Health employees withdraw from Aboriginal health positions over criticism

The employees were not Indigenous, and the positions weren’t made publicly available

Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health. (Interior Health photo)
Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper

No hammers required: Kootenay company using 3D printer to build affordable housing

Procter-based Twente Additive Manufacturing has partnered with a Vancouver housing charity

Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson was vandalized on Canada Day. Photo: Tyler Harper

Catholic church in Nelson vandalized on Canada Day

Orange paint was splattered over the exterior of Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson was vandalized on Canada Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
The North Shore Inn is the site of a supportive housing program funded by BC Housing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Annual homelessness report shows pandemic’s impact in Nelson

Fifty-one people were housed at a local inn because of lack of shelter space

The North Shore Inn is the site of a supportive housing program funded by BC Housing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kirsten Vanhorne (left) and Rob Hallett were among the people who stopped to put out a fire across the road from Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Commuters stop to put out wildfire near Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

Quick action stopped a fire from spreading north of Nelson

Kirsten Vanhorne (left) and Rob Hallett were among the people who stopped to put out a fire across the road from Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
People take advantage of the Lakeside Park beach on Monday. Temperatures in Nelson will hover around 40 C throughout the week, according to Environment Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper

Two cooling centres open in Nelson during heat wave

One is for the general public, while the other is for seniors

People take advantage of the Lakeside Park beach on Monday. Temperatures in Nelson will hover around 40 C throughout the week, according to Environment Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper
Manager Cora Muellner (left) and employee Rachel Ronson at Buddy’s Place in Nelson. Muellner is among local cannabis retailers welcoming changes to provincial regulations. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson cannabis retailers welcome provincial changes to delivery, hiring options

As of July 15, private retailers can deliver their products to your door

Manager Cora Muellner (left) and employee Rachel Ronson at Buddy’s Place in Nelson. Muellner is among local cannabis retailers welcoming changes to provincial regulations. Photo: Tyler Harper
Tyre Little waits his turn at an obstacle course during Rosemont Elementary’s bike rodeo on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: Rosemont Elementary gets into gear with bike rodeo

The event featured student-made ramps by Grade 4-5 students

Tyre Little waits his turn at an obstacle course during Rosemont Elementary’s bike rodeo on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper
Vandalism forced the closure of L.V. Rogers on Monday. File photo

‘Considerable’ damage caused by student-involved vandalism at L.V. Rogers

Nelson’s high school was forced to close Monday

Vandalism forced the closure of L.V. Rogers on Monday. File photo
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
Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr

BC Farm Industry Review Board rules against Salmo kennel after 40 sled dogs seized

Spirit of the North Kennels was also ordered to pay BC SPCA $64,000

Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr
Nelson’s Rob and Kristina Little were each infected by COVID-19. For Rob, that meant nearly a month in an intensive care unit at Trail’s Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

26 days later, Nelson’s Rob Little is alive after battle against COVID

For nearly a month, Little fought for his life in an ICU

Nelson’s Rob and Kristina Little were each infected by COVID-19. For Rob, that meant nearly a month in an intensive care unit at Trail’s Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Daniel Fitzgibbon (left) with his wife Rachel Dugdale. The Meadow Creek couple are waiting for Fitzgibbon to receive a double-lung transplant. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay man needs double-lung transplant

Daniel Fitzgibbon is one of 25 British Columbians waiting for the surgery

Daniel Fitzgibbon (left) with his wife Rachel Dugdale. The Meadow Creek couple are waiting for Fitzgibbon to receive a double-lung transplant. Photo: Submitted
The remains of Darwin Greyeyes, who disappeared in 2017, were discovered northeast of Nelson. Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Body of missing Nelson artist Darwin Greyeyes found

Greyeyes had disappeared in June 2017

The remains of Darwin Greyeyes, who disappeared in 2017, were discovered northeast of Nelson. Photo courtesy Selkirk College