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Candidates for the directorship of RDCK Electoral Area E: L-R: Reggie Goldsbury, Cheryl Graham, Landon Veregin and Dan Rye. Photos: Bill Metcalfe

Meet the election candidates for RDCK Area E

Four residents are vying to represent the rural area near Nelson in the Oct. 15 election

Suzan Hewat is running for a third term as Kaslo’s mayor. Photo: Submitted

Kaslo mayor running for re-election against councillor

Suzan Hewat is vying for a third term against incumbent councillor Henry Van Mill

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo

Kootenay Save-On stores raise $33,000 for Angel Flight

A volunteer medical transport service has received a significant donation from a…

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Mother killed, 4 children injured in head-on crash near Trail

The accident occurred after a Ford pickup entered oncoming traffic and collided with the family’s car

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Two all-candidates debates will be held in Area E, where four candidates are running. File photo
Two all-candidates debates will be held in Area E, where four candidates are running. File photo
The prescribed burn planned for this fall will take place in the area within the circle and below it. Photo: Kalesnikoff Lumber.

Prescribed burn planned for forest above Nelson

BC Wildfire Service will supervise project to reduce wildfire fuel

The prescribed burn planned for this fall will take place in the area within the circle and below it. Photo: Kalesnikoff Lumber.
L-R: Kate Tait, Keith Page, Leslie Payne and Glenn Sutherland are running for Nelson City Council. Photo: Tyler Harper

Meet the Nelson City Council candidates: Part 2

Our interviews with four of the 10 council candidates

L-R: Kate Tait, Keith Page, Leslie Payne and Glenn Sutherland are running for Nelson City Council. Photo: Tyler Harper
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior Health advising drug testing after recent overdoses

Testing equipment is available in communities across the Interior

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Children’s Heartbeat Parade on Sept. 29 in Nelson recognized Orange Shirt Day. Many students wore orange shirts and many sang and played drums. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Hundreds of students gather in downtown Nelson for Orange Shirt Day

The event was a prelude to National Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30

The Children’s Heartbeat Parade on Sept. 29 in Nelson recognized Orange Shirt Day. Many students wore orange shirts and many sang and played drums. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Police investigating fatal crash in Pass Creek area

A deceased man was found down a 150-foot embankment

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There are several opportunities for the public to meet Nelson's municipal election candidates before the Oct. 15 election. File photo

Municipal election all-candidates forums to be held in Nelson

There will be four forums for mayor and council, one of which will include school board candidates

There are several opportunities for the public to meet Nelson's municipal election candidates before the Oct. 15 election. File photo
Nelson City Council candidates, L-R: Jesse Pineiro, Ainsleah Hastings, Jesse Woodward, Brenton Raby, Kyle Wilkinson, Rik Logtenberg. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Meet the Nelson City Council candidates: Part 1

Our interviews with Nelson six of the 10 council candidates

Nelson City Council candidates, L-R: Jesse Pineiro, Ainsleah Hastings, Jesse Woodward, Brenton Raby, Kyle Wilkinson, Rik Logtenberg. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior-wide drug alert after cluster of fatal overdoses in Kelowna

Drug checks have found benzodiazepines and higher than average concentrations of fentanyl

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)

Truck crashes at Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal due to brake failure

The driver was badly injured in the crash on Sept. 13

A cement truck crashed and flipped on its side at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal on Sept. 13. (Photo submitted)
RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner
RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner
The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo

RCMP suspect car blast linked to West Kootenay drug trafficking, organized crime

The explosion happened at 6:39 a.m. in the 200-block of 8th Avenue on Friday, Sept. 9

The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo
Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro

Sturgeon habitat restoration project underway near Arrow Lakes Generating Station

The project aims to enhance spawning area on the Columbia River

Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro