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The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo
Charles Jeanes says he won’t run in the Oct. 15 election. Photo courtesy of Elections BC

Charles Jeanes drops out of Nelson council race

The move leaves 10 candidates for six council seats

Charles Jeanes says he won’t run in the Oct. 15 election. Photo courtesy of Elections BC
An area restriction near the Fry Creek wildfire has been declared over. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Area restriction ends for Fry Creek wildfire

The fire continues to burn south of Argenta

An area restriction near the Fry Creek wildfire has been declared over. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A new home is seen here under construction in Nelson. The city has seen a rise in house owners since 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper

2021 Census: Home ownership on the rise in Nelson

Households that rent are decreasing within the city

A new home is seen here under construction in Nelson. The city has seen a rise in house owners since 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Expenses are up this year at the Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Expenses are up this year at the Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
In three successive Nelson city councils from 2008 to 2018, women outnumbered men. Those councils are seen here at a Nelson City Hall display. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Number of women candidates in Nelson area lower than usual

Nearby rural areas and smaller towns are more equal

In three successive Nelson city councils from 2008 to 2018, women outnumbered men. Those councils are seen here at a Nelson City Hall display. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Incumbent Diana Lockwood is running against Jonathon Heatlie to be Salmo’s mayor. Photos: SUbmitted

Salmo mayor runs for re-election, challenged by two-term councillor

Diana Lockwood is running for re-election against Jonathon Heatlie

L-R: Incumbent Diana Lockwood is running against Jonathon Heatlie to be Salmo’s mayor. Photos: SUbmitted
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
This black bear is semi-conscious after being shot with a tranquilizer dart on Vernon Street in Nelson on Sept. 16. Photo: Gerald Vaughan-Irving

UPDATE: Bear euthanized after downtown Nelson encounter

Conservation officers say it’s the 12th bear death in Nelson this year

This black bear is semi-conscious after being shot with a tranquilizer dart on Vernon Street in Nelson on Sept. 16. Photo: Gerald Vaughan-Irving
L-R: John Buffery, Tom Prior and Mike Zeabin are campaigning to be mayor of Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe, Tyler Harper

Buffery, Prior and Zeabin campaigning to be Nelson’s mayor

The three candidates are challenging incumbent John Dooley and councillor Janice Morrison

L-R: John Buffery, Tom Prior and Mike Zeabin are campaigning to be mayor of Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe, Tyler Harper
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WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

WorkSafeBC has issued a $710,488 fine against GFL Environmental Inc. after a…

Wikimedia Commons file
The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file

Province will work with Alberta to translocate wild turkeys from Kootenay towns

Coun. Kent Goodwin comments that for every turkey the ministry should also take two deer

The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file
An evacuation alert for the area near the Fry Creek wildfire, located northeast of Kaslo, has been rescinded. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation alert rescinded for Fry Creek wildfire

The alert had included properties near Johnsons Landing and Birchdale

An evacuation alert for the area near the Fry Creek wildfire, located northeast of Kaslo, has been rescinded. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file

CUPE will fund replacement of memorial plaques stolen from Kimberley cenotaph last spring

Last June, 12 historical plaques donated by military families in memory of…

Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file
The Monument Creek wildfire is located 17 km north of Nelson. Map: BC Wildfire Service
The Monument Creek wildfire is located 17 km north of Nelson. Map: BC Wildfire Service