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Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com

Trail smelter awarded $1.98M in leaky water tanks case

The tanks were installed at Teck Trail during groundwater treatment plant construction

The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com
Residents of rural Area E in the Regional District of Central Kootenay have turned down a proposal that they be taxed for their use of the Nelson library. Currently those residents pay a user fee. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Taxation for library funding : Area E says no, rural Salmo says yes

Area E residents will continue to pay a user fee at the library

Residents of rural Area E in the Regional District of Central Kootenay have turned down a proposal that they be taxed for their use of the Nelson library. Currently those residents pay a user fee. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Susan Faye took this photo of a mother bear with cubs in her yard in Uphill on Sept. 7.

Seven bears euthanized in Nelson this year

Conservation officers and WildSafe BC say number of bears in the city is ‘far beyond normal’

Susan Faye took this photo of a mother bear with cubs in her yard in Uphill on Sept. 7.
Columbia Basin Trust has completed its 125-kilometre fibre optic line in the Slocan Valley. File photo

Slocan Valley high-speed internet project completed

Around 125 kilometres of fibre optic cable have been installed

Columbia Basin Trust has completed its 125-kilometre fibre optic line in the Slocan Valley. File photo
West Kootenay wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence contributed this photo of the Fry Creek wildfire taken on Sept. 8.

Three major fires burning in West Kootenay

Many smaller, remote fires are still out of control

West Kootenay wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence contributed this photo of the Fry Creek wildfire taken on Sept. 8.
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore. on Dec. 27, 2021. Photo: Jenny Kane/AP Photo

COVID-19 booster shot clinics set to begin this week in Nelson

A clinic for children aged 4 months to 11 years old begins Wednesday at the Nelson Health Centre

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore. on Dec. 27, 2021. Photo: Jenny Kane/AP Photo
Ben Bullock and his son Eli walk on land Krestova residents want purchased as a regional park. Photo: Submitted
Ben Bullock and his son Eli walk on land Krestova residents want purchased as a regional park. Photo: Submitted
Some of the intense smoke in Nelson is partly from fires in the West Kootenay, and much of it is blown in from fires to the south and west. Photo: Tyler Harper

Creston, Nelson have worst air quality in B.C.

Vulnerable population should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors

Some of the intense smoke in Nelson is partly from fires in the West Kootenay, and much of it is blown in from fires to the south and west. Photo: Tyler Harper
SED Provincial General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Services, and the E Division Explosive Device Unit assisted Trail RCMP with the crime scene investigation over the weekend. Image: RCMP logo

Trail RCMP looking for tips, video of Friday car bomb explosion

RCMP: Montrose victim expected to recover from his grievous injuries

SED Provincial General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Services, and the E Division Explosive Device Unit assisted Trail RCMP with the crime scene investigation over the weekend. Image: RCMP logo
New construction of a 120-unit seniors housing project at 611 Vernon St. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Residential construction booming in Nelson

The number of new apartments and condos in multi-unit buildings is unprecedented, say city staff

New construction of a 120-unit seniors housing project at 611 Vernon St. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The geographical boundaries of an area restriction imposed near the Fry Creek Wildfire on Sept. 11. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Area restriction imposed at Fry Creek wildfire near Johnsons Landing

The fire is located about 15 kilometres north of Kaslo on the east side of Kootenay Lake

The geographical boundaries of an area restriction imposed near the Fry Creek Wildfire on Sept. 11. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
There are five candidates for mayor and 11 for council in the Oct. 15 municipal election in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Candidates announced for Oct. 15 municipal election in Nelson

Also: candidate lists for RDCK, school board, municipal councils in Salmo, Slocan, Silverton, Kaslo

There are five candidates for mayor and 11 for council in the Oct. 15 municipal election in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The boundaries of the area restriction imposed in the vicinity of the Monument Creek wildfire. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Area restriction imposed near Monument Creek wildfire

The fire is burning out of control 17 km from Nelson

The boundaries of the area restriction imposed in the vicinity of the Monument Creek wildfire. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
The centre of the Fry Creek Fire is indicated by the red dot.

Fry Creek wildfire evacuation alert extended to part of Johnsons Landing

The evacuation alert announced on Sept. 8 for the Birchdale and Fry…

The centre of the Fry Creek Fire is indicated by the red dot.
Black Press file photo

RCMP investigating attempted murder after Montrose explosion leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Man left with life-threatening injuries — RCMP bomb and forensics teams assisting in investigation

Black Press file photo
In the 2020 Cops for Kids ride, Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder led the cycling cops through the city. Photo: Tyler Harper

Cops for Kids Ride rolls into Nelson Sept. 12

Nelson officers will join the 2022 Cops for Kids Ride

In the 2020 Cops for Kids ride, Nelson sheriffs Mike Kosof (in the mask) and Rob Crowder led the cycling cops through the city. Photo: Tyler Harper
The red dot shows the location of the Monument Mountain Fire. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Monument Creek wildfire burning 17 km from Nelson

The fire producing a lot of smoke but no structures are currently threatened

The red dot shows the location of the Monument Mountain Fire. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
Anna Maskerine has been named executive director of Nelson Community Services. Photo: Submitted

Anna Maskerine named executive director of Nelson Community Services

Maskerine has been with the organization for 30 years

Anna Maskerine has been named executive director of Nelson Community Services. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Lake Hospital is again open to visitors after a COVID-19 outbreak occurred on the third floor. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Lake Hospital declared over

Eight patients were infected, but there were no deaths

Kootenay Lake Hospital is again open to visitors after a COVID-19 outbreak occurred on the third floor. Photo: Bill Metcalfe