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City hall installs water meters in all Nelson businesses

Installation is required for businesses but only for research. Residential metering is not planned

Regional composting program to go ahead in the West Kootenay

Program will conserve landfill space, reduce leachate and greenhouse gasses, and produce compost

  • Jan 30, 2020

West Kootenay-Boundary hospital board elects new chair, begins budget talks

The next board meeting is slated for March 25 in Castlegar

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Activists occupy Nelson's Bank of Montreal branch
Craig Korth's healing journey
Craig Korth, Nelson, B.C., instrument maker and tool maker
B.C. records 981 overdose deaths last year, down 36 per cent from 2018

School District 8 votes to expand Winlaw Elementary

A modular unit will be built to house kindergarten students

Columbia Basin Trust shuffles board, new leaders at the table

The Trust is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors

School District 8: No visiting Chinese students have coronavirus

SD8 says its international students have already been screened for the virus

West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels

High snowpack can mean a greater risk of flooding in spring, say forecasters

City of Nelson creates student opportunity

“We didn’t realize how much we needed this person until we met them.”

  • Jan 24, 2020

Nelson launches citizen survey on climate change

Survey can be filled out online until Jan. 31

  • Jan 23, 2020

Province looking at steps to dissolve Jumbo resort municipality

Disincorporating municipality will likely require a legislative change, according to the province

New playground, dock in Nelson receive Columbia Basin Trust funding

Projects in Slocan, Winlaw and Taghum also received grants

Security video captures Castlegar porch pirate

Man stole package from front of house in December

RCMP still investigating body found between Nelson, Castlegar

Halimi’s body was found between Nelson and Castlegar in May 2018

Changes to Kootenay Lake terminals underway

Progress is reported on new vessel, dredging, and terminal changes

  • Jan 22, 2020

Mungall swapped to jobs minister in B.C. cabinet shuffle

Premier John Horgan has made three major changes to his cabinet

Almost 20,000 parking tickets issued by Interior Health at hospitals in 2019

In 2018, pay parking in Interior Health hospitals totalled $5.3 million of their $2.2-billion budget

Value of new construction in Nelson jumped in 2019

Several large multi-unit projects made the difference

UPDATED: Lead found in Nelson, Creston and Salmo schools

Fourteen water fountains tested for higher than accepted lead content

Nelson asks RDCK for clarity on recycling costs

City paid $216,217 to collect rural neighbours’ recycling in 2019, wants to see the math

UPDATED: Man dies in backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort

The victim was found unresponsive in a tree well Friday