Local News

Heli-skiing operation “very concerned” by new caribou protection regs

Habitat protection is important, but ‘at what cost?’, asks Nakusp tourism operator.

Nelson commits to 100% renewables by 2050

This makes Nelson the sixth city in Canada to join the worldwide initiative

RCMP: Mailboxes being targeted for theft

Nelson RCMP say several thefts have occurred in the last week

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Nichola Lytle and the Children's Healing Experience Project (2)
Nichola Lytle and the Children's Healing Experience Project
VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget
Rare sperm whale spotted in B.C. coastal waters

Nelson CARES reaches $690,000 fundraising goal

The three-year campaign will help renovate Ward Street Place

  • Jan 12th, 2018

Nelson to pilot commuter parking zone

Meters on the 300 block Cedar will charge $5 per day

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Cannabis: council passes moratorium after public hearing

The ban on cannabis businesses extends to July and does not include current medical dispensaries

As avalanche danger grows, BC heli-skiers exercise caution

Company relies on guides’ decades of experience

Kootenay Boundary under avalanche watch

The area around Nelson is listed as a high danger for avalanches

Nelson council adopts water plan

Report recommends upgrades, new sources, and hydro generation in the pipes

  • Jan 11th, 2018

Avalanche Canada issues warning for BC Interior

Conditions are ripe to trigger large, dangerous avalanches, says forecaster

UPDATE: Cops find fentanyl and more after traffic stop

Kelowna cops were alerted to an erratic driver and seized a variety of narcotics

Nelson plans public meeting to explore laneway housing

Small homes seen as one solution to the housing crunch

Avalanche sends skier to hospital

The incident occurred last week northwest of Whitewater

Record-setting donations made to Nelson’s Salvation Army

The local charity raised over $100K in December

Living and dying with grace in residential care

A trio of widows speak out in support of Nelson Jubilee Manor staff

UPDATED: Average Nelson home value up 9.3%

Nelson and Rossland have the highest average home values in the West Kootenay

Nelson to hold public hearing on recreational pot sales Jan. 8

The planned zoning change is about sales of recreational cannabis, not medical cannabis

Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million

Eligible homeowners must apply for the grant each year. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s principal residence