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Oliver Ole Langelid is wanted by the Creston RCMP for sex crimes. (Creston RCMP)

Creston man wrongly identified as sex offender

Video on social media wrongly identifying Oliver Ole Langelid has caused undue harassment

Oliver Ole Langelid is wanted by the Creston RCMP for sex crimes. (Creston RCMP)
Taryn Marchi’s case against the City of Nelson began in B.C. Supreme Court in Nelson and eventually ended up at the Supreme Court of Canada. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson snowbank lawsuit settled out of court

The amount the city will pay Taryn Marchi is undisclosed

Taryn Marchi’s case against the City of Nelson began in B.C. Supreme Court in Nelson and eventually ended up at the Supreme Court of Canada. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
City councillor Janice Morrison is running to be mayor of Nelson in the 2022 election. Photo: Submitted
City councillor Janice Morrison is running to be mayor of Nelson in the 2022 election. Photo: Submitted
Mayor John Dooley will seek re-election in October. Photo: John Dooley Mayor of Nelson BC Facebook page

Mayor John Dooley to run for re-election

Dooley will campaign for his fifth term

Mayor John Dooley will seek re-election in October. Photo: John Dooley Mayor of Nelson BC Facebook page
Castlegar Search and Rescue assisted a lost hiker on Sept. 4. Photo: CSAR
Castlegar Search and Rescue assisted a lost hiker on Sept. 4. Photo: CSAR
A community forest in the Slocan Valley is among six groups in the Kootenays receiving funds for wildfire mitigation. File photo

Province funds 6 wildfire mitigation projects in Kootenays

Funds will go to forest initiatives in Kaslo, Harrop-Procter, Creston, and the Slocan Valley

A community forest in the Slocan Valley is among six groups in the Kootenays receiving funds for wildfire mitigation. File photo
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Cottonwood Falls in Nelson on Sept. 3. She visited the city over the Labour Day weekend and visited the Cottonwood Market, met supporters at a Lakeside Park gathering, and took part in the Pride Parade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau talks housing, old growth in visit to Nelson

Furstenau also discussed challenges of a small caucus, the drug crisis and seniors care

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Cottonwood Falls in Nelson on Sept. 3. She visited the city over the Labour Day weekend and visited the Cottonwood Market, met supporters at a Lakeside Park gathering, and took part in the Pride Parade. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kootenay Lake seen from the Nelson bridge on Sept. 3. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson has third worst air quality in Canada

Eight out of the top ten most air-polluted cities in Canada on Sept. 3 are in the Kootenays

Kootenay Lake seen from the Nelson bridge on Sept. 3. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kootenay Mountaineering Club plans for three high-country camping and hiking adventures every year. Photo: KMC

Kootenay mountaineers living the high life

Members have been taking hikers into the backcountry for more than 50 years

Kootenay Mountaineering Club plans for three high-country camping and hiking adventures every year. Photo: KMC
A grass fire near the CP Rail tracks in Nelson started in an unauthorized campsite. Photo: Submitted

Fire department extinguishes grass fire in Nelson

The fire was in the downtown area between City Hall and the CP Rail tracks

A grass fire near the CP Rail tracks in Nelson started in an unauthorized campsite. Photo: Submitted
Kaslo’s Official Community Plan is getting a rewrite. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Kaslo community plan review turns into complete bylaw rewrite

It’s the first review of the document since it was adopted a decade or so ago.

Kaslo’s Official Community Plan is getting a rewrite. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo on Aug. 13. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Area restriction rescinded for Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo

BCWS reports that the fire behaviour and activity has decreased

The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo on Aug. 13. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

UPDATED: Suspect in weekend shooting in Cranbrook is in custody

Sheldon Hunter wanted by police, recently found not guilty in 2010 double-murder outside Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes northern B.C. pitch during Terrace visit

Falcon said northern communities are being “totally left out” by an “urban” NDP government

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
ANKORS executive director Cheryl Dowden speaks during a vigil in Nelson marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
ANKORS executive director Cheryl Dowden speaks during a vigil in Nelson marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
Anjali Appadurai of Vancouver is campaigning for the leadership of the provincial NDP. She met with a crowd of several dozen people at Nelson’s Lakeside Park on Aug. 30. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

In Nelson, B.C. NDP leadership candidate says party is too comfortable, needs a shake-up

Anjali Appadurai says the NDP is not taking climate change seriously

Anjali Appadurai of Vancouver is campaigning for the leadership of the provincial NDP. She met with a crowd of several dozen people at Nelson’s Lakeside Park on Aug. 30. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Macton Milton Gomez (left) and Harigaranraj Ramakichenin are both employees of Kootenay Tamil Kitchen in Nelson under the Rural and Northern Immigration Program. This employment puts them on track to permanent resident status, and helps the employer with the local labour shortage. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson employers depend on foreign workers, want increased immigration

Many depend on Selkirk College international students and a local immigration program

Macton Milton Gomez (left) and Harigaranraj Ramakichenin are both employees of Kootenay Tamil Kitchen in Nelson under the Rural and Northern Immigration Program. This employment puts them on track to permanent resident status, and helps the employer with the local labour shortage. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)

Boat theft leads to officer-involved shooting in northwestern B.C.

Incident now in hands of independent investigation office

A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)
Bruce Binder captured this spectacular photo of lightning striking Elephant Mountain on Friday night in Nelson. The lightning started a small fire that emergency services responded to. Photo: Bruce Binder

PHOTOS: Lightning strikes near Nelson put on spectacular show

We asked readers to send us their best pics of the storm Friday

Bruce Binder captured this spectacular photo of lightning striking Elephant Mountain on Friday night in Nelson. The lightning started a small fire that emergency services responded to. Photo: Bruce Binder