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Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik
Similar inspections were conducted in 2021 in the Quesnel area. Photo: Cassidy Dankochik
Nelson residents enjoy a Baker Street patio on July 14. Census data shows households are more commonly made up of common law couples without children who are making more money than they did in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper

Young, childless and with money to spend: Census shows changing population of Nelson

Statistics Canada has released new data on families and income

Nelson residents enjoy a Baker Street patio on July 14. Census data shows households are more commonly made up of common law couples without children who are making more money than they did in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline

Ukrainian family finds refuge in Castlegar

Nina Kucheruk and her family have arrived from Kyiv

Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline
Getting a start on implementing its 2021 Downtown Parking Strategy document, the City of Nelson has made six changes to parking policy in the city. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson changes six rules on residential parking

Changes mostly affect new developments and parking in lower Uphill

Getting a start on implementing its 2021 Downtown Parking Strategy document, the City of Nelson has made six changes to parking policy in the city. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: File

Teck Trail shutdown to start in August

Upwards of 800 contractor employees will be onsite during the Teck Trail shutdown

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: File
The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health

New pharmacy, modernized care spaces open at Trail hospital

A new pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is now open,…

The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health
Castlegar’s Park Memorial Cemetery. File photo
Castlegar’s Park Memorial Cemetery. File photo
Clark Hills is wanted by police. He was last seen in Creston, B.C. (Creston RCMP)

Creston RCMP looking for man wanted for robbery

Members of the public are asked to call the RCMP with any information

Clark Hills is wanted by police. He was last seen in Creston, B.C. (Creston RCMP)
Sydney Black (left) and Amber Santos of the International Nelson Mural Festival are shown here with a small fraction of Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal’s mural entitled One Day, which she created in 2020 on the parkade in Nelson. (This mural is not slated for decommissioning.) Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council to require decommissioning plans for murals

Requirement will be written into mural development permit guidelines

Sydney Black (left) and Amber Santos of the International Nelson Mural Festival are shown here with a small fraction of Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal’s mural entitled One Day, which she created in 2020 on the parkade in Nelson. (This mural is not slated for decommissioning.) Photo: Bill Metcalfe
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grohman Narrows Transfer Station. Photo: Submitted

New tech to ease lineups at Grohman Narrows Transfer Station

The RDCK has invested in licence plate scanners and a dedicated cloud server

Grohman Narrows Transfer Station. Photo: Submitted
An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar invasive species fishout taking place July 22-31

Fishing derby targeting Walleye and northern pike

An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)
Rain Shields of Nelson has not been seen since Oct. 31. Photo courtesy Nelson Police Department
Rain Shields of Nelson has not been seen since Oct. 31. Photo courtesy Nelson Police Department
A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Southeast Fire Centre bans Category 2 open burning fires

As temperatures heat up and conditions dry out, the Southeast Fire Centre…

A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star
Jay Chalke is B.C.’s Ombudsperson. His office invites West Kootenay people who believe they have been treated unfairly by a provincial or local government to make an appointment during the week of July 18-22. Photo: Amy Romer
Jay Chalke is B.C.’s Ombudsperson. His office invites West Kootenay people who believe they have been treated unfairly by a provincial or local government to make an appointment during the week of July 18-22. Photo: Amy Romer
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone

Goats eat away invasive plants at Castlegar pollinator garden

The Butterflyway project brought goats in to help at the Kootenay Gallery garden

Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone