Nelson police officers were called to the 400 block of Baker Street on Tuesday morning to deal with a couple of people who decided to protest the work being done to the amenity area.

Nelson police officers were called to the 400 block of Baker Street on Tuesday morning to deal with a couple of people who decided to protest the work being done to the amenity area.

Nelson police deal with amenity area protesters

There’s no doubt Nelson residents are passionate about the downtown. More proof played out Tuesday afternoon.

There’s no doubt Nelson residents are passionate about the downtown. More proof played out Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m., the Nelson Police Department was called to 400 block of Baker Street to deal with protesters who were not happy to see the changes the City of Nelson was making to the amenity areas.

Police say after the constable discussed the matter with the protesters and clarified what the actual work being done consisted of, the two people agreed to stay well away from the work.

City crews removed the stone planter boxes and no further incidents were reported.

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At 4 a.m. on Tuesday, the Nelson Police Department received a call to assist in locating an intoxicated 17-year-old female who had left her residence.

The female was located a short time later, lying on the roadway of the 300 block of Cedar Street having fallen from the adjacent walkway (a fall of about 2 meters).

The female was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital where she was treated and released.