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A mule deer buck puts an end to volleyball games in a Kelowna back yard, Oct. 26, 2016. (Black Press files)

Dawn, dusk top times to watch for rumbling, rutting deer

Warning for roads along parks, tree lines and golf courses

A mule deer buck puts an end to volleyball games in a Kelowna back yard, Oct. 26, 2016. (Black Press files)
Customers and vendors at Nelson’s Cottonwood Market, summer 2020. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson farmers’ market ends summer with surplus

Low income customers spent $41,000 worth of coupons from a provincial program

Customers and vendors at Nelson’s Cottonwood Market, summer 2020. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Brent Bidston is the president and lead pilot with Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.

Save-On-Foods fundraising for Kootenay-based medical flight service

Fundraiser will go towards Angel Flight East Kootenay, which flies patients to Kelowna for appointments

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Brent Bidston is the president and lead pilot with Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.
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Demonstration against COVID-19 health measures held in Nelson
Nelson BC Community Garden Proposal
Tam gives advice on keeping holiday gatherings safe
Canada, Britain strike new trade deal before Brexit deadline
Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Record breaking real estate sales continue across the Kootenays

KAR reports a total of 434 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® in October 2020, a rise of 41.6 per cent from October 2019.

Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Three more COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kelowna schools

Okanagan Mission Secondary School, K.L.O. Middle School and Casoro Elementary School each had a single exposure

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NRGH. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sees first COVID-19 outbreak after staff test positive at Nanaimo hospital

Island Health says five staff members on one Nanaimo unit have tested positive

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Christine Sutherland made a wreath in memory of her father, Bill Sutherland, who served in the Second World War. Photo: Tyler Harper

Remembrance Day in Nelson marked with masks, safety measures

The COVID-19 pandemic made for a different ceremony

Christine Sutherland made a wreath in memory of her father, Bill Sutherland, who served in the Second World War. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Independent Investigations Office of BC is investigating the events surrounding the arrest of two suspects in Cranbrook on Monday, Nov. 9.

Police watchdog probes shots fired, arrest of pair in Cranbrook

Shots fired, two suspects taken into custody in Cranbrook on Monday afternoon

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is investigating the events surrounding the arrest of two suspects in Cranbrook on Monday, Nov. 9.
“The work we do at the city is an essential service, and it is critically important that our crews and frontline staff maintain good health.” – Mayor John Dooley. Photo submitted

Masks now mandatory in City of Nelson buildings

The city is stepping up mask requirements in light of increased infections across the province

“The work we do at the city is an essential service, and it is critically important that our crews and frontline staff maintain good health.” – Mayor John Dooley. Photo submitted
The Safe Restart program is distributing $425 million to local governments in B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson receives $2.6 million grant for pandemic recovery

The funding is from the federal-provincial Safe Restart Program

The Safe Restart program is distributing $425 million to local governments in B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Creston Valley Hospital. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Town of Creston confirms positive cases of COVID-19

Mayor Ron Toyota said that the confirmation of test-positive cases of COVID-19 serves as a reminder that the virus is a reality

The Creston Valley Hospital. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The vehicle fire started at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley

Semi fire temporarily closes Highway 3 near Castlegar

The section of highway has since reopened to traffic

The vehicle fire started at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley
The Village of Salmo says nine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as of Monday morning. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UPDATED: Nine cases of COVID-19 in Salmo; Mayor recommends caution

The Village of Salmo office, library and youth centre are closed

The Village of Salmo says nine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as of Monday morning. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Interior Health says there have been 23 cases of COVID-19 in Salmo in November. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UPDATED: COVID-19 cases rise to 23 in Salmo

The cases are connected to social events in the village

Interior Health says there have been 23 cases of COVID-19 in Salmo in November. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a Minister speak via video conference during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau warns premiers that feds don’t have ‘infinite’ resources for pandemic support

Number of severe cases in Canada continues to rise, with an average daily increase of 1,400 hospitalizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a Minister speak via video conference during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The White House is shown Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, still not conceding defeat, trumpets vaccine progress

Trump spoke from the the Rose Garden as the nation sets records for confirmed cases of COVID-19

The White House is shown Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Wolverines are difficult to spot in B.C. because of their low numbers and elusive nature. Photo: Gordon MacPherson

Wolverine research study boosted by citizen science

The study looked at the true population of wolverines in the South Columbia mountains

Wolverines are difficult to spot in B.C. because of their low numbers and elusive nature. Photo: Gordon MacPherson
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives to the podium for a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Dr. Bonnie Henry says while Santa Claus is “probably” immune to COVID-19, Christmas will still look just a little different this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Christmas will be different even if Santa is ‘probably’ immune to COVID, says B.C. top doctor

‘We can find ways to do this safely that will protect the elders in our family’

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives to the podium for a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Dr. Bonnie Henry says while Santa Claus is “probably” immune to COVID-19, Christmas will still look just a little different this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Are you afraid of the number 13? (Pixabay)

Friday the 13th and World Kindness Day collide in 2020

Two very different days collide – because that truly is on brand for 2020

Are you afraid of the number 13? (Pixabay)
Conservative MP Derek Sloan attends a Conservative caucus retreat on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A proposed bill banning forcing someone into therapy to alter their sexual orientation is turning into a political fundraising tool. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Bill to ban conversion therapy being turned into political fundraising tool

Conservative MP and failed leadership candidate Derek Sloan is asking his supporters to help him raise $25,000

Conservative MP Derek Sloan attends a Conservative caucus retreat on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A proposed bill banning forcing someone into therapy to alter their sexual orientation is turning into a political fundraising tool. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang