Woman charged with arson

A 49-year-old Nelson woman has now been charged with three counts of arson in the dumpster fires at the Chahko Mika Mall and Bogustown Pub last weekend.

A 49-year-old Nelson woman has now been charged with three counts of arson in the dumpster fires at the Chahko Mika Mall and Bogustown Pub last weekend.

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in September.

A second woman related to the incidents won’t be charged.

The damage was contained to the dumpsters, but police say the potential for damage to surrounding buildings was “significant.”

They haven’t said if there was any motive.