A story of a mudslide west of Creston was our third most-read online in 2018. Photo: @TranBC_WestKoot/Twitter

YEAR IN REVIEW: The most-read online stories of 2018

A death on Baker St. topped the list

1. Man in critical condition after Baker St. assault – 9,577 local readers

2. Five employees arrested at medical marijuana dispensary – 9,500 local readers

3. Mudslide closes Hwy 3 west of Creston – 8,606 local readers

4. Mudslide closes Hwy 3 near Castlegar – 8,575 local readers

5. Police investigating disturbing incident – 6,653 local readers

6. A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space – 6,372 local readers

7. City of Nelson prepping for possible flooding – 5,993 local readers

8. Nelson employee at CIBC Wood Gundy fined $45,000 – 5,709 local readers

9. Kootenay fires grow – more evacuation alerts – 5,698 local readers

10. Can-Filters closes, 27 Nelson employees let go – 5,587 local readers

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