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Developer donates Red Sands

Developer donates Red Sands

Supporters of the protection of Red Sands Beach received welcome news at Wednesday night’s open house on Nelson Landing development: as part of the proposed development the beach will be dedicated to the City of Nelson.
Singleton sentenced to three years in prison

Singleton sentenced to three years in prison

Twenty-three years after he began stealing money from a dead man’s estate, disgraced Nelson lawyer Marvin Singleton was sentenced to three years in jail.

Layton-less session begins

Monday marks the opening of autumn Parliament, the first session since the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton. It’s an absence that will be keenly felt, particularly by fellow NDP members.
Pride and pitfalls when it comes to renovating a house

Pride and pitfalls when it comes to renovating a house

In an age where HGTV, DIY and FineLiving networks have become as familiar to us as MTV and, where Mike Holmes has achieved international celebrity, it’s almost impossible not to know something about home renovations.
Tricky rescue excuted in Wild Horse Creek area

Tricky rescue excuted in Wild Horse Creek area

Nelson Search and Rescue responded to an injured man at the end of Wild Horse Creek near Mt. Baldy Wednesday.

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St. Saviour’s proponent clarifies vision

St. Saviour’s proponent clarifies vision

Nelson city council voted on changes to the Official Community Plan at last week’s council meeting in order to accommodate development of the St. Saviour’s Hall, but applicant and Cottonwood Falls Animal Clinic owner Theresa Hart says her intentions were misrepresented.

Local unemployment rises in August

The Kootenay unemployment rate rose to 7.5 per cent last month, according to Statistics Canada. That was up from 6.6 per cent in July. However, it was lower than the 8.4 per cent recorded in August of last year.
Secrets to a century

Secrets to a century

In a life that has spanned a century, Ruth Squire has had a direct link to an early and now defunct Kootenay industry, raised a family through hard times, and encountered Emily Carr.
Snelson trial begins

Snelson trial begins

Months before Mounties made an arrest for the murder of Nelson's Jennifer Cusworth, they took a DNA sample that, for the first time in 16 years, cast light on the cold case.