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Chamber boss laments HST’s loss

The manager of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce says the harmonized sales tax’s defeat in a mail-in referendum “seemed inevitable,” despite growing public sentiment to keep it.

Injured climber rescued off MacBeth Icefield

A climber who fell 40 feet (12 meters) down a waterfall at the MacBeth Icefield north of Kootenay Lake was evacuated by air Saturday.

Pizza driver dragged by own car

It’s the second pizza-related runaway in Nelson this month.

Transit expansion set for November

Additional bus runs between Nelson and the North Shore, Blewett, and Castlegar will begin in the fall.
Mungall applauds HST results

Mungall applauds HST results

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall says she's “not surprised and very pleased” that BC residents have rejected the harmonized sales tax in a mail-in ballot.

Kootenays firmly against HST

All three Kootenay ridings voted overwhelmingly to get rid of the Harmonized Sales Tax, according to figures released today by ElectionsBC.

Grizzlies back in Rosemont

Bear Aware is reminding residents to educate themselves after a young grizzly was spotted in Rosemont.
Police defend new truck purchase

Police defend new truck purchase

Nelson’s police chief insists the department’s new pick-up truck was purchased in a “responsible, budget conscious manner,” despite criticism from a citizen who calls it a “ridiculously wasteful undertaking.”
Splishin’ and splashin’

Splishin’ and splashin’

Labour Day is fast approaching and that means pool days at the Gyro Park pool are numbered.
Japanese official thanks Nelson

Japanese official thanks Nelson

Japan’s Consul-General personally thanked Nelson this week for its relief efforts following the massive earthquake and tsunami in his country last March.