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Kootenay Lake rising

Kootenay Lake rising

Water levels on Kootenay Lake are expected to peak at their highest levels in 14 years, leading some homeowners to start sandbagging. According to FortisBC, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the lake elevation at Queens Bay was 1,748 feet (533 m) and 1,746 feet (532 m) at Nelson.
Literacy program growing

Literacy program growing

As the locally piloted concept takes off in other West Kootenay towns, Nelson’s community literacy drop in centre is settling into its new home and planning an expansion of services.
Kids digging into the roots of agriculture

Kids digging into the roots of agriculture

Though its roots are rural, Nelson’s new 4-H club is proving popular with children who don’t have the opportunity to keep sheep or chickens in the back yard.
Kaslo’s Spring Awakening

Kaslo’s Spring Awakening

The Victoria Day long weekend once again brought a crowd of spring revellers to the streets of Kaslo
Onagawa students’ chaperon died in tsunami

Onagawa students’ chaperon died in tsunami

A man who came to Nelson last year as part of a delegation from Onagawa, Japan was killed in the March tsunami, according to a Canadian teaching there.
Trafalgar students honored in Toronto

Trafalgar students honored in Toronto

Two Trafalgar students earned top marks — and cash — for their science projects at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Toronto last week.

Kaslo company fined

WorkSafeBC has ordered Settle Holdings Ltd. of Kaslo to pay $9,724 for an incident at a logging site on January 4 in which a worker was injured.

Chinatown plaque unveiling set

A rock monument recognizing the contribution of the Chinese community to the growth of early Nelson will be dedicated at noon on June 12.
El Taco victim of burglary

El Taco victim of burglary

Nelson police are investigating a break-in at El Taco at 306 Victoria Street overnight last Tuesday-Wednesday.

City of Ainsworth expedition set

An expedition to Kootenay Lake’s deadliest shipwreck is now set for July 8 to 11.