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Kootenay Co-op Radio is giving voters in Nelson-Creston one last chance to hear from the candidates in the upcoming provincial election.

The local radio station is hosting an All-Candidates forum Thursday, October 22 from 5-6 p.m. at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

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Four years ago Terry Tiessen made a major decision for his three children.

He chose to let his name stand for candidacy of the BC Libertarian Party.

“It was in 2017 that I decided if I wanted to persevere and leave a world for those children that have impenetrable individual,...

(With files from Linda Allis, for Black Jack)

Having great times in the snow:

We’ve seen our first taste of snow in Rossland already, giving hope to everyone who loves the stuff and can hardly wait to get out in it this winter. As always, fingers are crossed for a great snow...

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt has switched National Hockey League teams, recently signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong made the announcement as NHL teams continue to scan the free-agent market to bolster rosters for...

“It’s hard to run a fundraiser during these hard times,” acknowledges Nelson Hospice Society Executive Director Jane DiGiacomo, but she continues:  

“Starting in mid-summer, we here at NDHS started receiving calls for outdoor yard work support from many of our regular Work-a-thon...

The Nelson Lions Club, social distancing of course, made a lot of homes a little warmer thanks to the club’s annual Firewood Sale held earlier this month.

The Lions Club sold out of wood in less than two hours as locals flocked to the Granite Road site with trucks, trailers and cars ready for filling.

The Firewood Sale fundraiser allows the Lions Club of Nelson to offer community...

September sees 127 illicit drug overdose deaths in BC

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths to the end of September 2020.

The following are the key preliminary findings of these reports (data is subject to change):

  • In September 2020, there were 127 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths. This represents a 112% increase over the number of deaths in September 2019 (60) and a 15%...

Monday, near Tofino, marked 10 years since the tragic loss of two on-duty BC ambulance paramedics.

On October 19, 2010, Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka were driving back to their station in Tofino after dropping a patient off in Port Alberni when their ambulance plunged down a cliff into Kennedy Lake and claimed both of their lives. They are the ninth and tenth ambulance paramedics in BC...