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By Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2021

A new platform was recently launched in Nelson that has the potential to be a real gamechanger for local businesses operating within the food and beverage sector.

Ballasters is an online marketplace that allows producers in the Kootenays to sell directly to customers by using its platform.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 15 2021

The lack of revenue due to the COVID-19 BC public health orders restricting social interactions and participation in team sport has forced the Regional District of Central Kootenay to close the Pioneer Arena in Castlegar Civic Centre in Nelson for the remainder of the winter season.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jan 15 2021

Front line RCMP officers mobilized early Friday morning to respond to a report of shots fired into a Salmo area home.

By David Suzuki on Friday Jan 15 2021

 As was demonstrated in the U.S. last week, many who are motivated by fear and ignorance are feeling emboldened — and desperate. It’s not just in the United States. Irrational, authoritarian, anti-science rhetoric and action has been heating up from Brazil to India to Hungary, and is fully entrenched in places like Russia and China. 

By Susan Brown on Thursday Jan 14 2021

By Susan Brown, President and CEO, Interior Health

As we look back on 2020, we might be tempted to focus on the challenges. However, I want to take a moment to reflect on the strength and resilience demonstrated by individuals and communities as we overcame unimaginable odds together.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 14 2021

In a media release Wednesday, Nelson Police said officers were able to get a suicidal man help following a scary incident on the shores of Kootenay Lake east of Nelson Monday.

The situation unfolded Monday, January 11, 2021 when NPD members were requested to check the well-being of an adult man visiting Nelson.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jan 13 2021

Interior Health is dealing with not one, but two recent COVID-19 19 outbreaks in the region.

Interior Health announced Wednesday an outbreak has been declared at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, a long-term care home in Kamloops.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 13 2021

Nelson Hydro has brought in crews from MarTech, Summerland and Penticton to assist city workers to restore power to the many customers affected by Wednesday’s windstorm.

The windstorm, which caused considerable damage in the Southern Interior of BC Wednesday morning, saw more than 4000 customers to lose power.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 12 2021

Tuesday, Interior Health announced it has identified an additional 19 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.

The total number of cases identified to date is 162.

“Of the 162 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 107 reside on Big White Mountain,” Interior Health said in an emailed statement.

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jan 12 2021

The Trail & District Arts Council and VISAC Gallery have partnered to create stylish face masks that feature designs by some of your favourite West Kootenay tattoo artists, including Rossland artist Alex Moon and 16-year-old student Sasha Leithead.

Leithead won the youth mask design contest.