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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 19 2021

People can light them if they got them as the burning ban has been lifted in most of the rural West Kootenay region.

As of late last week open burning is permitted in several fire zones, including Kootenay Lake — which contains Nelson and the Slocan Valley — Arrow, Columbia, Invermere and Cranbrook.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 19 2021

Saturday marked another round of protests in Nelson as anti-vaccine supporters filled the sidewalks in front of City Hall as part of the mass World Wide Rally for Freedom demonstrations across Canada and the world.

By Contributor on Sunday Sep 19 2021

Kootenay Lake:

The lake remained productive throughout the summer months. Usually by the time August hits, the water temp has warmed up so much that the fish get lazy, and the fishing slows down.

However, this summer, the fishing remained good.

July was consistent with lots of fish caught, and even some bigger Bull Trout to the net.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 17 2021

It has been a hectic past few days for the Nelson Leafs as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team scrambled to sort out a game plan to have fans attended the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in exhibition action Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

By Sarah Lord on Thursday Sep 16 2021

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a new Nelson visual artist, filmmaker and storyteller who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way.

A new resident to Nelson, arriving from Ontario, Wang specializes in Chinese brush painting but is recently expanding into a wide range of mediums.

By Sarah Lord on Thursday Sep 16 2021

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a Nelson visual artist who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way. You may have come across him on the Columbia Basin Arts and Culture Tour recently.

Wang is also a filmmaker and storyteller.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 16 2021

BC Hockey’s AAA Leagues enter the 2021-22 season with the exciting introduction of a new league name, logo and brand. 

The British Columbia Elite Hockey League (BCEHL) will now be the official home to the top AAA hockey players in the province at the U15, U17, and U18 level.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 16 2021

A man has a kayaker to to thank for his life, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor

"On Sept. 15, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a kayaker while on the Columbia River in Castlegar observed a male who was in medical distress shortly after entering the river," Taylor said..

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 16 2021

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver, B.C.) — People’s Party of Canada Candidate Renate Siekmann distributed a pamphlet yesterday that equates the genocide of Indigenous peoples with vaccine mandates.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Southeast Fire Centre said all open burning will be permitted in the Cranbrook, Invermere, Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones.

However, open burning will remain prohibited in the Boundary fire zone.

In the Boundary Zone the following equipment and activities remain prohibited: