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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...

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...

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...

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.

The recent announcement of a BC Provincial...

The Nelson Police Department announced that Constable Kristen Young became police constable #93 on September 7, 2021.

Nelson Police said Constable Young joins the department after serving the past three years with the Toronto Police Service.

“When not policing, Kristen enjoys being outdoors and playing hockey,” the Nelson Police Department media release said.

“Kristen...

Local communities around the Columbia Basin care deeply about the environment and the impacts of climate change.

To support Basin communities in preparing for, responding to and adapting to challenges associated with our changing environment, the Trust has created a new Climate Resilience Program for collaborative projects in the region.

“People in the region have made it clear...

Kayaker saves swimmer from Columbia's currents

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..

"The kayaker was able to pull the 55-year-old male onto his...

(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. The brochure shows an image of a group of Indigenous students standing on the steps of an Indian residential school with the...