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Nelson Police confirm cause of explosions near Government Road to be small propane canisters

Multiple 911 calls reporting explosions and a large fire near the intersection on the west side of the Heritage City saw officers respond quickly Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday, May 18, 2024, near the intersection of Government Road/Highway 6/3A in Nelson. Officers, joined by Nelson Fire Department, […]

Column: The importance of native bees

For many people “bees” means “honeybees” — the prolific insects that flit from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen to take back to their hives. They’re important agricultural pollinators and produce honey and wax that humans gather and use. Their utility to people has heightened fears about “colony collapse disorder,” in which various suspected […]

Op/Ed: Session ends, now onto working hard throughout constituency

Every day that I get to spend as the MLA for Nelson-Creston is an honour, no matter what the day brings. But at end of each legislative session, I get the chance to reflect on the work that I do alongside Premier David Eby and my New Democrat colleagues, and I am reminded what an […]

Introducing the Kootenay Broom Busters Program

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) proudly announces the launch of the Kootenay Broom Busters Program, a pilot program aimed at harnessing community engagement to combat the spread of invasive Scotch broom in the Kootenays. The Broom Busters Program is a community-driven initiative facilitated by CKISS, aimed at engaging Kootenay residents in hands-on action […]

Deaths due to toxic drugs decreasing in region: B.C. Coroners Service

Although Nelson has the third highest number of unregulated drug deaths in the Kootenay Boundary region, the figure has dropped in the first part of 2024, according to data released by the B.C. Coroners Service. Five people in the Kootenay Boundary have died by drug poisoning since the start of the year. The unregulated drug […]

Bombers cruise to tournament win at Granite Pointe

The L.V. Rogers Bombers used home course advantage to capture the West Kootenay High School Golf Tournament Wednesday at Granite Pointe in Nelson. The Bombers, paced by the red-hot scoring of Torrin Edmonds and Griffin Wanhella, won the tournament with an overall team score of 332. Edmonds and Wanhella each carded seven-over-par 79 scores. Second […]

Tips, tricks on avoiding ticks and safe removal — Interior Health

Spring is here and the warmer weather means more people will be out hiking in tall grass or wooded areas. This can also mean an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks are small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease. Fortunately, there are precautions […]

Nelson Titans 16U score big at BC Club Volleyball Championships

The Nelson Titans 16U Women’s team swept through the competition to claim the division title at a BC Club Volleyball Tournament in early May and are now headed to Nationals in Edmonton on May 24-26. The Titans defeated Quesnel 2-0 in the best-of-three final in the 16U Girls Division 5 final. The Titans posted wins […]

Nelson air cadets go power, glider flying

In the last month, the cadets of 561 Nelson squadron have had two days of flying.  On April 20th, the cadets helped at the Nelson airport’s open house. During that time 20 cadets went on flight from Nelson airport to the Ainsworth and back to Nelson.  On May 11th, the cadets travelled to Trail and […]

Creativity Meets Craft at Fine Woodworking Program’s Year End Show

In a community surrounded by forest bursts student creativity with wood from the shop spaces on Nelson’s Silver King Campus. The annual Fine Woodworking Show & Sale returns to downtown Nelson on May 24 to 26 with this year’s diverse cohort of students set to dazzle with functionally designed pieces made possible through education and […]

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