Tyler Harper

Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo

Rural health service reductions to last up to 4 weeks: Interior Health president

Susan Brown says emergency room access is being prioritized

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Interior Health says it investigated 34 cases of seniors abuse in Nelson from January 2019 to December 2021. Photo: Kindel Media/Pexels

Advocates concerned elder abuse underreported in Nelson area

Interior Health says there were 34 cases investigated over last 3 years

Interior Health says it investigated 34 cases of seniors abuse in Nelson from January 2019 to December 2021. Photo: Kindel Media/Pexels
Amanda Asay of Prince George, prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada

‘A terrific person’: Canadian baseball star remembered after tragic death at Nelson ski resort

Asay was living in Nelson and working in forestry prior to her death

Amanda Asay of Prince George, prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. Photo: Baseball Canada
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RCMP investigating after Nelson-Creston MLA verbally assaulted over vaccine policies

Brittny Anderson says she and her staff were targeted at a highway rest stop

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Indigenous, Black people more likely to be arrested in Nelson: report

Nelson police data was included in a study by the B.C. Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Al Magaw pets his dog Pan at his home in Salmo. Magaw operated a sled dog kennel for over 40 years until February, when most of his dogs were seized by the BC SPCA. Photo: Tyler Harper

The dogs of Al Magaw: How a prominent B.C. dog trainer lost his pack

Some call him a miracle worker, others a dog abuser. Should the BC SPCA have taken Al Magaw’s dogs?

Al Magaw pets his dog Pan at his home in Salmo. Magaw operated a sled dog kennel for over 40 years until February, when most of his dogs were seized by the BC SPCA. Photo: Tyler Harper
The still-under construction building in Nelson at 45 Government Rd. was supposed to be home to Nelson Cannabis Collective. Now it will be leased out to tenants after the building is completed. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson cannabis company scraps plans for processing facility

Nelson Cannabis Collective says it will pivot to leasing out its still-under construction building

The still-under construction building in Nelson at 45 Government Rd. was supposed to be home to Nelson Cannabis Collective. Now it will be leased out to tenants after the building is completed. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL team fined, coach suspended for COVID-19 policy breach

Two players with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks played games despite not having two vaccine doses

Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey
Cranbrook Bucks forward and Nelson native Noah Quinn is seen here signing his commitment papers to Bemidji State University. Photo: Submitted

Cranbrook Bucks forward Noah Quinn commits to NCAA Div 1 school

The Nelson native will join Bemidji State University in 2023

Cranbrook Bucks forward and Nelson native Noah Quinn is seen here signing his commitment papers to Bemidji State University. Photo: Submitted
Nelson grocery stores including Kootenay Co-op say they are mostly unaffected by supply chain issues following flooding that has cut off the Lower Mainland from the Interior. File photo

No need to hoard: Nelson grocery stores say they will stay stocked despite floods

The majority of food is coming from Alberta and the Creston Valley

Nelson grocery stores including Kootenay Co-op say they are mostly unaffected by supply chain issues following flooding that has cut off the Lower Mainland from the Interior. File photo
The B.C. health ministry says it is working on a plan to mandate vaccines for private practitioners including dentists. Photo: Evelina Zhu/Pexels

Mandatory COVID vaccines for private practitioners are coming: B.C. health officials

Doctors, dentists who don’t work in hospitals aren’t required to be vaccinated

The B.C. health ministry says it is working on a plan to mandate vaccines for private practitioners including dentists. Photo: Evelina Zhu/Pexels
A new report shows residents need to be making more than minimum wage to afford to live in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Hourly wage required to live in Nelson rises to $19.56: report

That’s up six per cent since 2019

A new report shows residents need to be making more than minimum wage to afford to live in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Dave Stevens is 39, and has only been running since he turned 30. In the last three years he has become one of B.C.’s top long-distance runners. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson’s Dave Stevens will run forever, and then a little farther

The Nelson ultramarathoner has found success in extreme distances

Dave Stevens is 39, and has only been running since he turned 30. In the last three years he has become one of B.C.’s top long-distance runners. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Woman injured by Nelson snowbank wins new trial against city: Canada’s top court

Taryn Marchi was hurt stepping over a plowed snowbank in 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press
Cards of all types and sizes were left throughout Kootenay Lake Hospital’s lunch rooms, each with a message of gratitude to doctors and nurses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We’re stronger because of you’: About 150 thank you cards sent to Nelson hospital

The cards were collected over a week and dropped off on Thanksgiving

Cards of all types and sizes were left throughout Kootenay Lake Hospital’s lunch rooms, each with a message of gratitude to doctors and nurses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Wamuna Fukada throws a punch during Fight Night 8. Photo: Tyler Harper

Cridland holds off Quigamon in main event of Nelson’s Fight Night 8

It was the city’s first boxing card since 2019

Nelson’s Wamuna Fukada throws a punch during Fight Night 8. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson's Born on a Wednesday have released their second album From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday return with new album From The Headwaters

It’s the folk group’s second album in less than a year

Nelson's Born on a Wednesday have released their second album From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College will begin construction next year on two new student housing buildings in Castlegar and Nelson. L-R: Selkirk College vice president of operations Kerry Clarke, Selkirk president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust president Johnny Strilaeff, Selkirk student Jace Lamoureax, Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: New Selkirk College student housing to be built in Castlegar, Nelson

112-bed building to be added in Castlegar, 36 beds in Nelson

Selkirk College will begin construction next year on two new student housing buildings in Castlegar and Nelson. L-R: Selkirk College vice president of operations Kerry Clarke, Selkirk president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust president Johnny Strilaeff, Selkirk student Jace Lamoureax, Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘A small gesture’: Nelson couple buys meal for every employee at hospital

The pair spent over $16,000 on 322 gift cards to local restaurants

Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe