Tyler Harper

Rob Morrison spent $3,630 on Facebook ads between Aug. 22 to Sept. 20 during his campaign to be re-elected as Kootenay-Columbia MP. Photo: Rob Morrison Facebook page

Rob Morrison led Kootenay-Columbia candidates in Facebook spending

Morrison prioritized ads on the social media website en route to his victory

Rob Morrison spent $3,630 on Facebook ads between Aug. 22 to Sept. 20 during his campaign to be re-elected as Kootenay-Columbia MP. Photo: Rob Morrison Facebook page
Doctors and nurses gathered outside the emergency room at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital on Friday evening as local police and firefighters paraded by to show support. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘A kick in the teeth’: B.C. doctors, nurses react to anti-vaccine passport protests

Local health care workers are critical of demonstrations held in their name

Doctors and nurses gathered outside the emergency room at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital on Friday evening as local police and firefighters paraded by to show support. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Road Kings car show, seen here in 2018, has been cancelled for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

COVID-19 surge leads to Nelson Road Kings cancellation

The event had been scheduled for September

The Nelson Road Kings car show, seen here in 2018, has been cancelled for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
A local doctor says Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is in danger of not having enough space to care for COVID-19 patients. File photo

‘We can’t handle this many cases’: Trail doctor warns hospital ICU could be overrun by COVID-19

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital has just six ICU beds

A local doctor says Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is in danger of not having enough space to care for COVID-19 patients. File photo
Nelson’s Owen Canale, 8, tested positive for COVID-19, but the virus spared his six-year-old sister Ali. Photo: Submitted

43 days, 187 cases: Nelson and surrounding area suffers as COVID-19 spreads

As the virus takes its toll, meet some of the people it has impacted

Nelson’s Owen Canale, 8, tested positive for COVID-19, but the virus spared his six-year-old sister Ali. Photo: Submitted
Kurama Sushi in downtown Nelson is one of several restaurants to close as COVID-19 cases explode around the city. Photo: Tyler Harper

Unvaccinated young adults driving COVID-19 surge in Nelson: Interior Health

Over 50 per cent of new cases are among people ages 20 to 40

Kurama Sushi in downtown Nelson is one of several restaurants to close as COVID-19 cases explode around the city. Photo: Tyler Harper
A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

B.C.’s review into Police Act pushed back by nearly a year, to April 2022

A committee will make recommendations on changing the 25-year-old legislation

A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

West Kootenay People for Racial Justice invited to consult on Police Act review

The Nelson-based group made nine recommendations

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted

Hissing hitchhiker: Snake discovered on B.C. company’s bus

The snake is now being cared for by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway in Kaslo

That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted
Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates

West Kootenay has Canada’s worst air quality

Trail, Nelson and Castlegar’s air is clogged by wildfire smoke

Smoke hangs over the air in Creston. The West Kootenay was ranked as having Canada’s worst air quality on Monday. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Nelson’s Yoshi Measures shows off the painting she was invited to provide to support Canada’s baseball and softball teams in Fukushima, Japan, during the Summer Games. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson artist’s work to be featured at Tokyo Games

A piece by Yoshi Measures will greet Canada’s women’s softball team

Nelson’s Yoshi Measures shows off the painting she was invited to provide to support Canada’s baseball and softball teams in Fukushima, Japan, during the Summer Games. Photo: Tyler Harper
This ram pump designed by Tyler Podgorenko, Spencer Otto, Michael Nosterud and James Greenough uses a Pelton wheel to generate electricity. Photo: Submitted

Renewable energy twist on old tech earns award for Nelson native

Tyler Podgorenko and three others invented a way for ram pumps to generate electricity

This ram pump designed by Tyler Podgorenko, Spencer Otto, Michael Nosterud and James Greenough uses a Pelton wheel to generate electricity. Photo: Submitted
Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health. (Interior Health photo)

2 Interior Health employees withdraw from Aboriginal health positions over criticism

The employees were not Indigenous, and the positions weren’t made publicly available

Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health. (Interior Health photo)
Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper

No hammers required: Kootenay company using 3D printer to build affordable housing

Procter-based Twente Additive Manufacturing has partnered with a Vancouver housing charity

Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson was vandalized on Canada Day. Photo: Tyler Harper

Catholic church in Nelson vandalized on Canada Day

Orange paint was splattered over the exterior of Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson was vandalized on Canada Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
Manager Cora Muellner (left) and employee Rachel Ronson at Buddy’s Place in Nelson. Muellner is among local cannabis retailers welcoming changes to provincial regulations. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson cannabis retailers welcome provincial changes to delivery, hiring options

As of July 15, private retailers can deliver their products to your door

Manager Cora Muellner (left) and employee Rachel Ronson at Buddy’s Place in Nelson. Muellner is among local cannabis retailers welcoming changes to provincial regulations. Photo: Tyler Harper
Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr

BC Farm Industry Review Board rules against Salmo kennel after 40 sled dogs seized

Spirit of the North Kennels was also ordered to pay BC SPCA $64,000

Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr
Kristina Little took this photo of the moment her children first saw their father Rob after he returned home from hospital.

26 days later, Nelson’s Rob Little is alive after battle against COVID

For nearly a month, Little fought for his life in an ICU

Kristina Little took this photo of the moment her children first saw their father Rob after he returned home from hospital.
Daniel Fitzgibbon (left) with his wife Rachel Dugdale. The Meadow Creek couple are waiting for Fitzgibbon to receive a double-lung transplant. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay man needs double-lung transplant

Daniel Fitzgibbon is one of 25 British Columbians waiting for the surgery

Daniel Fitzgibbon (left) with his wife Rachel Dugdale. The Meadow Creek couple are waiting for Fitzgibbon to receive a double-lung transplant. Photo: Submitted
Blewett resident Michael Jeffery spotted this skunk with its head stuck in a can Saturday. Photo: Michael Jeffery

‘Compassion is way bigger than logic’: Kootenay man saves skunk from can

Michael Jeffery risked being sprayed when he decided to help the animal

Blewett resident Michael Jeffery spotted this skunk with its head stuck in a can Saturday. Photo: Michael Jeffery