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Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper

School District 8 becomes 3rd in B.C. to require staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

The announcement makes the district the third in B.C. to require vaccinations

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
The Nelson Blueliners take a knee around the jersey of Amanda Asay on Sunday evening. Asay died after an accident Friday at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘A terrific person’: Canadian baseball star remembered after tragic death at Whitewater Ski Resort

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

The Nelson Blueliners take a knee around the jersey of Amanda Asay on Sunday evening. Asay died after an accident Friday at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Tyler Harper
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

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
This concept drawing shows what indoor options could look like at Campbell Field. Illustration: Regional District of Central Kootenay

New survey asks for direction on future rec facility near Nelson, Castlegar

Concepts for indoor, outdoor options for Campbell Field have been created

This concept drawing shows what indoor options could look like at Campbell Field. Illustration: Regional District of Central Kootenay
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
Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Joy is work’: Rita Moir on her new memoir about family and overcoming grief

Not Of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness was released in September

Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper
Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson won’t require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access its chair lifts. File photo

Whitewater, RED ski resorts to require vaccination for dining, not chair lifts

The resorts won’t be checking for the B.C. Vaccine Card at its lifts

Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson won’t require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access its chair lifts. File photo
A new report shows residents need to be making more than minimum wage to afford to live in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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
L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson businesses collecting donations of pads, tampons

The initiative sends menstrual products to northern B.C. communities

L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

UPDATED: Woman injured in 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
Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We’re stronger because of you’: About 150 thank you cards sent to Kootenay Lake Hospital

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

Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. 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