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Past and present members of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary came together Monday for a farewell gathering. The auxiliary is ending after 90 years of service. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary to disband after 90 years

Volunteers had fundraised for Nelson’s hospital since 1931

Past and present members of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary came together Monday for a farewell gathering. The auxiliary is ending after 90 years of service. Photo: Tyler Harper
The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper

In the works for nearly a decade, doors finally open at Nelson’s Herridge Place

Renters will starting moving into the affordable housing development next month

The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper
Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
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’: West Kootenay doctors, nurses react to 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
Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, speaks to a small crowd in Nelson during an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We weren’t quick enough’: Nelson event marks International Overdose Awareness Day

10 illicit drug deaths in West Kootenay so far in 2021

Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, speaks to a small crowd in Nelson during an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
School District 8 is being sued for allegedly selling this property between New Denver and Kaslo without prior consent from the education ministry. The district is disputing that claim. Photo: Submitted

School District 8 sued for delayed property sale

Michael Sawyer says he paid $40,000 for land he can’t access

School District 8 is being sued for allegedly selling this property between New Denver and Kaslo without prior consent from the education ministry. The district is disputing that claim. Photo: Submitted
Protesters gathered outside the Nelson RCMP detachment on Monday to demand an end to enforcement against people blocking logging operations in the Fairy Creek watershed. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson protesters call for end to enforcement at Fairy Creek

An event was held outside the Nelson detachment on Monday

Protesters gathered outside the Nelson RCMP detachment on Monday to demand an end to enforcement against people blocking logging operations in the Fairy Creek watershed. 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
A local doctor says Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is in danger of not having enough space to care for COVID-19 patients. File photo
Pauly Frost is one of 187 people in the Nelson local health area to be infected by COVID-19 since July 1. Photo: Tyler Harper

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

Pauly Frost is one of 187 people in the Nelson local health area to be infected by COVID-19 since July 1. Photo: Tyler Harper
Several restaurants downtown have closed as COVID-19 cases explode around the Nelson. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

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

Several restaurants downtown have closed as COVID-19 cases explode around the Nelson. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
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
Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Alexandar Bacon highlights Nelson International Mural Festival

The Toronto artist has two pieces in this year’s event

Alexandar Bacon stands by one of two new murals he painted on the building at 110 Baker St. ahead of the Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 13 to 15. Photo: Tyler Harper
Two temporary safety signs have been installed at Six Mile Beach after a drowning fatality in 2020. Photo: Tyler Harper

Safety signs installed at Six Mile Beach near Nelson

The signs come after a man drowned at the beach in July 2020

Two temporary safety signs have been installed at Six Mile Beach after a drowning fatality in 2020. Photo: Tyler Harper
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
The 38 new cases are Nelson's highest ever over one week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

UPDATED: Spike in COVID-19 cases leads to 38 in Nelson

It’s the most reported over one week since the pandemic began

The 38 new cases are Nelson's highest ever over one week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Nelson Road Kings car show will return to downtown Nelson in September. The event, seen here in 2018, was forced to skip last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Road Kings returns in September

It’s the first big event in Nelson since the pandemic began

The Nelson Road Kings car show will return to downtown Nelson in September. The event, seen here in 2018, was forced to skip last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
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 Kaslo-based company’s bus

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

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