Nakusp

Marilyn McKinnon, who lives in Nakusp, had to fight for 11 months, and speak to 18 different doctors, in order to get a surgery that has enabled her to walk again. (Contributed)

‘The system failed me’: Nakusp woman, who was unable to walk, fought for months for treatment

It took Marilyn McKinnon five months to convince a doctor to request an MRI

 

The people living in the Box Mountain area have come together to form the Protectors of Box Mountain Watershed group, advocating for careful planning to avoid the disruption of their fragile water systems, which rely on wells. (Contributed)

Box Mountain residents rally to protect their water

NACFOR has proposed wildfire risk reduction work in the area

 

Valhalla Mountain Touring is based out of a lodge that is snowcat access only in the winter. (Contributed-Steve Ogle)

Nakusp back-country touring business finds support from BC’s Tourism Resiliency Network

Valhalla Mountain Touring owner says the pandemic has been trying

  • Mar 18, 2021

 

Alpenglow Mountain Escapes offers a variety of trips from guided snowshoe tours to hikes and winery visits. Owner Karla Kuharic is far right in photo. (Submitted)

Guided hikes showcase Nakusp’s spectacular scenery

Alpenglow Mountain Escapes one of the only companies offering guided outdoor pursuits for the area

Alpenglow Mountain Escapes offers a variety of trips from guided snowshoe tours to hikes and winery visits. Owner Karla Kuharic is far right in photo. (Submitted)
Nakusp

Fee increases in future for Nakusp residents

Changes will include no more discount for tourists at hot springs

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Lights and sirens. (file)

RDCK noise bylaw expanded to include Area H

New rules to deal with noisy neighbours

Lights and sirens. (file)
Kootenay Regional Building Dept.(Google)

RDCK directors face ‘difficult task’ as budget talks begin

The first look at the 2021 budget seems to be on shakey ground

Kootenay Regional Building Dept.(Google)
Village of Nakusp Office. (Google)
Village of Nakusp Office. (Google)
The rocks are painted and then hidden around town. Those who find them can keep them, leave them where they are or hide them elsewhere. (Submitted)

Spreading love and kindness in Nakusp

New group launched to nurture rock painting and hunting community

The rocks are painted and then hidden around town. Those who find them can keep them, leave them where they are or hide them elsewhere. (Submitted)
The Village of Nakusp could eventually have a new office space down the road. File photo

Village of Nakusp looks to move office into portion of arena

Staff got the idea after touring the Westbank First Nation last summer

The Village of Nakusp could eventually have a new office space down the road. File photo
There’s no limit on the number of cannabis shops that can operate in Nakusp. File photo

Village of Nakusp staff asked to review cannabis shop application

The cannabis shop would be located at 572 Highway 6 South

There’s no limit on the number of cannabis shops that can operate in Nakusp. File photo
The road starts around the middle of Slocan Lake between Slocan and Silverton. Photo: Connor Trembley

Road access to parks worries local volunteer group

Local volunteers have cleared section of old trail into Kokanee Glacier Park

The road starts around the middle of Slocan Lake between Slocan and Silverton. Photo: Connor Trembley
Lucerne Elementary School students were involved in the restoration project this fall. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

Students, volunteers plant 400 native species at Snk’mip Marsh

A range of native species have been planted to repair the local ecosystem

Lucerne Elementary School students were involved in the restoration project this fall. Photo: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
People participating at a Remembrance Day event in Nakusp in 2016. Photo: Jillian Trainor

Scaled-down Remembrance Day event to take place in Nakusp

People are asked to physically distance and wear masks if they attend the event

People participating at a Remembrance Day event in Nakusp in 2016. Photo: Jillian Trainor
Cannabis shops aren’t permitted within 300 metres of schools, daycares and playgrounds. File photo

More than one cannabis shop can now operate in Nakusp

Village staff said it’s hard to determine how many shops will operate in village

Cannabis shops aren’t permitted within 300 metres of schools, daycares and playgrounds. File photo
The current sidewalks slopes toward the street. Photo: Google Maps

Save-On-Foods in Nakusp to get safer sidewalk

The new sidewalk will prevent people from sliding onto street in wintertime

The current sidewalks slopes toward the street. Photo: Google Maps
New trial ordered for man found guilty of the 2010 murder of his wife in Arrow Lakes

New trial ordered for man found guilty of the 2010 murder of his wife in Arrow Lakes

Peter Beckett was found guilty of murdering his wife 10 years ago

New trial ordered for man found guilty of the 2010 murder of his wife in Arrow Lakes
The district’s school board members still have to approve a proposal for the project for it to go ahead. Photo: Nakusp Elementary School

SD 10 secures $3 million in funding to help build Nakusp Elementary School child care centre

The centre will provide 96 new child-care spaces in the village

The district’s school board members still have to approve a proposal for the project for it to go ahead. Photo: Nakusp Elementary School
The village hopes there will be no difficulties removing the parcels of land from the ALR. Photo: Crystal Schick

Village of Nakusp looks to remove land from ALR around airport

The move will make it easier for the village to develop the land down the road

The village hopes there will be no difficulties removing the parcels of land from the ALR. Photo: Crystal Schick
Steve Gascon (R) and his son Lincoln (L). Photo: Steve Gascon

Steve Gascon wins SD 10 school board trustee by-election

Improving board communication, making classes accessible to students goals for Gascon in term

Steve Gascon (R) and his son Lincoln (L). Photo: Steve Gascon