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The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Missing Nelson girl found

Police say Ember Bury has been located

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Police Department has announced they have found two women who had been reported missing. File photo

UPDATED: Both missing Nelson women found

Police say Alissa Kunstmann and Katherine Rivard have been found

The Nelson Police Department has announced they have found two women who had been reported missing. File photo
Nicole Charlwood will be the B.C. Green Party candidate for Nelson-Creston when the next provincial election is called. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nicole Charlwood to run again for Green Party in Nelson-Creston

Charlwood was the party’s candidate in 2020

Nicole Charlwood will be the B.C. Green Party candidate for Nelson-Creston when the next provincial election is called. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Silver King Chair at Whitewater Ski Resort has been shut down due to a part that requires replacement. Photo: Whitewater Ski Resort

UPDATE: Repairs shut down Whitewater chair lift for up to a month

The Silver King Chair’s bullwheel needs a new part

The Silver King Chair at Whitewater Ski Resort has been shut down due to a part that requires replacement. Photo: Whitewater Ski Resort
Const. Wade Tittemore poses in this undated handout photo. Tittemore, who died in an avalanche in southeastern B.C. on Jan. 9, has been posthumously promoted to detective for his dedication and commitment as an officer. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson police officer posthumously promoted to detective

Wade Tittemore received the promotion during a funeral service

Const. Wade Tittemore poses in this undated handout photo. Tittemore, who died in an avalanche in southeastern B.C. on Jan. 9, has been posthumously promoted to detective for his dedication and commitment as an officer. Photo: City of Nelson
RCMP say a School District 8 bus in Salmo was struck on the highway Jan. 18 while taking children to school. File photo

Vehicle collides with Salmo school bus filled with students

No children were injured in the incident

RCMP say a School District 8 bus in Salmo was struck on the highway Jan. 18 while taking children to school. File photo
Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson

Private funeral service to be held for Nelson police officer

Const. Tittemore died in an avalanche while skiing 60 kilometres north of Nelson

Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson
An online fundraiser has been started for the family of Nelson Const. Wade Tittemore (left), who died in an avalanche on Jan. 9, as well as Const. Mathieu Nolet (right) who has been hospitalized following the incident. Photo: Nelson Police Association

Online fundraiser started for Nelson officers caught in avalanche

The goal is to raise $100,000 for Const. Mathieu Nolet and the family of Const. Wade Tittemore

An online fundraiser has been started for the family of Nelson Const. Wade Tittemore (left), who died in an avalanche on Jan. 9, as well as Const. Mathieu Nolet (right) who has been hospitalized following the incident. Photo: Nelson Police Association
Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATE: 17 patients infected with COVID-19 at Kootenay Lake Hospital

The third floor of the Nelson hospital has been closed to visitors

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Single-family residences in the Slocan Valley are rising in value faster than almost all other Kootenay communities. File photo

Slocan property values are fastest rising in Kootenays

The average single-family home in Slocan had its property value rise by 29% last year

Single-family residences in the Slocan Valley are rising in value faster than almost all other Kootenay communities. File photo
Interior Health says these yellow and green drugs being sold in the Nelson and Castlegar areas have high concentrations of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. Photo: Interior Health

Drug alert issued for Nelson, Castlegar

Interior Health says yellow and green drugs have dangerous levels of fentanyl and benzos

Interior Health says these yellow and green drugs being sold in the Nelson and Castlegar areas have high concentrations of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. Photo: Interior Health
Michael Struthers is wanted on allegations of assault and fraud. Photo courtesy Nelson RCMP

Man wanted by Nelson RCMP on assault, fraud charges

Michael Struthers is believed to be in the Nelson rural area

Michael Struthers is wanted on allegations of assault and fraud. Photo courtesy Nelson RCMP
Glacier Gymnastics was one of the Nelson non-profit organizations to receive a Community Gaming Grant. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson arts, sports organizations receive provincial funding

The annual Community Gaming Grants have been revealed

Glacier Gymnastics was one of the Nelson non-profit organizations to receive a Community Gaming Grant. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay outdoor recreation facilities receive CBT funding

The Village of Slocan is restoring its soccer field with $169K

The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Black Press Media file image

Heavy snowfall alert for Kootenay Lake

Environment Canada is calling for up to 25 centimetres

Black Press Media file image
Nelson RCMP are investigating an incident near Blewett on Nov. 23. Photo: Phil McLachlan

RCMP looking for 4 men who fired rifle, set trailer on fire near Nelson

Police say the men are associated with a white pick-up truck that has a plow on it

Nelson RCMP are investigating an incident near Blewett on Nov. 23. Photo: Phil McLachlan
RCMP arrested a man who was allegedly dumping chemicals in a Kaslo couples’ cars. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Kaslo RCMP arrest man caught dumping chemicals on vehicles

Police also found loaded firearms at Benjamin Velt’s Meadow Creek residence

RCMP arrested a man who was allegedly dumping chemicals in a Kaslo couples’ cars. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Environment Canada advises drivers to adjust their driving, turn on lights and remain at safe distances, use winter tires, and carry chains on the passes. File photo

Snowfall warning issued for Kootenays

Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass will receive heavy snow

Environment Canada advises drivers to adjust their driving, turn on lights and remain at safe distances, use winter tires, and carry chains on the passes. File photo
No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Investigation report describes West Kootenay helicopter crash

Incident occurred in March near New Denver, no one injured

No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Nelson’s Dave Stevens celebrates en route to the finish line at the 160-kilometre UTMB ultramarathon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photo: UTMB World Series

Nelson’s Dave Stevens wins ultramarathon in Mexico

Stevens won the 160-km event well ahead of the pack

Nelson’s Dave Stevens celebrates en route to the finish line at the 160-kilometre UTMB ultramarathon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photo: UTMB World Series