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Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

World and Olympic champion Kaetlyn Osmond coaching Nelson figure skaters

Osmond is leading a week-long camp at the city’s rec centre

Kaetlyn Osmond, one of the most successful figure skaters in Canadian history, is spending a week coaching athletes in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
ANKORS executive director Cheryl Dowden speaks during a vigil in Nelson marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
ANKORS executive director Cheryl Dowden speaks during a vigil in Nelson marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
A skimmer plane flies by the Nelson Bridge before reloading water out of Kootenay Lake. Planes are fighting a fire southwest of Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Lightning starts 7 small fires south of Nelson

The fires are currently no danger to the city

A skimmer plane flies by the Nelson Bridge before reloading water out of Kootenay Lake. Planes are fighting a fire southwest of Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

Breaking the law to provide safe drugs? Nelson advocate says it should be considered

Dylan Griffith of Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply wants distribution of tested illicit drugs

Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

Breaking the law to provide safe drugs? Nelson advocate says it should be considered

Dylan Marshall of Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply wants distribution of tested illicit drugs

Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
David Eby takes a selfie with two supporters during a campaign event in Nelson on Saturday. Eby is one of two NDP candidates running to replace John Horgan as the party’s leader and B.C.’s premier. Photo: Tyler Harper

At campaign stop in Nelson, David Eby says all-party committee should implement changes to Police Act

Eby spoke about law enforcement and forestry on Saturday during a tour in the Kootenays

David Eby takes a selfie with two supporters during a campaign event in Nelson on Saturday. Eby is one of two NDP candidates running to replace John Horgan as the party’s leader and B.C.’s premier. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Filipino language Tagalog is the mother tongue of a growing population of residents in Nelson. Those include (L-R) Arcel Mapa, his children Symon and Sydelle and wife Juliet Mapa, along with Themis Silva and Jecelyn Calvo. The Mapas and Silva co-own KC Restaurant in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Tagalog and Punjabi are Nelson’s fastest growing languages

New data from Statistics Canada shows how residents are communicating

The Filipino language Tagalog is the mother tongue of a growing population of residents in Nelson. Those include (L-R) Arcel Mapa, his children Symon and Sydelle and wife Juliet Mapa, along with Themis Silva and Jecelyn Calvo. The Mapas and Silva co-own KC Restaurant in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Police Department’s stats for 2021 show a significant drop in crime. File photo

UPDATE: Crime in Nelson drops to lowest rate in over 20 years

Statistics Canada shows the number of incidents and overall crime rating are at record lows

The Nelson Police Department’s stats for 2021 show a significant drop in crime. File photo
James Caughhill and his dog Muck are seen here at the Nelson Campground. They are walking across Canada to raise funds for pet-friendly shelters. Photo: Tyler Harper

Man and his dog walking across Canada for pet-friendly homeless shelters

James Caughhill and his dog Muck made a stop in Nelson

James Caughhill and his dog Muck are seen here at the Nelson Campground. They are walking across Canada to raise funds for pet-friendly shelters. Photo: Tyler Harper
Environment minister George Heyman (third from right) is seen here with Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson and city councillors and staff outside the Civic Centre on Thursday. The building will receive an expansive energy retrofit beginning in 2023. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Civic Centre to receive $5 million in energy upgrades, renovations

The 86-year-old building currently accounts for 30% of GHG emissions from all municipal facilities

Environment minister George Heyman (third from right) is seen here with Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson and city councillors and staff outside the Civic Centre on Thursday. The building will receive an expansive energy retrofit beginning in 2023. Photo: Tyler Harper
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)

‘They alienate British Columbians’: Environment minister blasts latest protests, demonstrations

George Heyman said the ministry would not have dialogue with the group Save Old Growth

Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)
An investigation into alleged misconduct by Nelson police officers could play out in a number of different ways. File photo

Nelson police are under investigation for alleged racism. Here’s what could happen next

The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner has several different options

An investigation into alleged misconduct by Nelson police officers could play out in a number of different ways. File photo
Nelson’s Auraya Marshall, who lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, spends most of her days bedridden, unable to move for fear of suffering multiple dislocations. Photo: Tyler Harper

Imprisoned by pain: Nelson woman isolated by rare genetic disorder

The rare disease has left 23-year-old Auraya Marshall confined to her bed

Nelson’s Auraya Marshall, who lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, spends most of her days bedridden, unable to move for fear of suffering multiple dislocations. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Health Campus will be owned by Columbia Basin Trust and Golden Life Management, but leased and operated by Interior Health. Illustration courtesy of Interior Health

Nelson Health Campus construction to cost over $40 million

The facility is being paid for by Columbia Basin Trust and Golden Life Management

The Nelson Health Campus will be owned by Columbia Basin Trust and Golden Life Management, but leased and operated by Interior Health. Illustration courtesy of Interior Health
The provincial government announced July 15 that the 75-bed Nelson Health Campus, which will provide long-term care for seniors, will open in 2024. Photo: Tyler Harper

New Nelson long-term seniors care facility to open in 2024

The Nelson Health Campus is being built on the site of the former Mount St. Francis Hospital

The provincial government announced July 15 that the 75-bed Nelson Health Campus, which will provide long-term care for seniors, will open in 2024. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson residents enjoy a Baker Street patio on July 14. Census data shows households are more commonly made up of common law couples without children who are making more money than they did in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper

Young, childless and with money to spend: Census shows changing population of Nelson

Statistics Canada has released new data on families and income

Nelson residents enjoy a Baker Street patio on July 14. Census data shows households are more commonly made up of common law couples without children who are making more money than they did in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper
Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC

The Sandmen: West Kootenay artists compete in CBC sand sculpting show

Alex Avelino and Peter Vogelaar star in Race Against The Tide

Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC
This intersection at Highway 3A on the southwest border of Nelson is the site of the most vehicular accidents in the West Kootenay. Illustration: Google Maps

Nelson intersection the most dangerous in West Kootenay

There were 14 crashes at the intersection of Highway 3A, Government Road and Granite Road in 2021

This intersection at Highway 3A on the southwest border of Nelson is the site of the most vehicular accidents in the West Kootenay. Illustration: Google Maps
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Eight current and former Nelson police officers under investigation for alleged racism

Officers allegedly shared inappropriate content in a chat group

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted

No smooth sailing: Kootenay Pedalwheelers finish 6th in Race to Alaska

The Nelson-based team completed the 1,200-kilometre journey in 7 days

The Kootenay Pedalwheelers, which include L-R Doug Kennedy, Mike Mike Sagal, Mike Bowick, Jay Blackmore, Todd Kettner and Roger Hassol, have completed the 1,200-kilometre Race to Alaska. They are seen here in Victoria after completing the first stage of the race. Photo: Submitted