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Tyler Harper

Tyler Harper

I’m editor-reporter at the Nelson Star, where I’ve worked since 2015. Previously I worked as a sports reporter at The Canadian Press in Toronto for six years.
My reporting focuses on a variety of subjects, including affordable housing, the toxic drug crisis, climate change, politics, education and sports. I specialize in long-form journalism and have won multiple provincial journalism awards during my time at the Star.

Phone
250-352-1890
Email
tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Recent Work by Tyler

School District 8 still working to restore international student numbers post-COVID

School District 8 still working to restore international student numbers post-COVID

The program has yet to see enrolment it had before the pandemic
Nelson police now paired with trained first responder for mental health calls

Nelson police now paired with trained first responder for mental health calls

The Interior Health initiative is also being run in Trail
Top marks for School District 8 as it sets new graduation rate highs

Top marks for School District 8 as it sets new graduation rate highs

Students are graduating at a higher percentage than the B.C. average
Once a cycling champion, B.C.’s Svein Tuft has learned how to slow down

Once a cycling champion, B.C.’s Svein Tuft has learned how to slow down

Tuft lives near Nelson where he’s swapped roads for gravel
Federally funded program for Nelson’s homeless to close downtown site

Federally funded program for Nelson’s homeless to close downtown site

The Coordinated Access Hub offered a safe space and services
Impact of new international student cap on West Kootenay colleges unclear

Impact of new international student cap on West Kootenay colleges unclear

Selkirk College’s president says Lower Mainland institutions are more likely to see cuts
UPDATED: Toxic drug deaths soar in Nelson, Trail in 2023

UPDATED: Toxic drug deaths soar in Nelson, Trail in 2023

Both cities set new fatality records according to annual data
Toxic drug deaths soar in Nelson, Trail in 2023

Toxic drug deaths soar in Nelson, Trail in 2023

Both cities set new fatality records according to annual data
New West Kootenay musical uses puppets to talk about sex education

New West Kootenay musical uses puppets to talk about sex education

G Rated is for kids ages 10-13 and their parents
B.C. trans woman seeks childhood friend in new documentary series

B.C. trans woman seeks childhood friend in new documentary series

Joanne Wittstock is among the people looking to reconnect in the TVO show Yearbook
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