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by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Transit ridership is down in a covid-19 infused world in Nelson but not nearly as drastic as most areas of the province, noted a BC Transit official.

Chelsea Mossey, government relations manager for BC Transit, said transit ridership in the Heritage city has dropped by 47 per cent compared to this time last year.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Following years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open in the Chamber of Commerce building at the foot of Ba

by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 06 2020

Rebecca MacLeod’s passion for the violin has taken her around the world, but the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program graduate’s burning desire to help people brought her home.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 05 2020

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 04 2020

Streetcar 23 is heading back to the rails, beginning Monday, July 6 on the Nelson waterfront.

After being forced to delay opening for the season due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Nelson Electric Tramway Society was recently given the green light to begin the 2020 season following the implementation of Phase 3 of the provincial Restart Plan.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 04 2020

Nelson Police officers were able to remove a considerable amount of fentanyl from the streets following a series of arrests this past week in the Heritage City.

In a media release Nelson Police said officers made a total of three arrests following two separate incidents Monday and Thursday.

Search warrant leads to seizure significant amount of street fentanyl

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Nelson cannabis producers are looking to weed out the competition and nip potential copycat products in the bud by transitioning to legally processing the time-tested Kootenay plant.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 30 2020

The Ministry of Forests, Mines Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development said access to Idaho Peak will remain closed for an indefinite period of time after a part of the forest service road to the popular tourist hiking destination was washed away in May.

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