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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 22 2021

For the second time in less than a week, Nelson Fire Rescue & Services responded to a grass fire, this time one that was out of control and threatening a home on Granite Road.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 21 2021

There are all kinds of suspects on the Kootenay crime scene, as Trail police were reminded in early April.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 21 2021

Sunday's wild windstorm was not only a shock to the system for many homeowners dealing with downed trees or lighting candles due to power outages, but also to passengers and staff manning Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Nelson Hydro said that Granite Road residents, near Georama Road, and Balfour Golf Course are the latest to see power restored as crews continue to repair lines following Sunday’s massive windstorm.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

The idea, that was originally spearheaded by the Castlegar & District Economic Development to move people through the region using the Kootenay Valley Railway tracks, was updated in a report in 2020.

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Sunday Apr 18 2021

A Kaslo area farmer has been given permission to plant mushrooms along a local trail as an unusual experiment in community gardening.

Robin Mercy was given the okay to “inoculate” (as planting mushrooms is called) logs along Kaslo’s Wardner Trail by council last month. He says the pilot project is a test of principles of both forestry and farming.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 15 2021

RCMP said Wednesday that a house fire in April of 2020 that the killed a woman south of Balfour at 6100 block of Sykes Road is no longer considered suspicious.

RCMP said a 45-year-old woman died in a fire, and the cause at the time of the blaze was being investigated.

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Pushing burgeoning skills to the limits, students in Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking Program had their design ingenuity and presentation abilities put to the test before an all-star industry panel of judges.