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January 2022
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 27 2022

Visitor numbers to Nelson and area continue to remain depressed by more than one third from pre-pandemic figures, the city’s visitor centre manager says.

Tom Thomson said the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre served just over 14,000 people (14,104) at the CP Station location in 2021 — down from the high of 22,491 visits in 2019.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

On Jan.21, at 8:30 a.m. Trail RCMP received a report that a 25-year-old Trail man had allegedly taken a vehicle without permission from the business of his former employer near Trail, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

On Jan. 23, at 10:11 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a complaint of a single motor vehicle incident on Hwy 3B roughly 3 km from the Nancy Green Junction, near Rossland, according to Trail RCMP Sgt Mike Wicentowich.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

On Jan. 23 at 11:01 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a 38-year-old Trail man allegedly tried to light a 22-year-old Trail woman on fire in the 1400 block of Bay Avenue.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

A four-year action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and the surrounding area will be supported by the city — to a degree.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Peter Jones says he’s “elated” to pack up his things and move home to Victoria after scoring $179,218.30 from the November 19, 2021 Lotto Max draw.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Nelson Police is urging the drug using public of a spike in overdose cases in the Heritage City during the past 24 hours.

In a media release Wednesday, Nelson Police advises the public of a serious fentanyl situation in the Nelson area. 

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Seven KBRFR firefighters responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday night, according to Cpt. Grant Tyson.

Tyson said the call came in at 10:47 p.m.. to attend the 100 block of 12 Avenue in Genelle, where crews found two vehicles engulfed in flames.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Student absences have nearly doubled in the school district since Christmas, mirroring absenteeism throughout workplaces across the West Kootenay.