Culvert work near Beasley Fire Hall impacts Highway 3A/6 commuters

Commuters traveling Highway 3A/6 between Nelson and South Slocan can expect traffic disruptions near the Regional District of Central Kootenay Beasley Fire Hall beginning Monday as  Yellowhead Rd and Bridge (YRB) replaces a roadway culvert under the road. In a social media post YRB said the worksite location, approximately 13 kilometers west of Nelson on […]

State of emergency for BC ends, fire response continues

Based on advice from emergency management and wildfire officials, British Columbia’s provincial state of emergency will expire at the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. The work of firefighters from B.C., Canada and abroad, as well as wildfire risk diminishing in much of the Province as temperatures cool, has led to many […]

BCGEU faculty agreements ratified under Shared Recovery Mandate

Five BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) faculty agreements reached at the common table under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate have been ratified by the board of the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA). These agreements cover nearly 950 BCGEU faculty members, most of whom teach vocational programs. The PSEA and the BCGEU tentatively settled the common agreement […]

Plane makes emergency landing on highway near Salmo

On Sept. 12, 2023, at 9 a.m., a member of the public reported a small plane parked on the side of Hwy 6, near Salmo, according to RCMP Cpl. James Grandy. “An officer with the BC Highway Patrol arrived and located the 1969 Lake Capithian single engine aircraft, pulled off to the side of the […]

Castlegar house target of arson — RCMP

Castlegar RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious house fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Sunflower City. RCMP said at that approximately 1 a.m., on September 12, 2023 a resident in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue in Castlegar, BC observed fire coming from his neighbour’s property. RCMP said the witness and […]

Annual Cops for Kids Ride through southeastern B.C. makes stop in Nelson

Monday there was a long line of blue cyclists that cruised through Nelson as the 2023 Cops for Kids Ride continued its trek through the Southern Interior of BC. Since 2001, Cops for Kids, presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, have raised over $6.1 million in support of local children in medical, physical, or […]

Vintage vehicles thrill thousands at 2023 Queen City Cruise

Nelson was once again the place to be as car show enthusiasts from all over Western Canada and parts of the United States flocked to the Heritage City over the weekend to participate in the 2023 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise. Beginning with Friday registration and a parade along Baker Street — which included […]
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