Student absences have nearly doubled in the school district since Christmas, mirroring absenteeism throughout workplaces across the West Kootenay.
A four-year action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and the surrounding area will be supported by the city — to a degree.
The Conservation Director at Wildsight in the East Kootenay is concerned a lack of action by Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is to blame for at least four dead bighorn sheep during the past week alone
How the city handled ‘snowmaggedon’ left some questions in the community, says one city councillor.
Keith Page said the city has had record heat, near record cold followed by record snow in one day, but how it handled the almost 80 centimetres that fell just after New Year’s Day has been criticized by Nelsonites.
Quick action to activate an SOS device by an injured skier in the backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort is being praised by Nelson Search and Rescue.
Nelson SAR said on social media members rescued an injured skier in the backcountry near Emma Peak, a short distance from the popular ski resort, after being advised of the incident.
A family moving to the East Kootenay can thank a tip from the public for police successfully retrieving a family's belongings said Grand Forks RCMP in a media release Sunday.
Shayna Jones is doing essential artistic work from the small town of Kaslo.
An award-winning professional performance artist specializing in the traditional oral storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore, she is a professionally trained actor, vocalist, and fine mover.
Jones has performed for audiences across Canada.
In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, said it is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta — including the Kootenay/Boundary regions.