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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 13 2023

If you were looking for a job last month chances are it wasn’t in the Kootenay region.

Despite numerous “for hire” window advertisements in downtown Nelson, the ability to put people to work in the city and the surrounding region led the province in February with a 2.9 per cent unemployment rate.

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Mar 09 2023

A Drag Story Time scheduled for Saturday at the Nelson Public Library has been canceled after staff and storytellers received threats and online intimidation Nelson Pride said in a media release Thursday.

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 09 2023

Living Lakes Canada is celebrating the BC Government’s decision to invest a historic $100 million into safeguarding the province’s watersheds.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 09 2023

The West Kootenay Crusaders are off to the BC Hockey U15 AA Championships March 19-22 in Fort St. John.

The Crusaders defeated East Kootenay Avalanche 4-2 in the in the BC Zone League Tier 1 AA Playoffs this past weekend in Kamloops.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 06 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said the first of three impaired drivers taken off the road by local police happened on Wednesday evening, March 1, 2023 just after 7 p.m.

Mounties were called to a report of an accident on the 11500 block of Highway 3 where they found a 48-year-old man from Chilliwack behind the wheel of his vehicle off the highway, down a small hill and resting in a snow drift.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 06 2023

Nelson Police is asking anyone witnessing an accident at the intersection of Vernon and Baker Streets Saturday to come forward to speak with police.

Nelson Police said on Saturday, March 4, 2023, officers from Nelson Police and BC Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 06 2023

Vernon SAR report that a snowmobiler was found after being missing for more than eight hours.

Vernon SAR, along with Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, were called out Friday at 6 p.m. after the snowmobiler was separated from his party and had become lost and then got stuck.

At this time he activated his iPhone SOS and his SPOT device.

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 01 2023

Six Nelson Police officers will have the opportunity to prepare a defence after being found to have committed discreditable conduct following an investigation by Vancouver Police Department  into messages sent in a WhatsApp chat group.