Tyler Harper

UPDATED: COVID-19 cases rise to 24 in Salmo

The cases are connected to social events in the village

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison had the biggest campaign pot to use in the last federal election. Photo: Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

UPDATED: Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison outspent rivals in 2019 federal election

Morrison's winning campaign cost over $113,000

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison had the biggest campaign pot to use in the last federal election. Photo: Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Born on a Wednesday, and ready for the spotlight

Nelson folk group releases its debut album Western Wind

Remembrance Day in Nelson marked with masks, safety measures

The COVID-19 pandemic made for a different ceremony

UPDATED: Nine cases of COVID-19 in Salmo; Mayor recommends caution

The Village of Salmo office, library and youth centre are closed

High-speed internet, business support among Columbia Basin Trust’s new priorities

The Trust has released a planning document targeted at pandemic recovery

The stabbing on Baker Street in September 2019 resulted in Nelson’s first attempted murder charges in at least a decade. Photo: Tyler Harper

New stats show complex state of crime in Nelson area

The severity of crime increased, while drug violations dropped

The stabbing on Baker Street in September 2019 resulted in Nelson’s first attempted murder charges in at least a decade. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trafalgar teacher Martin Corbett’s class has been learning how to repair bikes after the school received 38 donations of used equipment. Photo: Tyler Harper

Old bikes find new life thanks to Nelson students

A Trafalgar Middle School class has been repairing 38 donated bikes

Trafalgar teacher Martin Corbett’s class has been learning how to repair bikes after the school received 38 donations of used equipment. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Mayor John Dooley is presented with the year’s first poppy by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51 president Bill Andreaschuk on Wednesday outside city hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson’s Remembrance Day ceremony to go on with gathering restrictions

The ceremony will also be live streamed

Nelson Mayor John Dooley is presented with the year’s first poppy by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51 president Bill Andreaschuk on Wednesday outside city hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Matt Reeder is seen here with his child in a 2009 picture. Reeder was killed by Miles Halverson in downtown Nelson in 2018. Now his family and friends are hoping to have a piano installed at city hall in his memory. Photo courtesy Ken Reeder
Matt Reeder is seen here with his child in a 2009 picture. Reeder was killed by Miles Halverson in downtown Nelson in 2018. Now his family and friends are hoping to have a piano installed at city hall in his memory. Photo courtesy Ken Reeder
Grade 7 Trafalgar students show off posters they put up around downtown Nelson with information about residential schools. Photo: Tyler Harper

Trafalgar class puts up residential school history posters downtown

The Grade 7 students made their own websites and QR codes

Grade 7 Trafalgar students show off posters they put up around downtown Nelson with information about residential schools. Photo: Tyler Harper
Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper

Take cover! Cold War bunker opens to public in Nelson

The shelter was built in 1964 in case of nuclear fallout

Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper
Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: Indigenous legal organization created to help band members keep councils accountable

Rob Louie has created Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada

Rob Louie has formed a non-profit organization he says will assist band members in legal disputes with their councils. Photo: Submitted
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
A cougar has been spotted in several neighbourhoods throughout Nelson. File photo

Multiple cougar sightings in Nelson

A cougar has been seen downtown as well as in Fairview

A cougar has been spotted in several neighbourhoods throughout Nelson. File photo
Stepping Stones shelter in Nelson is having to host people for longer stays than it previously did, according to a new report. File photo

Nelson lacks enough supportive housing to meet homeless demand: report

The annual study shows permanent shelter is needed for people experiencing homelessness

Stepping Stones shelter in Nelson is having to host people for longer stays than it previously did, according to a new report. File photo
Gary McQuaid (middle row, fourth from left) is seen here with the Nelson Leafs team who won the Savage Cup in 1967. Photo courtesy Bill McDonnell

Former Nelson Leafs player, coach passes away

Gary McQuaid played for the Leafs in the 1960s and 70s

Gary McQuaid (middle row, fourth from left) is seen here with the Nelson Leafs team who won the Savage Cup in 1967. Photo courtesy Bill McDonnell
Hume School’s totem pole, which had stood since 1972, is seen here being removed from the school grounds. The pole was deemed culturally inappropriate and also a danger to students. Photo submitted

Totem pole considered cultural appropriation removed from Nelson’s Hume School

The pole had also become rotted and was seen as dangerous to students

Hume School’s totem pole, which had stood since 1972, is seen here being removed from the school grounds. The pole was deemed culturally inappropriate and also a danger to students. Photo submitted
The owner of The Tickle Trunk in downtown Nelson was assaulted by a shoplifter in 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper

Woman who assaulted downtown Nelson business owner sentenced

Nicole Brown was found guilty of assaulting Linda Randall during an attempted shoplift in 2017

The owner of The Tickle Trunk in downtown Nelson was assaulted by a shoplifter in 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Kootenay Boundary region will see 33 new practitioners hired over the next three years. Photo: Black Press file photo

Health ministry to hire 33 new practitioners for Kootenay Boundary

Over 15,000 people in the region don't have access to a primary care provider

The Kootenay Boundary region will see 33 new practitioners hired over the next three years. Photo: Black Press file photo