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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
A scene from a 2019 production of ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the Capitol Theatre. The stage will host an actual criminal trial at the end of September. Photo: Tyler Harper

The trial must go on: Nelson’s Capitol Theatre to host Supreme Court case

The manslaughter trial of an RCMP officer will start at the theatre on Sept. 28

A scene from a 2019 production of ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the Capitol Theatre. The stage will host an actual criminal trial at the end of September. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Destin Beneateau enjoys the powder at Baldface Lodge. The resort is taking the upcoming season off because of COVID-19 impacts. Photo: Jake Sherman/Baldface Lodge

Baldface Lodge to suspend operations for upcoming season

The lodge's owner says impacts of COVID-19 made opening too difficult

Nelson’s Destin Beneateau enjoys the powder at Baldface Lodge. The resort is taking the upcoming season off because of COVID-19 impacts. Photo: Jake Sherman/Baldface Lodge
Slocan City’s Benjamin Jordan filmed himself paragliding over the Rockies in 2018. His documentary about the experience, ‘The Endless Chain,’ has been selected for online streaming Sept. 9 to 16 by the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Photo submitted

‘What does it mean to be a man?’: West Kootenay paraglider ponders gender, confidence in documentary

'The Endless Chain' by Slocan City's Benjamin Jordan is now available to be streamed online

Slocan City’s Benjamin Jordan filmed himself paragliding over the Rockies in 2018. His documentary about the experience, ‘The Endless Chain,’ has been selected for online streaming Sept. 9 to 16 by the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Photo submitted
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo's Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
Simon Nemethy, seen here playing for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks last season in Nelson, has been acquired by the Leafs. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs pick up Simon Nemethy in dispersal draft

Nemethy had 39 points for Beaver Valley last season

Simon Nemethy, seen here playing for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks last season in Nelson, has been acquired by the Leafs. Photo: Tyler Harper
The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper