Tyler Harper

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: A Nelson author on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong's debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
Students at School District 8 schools like Nelson’s Hume School will have the chance to return to classrooms starting June 1. Photo: Tyler Harper

School District 8 schools to re-open June 1

Attendance will be voluntary and part time

Students at School District 8 schools like Nelson’s Hume School will have the chance to return to classrooms starting June 1. Photo: Tyler Harper
Gophers gotta dig. Photo: Katja Schulz/Flickr

Gophers exterminated at Brent Kennedy, Mount Sentinel fields

School District 8 says holes created by the rodents were becoming a problem

Gophers gotta dig. Photo: Katja Schulz/Flickr
Nelson Leafs forward Shawn Campbell has signed to play hockey with a team in Germany. Photo: Tyler Harper

Leafs’ Campbell, Wilson, Erichuk sign with new teams

Campbell is on his way to play in Germany

Nelson Leafs forward Shawn Campbell has signed to play hockey with a team in Germany. Photo: Tyler Harper
A road block is seen here just north of the Nelson Bridge in September after a woman led police on a chase through the city. She pleaded guilty to several charges in April. Photo: Tyler Harper

Woman who led Nelson police on chase pleads guilty

Brightney Dawn Soukochoff was sentenced to 18 months of probation

A road block is seen here just north of the Nelson Bridge in September after a woman led police on a chase through the city. She pleaded guilty to several charges in April. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Aimee Beaulieu Transition House has seen a drop in calls for service since the lockdown began in March. That’s expected to change. File photo

Nelson’s transition house expecting to see more women escaping domestic violence

The pandemic has quieted calls to the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House

Nelson’s Aimee Beaulieu Transition House has seen a drop in calls for service since the lockdown began in March. That’s expected to change. File photo
An empty classroom at South Nelson Elementary, where children of essential service workers have been provided space to learn. The district hopes to open up more classes for kindergarten to Grade 5 students by June. Photo submitted

School District 8 considering limited return to K-5 classes by June

Superintendent Christine Perkins says the details are being worked out

An empty classroom at South Nelson Elementary, where children of essential service workers have been provided space to learn. The district hopes to open up more classes for kindergarten to Grade 5 students by June. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Paul Caney is currently working for Doctors Without Borders in Pakistan, an Islamic republic torn over how to safely mark Ramadan during the pandemic. Photo submitted

Problem solving a pandemic: a Nelson man on working for Doctors Without Borders in Pakistan

The second of a two-part series on how COVID-19 is affecting Islam's holy month

Nelson’s Paul Caney is currently working for Doctors Without Borders in Pakistan, an Islamic republic torn over how to safely mark Ramadan during the pandemic. Photo submitted
Yusuf Serag (left) and Taabish Masood are both forced to celebrate Ramadan away from their loved ones during the pandemic. Photos submitted
Yusuf Serag (left) and Taabish Masood are both forced to celebrate Ramadan away from their loved ones during the pandemic. Photos submitted
The Leafs are among KIJHL teams dealing with the financial fallout of the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs among KIJHL teams struggling financially during pandemic

There's no guarantee the Leafs return to the ice in September

The Leafs are among KIJHL teams dealing with the financial fallout of the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
A view of Nelson as seen from Pulpit Rock. Photo: Renee Harper

Pulpit Rock still popular with hikers, despite physical distancing

There's no plans to close one of Nelson's tourism attractions

A view of Nelson as seen from Pulpit Rock. Photo: Renee Harper
Ty Harasemow is the head shop steward at Save-On-Foods for UFCW 1518. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We are working the front lines’: Behind the till with a Nelson grocery store employee

A union rep at Save-On-Foods talks about life in the aisles during a pandemic

Ty Harasemow is the head shop steward at Save-On-Foods for UFCW 1518. Photo: Tyler Harper
Ty Harasemow is the head shop steward at Save-On-Foods for UFCW 1518. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We are working the front lines’: Behind the till with a Nelson grocery store employee

A union rep at Save-On-Foods talks about life in the aisles during a pandemic

Ty Harasemow is the head shop steward at Save-On-Foods for UFCW 1518. Photo: Tyler Harper
Granite Point golf course is targeting May 4 as an opening day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Granite Pointe plans to open May 4

Balfour, Castlegar and Rossland golf courses are also set to open

Granite Point golf course is targeting May 4 as an opening day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
Grade 12 students won’t have in-person graduation events this summer after a ban on large gatherings by the province. Photo: Tyler Harper

Grad celebrations cancelled in School District 8

No cap and gown ceremonies will be held this summer

Grade 12 students won’t have in-person graduation events this summer after a ban on large gatherings by the province. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner

From classroom to the living room: Nelson homeschooler has advice for parents

Teresa Wiedrick has already learned what many parents are trying to work out during the pandemic

Nelson’s Teresa Wiedrick has home schooled her four children for over a decade. From left: Madelyn Wiedrick, Hannah, Zachary, Jim, Teresa and Rachel. Photo: Louis Bockner
This Golden Eagle was suffering from lead poisoning when it was found in February in Woodbury north of Nelson. Photo submitted

VIDEO: Golden Eagle released after being saved from poisoning near Nelson

The eagle was discovered in February

This Golden Eagle was suffering from lead poisoning when it was found in February in Woodbury north of Nelson. Photo submitted
Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez

Shambhala Music Festival not offering ticket refunds

The festival says it will make tickets redeemable if this year's dates are postponed

Shambhala Music Festival won’t offer ticket refunds if this year’s event is postponed. It will, however, make tickets redeemable for the next three years. Photo: Bobby Tamez
Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted

VIDEO: Nelson rappers release song ‘COVID-19’

TV Legends includes Taylor Pritchard, Charlie Garton and Akailah Yocom

Nelson rappers TV Legends, which includes vocalist-producer Taylor Pritchard (left), vocalist Charlie Garton (centre) and director-manager Akailah Yocom, recorded a song and made a video about the COVID-19 pandemic just before they had to start physical distancing. Photo submitted
Tents have popped up in Railtown since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. BC Housing says has secured spaces at local hotels and Kalein Centre to house the street community in case the virus spreads within Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

BC Housing enlists Nelson hotels, Kalein Centre for COVID-19 isolation spaces

The service is for people either at-risk of or currently homeless

Tents have popped up in Railtown since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. BC Housing says has secured spaces at local hotels and Kalein Centre to house the street community in case the virus spreads within Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper