Tyler Harper

An empty gym at Creston’s Adam Robertson Elementary School waits for children of front-line workers. Photo submitted

Schools re-open in Nelson and Creston, but only for children of front-line workers

School District 8 is providing on-site education for certain families during the pandemic

An empty gym at Creston’s Adam Robertson Elementary School waits for children of front-line workers. Photo submitted
The ivy spread out over the Nelson courthouse, seen here at full bloom, is to be shorn from the building due to the damage it is causing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Ivy at Nelson Courthouse to be removed

The ivy is causing structural damage to the building

The ivy spread out over the Nelson courthouse, seen here at full bloom, is to be shorn from the building due to the damage it is causing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Cloudside Hotel owner Chris Drysdale says his bookings vanished once the COVID-19 outbreak began. He’s now offering units to people who need to self-isolate. Photo: Tyler Harper

As Nelson hotels close, some try to stay open without guests

Vacancies are there, even for people who need to self-isolate

Cloudside Hotel owner Chris Drysdale says his bookings vanished once the COVID-19 outbreak began. He’s now offering units to people who need to self-isolate. Photo: Tyler Harper
People spend a day in the sun at Vancouver’s English Bay in March. Bylaw officers, park rangers and police are working out how to keep the public educated about physical distancing. Photo: Gerry Green/Twitter

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

People spend a day in the sun at Vancouver’s English Bay in March. Bylaw officers, park rangers and police are working out how to keep the public educated about physical distancing. Photo: Gerry Green/Twitter
A school district plan to expand Blewett Elementary has been denied funding by the education ministry. Photo: School District 8

Blewett Elementary expansion denied provincial funding

The pre-approved $5-million plan would have added 112 seats to the packed school

A school district plan to expand Blewett Elementary has been denied funding by the education ministry. Photo: School District 8
Bee Greens’ Hamsa Eliza (left) and Shauna Fidler are members of the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op, which is distributing seeds to homes across the Kootenays. Photo submitted

Kootenay program encourages gardeners to share what they grow during pandemic

The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is sending out free seeds, but with a catch

Bee Greens’ Hamsa Eliza (left) and Shauna Fidler are members of the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op, which is distributing seeds to homes across the Kootenays. Photo submitted
Pixie Candy Shoppe’s Angel Stuyt is among Nelson’s business owners who have turned to deliveries to stay open. Photo submitted

Who needs Amazon? Nelson businesses stay afloat with local deliveries

The city's stores are closed, but candy, beer and lingerie can be had with just a phone call

Pixie Candy Shoppe’s Angel Stuyt is among Nelson’s business owners who have turned to deliveries to stay open. Photo submitted
Stepping Stones, Nelson’s only shelter, is still operating but running low on medical masks and gloves. File photo

Nelson CARES in need of medical supplies

Stepping Stones shelter is still operating, but staff are running low on masks and gloves

Stepping Stones, Nelson’s only shelter, is still operating but running low on medical masks and gloves. File photo
Len MacCharles (right), Nelson’s director of emergency management as well as the city’s fire chief, says first responders are using extra personal protective equipment on the job. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson parks to stay open for now

The city's director of emergency management describes the park facilities' status as 'wait and see'

Len MacCharles (right), Nelson’s director of emergency management as well as the city’s fire chief, says first responders are using extra personal protective equipment on the job. Photo: Tyler Harper
A Tiny Lights performance is seen here at Hotel Ymir in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival postponed to 2021

The annual music festival in Ymir was schedule to run in June

A Tiny Lights performance is seen here at Hotel Ymir in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Our Daily Bread says it needs donations and volunteers to maintain service. File photo

UPDATED: Nelson soup kitchen forced to close its doors, serve guests outside

Jim Reimer says Our Daily Bread needs volunteers, donations

Nelson’s Our Daily Bread says it needs donations and volunteers to maintain service. File photo
Brad Pommen, president of SMRT1 Technologies, shows off a new vending machine at ANKORS in Nelson that carries items such as naloxone and syringes. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Unique vending machine in Nelson offers syringes, naloxone

The machine at ANKORS is the invention of SMRT1 Technologies

Brad Pommen, president of SMRT1 Technologies, shows off a new vending machine at ANKORS in Nelson that carries items such as naloxone and syringes. Photo: Tyler Harper
Whitewater Ski Resort plans to stay open through to the end of the season. File photo

UPDATED: Whitewater Ski Resort closes due to COVID-19 concerns

The resort made the announcement Sunday evening

Whitewater Ski Resort plans to stay open through to the end of the season. File photo
Leafs forward Aiden Jenner takes a shot during Nelson’s playoff game Tuesday in Fruitvale. The remainder of the series has been postponed by the KIJHL due to coronavirus fears. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

KIJHL cancels playoffs, Leafs’ season is over

Nelson was playing in the second round of the playoffs

Leafs forward Aiden Jenner takes a shot during Nelson’s playoff game Tuesday in Fruitvale. The remainder of the series has been postponed by the KIJHL due to coronavirus fears. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
Shambhala Music Festival will still go on as scheduled in July, as will the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. File photo

UPDATED: Shambhala, Kaslo Jazz festivals to go on despite COVID-19 outbreak

Events at Nelson's Spiritbar, The Royal and Bloom Nightclub meanwhile have been postponed

Shambhala Music Festival will still go on as scheduled in July, as will the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. File photo
Harry Richardson plead not guilty Monday at the Nelson courthouse to attempted murder of an RCMP officer. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of RCMP officer near Argenta

Harry Richardson was arrested after a standoff last October

Harry Richardson plead not guilty Monday at the Nelson courthouse to attempted murder of an RCMP officer. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Leafs rout Nitehawks in Game 1

Nelson romped to a 6-0 win against Beaver Valley

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The provincial seniors advocate says long-term care homes like Mountain Lake Seniors Community seen here in Nelson are already prepared to handle any possible outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper

B.C. Seniors Advocate: care homes well equipped to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

Isobel Mackenzie downplays concerns seniors are at risk

The provincial seniors advocate says long-term care homes like Mountain Lake Seniors Community seen here in Nelson are already prepared to handle any possible outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
School District 8 says it is cancelling student trips to Italy due to the coronavirus. Photo: Chris Young/The Canadian Press

School District 8 cancels student trips to Italy due to coronavirus outbreak

The federal government has advised against travel to Northern Italy

School District 8 says it is cancelling student trips to Italy due to the coronavirus. Photo: Chris Young/The Canadian Press
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Leafs sweep Spokane, will face Beaver Valley next

Tenzin Mint stopped 28 shots to earn a Game 4 shutout

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