Tyler Harper

L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson businesses collecting donations of pads, tampons

The initiative sends menstrual products to northern B.C. communities

L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

UPDATED: Woman injured in Nelson snowbank wins new trial against city: Canada’s top court

Taryn Marchi was hurt stepping over a plowed snowbank in 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press
Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We’re stronger because of you’: About 150 thank you cards sent to Kootenay Lake Hospital

The cards were collected over a week and dropped off on Thanksgiving

Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Wamuna Fukada throws a punch during Fight Night 8. Photo: Tyler Harper

Cridland holds off Quigamon in main event of Nelson’s Fight Night 8

It was the city’s first boxing card since 2019

Nelson’s Wamuna Fukada throws a punch during Fight Night 8. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday return with new album From The Headwaters

It’s the folk group’s second album in less than a year

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday have released their second album, From The Headwaters. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College will begin construction next year on two new student housing buildings in Castlegar and Nelson. L-R: Selkirk College vice president of operations Kerry Clarke, Selkirk president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust president Johnny Strilaeff, Selkirk student Jace Lamoureax, Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

UPDATED: New Selkirk College student housing to be built in Castlegar, Nelson

112-bed building to be added in Castlegar, 36 beds in Nelson

Selkirk College will begin construction next year on two new student housing buildings in Castlegar and Nelson. L-R: Selkirk College vice president of operations Kerry Clarke, Selkirk president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust president Johnny Strilaeff, Selkirk student Jace Lamoureax, Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper

12 Nelson eateries taking part in Restaurants For Change

The Oct. 20 fundraiser is for the Nelson Community Food Centre

Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper
Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘A small gesture’: Nelson couple buys meal for every employee at hospital

The pair spent over $16,000 on 322 gift cards to local restaurants

Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith

Argenta’s Tenise Marie releases debut album Storm

Marie is a graduate of Selkirk College’s music program

Argenta’s Tenise Marie has released her debut album Storm. Photo: Emily Smith
Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

In Nelson’s forests, trail building becomes an art

Meet the people who build and maintain the trails you hike and bike on

Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Past and present members of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary came together Monday for a farewell gathering. The auxiliary is ending after 90 years of service. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary to disband after 90 years

Volunteers had fundraised for Nelson’s hospital since 1931

Past and present members of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary came together Monday for a farewell gathering. The auxiliary is ending after 90 years of service. Photo: Tyler Harper
The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper

In the works for nearly a decade, doors finally open at Nelson’s Herridge Place

Renters will starting moving into the affordable housing development next month

The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper
Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Doctors and nurses gathered outside the emergency room at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital on Friday evening as local police and firefighters paraded by to show support. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘A kick in the teeth’: West Kootenay doctors, nurses react to protests

Local health care workers are critical of demonstrations held in their name

Doctors and nurses gathered outside the emergency room at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital on Friday evening as local police and firefighters paraded by to show support. Photo: Tyler Harper
Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, speaks to a small crowd in Nelson during an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We weren’t quick enough’: Nelson event marks International Overdose Awareness Day

10 illicit drug deaths in West Kootenay so far in 2021

Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, speaks to a small crowd in Nelson during an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
School District 8 is being sued for allegedly selling this property between New Denver and Kaslo without prior consent from the education ministry. The district is disputing that claim. Photo: Submitted

School District 8 sued for delayed property sale

Michael Sawyer says he paid $40,000 for land he can’t access

School District 8 is being sued for allegedly selling this property between New Denver and Kaslo without prior consent from the education ministry. The district is disputing that claim. Photo: Submitted
Protesters gathered outside the Nelson RCMP detachment on Monday to demand an end to enforcement against people blocking logging operations in the Fairy Creek watershed. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson protesters call for end to enforcement at Fairy Creek

An event was held outside the Nelson detachment on Monday

Protesters gathered outside the Nelson RCMP detachment on Monday to demand an end to enforcement against people blocking logging operations in the Fairy Creek watershed. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Road Kings car show, seen here in 2018, has been cancelled for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

COVID-19 surge leads to Nelson Road Kings cancellation

The event had been scheduled for September

The Nelson Road Kings car show, seen here in 2018, has been cancelled for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
A local doctor says Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is in danger of not having enough space to care for COVID-19 patients. File photo
A local doctor says Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is in danger of not having enough space to care for COVID-19 patients. File photo
Pauly Frost is one of 187 people in the Nelson local health area to be infected by COVID-19 since July 1. Photo: Tyler Harper

43 days, 187 cases: Nelson and surrounding area suffers as COVID-19 spreads

As the virus takes its toll, meet some of the people it has impacted

Pauly Frost is one of 187 people in the Nelson local health area to be infected by COVID-19 since July 1. Photo: Tyler Harper