Tyler Harper

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

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

The resort made the announcement Sunday evening

Whitewater Ski Resort has closed for the season. File photo
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 pled not guilty 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 pled not guilty at the Nelson courthouse to attempted murder of an RCMP officer. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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. care homes well equipped to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: seniors advocate

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
A support group for stroke victims started by Marg Dietrich (far left) has come to mean a lot to its members, which include (L-R) Marianne Tremblay, Shawn Lamb, Shirley English, RJ Warren and Stephen Garth. Photo: Tyler Harper

Stroke survivors lean on each other in Nelson

‘I’ve learned more about strokes from being in the group than I did from anyone else’

A support group for stroke victims started by Marg Dietrich (far left) has come to mean a lot to its members, which include (L-R) Marianne Tremblay, Shawn Lamb, Shirley English, RJ Warren and Stephen Garth. Photo: Tyler Harper
Adrian Leslie gets a hug from his twin daughters Cybil and Lode during the Cottonwood Lake Community Celebration on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Cottonwood Lake Society announces $15,000 in new funding

The Nelson Rod and Gun Club and Royal Bank of Canada have chipped in

Adrian Leslie gets a hug from his twin daughters Cybil and Lode during the Cottonwood Lake Community Celebration on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
Local activists stage a sit in at Nelson’s Bank of Montreal branch Wednesday. The demonstration was meant to shed light on BMO’s financial stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE Feb. 18: Nelson’s Bank of Montreal branch re-opens after pipeline sit-in

Wet’suwet’en supporters left the bank over the weekend

Local activists stage a sit in at Nelson’s Bank of Montreal branch Wednesday. The demonstration was meant to shed light on BMO’s financial stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Marc Savard is a teacher in Wuhan, China. He is back in B.C. waiting for when it is safe to return. Photo: Tyler Harper

As the coronavirus spreads, a Nelson man waits to return to China

Marc Savard left Wuhan just as the outbreak began, and now he can’t go back

Nelson’s Marc Savard is a teacher in Wuhan, China. He is back in B.C. waiting for when it is safe to return. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Leafs forward Shawn Campbell tries to sneak a shot past sprawled-out Castlegar goaltender Ethan Lawczynski on Saturday.                                 Photo: Tyler Harper

Castlegar Rebels slip out of playoff spot with winless weekend

Alek Erichuk had two goals against the Rebels

Nelson Leafs forward Shawn Campbell tries to sneak a shot past sprawled-out Castlegar goaltender Ethan Lawczynski on Saturday.                                 Photo: Tyler Harper
The Kootenay Patricks and Montreal Canadiens alumni share a photo at the end of Thursday’s charity game. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Kootenay Patricks and Montreal Canadiens alumni share a photo at the end of Thursday’s charity game. Photo: Tyler Harper