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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Jan 28 2023

Baby, it’s about to get very cold outside.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of BC as a cold spell is forecasted for most of the province.

“Arctic air will spread throughout BC (Saturday) bringing a major shift in temperature from our mild January,” the Environment Canada statement said.

“Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees colder than normal for this time of the year in the central and southern interior of BC.”

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jan 28 2023

The City of Nelson announced that a private Celebration of Life service is planned for Nelson Police Constable Mathieu Nolet on Monday, January 30 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The City of Nelson media release said that the service is for invited guests only and not open to the general public.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jan 28 2023

A new regional district bylaw gives the green light to recreation services to construct, renovate or expand community, recreation and leisure facilities within City of Nelson property.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 26 2023

There are deep layers of concern and uncertainty over deep layers of weak snow buried in the West Kootenay backcountry alpine regions that could create large avalanches.

Although there have been no avalanches reported in the West Kootenay region for the last two days, dangerous conditions still exist in the backcountry, according to Avalanche Canada (AC).

Persistent slabs — which are particularly difficult to forecast — permeate the alpine and treeline regions of the backcountry, said AC avalanche forecaster Ross Goddard in his report on Wednesday.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jan 25 2023

Nelson Police said the missing woman alert Wednesday has been rescinded. 

Nelson Police said 33-year-old Alissa Kunstmann was located Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Police thanks the public for assisting in locating Kunstmann

NPD appeal to public to locate missing woman

Nelson Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating a missing 33-year-old Alissa Kunstmann.

Nelson Police said that Kunstmann was last seen on Sunday, January 15th in the Nelson area, and it believed to have travelled to Trail.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 24 2023

Nelson Police said Thursday that a woman missing for a week has been located.

Nelson Police said Katherine Rivard, 39, has been located.

Nelson Police said that Rivard was located safe and sound and thanks the public for their assistance.

Nelson Police appeals for public support in finding missing woman

In a media release Tuesday, Nelson Police said the department is appealing to the public for assistance in locating a missing 39-year-old woman.

Nelson Police said that Katherine Rivard was last heard from approximately 6-8 days ago.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 24 2023

Hundreds of first responders, including members of the Nelson Police Department, lined the highway between Kelowna and Nelson for a procession to pay tribute to Const. Mathieu Nolet.

Const. Nolet, 28, died from injuries Saturday morning at Kelowna General Hospital after being caught in an avalanche January 9 while backcountry skiing near Goat Range Provincial Park, northwest of Kaslo.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 24 2023

With discussion already carefully vetted in public forum the final stamp of approval was levied on the increase to city utilities.

A report from the City of Nelson’s Finance department was approved that suggested a two per cent increase to the water rates charged city residents — along with a similar two per cent rise in sewer fees — to help pay for the costs related to several major projects on the horizon in 2023.

By Contributor on Monday Jan 23 2023

A Grand Forks resident will be getting his steps in as his motorized scooter has been impounded and he’s facing multiple charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On Wednesday, January 18th just after 11 a.m., a 55-year-old Grand Forks man was seen operating his motorized scooter on Market Avenue in the downtown core.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 23 2023

There is a high economic risk attached to some of the creeks that traverse the city’s neighbourhoods, including one tributary that contains a high life safety risk, according to a recent engineering report.

In the Steep Creek Hazard Assessment Report by BCG Engineering out of Vancouver it was found that Cottonwood Creek — with Gold, Selous and Giveout creeks adding to its flows — had the potential for significant economic risk inside the city’s boundaries.

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