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Nelson News

Car engulfed in flames

Oct 15, 2020 / 12:00 pm

A car burned on the side of Highway 3 in the Kootenays on Wednesday. Anne Hawes tells Castanet she was driving her son to a driving lesson in Castlegar when...

Cannabis co. hits milestone

Oct 1, 2020 / 8:00 pm

A new B.C. cannabis company has started trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Christina Lake Cannabis Corp. began trading Thursday under the ticker...

Search for man called off

Sep 20, 2020 / 4:29 pm

RCMP have suspended a search for a man who failed to return from a planned canoe trip in British Columbia's Interior. Mounties say their underwater recovery...

Owner of truck found

Sep 16, 2020 / 4:27 pm

UPDATE 4:16 p.m. RCMP tell Castanet they have located the man who was reported missing on September 15, 2020 after his truck was found abandoned at the Upper...

IH alerted to mass gathering

Sep 16, 2020 / 1:48 pm

A large camping party last weekend in the Kootenays has Interior Health concerned. The health authority sent out a notice Wednesday about a group of about 150...

Talbot Creek wildfire of note

Aug 23, 2020 / 2:42 pm

A new wildfire burning near Castlegar has been labelled a "wildfire of note" by BC Wildfire Service, joining Christie Mountain and Doctor Creek in...

Snow removal at top court

Aug 20, 2020 / 1:11 pm

The Supreme Court of Canada will review a dispute about a quintessentially Canadian issue — the question of municipal responsibility for proper snow...

Wildfire at Kokanee Park

Aug 16, 2020 / 1:00 pm

BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is reporting they are dealing with a wildfire in the Woodbury Creek drainage, on the eastern edge of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park,...

Visible wildfire now 'held'

Aug 11, 2020 / 11:01 am

The BC Wildfire Service has gotten a handle on a small wildfire burning east of Kimberley. The two-hectare Stirton Road wildfire is now classified as...

Don't sell family online

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:54 pm

Please don’t list your family members for sale online, ask police. Trail RCMP said they were called by a local resident on August 1 with concerns after...

Arson over long weekend

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:34 pm

Police and fire officials in the Kootenays are investigating a series of fires suspected to be arsons. RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue...

Actor Brent Carver dies

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:23 pm

Award-winning Canadian stage actor Brent Carver is being remembered for his natural love of theatre and zest for life. Longtime friend Janice Thomson shared a...

Drowning on Slocan River

Aug 6, 2020 / 12:47 pm

RCMP are seeking witnesses to a drowning in B.C.'s Slocan River. Police responded to the incident at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, just north of Winlaw, in the...

Crash landing in parking lot

Aug 3, 2020 / 2:05 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. The Nelson Police Department tells Castanet they received multiple reports of a plane crash in the 400 block of Lakeside Drive in Nelson B.C....

Fires break out in Southeast

Aug 2, 2020 / 1:06 pm

Multiple lightning-caused wildfires have broken out in the Southeast Fire Centre in the past 48 hours. This weekend's lightning storm has sparked ignition...

Thief nabs hwy porta potty

Jul 31, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A maintenance company is facing a crappy situation after one of its portable toilets was apparently nicked from the shoulder of Highway 3 near Castlegar this...

Former BC MP dead at 77

Jul 28, 2020 / 9:26 am

A retired members of Parliament who represented the southeastern British Columbia riding of Kootenay-Columbia for 18 years has died. Several politicians,...

5.5 years for fatal kick

Jul 24, 2020 / 4:36 pm

A man has been sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for killing another street-entrenched man in an altercation over a panhandling spot in Nelson, B.C. Miles...

Officer likely won't survive

Jul 20, 2020 / 12:28 pm

A British Columbia police officer is on life support in hospital and a spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department says the man is not expected to survive....

Shambhala pulls virtual plug

Jul 20, 2020 / 11:56 am

A prominent electronic music festival in British Columbia is postponing this year's virtual event after sexual misconduct allegations were made against one...

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