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Nelson News

21 years of Shambhala

Aug 14, 2018 / 9:20 pm

For 21 years, thousands of people have been making the journey to the Salmo River Ranch to get down. The Shambhala Music Festival has grown by leaps and bounds...

A small victory for Pride

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:23 am

One of the oldest Pride groups in the province celebrated a small victory last night. The rainbow coloured Pride flag had only ever been flown at Nelson City...

Fire burns near fest, again

Aug 9, 2018 / 4:10 pm

For the second year in a row, a growing wildfire is burning near the Shambhala Music Festival. On Thursday, the BC Wildfire Service upgraded the McArthur Creek...

New drug testing at festival

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thousands of people across the province and beyond are making their way to the small community of Salmo this week, for the 21st Shambhala Music Festival. And...

Fatal incident review

Jul 25, 2018 / 10:39 am

Technical Safety BC thas just released its Investigation Report into the ammonia release at Fernie Memorial Arena on October 17, 2017. This is believed to be...

Drones halt fire fight

Jul 23, 2018 / 4:35 pm

BC Wildfire Service water bombers were forced to temporarily halt operations on the Wilson Creek wildfire on Sunday, due to people operating drones above the...

Gently used coffin for sale

Jul 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Looking for that perfect place for your eternal rest? Look no further. A Nelson man who collects odd objects posted an advertisement on the Shop and Swap...

PM on groping allegation

Jul 1, 2018 / 9:07 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he does not remember any "negative interactions" during an event he attended 18 years ago in British Columbia...

Grizzly mauls kayaker

Jun 30, 2018 / 6:12 pm

A kayaker is recovering in hospital after he was mauled by a grizzly bear near Creston Saturday morning. Insp. Joe Caravetta of the B.C. Conservation Officer...

A slap on the wrist?

Jun 28, 2018 / 1:56 pm

British Columbia's former attorney general says a strong message against polygamy has been sent even though two men at the centre of a long-running legal...

No jail for polygamists

Jun 26, 2018 / 11:15 am

Two men convicted of practising polygamy in British Columbia have been given conditional sentences to be served in the community. A B.C. Supreme Court judge...

Sex with teen 'for God'

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:29 pm

A special prosecutor has urged the B.C. Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a polygamous leader who was accused of taking a 15-year-old girl across the...

Polygamy case back to court

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:50 am

A special prosecutor is set to ask B.C.'s Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of...

Granny wins book prize

Jun 15, 2018 / 7:59 am

A Nelson grandmother has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Jennifer Craig's novel about a senior citizen growing pot in her basement to...

Double-murder charges laid

Jun 11, 2018 / 3:22 pm

Police say murder charges have been laid in the shooting deaths of two people in southeastern B.C., eight years ago. Officers were called to a rural residence...

Trudeau 'groping' allegation

Jun 7, 2018 / 7:05 pm

A newspaper editorial from 18 years ago alleges that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, then just a former prime minister's son, “groped” a...

Fire closes highway

May 25, 2018 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Highway 3B in Trail is closed in both directions as fire crews battle a blaze in that area. An officer with the Trail RCMP says police...

Couple buried in mudslide

May 22, 2018 / 4:34 am

A Saskatchewan couple is recovering in hospital after a mudslide swept them off a cliff in British Columbia. Weyburn resident Sheri Niemegeers said she and her...

Swept away by mudslide

May 21, 2018 / 4:47 pm

A couple from Saskatchewan got more adventure than they bargained for while travelling in B.C. this week, when they got swept off a cliff by a mudslide. The...

Hwy closed till Saturday

May 18, 2018 / 1:53 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. Highway 3 is not expected to reopen until Saturday at the scene of a landslide near Creston. DriveBC says the route could reopen anytime...

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