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Nelson woman takes injury lawsuit over snow plowing to Supreme Court of Canada

Oct 21, 2021 / 9:18 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman will get another chance to sue for damages over an injury she suffered while climbing through snow piled by a B.C....

Coroner's inquest for B.C. man shot and killed by RCMP officer in 2014 underway

Sep 27, 2021 / 1:32 pm

The coroner's inquest into the shooting of Peter de Groot, seven years ago in Nelson B.C. got underway on Monday. de Groot lost his life while at a remote...

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nelson long-term care home

Jul 23, 2021 / 1:32 pm

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a long-term care home in Nelson. Interior Health declared the outbreak at Nelson Jubilee Manor Friday afternoon, after...

Kootenays restaurant closes for long weekend after being overwhelmed by rude tourists

Apr 5, 2021 / 10:15 am

A restaurateur in the Kootenays says he closed his restaurant in the middle of a busy Saturday on a long weekend after being overwhelmed by rude tourists. Nick...

Multi-vehicle crash causing delays on Highway 3A near Nelson

Mar 29, 2021 / 12:15 pm

A multi-vehicle collision is causing delays on Highway 3A in the Kootenays. DriveBC reports single-lane, alternating traffic about five kilometres east of...

Supreme Court of Canada set to settle Nelson snow-clearing squabble

Mar 24, 2021 / 6:45 am

It's starting to feel like spring for many Canadians, but the country's top court is about to wade into the issue of snow removal from wintry city...

Manslaughter charge for death of off-duty Abbotsford police officer in Nelson

Mar 7, 2021 / 7:46 pm

A Castlegar man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of an off-duty Abbotsford police officer in Nelson, B.C. in July 2020. The Nelson...

Woman suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:40 pm

A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn't leave the...

RCMP have found the owner of a truck abandoned at Galena ferry

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...

Supreme Court of Canada to dig into snow-removal controversy

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...

Small plane crash lands in Wholesale Club 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....

Fatal kick in dispute over panhandling spot nets 5.5 year sentence

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...

B.C. officer in off-duty disturbance not expected to 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....

Police officer in critical condition after off-duty disturbance

Jul 19, 2020 / 7:40 pm

A police officer is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries following an off-duty incident in Nelson, B.C. The Abbotsford Police Department says...

Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson ends season early

Mar 16, 2020 / 10:02 am

Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson, B.C. is ending its season early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ski hill made the announcement Sunday. “Over the...

Driver, trucking company fined $195K for 2013 Nelson fuel spill

Feb 26, 2020 / 3:07 pm

A Calgary-based trucking company and one of its drivers have been fined a combined $195,000 for spilling 35,000 litres of jet fuel into a tributary of the...

RCMP confirm 'criminality' in death of Slocan Valley man

Feb 25, 2020 / 3:23 pm

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has announced it has confirmed criminality in the death of a Slocan Valley man last year. Aaron Graham, 47, of...

Multiple overdoses in Nelson prompts alert

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:28 pm

UPDATE 6:15 p.m. The Nelson Police Department has confirmed the deaths of two individuals due to toxic overdoses in the community. Police responded to three...

Teen snowboarders rescued after night in Nelson backcountry

Jan 6, 2020 / 2:46 pm

A pair of teenage snowboarders have been rescued after spending a night out in the backcountry of Nelson, B.C. RCMP received a report of two overdue...

Highway 3A near Nelson is slow going following collision

Dec 27, 2019 / 12:46 pm

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. Highway 3A is now open and clear in both directions after a vehicle incident. ORIGINAL 11:03 a.m. Highway 3A near Nelson is now open to...