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Nelson’s Tenne Bird Andersen died in an avalanche on Feb. 11 in B.C.’s Chilcotin region. Photo courtesy Wendy Allen

‘She was unstoppable’: Tenne Andersen identified as Nelson’s latest avalanche victim

Andersen died in an avalanche on Feb. 11 in the Chilcotin

Nelson’s Tenne Bird Andersen died in an avalanche on Feb. 11 in B.C.’s Chilcotin region. Photo courtesy Wendy Allen
Ruth Krulitsky (left) and Shelby Sanford perform a Brooks & Dunn song during Intuit Studio’s Lip Sync Battle and Variety Show at The Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: At Nelson lip sync competition, the best performers fake it until they make it

Intuit Studio hosted the event Saturday at The Capitol Theatre

Ruth Krulitsky (left) and Shelby Sanford perform a Brooks & Dunn song during Intuit Studio’s Lip Sync Battle and Variety Show at The Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival entranced visitors Saturday in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: Lantern festival lights up Nelson

The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival took place Saturday at Lakeside Park

The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival entranced visitors Saturday in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
A report has found up to 40 per cent of student fees are not being paid by families in School District 8. Photo: Pexels

Unpaid student fees putting the squeeze on School District 8

A report has found some classes are struggling when families don’t pay

A report has found up to 40 per cent of student fees are not being paid by families in School District 8. Photo: Pexels
A search and rescue member is airlifted out of an area near Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta. A Nelson man had to be rescued from the backcountry near the resort after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 2. Photo: Jason Crawford

‘Really, really lucky’: Nelson man rescued after backcountry avalanche in southern Alberta

The 38-year-old man was lucky to call for help in an area that doesn’t usually have cell service

A search and rescue member is airlifted out of an area near Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta. A Nelson man had to be rescued from the backcountry near the resort after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 2. Photo: Jason Crawford
A person in Nelson holds a bag with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine. Possession of that amount of certain types of drugs, including meth, will be decriminalized in B.C. as of Jan. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper

B.C. drug advocates cautiously optimistic about decriminalization

But there remains concerns about how possession will be enforced

A person in Nelson holds a bag with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine. Possession of that amount of certain types of drugs, including meth, will be decriminalized in B.C. as of Jan. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast

B.C. music festival visitors more likely to use drug-checking services: Interior Health

A report found high uptake of drug testing at the Bass Coast and Shambhala music festivals

The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast
Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson

Second Nelson police officer dies after being caught in avalanche

Const. Mathieu Nolet died Saturday at Kelowna General Hospital

Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson
Brent Kennedy Elementary has not had potable water since 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay elementary school set to have clean water for first time in 5 years

Interior Health placed a do not drink order on Brent Kennedy Elementary in 2017

Brent Kennedy Elementary has not had potable water since 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: First responders salute convoy returning deceased Nelson officer

Const. Wade Tittemore’s body was brought back to the city from Kelowna on Thursday

Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted

Salmo councillor forced to resign due to Parkinson’s

Todd Wallace, who was elected last fall, has lived with the disease since 2013

Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted
Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted

Following line brawl and suspensions Nelson Leafs hire new interim head coach

Briar McNaney arrives after several years coaching Columbia Valley

Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted
Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay high school’s solar energy plans cancelled

A student plan for Mount Sentinel Secondary would have installed a solar array

Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson officer killed in avalanche leaves behind wife, 2 young children

Const. Wade Tittemore died while his colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet was critically injured

Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson
Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Nelson Leafs head coach resigns after league suspension for line brawl

Adam DiBella stepped down after being suspended for the remainder of the season

Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson CARES’ office in Nelson. The non-profit organization says nearly $600,000 was stolen from its account at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Photo: Tyler Harper

Fraud costs Nelson non-profit organization $600,000

Money was stolen from Nelson CARES’ account with Nelson and District Credit Union in July

Nelson CARES’ office in Nelson. The non-profit organization says nearly $600,000 was stolen from its account at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Photo: Tyler Harper
Jeff Johnson of Pool Fight sings during the Punk Flea Market at Passmore Community Hall on Dec. 11. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Weirdos in the woods’: Passmore hosts punk flea market

The unique event included local punk bands and 60 vendors

Jeff Johnson of Pool Fight sings during the Punk Flea Market at Passmore Community Hall on Dec. 11. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson students enrolled in the ATLAS outdoor education program relax during a backcountry trip in early 2022. School District 8 is moving the avalanche training part of the program out of what it deems is dangerous terrain. Photo: Sam Kitch

Changes to Nelson high school’s avalanche training course criticized

The district says moving the course out of dangerous terrain complies with WorkSafeBC regulations

Nelson students enrolled in the ATLAS outdoor education program relax during a backcountry trip in early 2022. School District 8 is moving the avalanche training part of the program out of what it deems is dangerous terrain. Photo: Sam Kitch
Blaine Cook, who lives in Nelson, was Twitter’s original engineer when it launched in 2006. He believes the social media app should have been directed down a different path. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson’s Blaine Cook helped build Twitter – and he has a few ideas on what should come next

Cook was Twitter’s founding engineer, and is now advocating for decentralized social networks

Blaine Cook, who lives in Nelson, was Twitter’s original engineer when it launched in 2006. He believes the social media app should have been directed down a different path. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kokanee Glacier, a geographic icon that has environmental and cultural significance to the Kootenays, is melting rapidly and will likely be gone within 50 years. Photo: Petra Hekkenberg

Kokanee Glacier can’t be saved

Within 50 years, one of Canada’s most famous glaciers will have melted away

Kokanee Glacier, a geographic icon that has environmental and cultural significance to the Kootenays, is melting rapidly and will likely be gone within 50 years. Photo: Petra Hekkenberg