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Nelson Tenants Union seeks to empower renters in tight housing market

A new group in Nelson hopes to give local renters more power as the housing market conditions get tighter. The Nelson Tenants Union (NTU) is supported by the Rent Strike Bargain Campaign and held its first meeting on May 7. The group continues to meet weekly on Zoom. Tenant union organizer...

Supply chain issues affecting EV buyers: BC Hydro report

any British Columbians are hesitant to buy an electric vehicle because of supply chain issues, according to BC Hydro. A recent report from Hydro found that 35 per cent of the 800 respondents would like to buy an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car. However, they say they do...

Removal of Burgess Shale fossils leads to $20,000 fine for Quebec man

A man from Quebec is facing a $20,000 fine and house arrest after 45 fossils from several B.C. national parks were found in his home. Parks Canada officials said the investigation was launched in 2020 after Lake Louise park wardens received a tip regarding the incident. A search warrant was later...

Heritage BC recognizes Annable Block restoration

Heritage BC has honoured the Nelson CARES Society for its efforts in restoring the Annable Block (also known as Ward Street Place). The building was chosen as the winner of conservation category for this year’s Heritage BC awards. Nelson CARES bought the building in 2002, which is home to 45...

New COVID cases hold steady in West Kootenay

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay/Boundary on the latest round of reporting was virtually the same as the previous period. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, 48 new cases were recorded across the region between May 1 and 7, compared to 47 the week...

Prime Minister Trudeau welcoming news Pope Francis to visit Canada

Pope Francis will visit Canada between July 24th and 29th. and he'll be using Quebec City, Edmonton, and Iqaluit as the bases for his journey. The Vatican says details of his itinerary will be set after consultations with Indigenous groups but the pontiff's mobility issues will be taken into account. The...
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