Current Affairs &

Local News

Tune into our latest Kootenay Morning interviews covering local news, current affairs, and culture.

Kootenay Morning with Andrew Creighton

Food for Thought — checking in with Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre.

Kootenay Morning with Jaimie Killen & Kristin Ditzel

Invisible Fences — a remarkable documentary by Nelson videographer Jaimie Killen about her best friend Kristin Ditzel, a Nelson woman made ill by the COVID vaccine.

Kootenay Morning with Eloïse Speleers

Celebrating BC Francophonie Day with Eloïse Speleers of the West Kootenay Francophone Association(or AFKO Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest).

Kootenay Morning with Tom Thomson

Gettin' Down to Business: Patios, Pubs and Best Businesses, with Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce boss Tom Thomson.

Local news is our beat.

Find more news from a variety of Canadian Community and Campus Radio Stations.

If you’re looking for a quick mix of local news and interviews with Kootenay newsmakers, neighbours, insiders, and the odd star… make sure to tune into KCR’s flagship current affairs program Kootenay Morning. This popular show runs seven times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am and 5pm and Sunday at 8am) 

Kootenay Morning is hosted by passionate (and entertaining) volunteers with three segments/interviews per hour.

Kootenay Morning has become a hub for local businesses and organizations to stop by and share their news and announcements and is a show loved and celebrated by our listeners.

For example, the news show offers on-going coverage of the Nelson Leafs championship playoff run…and regular updates from Kootenay Morning’s cast of correspondents including cannabis pro Velvet Kavanaugh, conservative pundit Stephen Harris and his Beyond Bumper Stickers commentary, and many of the region’s top reporters with in-depth news from throughout the West Kootenay. Tune in to Kootenay Co-op Radio for all your local news from all over. From the heart of Nelson, to the ends of Kootenay Lake or New Denver, CJLY will cover it all!