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Tyler Harper

Tyler Harper

I’m editor-reporter at the Nelson Star, where I’ve worked since 2015. Previously I worked as a sports reporter at The Canadian Press in Toronto for six years.
My reporting focuses on a variety of subjects, including affordable housing, the toxic drug crisis, climate change, politics, education and sports. I specialize in long-form journalism and have won multiple provincial journalism awards during my time at the Star.

Phone
250-352-1890
Email
tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Recent Work by Tyler

Nelson Women’s Centre apologizes for years-long debate over gender inclusion

Nelson Women’s Centre apologizes for years-long debate over gender inclusion

The centre has added new language to its constitution that includes gender diverse people
Nelson police now paired with trained first responder for mental health calls

Nelson police now paired with trained first responder for mental health calls

The Interior Health initiative is also being run in Trail
Once a cycling champion, B.C.’s Svein Tuft has learned how to slow down

Once a cycling champion, B.C.’s Svein Tuft has learned how to slow down

Tuft lives near Nelson where he’s swapped roads for gravel
Federally funded program for Nelson’s homeless to close downtown site

Federally funded program for Nelson’s homeless to close downtown site

The Coordinated Access Hub offered a safe space and services
Impact of new international student cap on West Kootenay colleges unclear

Impact of new international student cap on West Kootenay colleges unclear

Selkirk College’s president says Lower Mainland institutions are more likely to see cuts
New West Kootenay musical uses puppets to talk about sex education

New West Kootenay musical uses puppets to talk about sex education

G Rated is for kids ages 10-13 and their parents
B.C. trans woman looks for childhood friend in new documentary series

B.C. trans woman looks for childhood friend in new documentary series

Joanne Wittstock is among the people looking to reconnect in the TVO show Yearbook
Winlaw’s Gail Elder, Nelson’s Jim Sawada honoured by province for community work

Winlaw’s Gail Elder, Nelson’s Jim Sawada honoured by province for community work

Elder and Sawada have each received the Medal of Good Citizenship
UPDATE: Human rights complaint against B.C. police over sex assault report dismissed

UPDATE: Human rights complaint against B.C. police over sex assault report dismissed

Tribunal says filing about how Nelson police treated a trans woman won’t move forward
Salmo Hotel will re-open, repairs could begin next year

Salmo Hotel will re-open, repairs could begin next year

A fire tore through the building’s roof in September
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