Greg Nesteroff

PLACE NAMES: Nelway and New Galway

Nelway is a contraction of “Nelson and Spokane highway,” though some speculate it might be derived from “Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway.”

New Glade, Harrop ferries will save $11 million, ministry says

The Ministry of Transportation expects to save $11 million by building new cable ferries for Harrop and Glade rather than bridges.

COLUMN: Historic South Slocan building deserves better fate

How incredibly disappointing that FortisBC plans to do away with the West Kootenay Power staff house.

FortisBC to demolish South Slocan buildings

Now that it has approval to build a new operations centre, FortisBC plans to demolish its old South Slocan administration office.

Famous faces in West Kootenay/Boundary

Despite being relatively inaccessible, there’s never been a shortage of famous and celebrated figures visiting West Kootenay/Boundary.

PLACE NAMES: Nelson, Wash.

Thanks to Nelson, BC, a town in Washington state named Nelson was rechristened Danville.

Educating Hester: A black pioneer family in Nelson

In the 1956 Nelson High School yearbook, there’s a brief but heartwarming memoir by Hester L. Waggener recalling her days as a student.

Winlaw rebuild tops list of Slocan Valley school options

Rebuilding Winlaw elementary school is the highest ranking scenario among Slocan Valley schools.

Combining Salmo schools top reconfiguration option

Salmo elementary school would close and Salmo secondary would be reconfigured as a K-12 in the top-ranked option presented last night.

Nelson pool windfall still being debated

It remains to be seen what a windfall for the Nelson aquatic centre will mean for taxpayers.

Jewett closure top-ranked option for Kaslo-area schools

Jewett elementary school in Meadow Creek would close under the top-ranked reconfiguration option for Kaslo-area schools presented Monday.

Nelson hospital laundry to be privatized

Interior Health says it will push ahead with contracting out laundry services at Kootenay Lake Hospital, expected to take effect in 2017.

Ymir hospital met a fiery end

Finding staff for the Ymir hospital was always a challenge and turnover of doctors and nurses was high.

PLACE NAMES: Nelson City vs. Bogustown

Earlier in this series we saw that Nelson’s Fairview neighbourhood was originally called Salisbury. It also had three other names.

Questioning hospital’s finances killed Ymir newspaper

Within three months of opening in 1903, questions emerged about how the Ymir Miners’ Union operated its hospital.

PLACE NAMES: Nelson, part 3

BC Lt.-Gov. Hugh Nelson never saw the town that was named after him, although he was encouraged to buy lots there.

The life and times of the Ymir hospital

The Ymir hospital was one of the most picturesque buildings of its kind and era. But much of its history is little known.

PLACE NAMES: Nelson, Part 2

By 1888, the area around the Silver King mine was known as Hall’s Camp while two names were proposed for the infant town on Kootenay Lake.

Race expected for Nelson-Creston Green nomination

Tanya Wall considers running for the Liberals, while incumbent New Democrat Michelle Mungall will seek a third term.

Columbia Basin Trust looks at Slocan mill site

The Village of Slocan and Columbia Basin Trust are jointly eyeing the former mill site on the community’s waterfront.