Greg Nesteroff

Mungall blasts throne speech

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall denounced Tuesday’s throne speech in the BC legislature as “one of the most partisan I’ve ever heard.”

PLACE NAMES: Nelson, Part 1

Nelson was named after BC Lt.-Gov. Hugh Nelson (1830-93), but had several other names first.

PLACE NAMES: Needles

Needles, the western terminal of the Lower Arrow Lake ferry, was formerly known as The Needles and was first mentioned in 1895.

PLACE NAMES: Nashville

Nashville, also known as Nashville City and Nashton, was a phantom town at the confluence of the Kaslo River and its south fork.

PLACE NAMES: Adding ‘hot springs’ was a non-starter in Nakusp

In the 1980s and mid-2000s, there were movements afoot to change the name of Nakusp to Nakusp Hot Springs.

COLUMN: What came before Nelson Commons, revisited

I recently wrote about what used to stand on the Nelson Commons site. However, I neglected to check the 1913 and 1914 civic directories.

PLACE NAMES: Nakusp

Nakusp is among the few surviving local place names derived from a Sinixt First Nation word, but there’s some doubt about its meaning.

Fatal crashes down, impaired driving up on West Kootenay roads

Local traffic police saw one encouraging trend in 2015, but lots of others that have them concerned.

Year in review: Anniversaries we celebrated in 2015

The Kootenay Co-op, Save-On-Foods, the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House and Georama Growers were among those marking milestones this year.

Bandleader Dal Richards was Playmor Hall regular

Legendary bandleader Dal Richards, who has died at 97, was a semi-regular performer at West Kootenay dance venues of the 1940s and ‘50s.

PLACE NAMES: Montrose and Myncaster

Montrose was named for a place in Scotland, but its origin isn’t completely straightforward.

Year in review: Celebrities who visited us in 2015

Kiesza, Judith Guichon, Brent Butt, and Tamara Taggart were among the notable people who graced us with their presence this year.

Year in review: The most unusual stories of 2015

The Hume Hotel’s time capsule and old elevator make our list along with an iconic photo, a mystery boom, and a ship built in a garage.

Year in review: The most interesting animals of 2015

Izzy the cat, Exie the rescue dog, and Boris the boxer all earned their own stories in the Nelson Star this year.

2015’s top stories No. 1: Nelson’s building boom

Nelson isn’t known for having a lot of construction activity going on at once. But in 2015, several major projects got underway.

Newsmaker of the Year: The Kootenay Co-op

The Nelson Star has named the Kootenay Country Store Co-operative its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year.

2015’s top stories No. 6: Dogs back on Baker

Nelson city council rescinded a 20-year-old ban on downtown pooches.

Year in review: The most read stories of 2015

What were the most popular stories this year at nelsonstar.com? The top item will surprise you (it certainly surprised us).

Year in review: As they saw us in 2015

There was no shortage of positive media attention paid to our region this year.

PLACE NAMES: Montgomery and Monte Carlo, part 2

Last week we started looking at Montgomery, Monte Carlo, and Waterloo, short-lived mining towns on the east side of the Columbia River.