Greg Nesteroff

UPDATED: Canfor buys Meadow Creek Cedar license

Porcupine Wood Products is expected to acquire 60 per cent of the timber volume.

PLACE NAMES: Montgomery and Monte Carlo, part 1

Montgomery, Monte Carlo, and Waterloo Landing were short-lived mining towns on the east side of the Columbia River.

Nelson woman’s car stolen on test drive

A Nelson resident says she doesn’t want anyone falling victim to the same scam she did, which resulted in her car being stolen.

COLUMN: What came before Nelson Commons?

I’ve been meaning to write about the history of the Nelson Commons site since February, when Mitzi Hufty phoned to share her memories.

PLACE NAMES: Mirror Lake and Molly Gibson Landing

Mirror Lake was first mentioned in the Nelson Miner of March 7, 1896, in connection with the first curling bonspiel in the Kootenays.

Kutenai Landing property sold

The site of a failed condo development next to the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson has new owners.

Slocan mill site up for grabs

The now-vacant mill site in Slocan is for sale. A sign on the property simply reads: “Available. 19.55 acres lakefront property.”

PLACE NAMES: Minton and Mineral City

Mineral City, six or seven miles up Cariboo Creek from Burton was concocted by Rossland interests.

Fire destroys Queens Bay home

A home on Hamilton Dr. in Queens Bay was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.

New Interior Health boss seeks ‘wise counsel’

Chris Mazurkewich toured West Kootenay a week after putting the brakes on a decision whether to contract out hospital laundry services.

PLACE NAMES: Midway between what and what?

Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.

COLUMN: Marking the Payne’s 125th anniversary

Last week we started looking into the history of the Payne mine, whose discovery in 1891 sparked the launch of the Silvery Slocan rush.

PLACE NAMES: Meadows, Melville, and Miles’ Ferry

Meadows was one of the original stops on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway.

COLUMN: Silvery Slocan rush started with the Payne

Next year marks the 125th anniversary of the start of the Silvery Slocan mining rush, which gave birth to Slocan, Silverton, and New Denver.

PLACE NAMES: McDonalds Landing, McGuigan, and Meadow Creek

McDonalds Landing on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake was named after Duncan A. McDonald.

Nelson chamber celebrates all things business

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated the near-completion of renovations to the city’s historic train station Saturday.

Marblehead produced stone for many notable buildings

Marblehead, in the Lardeau Valley, takes its name from the huge marble quarry there.

Argenta marks Day of the Dead

The community celebrates its departed citizens with songs and stories.

Remembering Nick

A year after Nicholas Llewelyn-Smith died tragically, his parents visit from Australia to place a monument and celebrate their son’s life.

COLUMN: The other Hume Hotel

The Hume Hotel is a Nelson landmark, but it apparently wasn’t the only one in the Kootenays by that name.