Greg Nesteroff

Canfor and Porcupine Wood Products are expected to split the Meadow Creek Cedar forest license.

UPDATED: Canfor buys Meadow Creek Cedar license

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

Canfor and Porcupine Wood Products are expected to split the Meadow Creek Cedar forest license.
British capitalist Robert Fowler Montgomery Horne-Payne (1869-1929) lent one of his middle names to a Columbia River townsite. He’s seen here ca. 1897

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.

British capitalist Robert Fowler Montgomery Horne-Payne (1869-1929) lent one of his middle names to a Columbia River townsite. He’s seen here ca. 1897
A Nelson resident had her 1992 Honda Accord (not the one pictured) stolen after she let a couple take it for a test drive.

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.

A Nelson resident had her 1992 Honda Accord (not the one pictured) stolen after she let a couple take it for a test drive.
Stevenson’s Machine Shop in 1939. The building was opposite the Civic Theatre. Pictured are George Johnson (welder)

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.

Stevenson’s Machine Shop in 1939. The building was opposite the Civic Theatre. Pictured are George Johnson (welder)
Mirror Lake’s post office

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.

Mirror Lake’s post office
After more than a year on the market

Kutenai Landing property sold

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

After more than a year on the market
The Slocan mill site is seen in March 2014 during demolition. The vacant site is now on the market.

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.”

The Slocan mill site is seen in March 2014 during demolition. The vacant site is now on the market.
ABOVE: The Minton general store took out this ad in the Cascade Record of Dec. 17

PLACE NAMES: Minton and Mineral City

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

ABOVE: The Minton general store took out this ad in the Cascade Record of Dec. 17
This house in Queens Bay was a total loss in a fire Wednesday. No one was home at the time.

Fire destroys Queens Bay home

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

This house in Queens Bay was a total loss in a fire Wednesday. No one was home at the time.
Chris Mazurkewich took over Oct. 26 as the new CEO of Interior Health. Last week he announced a decision on contracting out laundry services will be delayed at least until March.

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.

Chris Mazurkewich took over Oct. 26 as the new CEO of Interior Health. Last week he announced a decision on contracting out laundry services will be delayed at least until March.
Midway

PLACE NAMES: Midway between what and what?

Many theories exist about how Midway got its name.

Midway
Sandon was the born due to the Silvery Slocan rush that began in 1891. Unlike some neighbouring towns

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.

Sandon was the born due to the Silvery Slocan rush that began in 1891. Unlike some neighbouring towns
Paddy Miles ran a ferry across the Kootenay River at this point until his tragic death in 1908. This photo was taken from Nelson Hydro's generating station.

PLACE NAMES: Meadows, Melville, and Miles’ Ferry

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

Paddy Miles ran a ferry across the Kootenay River at this point until his tragic death in 1908. This photo was taken from Nelson Hydro's generating station.
The Kaslo and Slocan 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.

The Kaslo and Slocan Railway
The sign at McDonalds Landing is seen in 2002. The wharf has since been acquired by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

PLACE NAMES: McDonalds Landing, McGuigan, and Meadow Creek

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

The sign at McDonalds Landing is seen in 2002. The wharf has since been acquired by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Nelson chamber celebrates all things business

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.

Nelson chamber celebrates all things business
The Marblehead quarry operated from 1909 to the late 1930s and provided building materials for many noteworthy edifices. Today it’s covered in graffiti but still an impressive sight.

Marblehead produced stone for many notable buildings

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

The Marblehead quarry operated from 1909 to the late 1930s and provided building materials for many noteworthy edifices. Today it’s covered in graffiti but still an impressive sight.
Colourful altars paid tribute to departed residents during Argenta’s Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday.

Argenta marks Day of the Dead

The community celebrates its departed citizens with songs and stories.

Colourful altars paid tribute to departed residents during Argenta’s Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday.
Nicholas Ioan Llewelyn-Smith

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.

Nicholas Ioan Llewelyn-Smith
The Hume Hotel as it looked in the first decade of the 20th century. There appears to have been another hotel by the same name at Granite Siding

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.

The Hume Hotel as it looked in the first decade of the 20th century. There appears to have been another hotel by the same name at Granite Siding