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Nelson’s first mayor had a habit of disappearing in the night without leaving a forwarding address.
Queens Bay marked the centennial of St. Francis-in-the-Woods, a former Anglican church, with a tea Saturday.
The Kettle River was named by 1860. There are a couple of theories about its origin.
Twenty years before he was elected Nelson’s first mayor, John Houston nearly died in a Texas saloon brawl.
Doris Bradshaw wasn’t the first woman to work in the editorial department of the Nelson Daily News, but she was easily the longest serving.
Henry Stevenson was known as a history buff, an aviator, and the second-generation proprietor of Stevenson Machine Shop.
The prevailing theory has always been that Kaslo is derived from a First Nations word, but whether Ktunaxa or Sinixt isn’t well established.
A recent photo spurred a historical reflection of two businesses from decades past in Nelson.
The owner of the Silverton Lakeshore Inn is appealing for the return of artifacts and equipment recently stolen from the historic building.
A story about the University of BC offering a writing course in Nelson this fall sparked a few unexpected debates on Facebook.
Was Kaslo really named after a placer miner?
No, the Nelson Commons crane is not the first to have been used in Nelson.
When Japanese Canadians were forced from their Lower Mainland homes and interned in Kaslo in 1942, there was already one living there.
Some theories say Kaslo comes from a First Nations word to do with berries. Others say it’s after placer miner John Kaslo or Kasleau.
For the second time in little over a year, the Meadow Creek Cedar forest license is on the brink of being cancelled.
Kaslo is either a corruption of a French name or a First Nations word, with the odds favouring the latter theory.
Nelson’s Jon Townsend got a surprise recently while rebuilding a staircase. The piece of marble holding up the stairs was a headstone.
One of West Kootenay’s most picturesque churches is turning 100. St. Francis-in-the-Woods is tucked in the trees in Queens Bay.
Johnsons Landing presents us with an opportunity to address a vexing subject: the lack of apostrophes in Canadian place names.
The Inonoaklin or Fire Valley, on the west side of Lower Arrow Lake, above Edgewood, has a complicated naming history.