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Part of the Xi'an Wall

Sensational Xi’an!

Contest winner Cindy Keith is sharing China through eyes while on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive trip

Part of the Xi'an Wall
Cindy Keith in China.

From Vernon to the Great Wall

Contest winner Cindy Keith is sharing China through eyes while on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive trip

Cindy Keith in China.
Nelson Police busted two people with MDMA and cocaine recently.

Nelson cops bust couple for drugs

Cocaine and hundreds of MDMA tablets were seized recently.

Nelson Police busted two people with MDMA and cocaine recently.
Two homes destroyed in Sunnybrae mudslide.

UPDATE: Two homes destroyed in Sunnybrae mudslide

A mudslide in Sunnybrae has sent two people to hospital with injuries.

Two homes destroyed in Sunnybrae mudslide.
A concept of the new playground at South Nelson Elementary.

South Nelson playground gets CBT grant

The $33,000 will help fund the $100,000 project expected to be finished this fall.

A concept of the new playground at South Nelson Elementary.
Johnsons Landing is being evacuated amid fears of a possible landslide.

UPDATED: Johnsons Landing off evacuation alert

The alert was lifted Tuesday afternoon by the RDCK after the slide was found to be minor.

Johnsons Landing is being evacuated amid fears of a possible landslide.
Andy Cowan (left) and Sean Cameron face off Saturday during the Nelson Squash Club’s Spring Classic.

Squash Club swings into spring

The club held its annual Spring Classic tournament last weekend.

Andy Cowan (left) and Sean Cameron face off Saturday during the Nelson Squash Club’s Spring Classic.
Barbara Stegemann is this year’s Find Your Divine speaker at the Prestige Lakeside Resort

Find Your Divine speaker wants to inspire women

Barbara Stegemann appeared on Dragon’s Den and is the subject of an upcoming documentary.

Barbara Stegemann is this year’s Find Your Divine speaker at the Prestige Lakeside Resort
Nelson's Maya Ida has earned a soccer scholarship to the University of Calgary.

Kootenay Whitecaps player to join University of Calgary

Nelson's Maya Ida has accepted a scholarship to join the University of Calgary.

Nelson's Maya Ida has earned a soccer scholarship to the University of Calgary.
Finnegan Megale won silver in snowboard cross Sunday at provincials.

Snowboarder wins silver at provincials

Finnegan Megale will now get an invite to the national snowboard cross championships.

Finnegan Megale won silver in snowboard cross Sunday at provincials.
The Nelson Atom Leafs are champions of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League.

Nelson hockey teams win two Atom banners

The Nelson Atom Leafs are champions of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League.

The Nelson Atom Leafs are champions of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League.
KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

KIJHL: Leafs secure 3rd place

Nelson's 5-2 win over Grand Forks means the Leafs face Castlegar in the playoffs.

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves
KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

The 2-0 win keeps Nelson in contention for third place.

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves
The S.S. Moyie in Kaslo is one of many heritage sites on a new web map.

Web map highlights local heritage

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism's map shows off 312 points of interest that coincides with national and provincial heritage celebrations.

The S.S. Moyie in Kaslo is one of many heritage sites on a new web map.
(L-R) The rink of Fruitvale's Myrna Reichmuth

Off to the Masters

Nelson skip Cathy McLeod will lead her rink into the Master Women's Provincials next month.

(L-R) The rink of Fruitvale's Myrna Reichmuth
KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5

KIJHL: Leafs snap slump

Dale Howell scored and had two assists in Nelson's 5-3 win against the Fernie Ghostriders on Saturday.

KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5
KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5

KIJHL: Leafs lose fourth straight

Nelson dropped a 5-3 result to the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Friday night.

KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5
A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450

CBT announces $450,000 for Avalanche Canada over three years

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced Friday that it will fund Avalanche Canada with $450,000 over three years.

A member of Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies Field Team helps keep backcountry users safe. Columbia Basin Trust is committing $450
Readers may have trouble getting an issue of Friday's paper because of

Snow is burying the Star

Tomorrow's issue of the Nelson Star may take extra time finding its way to your home.

Readers may have trouble getting an issue of Friday's paper because of
A gymnast from Trail performs during the Glacier Judge's Cup on Saturday.

Balancing act: Gymnasts perform at Glacier

The Glacier Judge's Cup included 167 athletes from four West Kootenay clubs.

A gymnast from Trail performs during the Glacier Judge's Cup on Saturday.