Editorial

New Line Skateparks president Kyle Dion at last Thursday's open house presentation at Rosemont Elementary School in Nelson.

Stay away if you fear fun

It’s a culture immersed in graffiti, grit and elbow gashes. And that image scares people.

New Line Skateparks president Kyle Dion at last Thursday's open house presentation at Rosemont Elementary School in Nelson.
The Nelson area has been treated to plenty of great music over the years

The music’s not over in Nelson

The current operators of The Royal music venue on Baker Street will call it quits at the end of this month

The Nelson area has been treated to plenty of great music over the years
The Hume Hotel was given the Hospitality Tourism Excellence award. Hume general manager Ryan Martin (middle right) was joined by night manager Craig Pilon (left) and  assistant manager Lorelei Weinerth (right) accepting the award from the chamber’s Gary Kalinski.

A look at the unimaginable in Nelson

Imagine for one minute that you woke up and Nelson was minus Whitewater Ski Resort

The Hume Hotel was given the Hospitality Tourism Excellence award. Hume general manager Ryan Martin (middle right) was joined by night manager Craig Pilon (left) and  assistant manager Lorelei Weinerth (right) accepting the award from the chamber’s Gary Kalinski.
Students at Nelson's St. Joseph's Elementary were into the Easter spirit earlier this week when they were painting wooden Easter eggs.

Easter in the Kootenays

This weekend the Nelson community will celebrate Easter.

Students at Nelson's St. Joseph's Elementary were into the Easter spirit earlier this week when they were painting wooden Easter eggs.
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation chairperson Pat Dooley at last week's Caring Companies dinner at the Hume Hotel.

Community at the core

Last week the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation gathered its most loyal supporters at the Hume Hotel for a special night.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation chairperson Pat Dooley at last week's Caring Companies dinner at the Hume Hotel.

Turn off, then turn on

The City of Nelson and Nelson Hydro are fully on board Earth Hour.

The design for one stage of the new Nelson Landing proposal.

On the embattled Nelson waterfront

There are few patches of land in Nelson as heavily tread upon in the political arena as the former Kootenay Forest Products site

The design for one stage of the new Nelson Landing proposal.
Pastor Jim Reimer joins Laverne Wohler (left) and Lil Schoeber (right) in the kitchen at Our Daily Bread as they work to prepare a meal for up to 70 people. Reimer worries as the kitchen is running out of money needed to put the food on the table

Making your dollars count

When you read nelsonstar.com this week, news of Our Daily Bread’s financial woes may have come as a surprise.

Pastor Jim Reimer joins Laverne Wohler (left) and Lil Schoeber (right) in the kitchen at Our Daily Bread as they work to prepare a meal for up to 70 people. Reimer worries as the kitchen is running out of money needed to put the food on the table
City crews were busy on Baker Street last week tearing out the interior planter boxes that separated the amenity areas from the sidewalk. Many Nelson Star readers had strong opinions about the change.

Nelson amenity area stirs passions

For such a progressive community, Nelson residents sure don’t like change. Case in point: reconfiguring the downtown amenity areas.

City crews were busy on Baker Street last week tearing out the interior planter boxes that separated the amenity areas from the sidewalk. Many Nelson Star readers had strong opinions about the change.
The issue of dogs in Nelson's downtown is not going away anytime soon.

No doggone absolutes

If there was an easy way out of this jam, the politicians at City Hall would have taken that path many years ago.

The issue of dogs in Nelson's downtown is not going away anytime soon.
Nelson Search and Rescue was again called to action earlier this week.

The cost of dumb decisions

After another busy week in the backcountry around Whitewater Nelson Search and Rescue deserve our thanks.

Nelson Search and Rescue was again called to action earlier this week.
Friday night's gala at the Nelson Civic Theatre proved many things. And not just that locals like to get dressed up with Bond theme

Tone has been clearly set for Nelson Civic Theatre

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society started to build a case about why this community is once again the exception rather than the rule.

Friday night's gala at the Nelson Civic Theatre proved many things. And not just that locals like to get dressed up with Bond theme

Anatomy of an economy

For many of us in the Nelson region, it’s sometimes easy to forget the backbone of our local economy.

Dogs not the only ones that make a mess in Nelson's downtown

Dogs not the only ones that make a mess in Nelson’s downtown

Nelson’s downtown dog issue is a mess in more ways than the obvious final product of a canine’s digestive system.

Dogs not the only ones that make a mess in Nelson's downtown
Nelson welcomes you... or does it? Council was not warm to inviting foreign trade into the community during debate at last week's regular council meeting.

Nelson’s seat at the global table

Council’s motion will have very little impact on the final outcome

Nelson welcomes you... or does it? Council was not warm to inviting foreign trade into the community during debate at last week's regular council meeting.
Former Alberta premier Don Getty was the political leader who got the ball rolling on Family Day back in 1990.

One big happy family

British Columbians will celebrate Family Day on Monday, the first time we get to enjoy a statutory holiday in February.

Former Alberta premier Don Getty was the political leader who got the ball rolling on Family Day back in 1990.
Monday's runaway van incident could have been a lot worse.

Time to give us a brake

The topic of today’s editorial might seem a little silly: parking brakes.

Monday's runaway van incident could have been a lot worse.
Nelson councillor Deb Kozak (left) and city works supervisor Karen Macdonald discuss the layout of the plan for the outdoor skatepark in Rosemont at the open house last Thursday.

Is Rosemont the answer for Nelson’s outdoor skatepark?

Nelson city council will once again face an important decision about the long overdue outdoor skatepark.

Nelson councillor Deb Kozak (left) and city works supervisor Karen Macdonald discuss the layout of the plan for the outdoor skatepark in Rosemont at the open house last Thursday.
The front page of Friday's National Post has created a bit of a buzz in Nelson.

The ruff get going

Seeing your name in print can be shocking. When the words on the page are not flattering, it can be disturbing.

The front page of Friday's National Post has created a bit of a buzz in Nelson.
The Bite food truck has been in Nelson for several years and more might be coming. The City of Nelson needs to ensure they are ready for it.

The cart before the council

Nelson’s downtown is our greatest (human built) asset.

The Bite food truck has been in Nelson for several years and more might be coming. The City of Nelson needs to ensure they are ready for it.