Editorial

Accepting the challenge

If you look around this country there are probably not many more active communities than the Nelson area.

Blewett provides a lesson in engagement

Unless you live in Blewett you probably haven’t been paying too close attention to the current Official Community Plan standoff.

The new highway sign just west of Nelson.

Everywhere the signs

Full marks to the Ministry of Highways for its new addition to the trouble spot west of Nelson.

The new highway sign just west of Nelson.
The wrapped utility boxes in downtown Nelson are a welcome addition to the city's core.

A creation outside the box in Nelson

It’s become a common urban beautification strategy, but in Nelson we’ve managed to take the electrical box wraps to an even higher level.

The wrapped utility boxes in downtown Nelson are a welcome addition to the city's core.
The first drawings of the proposed climbing wall at Mary Hall on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus.

Climbing on board the Kootenay Climbing Association plan

With patience comes a silver lining. That appears to be the case with climbing wall advocates.

The first drawings of the proposed climbing wall at Mary Hall on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus.
Supporters of the Idle No More movement gathered outside City Hall on New Year's Day before taking the issue of Indigenous rights to the streets of Nelson.

More action planned for Idle No More

Local First Nations and their supporters brought the Idle No More movement to Nelson this week.

Supporters of the Idle No More movement gathered outside City Hall on New Year's Day before taking the issue of Indigenous rights to the streets of Nelson.

Another year in the books

Like every other year, 2012 saw the media spotlight shine on Nelson and West Kootenay

Small town Christmas

With Christmas Day a few minor details away from reality, now is the time to truly enjoy the season.

Thursday morning in Nelson was magical one.

Winter’s magic arrives

When storms like Thursday’s hit big metropolitan areas and those burgs not used to winter’s delight, it causes chaos.

Thursday morning in Nelson was magical one.

Answers not possible

As the US comes to grips with the horrendous tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, we grieve with them.

The Nelson Community Band concert this past Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.

The moments that matter in a Nelson Christmas

The Christmas season is truly the most wonderful time of the year in Nelson.

The Nelson Community Band concert this past Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.
The Nelson intersection where a serious accident occurred last month with a pedestrian.

Dark streets, dark outcome

Clearly dark intersections and narrow streets in Nelson are a problem.

The Nelson intersection where a serious accident occurred last month with a pedestrian.
The wild weather during 2012 has to be considered one of the top stories of the year. The Nelson Star is looking to hear from you about the stories and issues that stood out during the last 12 months.

Looking back on 2012 in Nelson area

Like every year, there was plenty for the editorial team to write about in 2012.

The wild weather during 2012 has to be considered one of the top stories of the year. The Nelson Star is looking to hear from you about the stories and issues that stood out during the last 12 months.
Nelson Mayor John Dooley has been a hitting the street to get people to vote for Nelson in the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown.

Throwdown showdown for Nelson

Off to the Elite 8. Not bad for a tiny patch of turf tucked away in the sleepy BC Interior.

Nelson Mayor John Dooley has been a hitting the street to get people to vote for Nelson in the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown.
Last Saturday was a busy one in Nelson's downtown for Customer Appreciation Day.

A much better appreciation

It’s been a great start to the Christmas season for Nelson’s downtown. Now it’s up to you to keep the momentum going.

Last Saturday was a busy one in Nelson's downtown for Customer Appreciation Day.
Sheilah Sweatman's family was in Nelson last week for the inquest.

Sweatman made a difference

It was an emotional six days at the Nelson courthouse last week as details of the Sheilah Sweatman tragedy were brought to light.

Sheilah Sweatman's family was in Nelson last week for the inquest.
Trafalgar Middle School presented the staff at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club with cards of thanks for a $2

One hungry kid in Nelson is too many

British Columbia’s record for dealing with child poverty is terrible.

Trafalgar Middle School presented the staff at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club with cards of thanks for a $2
RDCK Area E director Ramona Faust is putting the official community plan to a vote in the west end of her riding that includes Blewett.

Important vote for Blewett

Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E director Ramona Faust has her work cut out for her

RDCK Area E director Ramona Faust is putting the official community plan to a vote in the west end of her riding that includes Blewett.
The banner that was hung over Nelson's Baker Street.

Nelson banner policy flawed

The pro-life banner hanging over Baker Street for the past two weeks has surely raised a few eyebrows.

The banner that was hung over Nelson's Baker Street.
The downtown Nelson intersection where a woman was hit by a car on Friday.

Not a time to get cocky

The white coating over the city Monday morning makes it official: winter has arrived to the West Kootenay.

The downtown Nelson intersection where a woman was hit by a car on Friday.