Greg Nesteroff

The former home of Pacific Insight, west of Nelson, has been listed for sale for $5.5 million. File photo

Former Pacific Insight building listed for sale

The 67,000-square foot facility has been mostly vacant for more than two years.

The former home of Pacific Insight, west of Nelson, has been listed for sale for $5.5 million. File photo
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ghost tales: The storied history of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home

Lost Souls of Lakewood explores the history of Nelson’s Blaylock Mansion

The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Electric Tramway Society volunteers were on hand to celebrate Mike Culham’s contribution to the society at a surprise party at the end of his last shift on Sunday. Culham is pictured at centre. Photo submitted

Streetcar 23’s driving force honoured on last run

Mike Culham was thanked for his long service with the Nelson streetcar society

Nelson Electric Tramway Society volunteers were on hand to celebrate Mike Culham’s contribution to the society at a surprise party at the end of his last shift on Sunday. Culham is pictured at centre. Photo submitted
The family of James Earl Hoover, a Nelson man killed in World War II, recently placed a plaque on the local mountain that now bears his name. Photo: Jim Hoover

Challenge issued to commemorate Nelson-area soldiers

Residents asked to climb local peaks as part of Canadian Remembrance Torch challenge

The family of James Earl Hoover, a Nelson man killed in World War II, recently placed a plaque on the local mountain that now bears his name. Photo: Jim Hoover
Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan 1891-1900 outside the Silvery Slocan Museum in New Denver. The book has been years in the making. Photo: Judith Maltz

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush

Peter Smith has published Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan 1891-1900

Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan 1891-1900 outside the Silvery Slocan Museum in New Denver. The book has been years in the making. Photo: Judith Maltz
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
It rained on all but five days in June in West Kootenay, but the total amount was less than normal. Photo: Pixabay                                (Pixabay)
The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society, which cares for a garden at Cottonwood Falls Park, will be hosting a virtual event on Canada Day. Photos: Chris Kölmel

LETTER: Join friendship society’s virtual tent on Canada Day

The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society will share information about its sister city activities online

The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society, which cares for a garden at Cottonwood Falls Park, will be hosting a virtual event on Canada Day. Photos: Chris Kölmel
Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson firefighters battle fire at Victoria and Josephine

Building home to several businesses, including restaurant and dry cleaner

Nelson firefighters tackled a blaze at the corner of Josephine and Victoria on Thursday evening. Photo: Tyler Harper
Users of the Duhamel water system will have to boil their water beginning May 27. Black Press Media file photo

Boil notice issued for Duhamel water system

RDCK institutes measure during leak detection work

Users of the Duhamel water system will have to boil their water beginning May 27. Black Press Media file photo
Ad from the Nelson Daily News, May 5, 1920.

GREG SCOTT: Work begins on new garage, Gilker Block

In 1920, two new buildings were underway and a boat owner was ‘sinfully puffed up’ over his new craft

Ad from the Nelson Daily News, May 5, 1920.
Put a checkmark on your door if you would like to hear from others. Photo submitted

COLUMN: Connecting with others, despite COVID

Mike Stolte offers suggestions for checking in with each other

Put a checkmark on your door if you would like to hear from others. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Kalein Centre wants to hear from socially isolated people willing to be photographed for an exhibit. Photo submitted

Nelson’s CLICK project seeks stories of social isolation

The Kalein Centre and Ursula Heller are working on a photo exhibit

Nelson’s Kalein Centre wants to hear from socially isolated people willing to be photographed for an exhibit. Photo submitted
A group wants to build a monument in Robert Hampton Gray’s honour honour outside the B.C. Aviation Museum (seen here in a conceptual sketch by Ken Faulks and John Kilbank).

Fundraising continues for Hampton Gray monument

Retired navy veterans group needs another $40,000 to make Victoria memorial a reality

A group wants to build a monument in Robert Hampton Gray’s honour honour outside the B.C. Aviation Museum (seen here in a conceptual sketch by Ken Faulks and John Kilbank).
The Selkirk Saints enjoy a six-point cushion on the University of Victoria for the final BCIHL playoff spot, but UVic has two games in hand. Photo: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College Saints split final home series against Simon Fraser

UVic has two games in hand on the Saints.

The Selkirk Saints enjoy a six-point cushion on the University of Victoria for the final BCIHL playoff spot, but UVic has two games in hand. Photo: Jennifer Small
The punctuation on this sign might look unusual, but there’s nothing wrong with the singular possessive Kootenay. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay(s)

How the Kootenay became the Kootenays is complicated and often confusing

The punctuation on this sign might look unusual, but there’s nothing wrong with the singular possessive Kootenay. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Marilyn Burgoon, seen here outside the Nelson courthouse, took on the Lemon Creek fuel spill case when no one else would, Greg Nesteroff writes. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

COLUMN: Slocan Valley environmentalist deserves thanks for tenacity

Marilyn Burgoon stepped in when no one else would to ensure justice in the Lemon Creek fuel spill

Marilyn Burgoon, seen here outside the Nelson courthouse, took on the Lemon Creek fuel spill case when no one else would, Greg Nesteroff writes. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This cartoon by longtime Nelson librarian (and Nelson Star columnist) Anne DeGrace appeared in the Kootenay Sunday Journal on April 24, 1988, helping make the case for a new library.

13 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Nelson Public Library

As the library marks its centennial, here’s a baker’s dozen of historical factoids

This cartoon by longtime Nelson librarian (and Nelson Star columnist) Anne DeGrace appeared in the Kootenay Sunday Journal on April 24, 1988, helping make the case for a new library.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Noteworthy passings of 2019

YEAR IN REVIEW: Noteworthy passings of 2019

Remembering key members of our community

YEAR IN REVIEW: Noteworthy passings of 2019
A police roadblock near Slocan during the hunt for Peter de Groot in 2014. File photo

COLUMN: The Nelson Star’s top stories of the 2010s

Greg Nesteroff breaks down a decade of local news

A police roadblock near Slocan during the hunt for Peter de Groot in 2014. File photo
Gregory Hoskins and Stephen Jenkinson bring their unique show to Nelson on Tuesday. Photo submitted

Night of Grief and Mystery coming to Capitol Theatre

Gregory Hoskins and Stephen Jenkinson bring their unique show to Nelson on Tuesday.

Gregory Hoskins and Stephen Jenkinson bring their unique show to Nelson on Tuesday. Photo submitted