Greg Nesteroff

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
Nelson’s Lt. Robert Hampton Gray was the last Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross. He was killed in an aerial attack on a Japanese destroyer late in Second World War.

Victoria monument planned for Nelson’s Hampton Gray

Fundraiser underway to create memorial to Second World War pilot killed in Japan

Nelson’s Lt. Robert Hampton Gray was the last Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross. He was killed in an aerial attack on a Japanese destroyer late in Second World War.
The Nelson Daily News boasted a three-sided neon rooftop sign from 1935 to 1968 — which once acted as a beacon for a wayward plane. Touchstones Nelson collection

Black and white and read all over: Nelson’s newspapers laid bare

A new exhibit at Touchstones Nelson looks at the history of the city’s press

The Nelson Daily News boasted a three-sided neon rooftop sign from 1935 to 1968 — which once acted as a beacon for a wayward plane. Touchstones Nelson collection
Fairview Heights is one of Nelson’s newer neighbourhoods, developed in 2003 in a former gravel pit. Greg Nesteroff photo

PLACE NAMES: Nelson neighbourhoods, Part 5

Nelson city limits expanded 10 times after incorporation

Fairview Heights is one of Nelson’s newer neighbourhoods, developed in 2003 in a former gravel pit. Greg Nesteroff photo
LETTER: NDP reps lacking accomplishments

LETTER: NDP reps lacking accomplishments

Wayne Stetski hasn’t earned his pay as MP, writes Jim Demers

LETTER: NDP reps lacking accomplishments
Svoboda Road, a rural neighbourhood in the hills above Nelson, was named for John and Annie Svoboda, who had a ranch there. Svoboda means freedom in Russian. Greg Nesteroff photo

PLACE NAMES: More Nelson neighbourhoods

A Depression-era squatter’s camp became Cottonwood City

Svoboda Road, a rural neighbourhood in the hills above Nelson, was named for John and Annie Svoboda, who had a ranch there. Svoboda means freedom in Russian. Greg Nesteroff photo
This sign marks the entrance to Nelson’s Railtown neighbourhood at the intersection of Highway 3A and Baker Street. The name was coined in 2011. Greg Nesteroff photo

PLACE NAMES: More Nelson neighbourhoods

Parklands among lost Nelson neighbourhood names

This sign marks the entrance to Nelson’s Railtown neighbourhood at the intersection of Highway 3A and Baker Street. The name was coined in 2011. Greg Nesteroff photo