Nelson Star Staff

This is a stock photo and these kids are probably just acting but the hug still seems pretty believable in my opinion. Photo: Antonius Ferret/Pexels

HUGS AND SLUGS: ‘This is Nelson!’

All the latest highs and lows in reader feelings

This is a stock photo and these kids are probably just acting but the hug still seems pretty believable in my opinion. Photo: Antonius Ferret/Pexels
Nelson Mayor John Dooley (left) and Nelson Police Department Chief Donovan Fisher swear in Const. Kristen Young on Sept. 15. Photo: Submitted

New officer joins Nelson Police Department

Const. Kristen Young was sworn in on Sept. 7

Nelson Mayor John Dooley (left) and Nelson Police Department Chief Donovan Fisher swear in Const. Kristen Young on Sept. 15. Photo: Submitted
RCMP say they found no evidence of gunfire after it was reported early Tuesday near Slocan. File photo

No evidence of gunfire in Slocan area despite complaint: RCMP

Officers spent Tuesday investigating the area after an early morning complaint

RCMP say they found no evidence of gunfire after it was reported early Tuesday near Slocan. File photo
Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, back from the runway at the Met Gala, are here with all the news you didn’t know you needed but you really do, we think.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper talk about the news so you don’t have to

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, back from the runway at the Met Gala, are here with all the news you didn’t know you needed but you really do, we think.
Some activities at Nelson and District Community Complex require a vaccination card, while others do not. 
File photo

RDCK details its proof of vaccination requirements at Nelson’s recreation complex

Some activities require vaccination card, others do not

Some activities at Nelson and District Community Complex require a vaccination card, while others do not. 
File photo
Chief Donovan Fisher says the Nelson Police Department will support Nelson businesses in enforcing the vaccine card requirements. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson police will help businesses enforce vaccine card requirement

Chief Donovan Fisher says violators of the health order will be arrested

Chief Donovan Fisher says the Nelson Police Department will support Nelson businesses in enforcing the vaccine card requirements. Photo: Tyler Harper
A person holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

Nelson online election forum to address economic and social issues Sept. 15

Forum hosts are Bob Hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Kim Bater of Nelson at its Best

A person holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
Bill’s fashion is basically perfect for fall temperatures. It’s all about the layers.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper talk about Nelson’s newsy news

Bill’s fashion is basically perfect for fall temperatures. It’s all about the layers.
New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID-19 cases rise in Trail, Grand Forks

Nelson continues to lead the West Kootenay

New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
We’re sorry you had to go two weeks without these two. We’re also sorry they are back.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Tyler and Bill are back with this and that

We’re sorry you had to go two weeks without these two. We’re also sorry they are back.
Nelson firefighters extinguished a grass fire near the Hwy 3A/6 exchange over the weekend. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Man arrested after Nelson grass fire

The blaze was on the grassy area near the highway exchange below the Alpine Motel

Nelson firefighters extinguished a grass fire near the Hwy 3A/6 exchange over the weekend. Photo submitted
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

153 new cases in Nelson area as COVID-19 outbreak grows in West Kootenay

Nelson has now had 382 new cases recorded between July 25 and Aug. 21

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The RDCK office in Nelson. File photo

RDCK announces mask requirement in recreational facilities and offices

Changes affect Nelson and District Community Complex

The RDCK office in Nelson. File photo
Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Missing man has been found

Police report that Dallas Paulsen has been located

Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted
New cases of COVID-19 in southeastern BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control

117 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson Aug. 8-14, up 58% from previous week

Most other West Kootenay communities also saw increases

New cases of COVID-19 in southeastern BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

UPDATED: Evacuation alert rescinded for Trozzo Creek fire

The Slocan Valley wildfire remains active

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Akokli Creek wildfire evacuation alert lifted

There are no longer any properties under alert in the Cultus, Akokli or Redding fires

Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star
Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo

RCMP investigating shooting in Nelson

Shots fired in residential area, no one injured

Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo
Peter helps paint a portion of a community mural inside Co-ordinated Access Hub. The new service in Nelson has received provincial funding. Photo: Tyler Harper

New Nelson homelessness service receives $278k from province

The Co-ordinated Access Hub opened in June

Peter helps paint a portion of a community mural inside Co-ordinated Access Hub. The new service in Nelson has received provincial funding. Photo: Tyler Harper
Some of the wildfires burning in the West Kootenay. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Controlled burn planned for Trozzo Creek wildfire near Winlaw Aug. 12 or 13

Smoke will be visible from Winlaw, Slocan, Highway 6 and surrounding areas

Some of the wildfires burning in the West Kootenay. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star