Nelson Star Staff

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital reopens to non-essential visitors

Interior Health had previously said the closure was due to COVID-19 cases

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The 500 block of Baker Street is closed to traffic while city crews manage a broken watermain. Photo: City of Nelson

Traffic closed on downtown Nelson block after watermain breaks

The 500 block of Baker Street has been shut down to traffic

The 500 block of Baker Street is closed to traffic while city crews manage a broken watermain. Photo: City of Nelson
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Restorative Justice receives provincial grant

The program will use the $30K for its Phoenix Project

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Riel Martinez, coach Jesse Pineiro and Wamuna Fukada at the Calgary Cup. Photo: Submitted

Nelson boxers Fukada, Martinez win medals at Calgary Cup

The fighters were part of Team B.C.

L-R: Riel Martinez, coach Jesse Pineiro and Wamuna Fukada at the Calgary Cup. Photo: Submitted
An artist’s conception finished pier area, looking toward the lake, with the building for the Ladybird in the left foreground. Photo: City of Nelson

City of Nelson begins demolition of Hall Street pier

A new structure will include a shade canopy and wider walking area

An artist’s conception finished pier area, looking toward the lake, with the building for the Ladybird in the left foreground. Photo: City of Nelson
We won! Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper were among the journalists honoured at the Ma Murray awards in Richmond on Saturday. Photo: Rosie Metcalfe

Nelson Star wins 3 golds, two bronze at Ma Murray awards

Reporters Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper were among the nominees

We won! Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper were among the journalists honoured at the Ma Murray awards in Richmond on Saturday. Photo: Rosie Metcalfe
Elections BC has released the campaign limits for nominees ahead of this fall’s general elections. File photo

Spending limits set for West Kootenay general election candidates

Municipal elections will be held Oct. 15 in B.C.

Elections BC has released the campaign limits for nominees ahead of this fall’s general elections. File photo
Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted

Nelson suspense author nominated for national award

The Hunted by Roz Nay is shortlisted for Best Crime Novel

Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Mayor John Dooley, Neil Pretty, Chief Donovan Fisher, Shazad Shah, and Stephen Fowler. Pretty, Shah, and Fowler, along with Niomi Starspires (awarded but not pictured) all assisted and protected the victim in an unprovoked and violent knife attack on Baker Street in 2019. They were given a Police Board Commendation in a ceremony on May 4. Photo: Submitted

Awards presented to Nelson police, civilians for service and bravery

The ceremony took play May 4 at Hume Hotel

L-R: Mayor John Dooley, Neil Pretty, Chief Donovan Fisher, Shazad Shah, and Stephen Fowler. Pretty, Shah, and Fowler, along with Niomi Starspires (awarded but not pictured) all assisted and protected the victim in an unprovoked and violent knife attack on Baker Street in 2019. They were given a Police Board Commendation in a ceremony on May 4. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Reflections returned to competition at the Mable Moran Provincial Qualifiers. Back row L-R: Elle Sherstobitoff, Mia Schoeder, Ella Morris. Front row: Isabel Wilson, Sarah Sparrow, Thea Solarik. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Reflections return to competition with medal-winning performances

The synchro swim team competed last month in Port Coquitlam

The Nelson Reflections returned to competition at the Mable Moran Provincial Qualifiers. Back row L-R: Elle Sherstobitoff, Mia Schoeder, Ella Morris. Front row: Isabel Wilson, Sarah Sparrow, Thea Solarik. Photo: Submitted
Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson, RDCK receive poverty-reduction grants

Affordable housing, financial literacy and job readiness projects will be funded

Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Leafs forward Rhett Hamilton will play for the Trail Smoke Eaters next season. Photo: Tyler Harper

Leafs forward Rhett Hamilton signs with Trail Smoke Eaters

Hamilton was a standout in his rookie season

Nelson Leafs forward Rhett Hamilton will play for the Trail Smoke Eaters next season. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Porter Hanson (in blue) won his bout during a card in Salmon Arm on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Porter Hanson wins bout in Salmon Arm

The Nelson Boxing Club will host Fight Night 9 on May 28

Nelson’s Porter Hanson (in blue) won his bout during a card in Salmon Arm on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Kootenays to receive up to 100 new electric vehicle charging stations

Natural Resources Canada is investing $1 million into the initiative

An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Capitol Theatre, Tiny Lights, Civic Theatre receive provincial arts funding

The grants are part of the Arts Infrastructure Program

Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro will play for the Cranbrook Bucks in the BCHL. Photo: Jim Bailey

Cranbrook Bucks sign Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro

The Bucks also committed to Salmo defenceman Willem Terwoord

Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro will play for the Cranbrook Bucks in the BCHL. Photo: Jim Bailey
Kaslo and Fruitvale will soon offer more child care spaces for families. File photo

New child care spaces coming to Kaslo, Fruitvale

The 45 new spots are funded by the provincial and federal governments and CBT

Kaslo and Fruitvale will soon offer more child care spaces for families. File photo
Nelson’s Jean Broster shows off the Memorial Cross and Memorial Ribbon given to her family in recognition of Arnold Broster’s Navy service. Photo: Submitted

Canadian Memorial Cross posthumously awarded to Nelson man

Arnold Broster served in the Navy for 25 years

Nelson’s Jean Broster shows off the Memorial Cross and Memorial Ribbon given to her family in recognition of Arnold Broster’s Navy service. Photo: Submitted
Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo

B.C. avian flu outbreak extends to West Kootenay

The virus has been discovered in a small flock

Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo
Anyone registered with the City’s Emergency Notification System will receive a test notification on the device they registered with – text, land line or email. Photo: City of Nelson website screenshot

City of Nelson emergency notification test on May 3

The test is to get residents thinking about emergency preparedness

Anyone registered with the City’s Emergency Notification System will receive a test notification on the device they registered with – text, land line or email. Photo: City of Nelson website screenshot