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Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Slocan author wins history writing award

Peter Smith was awarded the Community History Award

Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
There were no injuries in a fire on the KFP deck, and an estimated $3,000 damage. Photo: Submitted

Nelson fire department extinguishes blaze on KFP dock

The fire originated in a tent, but there were no injuries

There were no injuries in a fire on the KFP deck, and an estimated $3,000 damage. Photo: Submitted
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo

Two people attacked with bear spray in downtown Nelson: police

Police say the three people know each other

Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
We are serious journalists.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Tyler and Bill talk about chickens, sled dogs and other newsy news

We are serious journalists.
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South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarships awarded to 4 students

Students in Creston, South Slocan and Revelstoke are sharing the honour

South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
A wildfire near Cottonwood Lake was put out by Nelson firefighters Sunday night. Photo: Submitted

Wildfire extinguished near Cottonwood Lake

Lightning-caused fire was near one of Nelson’s water sources

A wildfire near Cottonwood Lake was put out by Nelson firefighters Sunday night. Photo: Submitted
Editor-reporter Tyler Harper (left) and reporter Bill Metcalfe outside the Nelson Star office on Ma Murray Awards night. Photo: Katelyn Hurley

Nelson Star wins five provincial journalism awards

Tyler Harper takes gold in four categories, Bill Metcalfe silver in one, at annual Ma Murray Awards

Editor-reporter Tyler Harper (left) and reporter Bill Metcalfe outside the Nelson Star office on Ma Murray Awards night. Photo: Katelyn Hurley
No one rocks summer sweaters like these guys.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper chat about this and that, as we do

No one rocks summer sweaters like these guys.
Trish Smillie has been named superintendent of School District 8. Photo: Submitted

School District 8 announces new superintendent

Trish Smillie takes over as of Aug. 1

Trish Smillie has been named superintendent of School District 8. Photo: Submitted
Osprey and fireworks don’t mix. File photo

HUGS AND SLUGS: No fan of fireworks

A reader takes issue with fireworks disturbing osprey

Osprey and fireworks don’t mix. File photo
The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Five more COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

There were no new cases in Castlegar and Trail

The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
It’s filthy hot outside but Bill still dresses up for the job. Such a professional, amirite?

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper chat about their latest stories

It’s filthy hot outside but Bill still dresses up for the job. Such a professional, amirite?
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Nelson Fire and Rescue Services responded to fire started by a minor explosion in Gyro Park at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. File photo

Nelson fire department extinguishes fire in Gyro Park

Fire resulted from an exploded propane cylinder

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services responded to fire started by a minor explosion in Gyro Park at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. File photo
For more information on the RDCK’s new water restrictions go to www.rdck.ca/water. File photo
For more information on the RDCK’s new water restrictions go to www.rdck.ca/water. File photo
COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Only five new cases of COVID-19 in West Kootenay

The latest report is for the week of May 16 to 22

COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo

Police searching for suspects after attempted armed break-in in Salmo

RCMP say three suspects were wearing masks when the incident occurred

Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo