Nelson Star Staff

A West Kootenay man died in an avalanche on March 4 while snowmobiling near Mount Payne, which is indicted by the red flag. Illustration: Google Maps

Father of 3 dead after avalanche in West Kootenay

The man was snowmobiling with a group when incident occurred March 4

A West Kootenay man died in an avalanche on March 4 while snowmobiling near Mount Payne, which is indicted by the red flag. Illustration: Google Maps
L-R: The Nelson Skating Club’s Vienna Ferguson, Oceane Cheon and Paisley Jarvis wait for their performance times during the Kootenay Region Virtual Competition on Feb. 20. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Skating Club competes in regional event

The Kootenay Region Virtual Competition was held Feb. 20

L-R: The Nelson Skating Club’s Vienna Ferguson, Oceane Cheon and Paisley Jarvis wait for their performance times during the Kootenay Region Virtual Competition on Feb. 20. Photo: Submitted
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival this spring. The festival is among 97 Interior arts organizations to receive financial assistance from the province. Photo: Mary Matheson

West Kootenay wildfire projects, arts organizations receive $2.6M in provincial funding

The funds are part of B.C.’s economic recovery plan

Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival this spring. The festival is among 97 Interior arts organizations to receive financial assistance from the province. Photo: Mary Matheson
Former owner and new manager Cole Johnston holds up the Reo’s sign outside its new location on Hall Street. The video rental store will reopen March 17. Photo: Submitted

Civic Theatre to reopen Reo’s at new location

The theatre has purchased the video rental store

Former owner and new manager Cole Johnston holds up the Reo’s sign outside its new location on Hall Street. The video rental store will reopen March 17. Photo: Submitted
Nelson's Diana Morita Cole is the keynote speaker of the KDocsFF film festival. Photo: Submitted

Nelson author Diana Morita Cole to speak at film festival

She will share a virtual stage with actor George Takei

Nelson's Diana Morita Cole is the keynote speaker of the KDocsFF film festival. Photo: Submitted
Hannah Deboer-Smith (left) and her sister Avery Deboer-Smith are involved in myriad activities in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

The women who make Nelson great

We celebrate some of the women who make impacts big and small on our city

Hannah Deboer-Smith (left) and her sister Avery Deboer-Smith are involved in myriad activities in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trail Society will build a trail on Mount Buchanan, seen here with society secretary Stuart Heard, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay trails receive Columbia Basin Trust funding

Several locations in the West Kootenay are undergoing upgrades

The Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trail Society will build a trail on Mount Buchanan, seen here with society secretary Stuart Heard, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Someone said something funny but honestly already forgot what it was.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Reporter Bill Metcalfe and his sidekick Tyler Harper freestyle the news

Someone said something funny but honestly already forgot what it was.
Get used to visiting Whitewater Ski Resort during the summer. It’s adding off-season programming thanks to a provincial grant. File photo

Province grants Whitewater $1m for summer rec plans

The ski resort will expand its mountain biking, hiking and climbing options

Get used to visiting Whitewater Ski Resort during the summer. It’s adding off-season programming thanks to a provincial grant. File photo
A emergency response team assisted the RCMP in apprehending a woman in Kaslo who was barricaded in her house on March 1. File photo

RCMP apprehend woman barricaded in Kaslo house

The woman had been writing threatening messages about taking hostages, police say

A emergency response team assisted the RCMP in apprehending a woman in Kaslo who was barricaded in her house on March 1. File photo
Chief Paul Burkart of the Nelson Police Department will be pushed into Kootenay Lake on March 6 to raise money for BC Special Olympics and celebrate his retirement. Photo: Submitted

Nelson police chief to celebrate retirement with freezing plunge

Event is a fundraiser for BC Special Olympics

Chief Paul Burkart of the Nelson Police Department will be pushed into Kootenay Lake on March 6 to raise money for BC Special Olympics and celebrate his retirement. Photo: Submitted
The province is adding 144 new child-care spaces to the West Kootenay. File photo

Province adds 144 child-care spaces to West Kootenay

New projects announced for Castlegar, Nakusp, Winlaw and Nelson

The province is adding 144 new child-care spaces to the West Kootenay. File photo
The Columbia Basin Trust has announced grants for biodiversity initiatives. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust announces ecosystem protection grants

Three projects are sharing a $1.35-million grant

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced grants for biodiversity initiatives. Photo: Submitted
The Feb. 25, 2021 edition of the Nelson Star might be a little late getting to your door. File photo

Snow delays latest Nelson Star issue

We are done with the white stuff

The Feb. 25, 2021 edition of the Nelson Star might be a little late getting to your door. File photo
Local celebrities Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper definitely posed for this picture.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper talk about newsy news in Nelson

Local celebrities Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper definitely posed for this picture.
Nelson’s Sarah Kozlowski is one of 21 British Columbians appointed to the Provincial Child Care Council. Photo: Submitted

Nelson educator appointed to provincial child care council

Sarah Kozlowski will be one of 21 advisors to Minister Katrina Chen

Nelson’s Sarah Kozlowski is one of 21 British Columbians appointed to the Provincial Child Care Council. Photo: Submitted
Slugs for the win! File photo

HUGS AND SLUGS: The trash edition

It’s a strong week for slugs

Slugs for the win! File photo
The candidates for the March 27 city council byelection have been announced. File photo

Candidates announced for Nelson byelection

Four people will run for the empty city council chair

The candidates for the March 27 city council byelection have been announced. File photo
These are just the faces we usually make at each other.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper hit you up with the newest of news

These are just the faces we usually make at each other.
Diane Kalen-Sukra. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay author to appear in global online event

Diane Kalen-Sukra will be interviewed about her book Save Your City

Diane Kalen-Sukra. Photo: Submitted