Nelson Star Staff

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will be opening a workshop and store with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust grants for social well-being projects

Over $800,000 funded 42 initiatives

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will be opening a workshop and store with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay musicians included in B.C. grant program

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday and Argenta’s Moontricks are among the recipients

Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted
Dog hugs are great, but dogs and their owners are also responsible for a couple slugs this week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

HUGS AND SLUGS: Mount St. Francis is a minefield

We’ll let you read to find out why that is

Dog hugs are great, but dogs and their owners are also responsible for a couple slugs this week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Norman Stibbs Municipal Airport in Nelson. Photo: City of Nelson

Kootenay airports receive provincial funding

The grants will be used for infrastructure upgrades

The Norman Stibbs Municipal Airport in Nelson. Photo: City of Nelson
Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, who are really putting a lot of work into their posed smiles.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Reporters Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper chat about the latest Nelson headlines

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, who are really putting a lot of work into their posed smiles.
There are no pandas in this week’s Hugs and Slugs. But look at these two! Who wouldn’t want a panda hug? Photo: Wikimedia Commons

HUGS AND SLUGS: Strong week for hugs

Readers were mostly in the mood to spread some good vibes

There are no pandas in this week’s Hugs and Slugs. But look at these two! Who wouldn’t want a panda hug? Photo: Wikimedia Commons
What’s going on with Tyler’s eyes in this photo?

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper dish on the latest Nelson news

What’s going on with Tyler’s eyes in this photo?
Selkirk College’s Tenth St. Campus in Nelson is among the locations where Interior Health will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine within the West Kootenay. Photo: Selkirk College

West Kootenay vaccine locations announced

Interior Health has released a list of places to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Selkirk College’s Tenth St. Campus in Nelson is among the locations where Interior Health will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine within the West Kootenay. Photo: Selkirk College
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