Nelson Star Staff

It was a quiet week for COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Nelson area

The cases were confirmed for the week of Jan. 10 to 16

It was a quiet week for COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
The Nelson and District Community Complex ice has mostly been empty this season with the Nelson Leafs’ season on hold due to the pandemic. File photo

Six Nelson sports groups included in provincial grant

The Local Sports Relief Fund is meant to offset pandemic-related expenses

The Nelson and District Community Complex ice has mostly been empty this season with the Nelson Leafs’ season on hold due to the pandemic. File photo
These are definitely the faces Bill and Tyler make in the newsroom all the time.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Your trusty reporters talk about bats and other important matters

These are definitely the faces Bill and Tyler make in the newsroom all the time.
Nelson has begun 2021 with a small rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Ten new cases of COVID-19 in Nelson area

The cases were reported for the week of Jan. 3 to 9

Nelson has begun 2021 with a small rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
RCMP responded to a report early Friday morning of a suspect firing a gun at a Salmo home. Photo: Black Press

RCMP arrest woman who fired shots at Salmo home

The woman allegedly discharged a firearm early Friday morning

RCMP responded to a report early Friday morning of a suspect firing a gun at a Salmo home. Photo: Black Press
Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, news reporters who neglected to talk about the biggest news story in today’s roundup.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

In which Bill and Tyler forget to talk about the biggest news story of the week

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper, news reporters who neglected to talk about the biggest news story in today’s roundup.
Wednesday’s storm knocked this tree over onto Stanley Street across from Central School. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Nelson windstorm cuts power, closes some schools

The storm left debris and downed trees across the region

Wednesday’s storm knocked this tree over onto Stanley Street across from Central School. Photo: Tyler Harper
Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted

Four Nelson police officers honoured

The officers were awarded for 20 years of service

Chief Const. Paul Burkart (left) presents Const. Jarrett Slomba with an award recognizing 20 years of service. Photo: Submitted
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
The Nelson Police Department is warning of an attempted phone scam. File photo

Nelson Police warn of phone fraud

Police say a resident was told they had won a new vehicle

The Nelson Police Department is warning of an attempted phone scam. File photo
The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Local hot boi reporters Bill and Tyler look better in person than on Zoom.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill and Tyler bring in the new year with some local news

Local hot boi reporters Bill and Tyler look better in person than on Zoom.
A big, juicy slug. Photo: Creative Commons

HUGS AND SLUGS: Hugs to postal staff

But slugs to bad drivers

A big, juicy slug. Photo: Creative Commons
Brittny Anderson has resigned from Nelson council after having been elected to the B.C. legislature. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council by-election set for March 27

Councillor Brittny Anderson’s election to the B.C. legislature has created a vacancy at city hall

Brittny Anderson has resigned from Nelson council after having been elected to the B.C. legislature. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Tyler Harper and Bill Metcalfe, who are in fact two metres apart.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup Festivus Edition

The Nelson Star’s Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper convene for a weekly news chat

Tyler Harper and Bill Metcalfe, who are in fact two metres apart.
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the West Kootenay. File photo

Environment Canada: Major winter storm to hit West Kootenay

The Kootenay Pass is expected to receive up to 40 centimetres of snow

Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the West Kootenay. File photo
The Nelson Local Health Area saw an increase of five COVID-19 cases during Dec. 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Five new COVID-19 cases announced in Nelson area

The cases were announced for the week of Dec. 6 to 12

The Nelson Local Health Area saw an increase of five COVID-19 cases during Dec. 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
It appears the resident had been using butane gas inside the unit leading to the explosion. However, police and fire officials continue to investigate this incident. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue Services

Rosemont explosion sends resident to hospital

Injuries are minor, fire department warns about using flammable gases indoors

It appears the resident had been using butane gas inside the unit leading to the explosion. However, police and fire officials continue to investigate this incident. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue Services
The Nelson Police Department says a man was arrested and will be charged following a non-life-threatening stabbing at the Chahko-Mika Mall on Dec. 12. File photo

Man in hospital after stabbing at Nelson mall

The suspect is in custody and is awaiting charges

The Nelson Police Department says a man was arrested and will be charged following a non-life-threatening stabbing at the Chahko-Mika Mall on Dec. 12. File photo
Kate Armstrong is seen here with a copy of The Stone Frigate at her home near Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson author wins history award for debut memoir

Kate Armstrong has been recognized by the Ontario Historical Society

Kate Armstrong is seen here with a copy of The Stone Frigate at her home near Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper