Nelson Star Staff

West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle

West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle

Unidentified driver was airlifted to hospital in Kelowna

West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle
Lower Arrow Lake, as seen from the Columbia and Western Railway Trail. The provincial government is funding trail projects in the West Kootenay. File photo

Kootenay trail and community development projects receive provincial funding

The forestry ministry is providing $14 million in grants

Lower Arrow Lake, as seen from the Columbia and Western Railway Trail. The provincial government is funding trail projects in the West Kootenay. File photo
Fire damaged three homes on Chatham Street this month. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue

Electrical problems suspected in trio of Nelson fires

Nelson Fire and Rescue says three fires this month were not connected, and are not suspicious

Fire damaged three homes on Chatham Street this month. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue
Man in hospital after drug-related incident in Nelson

Man in hospital after drug-related incident in Nelson

Police respond to call on Vernon Street

Man in hospital after drug-related incident in Nelson
The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo

RDCK announces annual water conservation measures

Certain types of watering can only be done in the evening

The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo
Nelson police assist a man whose kayak capsized in Kootenay Lake on Monday. Photo submitted
Nelson police assist a man whose kayak capsized in Kootenay Lake on Monday. Photo submitted
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm warning for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Boundary regions. File photo

Environment Canada: Thunderstorm warning for West Kootenay, Boundary

A storm may develop south of the border and arrive Thursday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm warning for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Boundary regions. File photo
RCMP say a man’s body has been found in a cabin near Nelson. File photo

Body of man found in cabin near Nelson

RCMP don’t believe criminality was a factor in the death

RCMP say a man’s body has been found in a cabin near Nelson. File photo
Nelson firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning near the corner of Nelson Avenue and Chatham Street in Fairview, which threw up a huge column of smoke. Photos: Tyler Harper and Rod Kellner

UPDATED: Fire destroys home in Nelson

A huge column of smoke could be seen throughout the city

Nelson firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning near the corner of Nelson Avenue and Chatham Street in Fairview, which threw up a huge column of smoke. Photos: Tyler Harper and Rod Kellner
Nelson’s water quality advisory has ended. File photo

Water quality advisory rescinded in Nelson

It’s safe to turn on those taps again

Nelson’s water quality advisory has ended. File photo
The Nelson Police Department says a cougar has been spotted in the city. File photo

Nelson police: cougar seen in Nelson

The animal was last spotted Tuesday evening on Anderson Street

The Nelson Police Department says a cougar has been spotted in the city. File photo
Nelson RCMP say nearly all boats inspected on Kootenay Lake this week didn’t have the necessary safety equipment. Photo: Don Bodger

RCMP: 93% of inspected boats on Kootenay Lake don’t have safety equipment

Weekend inspections found a high number of boats that don’t comply with national regulations

Nelson RCMP say nearly all boats inspected on Kootenay Lake this week didn’t have the necessary safety equipment. Photo: Don Bodger
Springer Creek campground near Slocan on May 31. Photo: Dave Fredrickson
Springer Creek campground near Slocan on May 31. Photo: Dave Fredrickson
Many provincial parks throughout the West Kootenay are set to re-open May 14. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Most West Kootenay provincial parks expected to re-open May 14

Here’s a roundup of the parks that are opening, as well as the ones that aren’t

Many provincial parks throughout the West Kootenay are set to re-open May 14. Photo: Jensen Edwards
The annual Queen City Cruise has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper

Queen City Cruise postponed to 2021

The annual Nelson Road Kings event was set to run in September

The annual Queen City Cruise has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper
RCMP are investigating a site north of Nelson. File photo

RCMP investigating site north of Nelson

It’s not clear why police have been at a location on Keniris Road

RCMP are investigating a site north of Nelson. File photo
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner

UPDATED: Shambhala, Starbelly Jam, Kaslo Jazz Fest postponed to 2021

Nelson’s Pride Parade has also been rescheduled

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner
A tent has already been set up in a space behind the Civic Centre where homeless people will be allowed to stay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Camp site for homeless in Nelson to open next to Civic Centre

The city-authorized site will offer a safe place for people to self-isolate

A tent has already been set up in a space behind the Civic Centre where homeless people will be allowed to stay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson police arrested three people in Railtown for drug possession last week. File photo

Nelson police make drug bust in Railtown

Drugs, weapons and stolen property were among the items found

Nelson police arrested three people in Railtown for drug possession last week. File photo
Photo: Jackie Zelt

PHOTOS: Neighbourhood stroll during a pandemic

Jackie Zelt went looking for people in a time of isolation

Photo: Jackie Zelt