Nelson Star Staff

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
The Village of Kaslo says it won’t host Kaslo May Days this year. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kaslo May Days cancelled as precaution

The scrapped event is one of several changes made by the village

The Village of Kaslo says it won’t host Kaslo May Days this year. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trails across B.C. are being shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Shuey/Kitsap News Group

UPDATED: West Kootenay trails closed by outbreak

Here’s a running list of affected trails

Trails across B.C. are being shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Shuey/Kitsap News Group
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Police warn of thefts from unlocked cars in Nelson area

A rise in incidents is prompting police to ask drivers lock their doors

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Rosemont Elementary’s Tim Mushumanski is among the principals being shuffled around School District 8. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay Lake school district shuffles administrators

New principals for L.V. Rogers, Mount Sentinel, Salmo

Rosemont Elementary’s Tim Mushumanski is among the principals being shuffled around School District 8. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson and District Community Complex is among several facilities being closed in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Recreation facilities shut down by Regional District of Central Kootenay

The Nelson Civic Theatre and Nelson and District Youth Centre are also closing

The Nelson and District Community Complex is among several facilities being closed in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kaslo May Days and its popular logger sports competition is among the many cancelled events in the region. Photo: Tyler Harper

COVID-19 cancellations in the Nelson region

Here’s a running list of events and businesses affected by the outbreak

Kaslo May Days and its popular logger sports competition is among the many cancelled events in the region. Photo: Tyler Harper
Check this page regularly for stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak impacts Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson and COVID-19: everything you need to know

Check this page for every local story related to the outbreak

Check this page regularly for stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak impacts Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Leafs celebrate after a goal during their 5-0 win in Fruitvale on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

Leafs shut out Nitehawks in Game 2

Anderson Violette made 32 saves in Nelson’s 5-0 win

The Leafs celebrate after a goal during their 5-0 win in Fruitvale on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
Local snow sculptors Alex Avelino Lynn Vanpelt and Shayna Stonehouse will represent B.C. at a national competition. Photo submitted

Nelson snow sculptors to compete at national event

Alex Avelino Lynn Vanpelt and Shayna Stonehouse will represent B.C.

Local snow sculptors Alex Avelino Lynn Vanpelt and Shayna Stonehouse will represent B.C. at a national competition. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Ian Walgren won four medals at the Special Olympic Canada Winter Games. Photo submitted

Ian Walgren wins medal haul at Special Olympic Canada Winter Games

The Nelson speedskater took home a gold, silver and two bronze medals

Nelson’s Ian Walgren won four medals at the Special Olympic Canada Winter Games. Photo submitted