Megan Cole

Lesley Clint (right) and David Havemann (left) run the Manamana food truck that is parked on the Lakeside Drive during the summer in Nelson. The couple says more trucks want a piece of the Nelson action.

Nelson food trucks: how much is too much?

Lesley Clint and David Havemann were looking for a way to connect with the Nelson community

Lesley Clint (right) and David Havemann (left) run the Manamana food truck that is parked on the Lakeside Drive during the summer in Nelson. The couple says more trucks want a piece of the Nelson action.
Nelson city council debates lots of issues

Crushed granite sidewalk causes debate at Nelson council

There have been many heated debates around the Nelson council table involving issues such as the legalization of marijuana

Nelson city council debates lots of issues
Bite food truck owner Joscelyn Harris has offered a dining staple for locals for many years

The rise of the food cart in Nelson

Offering delectable dining options in a vast array of tastes, food trucks are populating urban streets across North America

Bite food truck owner Joscelyn Harris has offered a dining staple for locals for many years
Spawning salmon at Kokanee Creek.

Compensation program gets new look in Kootenays

BC Hydro has unveiled the new model for its Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, which takes a more independent and regional approach.

Spawning salmon at Kokanee Creek.
Howie Ross (left) and Paul Hinrichs hope music lovers in the community will step forward to help the The Royal on Baker.

Searching for ways to keep music playing at The Royal

The owners of Nelson's The Royal on Baker share the motivation behind the Save the Royal campaign.

Howie Ross (left) and Paul Hinrichs hope music lovers in the community will step forward to help the The Royal on Baker.
One of Cole’s first assignments was covering the Sheilah Sweatman memorial in July of 2011.

Nelson leaves imprint

Nelson Star reporter and vurb editor Megan Cole bids the community farewell as she heads to Vancouver Island.

One of Cole’s first assignments was covering the Sheilah Sweatman memorial in July of 2011.
One of the initiatives for fundraising for Onagawa was the sale of paper cranes which was spearheaded by Kim Osika.

Onagawa funds raised by Nelson area not spent

Volunteers involved with fundraising for the devastated town of Onagawa, Japan, are fending off criticism around use of the money.

One of the initiatives for fundraising for Onagawa was the sale of paper cranes which was spearheaded by Kim Osika.
Toronto's The Wooden Sky are wrapping up the last leg of a four month tour with a stop at Nelson's The Royal.

The winding road brings The Wooden Sky back to Nelson

The Wooden Sky have travelled across Canada, the US and Europe on their longest tour, and now they head back to Nelson.

Toronto's The Wooden Sky are wrapping up the last leg of a four month tour with a stop at Nelson's The Royal.
There were plenty of thrilling moments from last year’s Red Bull event at Baldface Lodge. Some of the best snowboarders on the planet competed in an NBC television sponsored event at the resort just north of Nelson. Red Bull is bringing back the cameras this winter for a second shot at the local powder and terrain.

Red Bull readies for return to Nelson area

Nelson will be back in the extreme sport spotlight this winter as Red Bull prepares to setup for another snowboard series at Baldface Lodge.

There were plenty of thrilling moments from last year’s Red Bull event at Baldface Lodge. Some of the best snowboarders on the planet competed in an NBC television sponsored event at the resort just north of Nelson. Red Bull is bringing back the cameras this winter for a second shot at the local powder and terrain.
Nelson vurb editor Megan Cole suggests a charcuterie platter as one of her tips for successful holiday hosting.

Tips for successful holiday entertaining

With the holidays on the horizon, parties areon the rise and that may mean more stress but here are some tips to help.

Nelson vurb editor Megan Cole suggests a charcuterie platter as one of her tips for successful holiday hosting.
City council heard an exhaustive presentation on water meters and followed it up with a lengthy discussion on Wednesday in council chambers.

Council debates merit of water meters for Nelson

The prevalence of water metering may be on the rise in Canada and BC, but city council is divided on whether Nelson should follow the trend.

City council heard an exhaustive presentation on water meters and followed it up with a lengthy discussion on Wednesday in council chambers.
November 13

Nelson reaches out to Zambia

Last week, Nelson signed a municipal partnership agreement with the District of Kaoma, Zambia.

November 13
Nelson city councillor Bob Adams holds up his Queens Medal.

Nelson’s Bob Adams receives Queens Medal

Nelson city councillor Bob Adams is among the latest local recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service.

Nelson city councillor Bob Adams holds up his Queens Medal.
Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Nelson's Spiritbar stage for back-to-back shows.

Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Nelson

Delhi 2 Dublin are no strangers to Nelson and the West Kootenays. They've played Shambhala and sold out shows at Spiritbar.

Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Nelson's Spiritbar stage for back-to-back shows.
Toronto's Great Bloomers return to Nelson to play The Royal on November 16.

The Great Bloomers return to Nelson as headliners

The last time the Great Bloomers stopped in Nelson they opened for Yukon Blonde, now they are headlining their own tour.

Toronto's Great Bloomers return to Nelson to play The Royal on November 16.
The Nelson Police Department board is asking council to consider providing some of the money raised through bylaw enforcement to help administer the adjudication process.

Nelson Police Department board looks for parking cash

The Nelson Police Board is looking to city council for help with the administrative burden

The Nelson Police Department board is asking council to consider providing some of the money raised through bylaw enforcement to help administer the adjudication process.
The design for a house that a builder wants to put up in the middle of a block of heritage homes on Nelson's Silica Street.

Modern home design concerns Nelson council

Nelson city council have rejected a proposal from a developer to build a narrow, modern home in a heritage neighbourhood.

The design for a house that a builder wants to put up in the middle of a block of heritage homes on Nelson's Silica Street.
Nelson city council gave the Festival of Lights $10

Nelson’s Festival of Lights not as bright as planned

Plans for Nelson’s Festival of Lights have been scaled back after word came they would only receive $10,000

Nelson city council gave the Festival of Lights $10
Bessie Wapp plays the role of Pilate in the local production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The rock opera opens on Thursday night and runs six shows through to Sunday.

Two Nelson actors share their paths to Jesus Christ Superstar

It has been 41 years since the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar debuted and now Nelson will show its version.

Bessie Wapp plays the role of Pilate in the local production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The rock opera opens on Thursday night and runs six shows through to Sunday.
Nelson Mayor John Dooley said the Nelson Civic Theatre Society deserves a chance.

Nelson city council moves ahead with theatre plan

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has the support of the City after council voted to develop a letter of intent.

Nelson Mayor John Dooley said the Nelson Civic Theatre Society deserves a chance.