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The Everyone Orchestra wrapped up Starbelly Jam Music Festival 2012 on Sunday night in Crawford Bay.

Starbelly Jam thrills Nelson area music lovers

Music lovers descended on Crawford Bay this weekend for Starbelly Jam 2012.

The Everyone Orchestra wrapped up Starbelly Jam Music Festival 2012 on Sunday night in Crawford Bay.
ABOVE: Petra Frehse

Johnsons Landing slide victim was at home in Kootenays

Hans-Hubertus Vogt’s birthday always had special significance. He shared it with his 64-year-old sister Petra Frehse.

ABOVE: Petra Frehse

Grizzlies take second in region

Missing players hurt the Grizzles in game against Cranbrook

Chris Klassen stands in what’s left of his garden with edge of the landslide lined with trees in the background.

Thoughts for Johnsons Landing

One week ago, I was driving to Kaslo. The radio was on as all of BC learned of the massive landslide that ripped Johnsons Landing in half.

Chris Klassen stands in what’s left of his garden with edge of the landslide lined with trees in the background.
Two victims are still unaccounted for in the landslide that devastated Johnsons Landing last week.

UPDATED: Johnsons Landing recovery suspended

After day six of the search at Johnsons Landing, the chief coroner says the search will be suspended while officials reassess.

Two victims are still unaccounted for in the landslide that devastated Johnsons Landing last week.
Johnsons Landing residents Chris Klassen and his wife Mandy Bath react to the news that remains were found on the landslide.

UPDATED:Remains found at the Johnsons Landing landslide

Remains believed to belong to 60-year-old Valentine John Webber were found today at Johnsons Landing.

Johnsons Landing residents Chris Klassen and his wife Mandy Bath react to the news that remains were found on the landslide.
Gar Creek still roars through the middle of the landslide that tore through Johnsons Landing.

Search and rescue continues to work at Johnsons Landing

Over night rain and poor weather that has continued into today has delayed searchs at Johnsons Landing.

Gar Creek still roars through the middle of the landslide that tore through Johnsons Landing.
The mouth of Gar Creek where Mandy Bath's home once stood.

‘You just don’t expect that today’s the end’: Johnsons Landing resident

Mandy Bath is no longer a resident of Johnsons Landing after her home was swept into the lake by the landslides.

The mouth of Gar Creek where Mandy Bath's home once stood.
Officials answered questions at a press conference in Kaslo last night.

Email sent by Johnsons Landing resident not opened until after landslide

The office of Minister Steve Thomson confirmed this morning receiving an email from Johnsons Landing.

Officials answered questions at a press conference in Kaslo last night.
Vancouver fire chief John McKearney working with Canada Task Force one to deploy to the Johnsons Landing landslide on Saturday morning.

Missing Johnsons Landing residents could be buried under at least five metres of debris: Numan

At least five metres of debris could be covering the home of the four missing Johnsons Landing residents.

Vancouver fire chief John McKearney working with Canada Task Force one to deploy to the Johnsons Landing landslide on Saturday morning.
The view over Kootenay Lake early this morning as SAR crews evaluate the possibilities of today's operations.

Poor weather delays search and rescue operations to Johnsons Landing

Low cloud and rain have delayed operations at the landslide that devastated Johnsons Landing Thursday.

The view over Kootenay Lake early this morning as SAR crews evaluate the possibilities of today's operations.
Whitney Numan with Buckley Valley Search and Rescue compared working in the landslide debris field to digging in concrete.

Search and rescue prepare to dig to the foundation of the missing family

After weather delays, search and rescue are saying they have located the Johnsons Landing home they have been looking for.

Whitney Numan with Buckley Valley Search and Rescue compared working in the landslide debris field to digging in concrete.
A view of the massive landslide that came through Johnsons Landing yesterday morning destroying homes.

Johnsons Landing ‘in shock’ following a massive slide

A Nelson resident who was making his way to his Johnsons Landing cabin for repairs was faced with searching homes following the slide.

A view of the massive landslide that came through Johnsons Landing yesterday morning destroying homes.
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue teams from Vancouver make their way to Johnsons Landing.

UPDATED: First wave of Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team heads to Johnsons Landing

More than 20 members of the Vancouver-based Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team are now searching the homes.

Heavy Urban Search and Rescue teams from Vancouver make their way to Johnsons Landing.
Issues around stability have caused search and rescue teams to temporarily call of the search at the Johnsons Landing landslide.

Safety concerns lead to temporary suspension of search at Johnsons Landing landslide site

Concerns around stability and safety have led to the temporary suspension of the search for the missing residents of Johnsons Landing.

Issues around stability have caused search and rescue teams to temporarily call of the search at the Johnsons Landing landslide.
Starbelly Jam 2012 kicks off next weekend in Crawford Bay.

Bringing the Jam to Crawford Bay

As Starbelly Jam Music Festival kicks off next weekend, the Star takes time to get to know some of the artists preparing to take the stage.

Starbelly Jam 2012 kicks off next weekend in Crawford Bay.
Engineers and geo-technicians worked to deal with a slough that developed last week south of Salmo at a former HB mine site.

More questions and answers for Salmo’s HB mine site

Nelson city councillor Donna Macdonald says the regional district was “lucky” in avoiding a serious disaster at a former mine site.

Engineers and geo-technicians worked to deal with a slough that developed last week south of Salmo at a former HB mine site.
A motion introduced by councillor Candace Batycki on Monday night saw city council take a stand against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines.

Nelson opposes Enbridge Pipeline despite concerns

Nelson city council took a stand in opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, despite some concern.

A motion introduced by councillor Candace Batycki on Monday night saw city council take a stand against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines.
The Nelson crew that put together the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

Nelson debuts new literary festival

A unique new festival is coming to Nelson and it doesn’t involve camping in a tent for three days.

The Nelson crew that put together the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.
Changes to the property maintenance bylaw had one Nelson city councillor voicing concerns.

Property maintenance bylaw sparks Nelson council debate

Nelson city council adopted an amended property maintenance bylaw Monday, but not all councillors were in favour.

Changes to the property maintenance bylaw had one Nelson city councillor voicing concerns.