Tyler Harper

Local curlers play a game Jan. 26 at the Nelson Curling Club. The facility needs to raise $422,000 to make necessary repairs to its ice plant. Photo: Tyler Harper

No curling in the fall if Nelson club can’t make costly ice plant repairs

The Nelson Curling Club says $422,000 in work is required

Local curlers play a game Jan. 26 at the Nelson Curling Club. The facility needs to raise $422,000 to make necessary repairs to its ice plant. Photo: Tyler Harper
A person in Nelson holds a bag with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine. Possession of that amount of certain types of drugs, including meth, will be decriminalized in B.C. as of Jan. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper

B.C. drug advocates cautiously optimistic about decriminalization

But there remains concerns about how possession will be enforced

A person in Nelson holds a bag with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine. Possession of that amount of certain types of drugs, including meth, will be decriminalized in B.C. as of Jan. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson forward Lucas Byrne skates in a chase for the puck against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs blown out during police fundraiser game

The Leafs lost 8-1 to the Columbia Valley Rockies

Nelson forward Lucas Byrne skates in a chase for the puck against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper
The School District 8 office in Nelson. File photo

School District 8 support staff vote to strike

CUPE 748 represents about 400 SD8 employees

The School District 8 office in Nelson. File photo
The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast

B.C. music festival visitors more likely to use drug-checking services: Interior Health

A report found high uptake of drug testing at the Bass Coast and Shambhala music festivals

The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast
Leafs forward Kieran Christianson scored his first goal with the team Saturday after being acquired from Osoyoos. Photo: Tyler Harper
Leafs forward Kieran Christianson scored his first goal with the team Saturday after being acquired from Osoyoos. Photo: Tyler Harper
Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson

Second Nelson police officer dies after being caught in avalanche

Const. Mathieu Nolet died Saturday at Kelowna General Hospital

Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson
L.V. Rogers’ Class of 2022 cap and gown ceremony. School District 8 is seeing annual increases to its graduation success rates. Photos: Tyler Harper

Students graduating Grade 12 in SD8 on par with provincial average

Grade data for the district is at a five-year high

L.V. Rogers’ Class of 2022 cap and gown ceremony. School District 8 is seeing annual increases to its graduation success rates. Photos: Tyler Harper
Brent Kennedy Elementary has not had potable water since 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay elementary school set to have clean water for first time in 5 years

Interior Health placed a do not drink order on Brent Kennedy Elementary in 2017

Brent Kennedy Elementary has not had potable water since 2017. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: First responders salute convoy returning deceased Nelson officer

Const. Wade Tittemore’s body was brought back to the city from Kelowna on Thursday

Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted

Salmo councillor forced to resign due to Parkinson’s

Todd Wallace, who was elected last fall, has lived with the disease since 2013

Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted
Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted

Following line brawl and suspensions Nelson Leafs hire new interim head coach

Briar McNaney arrives after several years coaching Columbia Valley

Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted
Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay high school’s solar energy plans cancelled

A student plan for Mount Sentinel Secondary would have installed a solar array

Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson officer killed in avalanche leaves behind wife, 2 young children

Const. Wade Tittemore died while his colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet was critically injured

Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson
Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Nelson Leafs head coach resigns after league suspension for line brawl

Adam DiBella stepped down after being suspended for the remainder of the season

Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
Downtown Nelson on the early morning of Jan. 3, 2022, after a huge snowfall. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: The Star’s favourite pictures of the year

Here’s the moments caught in camera that stuck with us

Downtown Nelson on the early morning of Jan. 3, 2022, after a huge snowfall. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Amanda Asay was a longtime player for Canada’s women’s baseball team. Photo: The Canadian Press/HO-Baseball Canada

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Tragic death of athlete at Whitewater shakes Nelson

Amanda Asay was known as a longtime member of Canada’s national women’s baseball team

Amanda Asay was a longtime player for Canada’s women’s baseball team. Photo: The Canadian Press/HO-Baseball Canada
The Nelson Leafs’ Tyson Lautard, Lane Goodwin and Bryce Sookro. Photo: Tyler Harper

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Nelson Leafs play for KIJHL title

The Leafs had an exciting run to the championship series

The Nelson Leafs’ Tyson Lautard, Lane Goodwin and Bryce Sookro. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson police chief Donovan Fisher (right) with deputy chief Raj Saini at Nelson City Council’s Nov. 22 meeting. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Nelson Police Department officers investigated for racism, excessive force

Controversies surrounding the department erupted in its 125th year

Nelson police chief Donovan Fisher (right) with deputy chief Raj Saini at Nelson City Council’s Nov. 22 meeting. Photo: Bill Metcalfe