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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.

Honouring our veterans today and every day

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day

  • Nov 2, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to Mungall

LETTER: Kudos to Mungall

From reader Rod Retzlaff

  • Sep 24, 2020
South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings. File photo

COLUMN: Riding around the riding

From South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings

South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings. File photo
Notre Dame students sit around a table at the Civic Centre location of the Nelson Public Library in 1965. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson.

CHECK THIS OUT: Nelson Public Library’s story to be told at exhibit

The centennial celebration kicks off Sept. 12 at Touchstones Museum

Notre Dame students sit around a table at the Civic Centre location of the Nelson Public Library in 1965. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson.
OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up

OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up

From the Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

  • Aug 28, 2020
OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up
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Demonstration against COVID-19 health measures held in Nelson
Nelson BC Community Garden Proposal
Beating back COVID-19 will take stronger public health measures and public co-operation: Tam
Other nations could get vaccines before Canada: Trudeau
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Shelina Musaji. Photo submitted

COLUMN: Time to break the silence on institutional racism

Commentary from West Kootenay physician Dr. Shelina Musaji

  • Jul 30, 2020
Shelina Musaji. Photo submitted
Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Think local first more vital than ever

Tom Thomson writes about how the Chamber of Commerce is helping local business

  • Jul 15, 2020
Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper
Robert Malcolmson

COLUMN: Governments can make a difference in troubled times

From columnist Robert Malcolmson

  • Jul 8, 2020
Robert Malcolmson
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

From columnist Robert Malcolmson

  • Jun 26, 2020
COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow
The Nelson Public Library now has takeout service for books and printouts in addition to its online offerings. Photo submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Reopening the library will be measured and gradual

It’s not know when service will return to normal, but a plan lays out some of the steps

  • Jun 15, 2020
The Nelson Public Library now has takeout service for books and printouts in addition to its online offerings. Photo submitted
Michelle Mungall. File photo

COLUMN: Showing love in a time of change and uncertainty

From Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall

  • Jun 13, 2020
Michelle Mungall. File photo
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
LETTER: The Star’s history columnist bids farewell

LETTER: The Star’s history columnist bids farewell

Greg Scott has been giving readers a glimpse into Nelson’s past for 18 years

  • May 27, 2020
LETTER: The Star’s history columnist bids farewell
Dianna Ducs at Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

COLUMN: Let’s celebrate tourism week

Dianna Ducs suggests we turn Tourism Week (this week) into Tourism Month. Photo submitted

  • May 27, 2020
Dianna Ducs at Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
COLUMN: Seeking hope in the face of bleak facts

COLUMN: Seeking hope in the face of bleak facts

Finding a silver lining to challenges posed by COVID-19 isn’t easy, Robert Malcolmson writes

  • May 20, 2020
COLUMN: Seeking hope in the face of bleak facts
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)