Local News

Eleven communities to attract newcomers to support middle-class jobs

The program includes unspecified West Kootenay communities

Nine fires burning in West Kootenay

All fires considered to be lightning caused.

Castlegar mayor releases FCM itinerary

Bruno Tassone delivers promised report on activities at Quebec City municipal conference

West Kootenay afternoon storms spark fires

Lots of thunder and lightning, and little rain, as system moves through region

City approves new Baker Street lights

A public survey picked a new design last month

Pillar of Nelson’s Chinese community dies at 72

Cameron Mah moved to Nelson in 1967

  • Jun 12, 2019
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Nelson students participate in Parachutes for the Planet
Teen stabbed after end-of-night limo dispute in downtown Vancouver
Drone video shows massive protest in Hong Kong
Victoria council apologizes to veterans, will fund Remembrance Day

Castlegar mayor refuses to divulge activities at municipal conference

Bruno Tassone attended annual FCM in Quebec City but won’t say what he learned there

Downtown market moving back to Baker Street

City council voted to partly relocate the weekly event to the 600 block of Baker

Slocan Valley business receives funding to build batteries for clean energy vehicles

Eagle Graphite has been granted $290,000

  • Jun 11, 2019

Rossland teen heartbroken after thieves poison his beehive

Mom says she can’t understand why someone would kill bees for no apparent reason

Local advocates lobby for climate action

Volunteers met with MLAs in Victoria

  • Jun 9, 2019

Nelson man accused of swimming naked in shark tank returns to work as fishing guide

Videos taken show a naked man swimming in the tank with sand tiger sharks, sawfish and moray eels

City laneway housing competition begins June 19

Three designs will be awarded early next year

Kootenay Lake School Board adopts $69-million budget

Capital spending projects are coming to LVR, Hume, Winlaw and Blewett

  • Jun 5, 2019

Forecasters watching for June rain after West Kootenay’s driest May in 24 years

What happens in next few weeks has crucial impact on forest fire season

Balfour wildfire under control

The fire, which grew to 0.67 hectares, is under control

  • Jun 4, 2019

Nelson Star picks up three community newspaper awards

Wins best front page in Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

  • Jun 4, 2019

Grass fire extinguished in Nelson

A fire on the banks of Queen Elizabeth Park grew to about 100 square meters last week

  • Jun 4, 2019

Man acquitted as Nelson jury trial cut short

Evidence tossed out in drug case

  • Jun 3, 2019