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A voting booth inside the RotaCrest Hall voting location in Creston. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Voting underway in Nelson-Creston

We asked people what their experience was voting during the pandemic

Polling stations have opened in Nelson-Creston. Photo: Black Press files

It’s Election Day in B.C.: Here’s what you need to know to vote

B.C.’s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

Grade 7 Trafalgar students show off posters they put up around downtown Nelson with information about residential schools. Photo: Tyler Harper

Trafalgar class puts up residential school history posters downtown

The Grade 7 students made their own websites and QR codes

The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Defence begins presenting evidence in Nelson jury trial of RCMP officer

Const. Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter after a Castlegar incident in 2015

The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and continues. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Leah Main is entering her second term as a director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. File photo

Silverton councillor re-elected as a board member of national municipal group

Leah Main will continue on the board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Leah Main is entering her second term as a director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. File photo
The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley

Dog attack seriously injures young boy in Castlegar

Despite investigating the incident, city staff aren’t confirming if the dog has been put down

The house is located near two schools. Photo: Connor Trembley
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International Overdose Awareness Day in Nelson
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Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Fridays For Future West Kootenay hosts Nelson-Creston candidates online forum

More than 50 residents throughout the riding tuned into the webinar, which lasted for just over an hour

Moderator Lindsey Lock speaks to participants prior to the start of the forum. Photo: Aaron Hemens
The Nelson Star will arrive one day late due to a printing issue.

FYI: Nelson Star print edition delayed

Thursday’s paper will be delivered Friday

The Nelson Star will arrive one day late due to a printing issue.
The temporary access road to the parking lot will be located along Highway 3B. Photo: City of Rossland

Red Mountain to open temporary parking lot near Topping Chair this season

The parking lot will aim to reduce congestion at base of resort and mitigate threat of COVID-19

The temporary access road to the parking lot will be located along Highway 3B. Photo: City of Rossland
Brittny Anderson is the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted

Election 2020: Brittny Anderson

The final of four interviews with the Nelson-Creston candidates

Brittny Anderson is the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted
Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts all-candidates virtual forum

More than 30 people tuned into the two-hour webinar, which saw nearly 20 subjects explored

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood speaks during the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidate virtual forum on Oct. 21. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
The Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is funding a position to help people access pharmaceutical opioids and stimulants. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force funds $15k toward providing new prescription options

The money supports an outreach worker who helps people access pharmaceutical opioids and stimulants

The Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is funding a position to help people access pharmaceutical opioids and stimulants. Photo: Tyler Harper
Only the bottom two floors and part of the basement level parking are covered by the city’s grant current grant application for a new library. The financing and status of the top four floors of housing are still be be decided. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture and City of Nelson
Only the bottom two floors and part of the basement level parking are covered by the city’s grant current grant application for a new library. The financing and status of the top four floors of housing are still be be decided. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture and City of Nelson
A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times

Trail Ford dealer’s frustration grows with ICBC

Trail AM Ford owner Dan Ashman says he just wants fair compensation from ICBC

A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times
Terry Tiessen is the B.C. Libertarian Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted

Election 2020: Terry Tiessen

The third of four interviews with the Nelson-Creston candidates

Terry Tiessen is the B.C. Libertarian Party candidate for Nelson-Creston. Photo: Submitted
UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper

Take cover! Cold War bunker opens to public in Nelson

The shelter was built in 1964 in case of nuclear fallout

Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper
Tanya Finley is the BC Liberals candidate for the Nelson-Creston riding. Photo: Submitted
Tanya Finley will run as the Nelson-Creston candidate for the BC Liberals in the upcoming election. Photo submitted

Election 2020: Tanya Finley

The second of four interviews with the Nelson-Creston candidates

Tanya Finley is the BC Liberals candidate for the Nelson-Creston riding. Photo: Submitted
Tanya Finley will run as the Nelson-Creston candidate for the BC Liberals in the upcoming election. Photo submitted
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Interior Health records 21 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Thirty-six cases remain active; two people are in the hospital, one of whom is in intensive care

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)