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2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: The Star’s most-read stories of the year

Here are the stories you were drawn to
Jordan Carter stands near Gibson Lake in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The Star’s story on Carter and Kokanee Glacier, which is rapidly melting, was our most-read story of 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

A melting glacier, euthanized bears and a historic snow day were among the Nelson Star’s most-read local stories of 2022.

The feature “Kokanee Glacier can’t be saved,” about how the iconic glacier is set to disappear within a few decades, was the most-read story this year at

Not far behind in page views was our story “Bear euthanized after downtown Nelson encounter” on the high number of bears euthanized in Nelson, featuring a picture of a tranquilized bear that touched a nerve with readers.

In third, readers were drawn to “Downtown Nelson digs out,” a photo gallery documenting an epic pow day on Jan. 3.

The news that Janice Morrison was elected Nelson’s latest mayor was our No. 4 story, followed by the tragic death of baseball athlete Amanda Asay at Whitewater Ski Resort in January.

Rounding out the top 10 were stories on Whitewater’s plans for a new chairlift, a perplexing drop in Silverton’s population, a profile of a local biologist who maps the forest’s biggest trees, an investigation against multiple Nelson Police Department members for alleged racism, and a number of small fires that erupted in August near the city.

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