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 nelsonstar.com.
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.
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.