Changed made to better serve Nelson Star readers

Bringing with her almost two decades of community newspaper experience, Karen Bennett has been named the new operations manager of the Star.

Bringing with her almost two decades of community newspaper experience, Karen Bennett has been named the new operations manager of the Nelson Star.

“Karen has been actively involved in the newspaper business for close to 20 years and has done almost every job at the paper so this was a natural fit for her,” says Star publisher Chuck Bennett. “She will be responsible for the overall operations of the paper, with a special emphasis on the sales and revenue generation.”

Formerly a sales associate  at the Star, Karen Bennett will now be responsible for running the day-to-day operations at the local paper. As part of her duties she will continue to work with advertisers to build their businesses and offer solutions.

Over the years she has been involved in numerous different roles with Black Press, serving as circulation manager, sales representative and publisher in different locations in the West Kootenay.

Bennett — a mother of three teenaged children — is also very active in the community as a volunteer.

Another shuffle at the Star sees former office administrator Selina Birk move into the sales associate position left behind by longtime Star employee Madi Bragg. This week Bragg started her new role as associate publisher of the Fernie Free Press.

Just Posted

Parmedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

Update: Car located in Pend d’Oreille River, teenagers remain missing

A fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale to help support the family

Award winning documentary to be screened in Nelson

‘The Bikes of Wrath’ will run April 5 and 6 at The Front Room

LETTER: Clean water is a right for First Nations

From readers Sandra Hartline and Keith Wiley

Winlaw Elementary to get new playground

It’s being funded by the provincial government

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read