Reeling in Nelson’s year

Enjoy as we travel back in time and see what stories made the biggest impact in 2011

The year in headlines began in dramatic fashion with a downtown fire that resulted in tragedy for so many, but became another triumph for small town community spirit. From there the steady flow of ink-worthy issues, faces, feats and debates didn’t stop.

Nelson rarely disappoints when it comes to keeping those who chronicle our history busy and 2011 did that once again. From the tragic death of Nelson Search and Rescue volunteer Sheilah Sweatman to the inspiring lot of BC Seniors Games athletes who showed folks of all ages you’re never too old to thirst for friendly competition, the stories ran the gamut of emotion.

As we get set to cover another year of life in the Nelson area, the Star looks back on what caught our attention in 2011. Reporter Greg Nesteroff has scoured the last 100 editions of this newspaper to come up with the top 10 stories of the year.

Stay tuned to this week as the top ten news stories of the year are revealed periodically until the number one story is posted on Friday.

Enjoy as we travel back in time and see what stories made the biggest impact in 2011…

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