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Sophie Edney is the Summer Reading Club co-ordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Photo submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Library offers Summer Reading Club with a twist

There won’t be in-library drop-ins, but there will still be many opportunities to connect with books

  • Jul 8, 2020

 

L-R: West Kootenay group publisher Pamela Allain, Nelson Star publisher Laura Gellatly and advertising consultant Riley Chapman have joined the Star’s team. Photo: Tyler Harper

Pamela Allain, Laura Gellatly join the Nelson Star

Allain oversees Black Press’s West Kootenay papers, while Gellatly is the Star’s new publisher

 

Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Plan your visit to BC’s mountain towns

  • Jun 29, 2020

 

Hidden Places in Nelson

Hidden Places in Nelson

Discover what sits beyond the beaten path

  • Apr 27, 2020
Hidden Places in Nelson
Discover Nelson, BC

Discover Nelson, BC

Take in a unique blend of outdoor adventure for winter and summer

  • Apr 27, 2020
Discover Nelson, BC
Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted

UPDATE: West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Two West Kootenay residents are being evacuated by the federal government, others are still waiting

Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted
Nelson’s proposed 2020 budget will cut costs and look for ways to help residents hit by the economic downturn. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council commits to 0% tax increase for 2020

Savings will mitigate the effects of COVID-19

Nelson’s proposed 2020 budget will cut costs and look for ways to help residents hit by the economic downturn. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Maple Leafs, backstopped by goaltender Bill McDonnell, put up a fight but couldn’t make any headway against Spokane in the 1970 WIHL playoffs. This is from the Nelson Daily News of March 14, 1970.

GREG SCOTT: News from 1970: Spokane sweeps Nelson in WIHL final

In 1970, snowpack levels were low and Rosemont was being eyed for a new housing scheme

  • Mar 26, 2020
The Nelson Maple Leafs, backstopped by goaltender Bill McDonnell, put up a fight but couldn’t make any headway against Spokane in the 1970 WIHL playoffs. This is from the Nelson Daily News of March 14, 1970.
The studio door may be locked, but Kootenay Co-op Radio remains on the air with current affairs programming. Photo submitted

Kootenay Co-op Radio remains on-air, expands programming

But there are many changes in response to COVID-19

  • Mar 25, 2020
The studio door may be locked, but Kootenay Co-op Radio remains on the air with current affairs programming. Photo submitted
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow, the president of KERPA, shown here in 2017, is an emergency room doctor at Kootenay Lake Hospital, and volunteers his time assisting emergency services. File photo.

COVID-19: An urgent call to the Nelson community for N95 masks

Kootenay Emergency Response Physician Association (KERPA) is looking for donations

  • Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow, the president of KERPA, shown here in 2017, is an emergency room doctor at Kootenay Lake Hospital, and volunteers his time assisting emergency services. File photo.
Nelson city hall remains open but with changes

Nelson city hall remains open but with changes

Most services, including development applications, must be done online or by email during COVID-19

Nelson city hall remains open but with changes
Ari Derfel, general manager at the Kootenay Co-op says he and the other three managers of large grocery stores in Nelson have been communicating with each other to make sure customers are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson grocers: ‘We’re not going to run out of food’

Sales are up, supply chains are reliable, shoppers are calm, say store managers

Ari Derfel, general manager at the Kootenay Co-op says he and the other three managers of large grocery stores in Nelson have been communicating with each other to make sure customers are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Michèle Deluca of 3West Building Energy Consultants appeared before Nelson city council last month to make the case for low-carbon construction. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Consider carbon footprint of building materials, consultant tells Nelson council

‘Embodied carbon’ in foam insulation and concrete raises questions about energy efficiency

Michèle Deluca of 3West Building Energy Consultants appeared before Nelson city council last month to make the case for low-carbon construction. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Thrift Store’s final day will be Tuesday, March 24. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Salvation Army closing Nelson thrift store

The Salvation Army has operated in Nelson for 123 years.

  • Feb 27, 2020
The Thrift Store’s final day will be Tuesday, March 24. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The SS Nasookin is seen at Balfour under full steam, date unknown. The largest of the Kootenay Lake sternwheelers, it was operated from 1913 to 1930 by the CPR, and from 1930 to 1947 by the provincial government. A portion of it remains as a private residence on the North Shore. Courtesy Touchstones Nelson

1920: The Nasookin gets stuck on a sandbar

News from a century ago compiled by Greg Scott

  • Feb 14, 2020
The SS Nasookin is seen at Balfour under full steam, date unknown. The largest of the Kootenay Lake sternwheelers, it was operated from 1913 to 1930 by the CPR, and from 1930 to 1947 by the provincial government. A portion of it remains as a private residence on the North Shore. Courtesy Touchstones Nelson
Members of Corazón in concert in 2019. Photo: Louis Bockner

Allison Girvan’s youth choirs Corazón and Lalin to sing in-the-round concerts Feb. 22 and 23

Touchstones performances are entitled 45/360: forty-five singers, three hundred and sixty degrees

  • Feb 13, 2020
Members of Corazón in concert in 2019. Photo: Louis Bockner
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

Bad behaviour leads to people banned from Nelson and District Community Complex

Ten people were suspended from the recreation centre last month

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson council says bike lanes are not just for adults but for families and kids. File photo
Nelson council says bike lanes are not just for adults but for families and kids. File photo
Anne DeGrace, who just retired from the Nelson Public Library after 32 years, has an impressive legacy of giving back to the community. Photo: Tyler Harper

Anne DeGrace’s next chapter

The Nelson Public Library’s biggest cheerleader considers life away from the stacks

Anne DeGrace, who just retired from the Nelson Public Library after 32 years, has an impressive legacy of giving back to the community. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson Waldorf students enjoying the abundance of snow on their campus. Photo submitted

Nelson Waldorf to host open house Saturday

The event runs 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Jan 29, 2020
Nelson Waldorf students enjoying the abundance of snow on their campus. Photo submitted