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The Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society will carry out energy retrofits and repairs with support from the Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust)

Columbia Basin Trust funding supports sustainability projects

Community-purpose buildings in 12 communities received $1.2 million in support

 

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has removed proof of vaccination requirements from its facilities. (File photo from RDCK)

Proof of vaccination no longer required at RDCK recreation centres

The province lifted the vaccination rule on April 8

 

Whitewater Ski Resort has announced a new quad chair lift, which will begin operating for the 2023-24 season. Illustration: Whitewater

Kootenays’ Whitewater Ski Resort to add new chairlift in 2023

The lift will provide access to a new part of the mountain

 

Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Lake kokanee spawning numbers a growing concern

The Kootenay Lake kokanee spawners down to 24,000 in 2021

Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey
Flames climb into the early morning darkness as tire shop burns east of Grand Forks Thursday, Jan. 27. Photo: Submitted

Arson suspected in Thursday morning fire that destroyed Grand Forks-area business

Mounties’ investigation draws in specialist squad from Nelson

Flames climb into the early morning darkness as tire shop burns east of Grand Forks Thursday, Jan. 27. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID cases double over Boundary

New cases slumped across the East Kootenay, according to the BC CDC’s latest numbers

New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

In Nelson’s forests, trail building becomes an art

Meet the people who build and maintain the trails you hike and bike on

Derrick Bint is one of the people who built the recently finished Lyon’s Bluff trail just outside Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) latest COVID-19 map shows a rise in new cases in the West Kootenay in the week of Aug. 29 - Sept 4, compared to the previous week. New cases generally fell in the East Kootenay in the same period.

New COVID cases rise in West Kootenay, generally fall to the east

This week’s numbers were released by the BC CDC on Wednesday, Sept. 8

The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) latest COVID-19 map shows a rise in new cases in the West Kootenay in the week of Aug. 29 - Sept 4, compared to the previous week. New cases generally fell in the East Kootenay in the same period.
Nelson Search and Rescue’s Sheilah Sweatman tragically lost her life during a search-and-recovery call on the Goat River near Creston in 2011. Photo courtesy of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Nelson SAR volunteer remembered 10 years after death near Creston

Nelson Search and Rescue’s Sheilah Sweatman lost her life while on a call on the Goat River in 2011

Nelson Search and Rescue’s Sheilah Sweatman tragically lost her life during a search-and-recovery call on the Goat River near Creston in 2011. Photo courtesy of Public Safety and Solicitor General
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
Sophie Edney is the Summer Reading Club co-ordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Photo submitted
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

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
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
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC
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.