Nelson Star Staff

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital reopens to non-essential visitors

Interior Health had previously said the closure was due to COVID-19 cases

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
An artist’s conception finished pier area, looking toward the lake, with the building for the Ladybird in the left foreground. Photo: City of Nelson

City of Nelson begins demolition of Hall Street pier

A new structure will include a shade canopy and wider walking area

An artist’s conception finished pier area, looking toward the lake, with the building for the Ladybird in the left foreground. Photo: City of Nelson
Elections BC has released the campaign limits for nominees ahead of this fall’s general elections. File photo

Spending limits set for West Kootenay general election candidates

Municipal elections will be held Oct. 15 in B.C.

Elections BC has released the campaign limits for nominees ahead of this fall’s general elections. File photo
Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted

Nelson suspense author nominated for national award

The Hunted by Roz Nay is shortlisted for Best Crime Novel

Nelson's Roz Nay has been nominated for a national crime writing award. Photo: Submitted
Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson, RDCK receive poverty-reduction grants

Affordable housing, financial literacy and job readiness projects will be funded

Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper
An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Kootenays to receive up to 100 new electric vehicle charging stations

Natural Resources Canada is investing $1 million into the initiative

An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Nelson’s Jean Broster shows off the Memorial Cross and Memorial Ribbon given to her family in recognition of Arnold Broster’s Navy service. Photo: Submitted

Canadian Memorial Cross posthumously awarded to Nelson man

Arnold Broster served in the Navy for 25 years

Nelson’s Jean Broster shows off the Memorial Cross and Memorial Ribbon given to her family in recognition of Arnold Broster’s Navy service. Photo: Submitted
Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo

B.C. avian flu outbreak extends to West Kootenay

The virus has been discovered in a small flock

Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo
Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther wins California ultramarathon

Lowther set a new record at the Canyons 100

Nelson’s Jazmine Lowther is seen here running at the Canyons 100 on April 23 in California. Photo: Submitted
RCMP say a bank located between Castlegar and Nelson was broken into. File photo

Police investigating break-in at Junction bank

Kootenay Savings Credit Union suffered damage April 19

RCMP say a bank located between Castlegar and Nelson was broken into. File photo
A mix of fentanyl, seen here, and other ingredients found in a methamphetamine sample in Nelson has forced Interior Health to issue a drug alert. File photo

Interior Health issues drug alert for Nelson area

Down, a mix of fentanyl, benzos and stimulants, is being found in meth

A mix of fentanyl, seen here, and other ingredients found in a methamphetamine sample in Nelson has forced Interior Health to issue a drug alert. File photo
Tammy Bradford manages the Creston Museum, which has received a provincial grant for a project entitled 40 Years 40 Voices. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Tammy Bradford manages the Creston Museum, which has received a provincial grant for a project entitled 40 Years 40 Voices. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Provincial funding helps five West Kootenay organizations tackle racism

Grants were given to 60 organizations province-wide

Tammy Bradford manages the Creston Museum, which has received a provincial grant for a project entitled 40 Years 40 Voices. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Tammy Bradford manages the Creston Museum, which has received a provincial grant for a project entitled 40 Years 40 Voices. Photo: Kelsey Yates
The North Shore Inn has been leased by BC Housing since April, 2020, and managed by the Nelson CARES Society, as temporary supportive housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Province buys Nelson’s North Shore Inn for supportive housing

The 30-unit building has been run by Nelson CARES as a temporary shelter during the pandemic

The North Shore Inn has been leased by BC Housing since April, 2020, and managed by the Nelson CARES Society, as temporary supportive housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Kaslo Senior Citizens Association will upgrade its hall with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust funds seniors programs in West Kootenay

Just over $1 million in grants have been awarded

The Kaslo Senior Citizens Association will upgrade its hall with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
The Slocan Park Community Hall Society will improve its ice rink with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust funds $1.4 million for outdoor projects

Slocan is getting $208K to rebuild its multi-sport court

The Slocan Park Community Hall Society will improve its ice rink with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Whitewater Ski Resort has announced a new quad chair lift, which will begin operating for the 2023-24 season. Illustration: Whitewater

Whitewater Ski Resort to add new chairlift in 2023

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

Whitewater Ski Resort has announced a new quad chair lift, which will begin operating for the 2023-24 season. Illustration: Whitewater
Trail RCMP are asking anyone who can identify this man, a 38-year-old Nelson native, to come forward with information about his whereabouts. Photo: Submitted

Trail RCMP searching for Nelson man who threatened business

The 38-year-old made the threats on Feb. 16

Trail RCMP are asking anyone who can identify this man, a 38-year-old Nelson native, to come forward with information about his whereabouts. Photo: Submitted
Interior Health says it is moving away from clinics specific administrating the COVID-19 vaccines. Photo: Interior Health

Interior Health to transition away from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Appointments for doses will instead be made at pharmacies, local health centres

Interior Health says it is moving away from clinics specific administrating the COVID-19 vaccines. Photo: Interior Health
A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Interior Health is warning about a potent mix of drugs circulating around its communities. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health

Interior Health issues region-wide warning for dangerous drugs

The health authority says multiple communities have found drugs with high fentanyl concentrations

A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Interior Health is warning about a potent mix of drugs circulating around its communities. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health
A blockade will take place at the Paterson border crossing from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. File photo
A blockade will take place at the Paterson border crossing from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. File photo