Nelson Star Staff

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson
Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

A woman claiming to be an officer tried to scam a local resident

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government

Kootenay Ferry to shut down Thursday afternoon

The ferry will stop servicing Balfour and Kootenay Bay as of 2:45 p.m. until Friday morning

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government
Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo

Workplace accident near Kaslo leads police to grow-op bust

RCMP seized approximately 11,000 cannabis plants

Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo
The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala organizers move festival date due to wildfire risk in Kootenays

The decision was made following talks with the provincial and regional governments

The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival
RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

Police also found 272 other violations on Monday and Tuesday

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala
The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo
Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo

ANKORS warns of deadly pills found in West Kootenay

The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA was discovered during drug testing

Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo
An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted
Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)

Funds approved for new Kootenay Lake ferry

The ferry will have almost twice the capacity of the current MV Balfour

Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)
Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo

Kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake limited to just four days

Last year fishers could catch kokanee for 28 days

The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo
A judge has ruled in the city’s favour after a woman injured herself trying to cross a snowbank in 2015. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Judge: Nelson not liable for snowbank injury

A woman sued the city after injuring herself in 2015

A judge has ruled in the city’s favour after a woman injured herself trying to cross a snowbank in 2015. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson

Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson

A 40-year-old man was ejected from his car in a collision

Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson
The MV Balfour and MV Osprey 2000 will run reduced weight loads in March and April to account for expected low-lake levels. File photo

Reduced spring service planned for Kootenay Lake ferry

Expected low lake levels is the reason for the longer wait times

The MV Balfour and MV Osprey 2000 will run reduced weight loads in March and April to account for expected low-lake levels. File photo
Avalanche control is affecting two nearby highways. File photo

UPDATED: Avalanche control closes Highways 3, 31

Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston expected to be shut down until 4 p.m. Thursday

Avalanche control is affecting two nearby highways. File photo
A skier had to be rescued by helicopter after becoming lost in an area near Whitewater. File photo

Missing skier airlifted from backcountry near Whitewater

A man had been reported missing Monday afternoon

A skier had to be rescued by helicopter after becoming lost in an area near Whitewater. File photo
Ishmani Baker

Wanted man eludes arrest in Beasley

Ishmani Baker, 21, is wanted on several counts in northern BC

Ishmani Baker
A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS

VIDEO: Kootenay drug users fight stigma with video series

The multi-part series from ANKORS is meant to align with the goals of the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force

A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS