Nelson Star Staff

Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Shorter hours announced for Nelway, Carson border crossings

The crossings will close at 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 26

Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images
Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan

Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan

Two people face charges of possession and trafficking in a controlled substance

Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan
Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo

Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo

The man was wearing a Shambhala Music Festival crew bracelet

Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo
Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health

Six babies born in one day in Nelson

Kootenay Lake Hospital’s maternity ward was hectic on July 24

Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health
Shambhala Music Festival runs Aug. 10 to 13 at Salmo River Ranch. File photo

B.C. music festival invests in drug-testing tech

Salmo’s Shambhala Music Festival donated $10K to help purchase an FTIR Spectrometer

Shambhala Music Festival runs Aug. 10 to 13 at Salmo River Ranch. File photo
The North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society will deliver a range of mental health programs for youth. Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust

CBT provides nearly $1 million in funding to social organizations

Kaslo’s North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society received a major grant

The North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society will deliver a range of mental health programs for youth. Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust
Few fires currently exist around Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. Map courtesy of BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire Roundup: Highlighting five fires in the West Kootenay

None of the blazes were threatening structures

Few fires currently exist around Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. Map courtesy of BC Wildfire Service
A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Drone halts firefighting near Nakusp

The drone also forced other firefighting aircraft to divert from the area

A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.

B.C. woman outraged after 2 mountain goats killed along Highway 31

A nanny and a kid goat were struck just north of Kaslo this week.

Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.
RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

The remains of Lemar Halimi were discovered in May

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected
A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Manslaughter added to charges faced by man accused of Nelson attack

Miles Halverson’s next hearing is June 25 in Nelson court

A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted

B.C. woman completes highline walk in heels

Mia Noblet and two other athletes were invited to try a tricky walk in China

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted
There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Evacuation alert expands north to Ymir

Rising waters along Erie Creek and Salmo River

There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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Kootenay unemployment rate down in April

Jobless figure stood at 5.4% last month

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Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo

Rain, storms to hit Kootenays, Boundary amid flood crisis

Environment Canada is calling for 20 to 40 mm of rain by Friday

Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo
The Harrop-Procter fire north of Nelson burned for several months last summer. Nelson has received $137,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust for wildfire mitigation. Photo: Douglas Noblet

CBT funding Nelson $137K for wildfire mitigation

The money is part of over $800,000 spread out to 20 communities

The Harrop-Procter fire north of Nelson burned for several months last summer. Nelson has received $137,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust for wildfire mitigation. Photo: Douglas Noblet
Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Nelson RCMP are asking for witnesses after Sunday incident

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park