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The 300 block Victoria Street will be the site of Nelson’s new transit exchange, to be moved and expanded from the current location at Ward and Baker. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s transit hub will move to 300 block Victoria

Space needs to expand with anticipated service increase, says BC Transit

The 300 block Victoria Street will be the site of Nelson’s new transit exchange, to be moved and expanded from the current location at Ward and Baker. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

West Kootenay logging blockader files police complaint, is sued by company

Jessica Ogden had multiple confrontations with RCMP and with loggers in 2019

Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The rules are changing for commercial recycling in rural areas of the West Kootenay. Photo: Nelson Star

Rural businesses face RDCK recycling rollback

Industry, business and institutions may need to rethink their waste management

The rules are changing for commercial recycling in rural areas of the West Kootenay. Photo: Nelson Star
The RDCK has released its Statement of Financial Information for the year 2019. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK publishes 2019 payments to businesses, organizations and staff

Public document details salaries, expenses, and grants

The RDCK has released its Statement of Financial Information for the year 2019. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Residents launched boats from this site, owned by Teck Metals Ltd., for years until the company closed it in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Taghum-Blewett boat launch plans are dead in the water

Teck Metals Ltd. owns all potential sites, says they are all unsuitable

Residents launched boats from this site, owned by Teck Metals Ltd., for years until the company closed it in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rachel Holt, a Nelson ecologist who has worked on forestry and old growth issues for decades, is the co-author of a paper that looks at loss of old growth forest in B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Province ignoring need to preserve old growth forests, says Nelson scientist

Report says more resources are given to harvesting old growth than protecting it

Rachel Holt, a Nelson ecologist who has worked on forestry and old growth issues for decades, is the co-author of a paper that looks at loss of old growth forest in B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Farmers with a Class D license in the north Kootenay Lake may now slaughter their own or other people’s animals to a maximum of 12 animals per year. Photo submitted

Province relaxes meat sale rules for Lardeau area farmers

Changes will help local food security and the north Kootenay Lake economy, RDCK chair says

Farmers with a Class D license in the north Kootenay Lake may now slaughter their own or other people’s animals to a maximum of 12 animals per year. Photo submitted
During the pandemic the number of parking spaces restaurants may use for patios (with the the permission of adjacent businesses) has been increased. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson expands sidewalk cafe space limits during pandemic

New rules increase the number of parking stalls that may be used

During the pandemic the number of parking spaces restaurants may use for patios (with the the permission of adjacent businesses) has been increased. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Marilyn James and her grandchildren in Vallican in 2020. Photo submitted

Province signs agreement with Marilyn James to caretake Vallican heritage site

Sinixt leaders in Washington State say they didn't consent, Heritage BC says they did

Marilyn James and her grandchildren in Vallican in 2020. Photo submitted
The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society has had problems with a fundraising deadline because of the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Payment deadline extended for Cottonwood Lake group

The society needs to raise $180,000 by Aug. 31

The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society has had problems with a fundraising deadline because of the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson’s police chief Paul Burkart answered questions at an outdoor meeting on policing and race relations for more than two hours on June 8. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson residents question chief on police violence

Event was one of many across the world following the death of George Floyd

Nelson’s police chief Paul Burkart answered questions at an outdoor meeting on policing and race relations for more than two hours on June 8. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson’s farmers’ markets will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays starting June 13 at Cottonwood Park. Photo: West Kootenay EcoSociety

City of Nelson takes over farmers’ markets from EcoSociety

Markets start June 13 and will be run by the Nelson and District Youth Centre

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays starting June 13 at Cottonwood Park. Photo: West Kootenay EcoSociety
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High Street in Nelson looking east. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council backpedals on one-way High Street

Bike corridor will have two shared lanes, reduced vehicle traffic and lower speed limits

High Street in Nelson looking east. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Springer Creek Campground in Slocan on Sunday. Photo submitted

Flooding: Why the RDCK ordered hundreds of properties evacuated

All evacuation orders have now been rescinded

Springer Creek Campground in Slocan on Sunday. Photo submitted
Looking north along the rail bed showing the crew working to install watermain, and the bypass trail and detour signage directing trail users to South Sheppard Road and Mountain Station parking lot. Photo: City of Nelson

Temporary rail trail detour will allow upgrade to Nelson’s water source

City will be laying a water line between Stanley Street and Mountain Station parking lot

Looking north along the rail bed showing the crew working to install watermain, and the bypass trail and detour signage directing trail users to South Sheppard Road and Mountain Station parking lot. Photo: City of Nelson
Krista Robson, shown here with her two kids Sawyer and Madyson, has leased farmland in Harrop thanks to the Young Agrarians land matching program. Photo: Ursula Heller

Young farmers find a home through land-matching program

Young Agrarians links would-be farmers with landowners who have land to spare

Krista Robson, shown here with her two kids Sawyer and Madyson, has leased farmland in Harrop thanks to the Young Agrarians land matching program. Photo: Ursula Heller
The Cottonwood Market stage under construction on May 20. The stage is intended for outdoor concerts throughout the summer, not just at the Saturday markets. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Cottonwood Market stage construction resumes

The stage will be a venue for performances at the market and at other times during the week

The Cottonwood Market stage under construction on May 20. The stage is intended for outdoor concerts throughout the summer, not just at the Saturday markets. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. Photo submitted.

Creston flour mills overwhelmed by COVID-19 demand

Flour shortage highlights region's grain insecurity

Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. Photo submitted.
Hall Street Place, at the corner of Front and Hall Streets, will be completed by the end of 2020. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson CARES building changes Nelson’s urban landscape

Forty-one apartments at Hall Street Place will be ready early in the new year

Hall Street Place, at the corner of Front and Hall Streets, will be completed by the end of 2020. Photo: Bill Metcalfe