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Nelson Leafs’ forward Joe Davidson will play for the BCHL’s Merritt Centennials next season. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs’ Joe Davidson signs with BCHL team

Davidson will play for the Merritt Centennials

Nelson Leafs’ forward Joe Davidson will play for the BCHL’s Merritt Centennials next season. Photo: Tyler Harper
Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, offers a prayer Monday during a ceremony marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photos: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Vigil held in Nelson to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

ANKORS built a coffin and set up a 175 empty pairs of shoes for the event

Duncan Grady, an elder with the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, offers a prayer Monday during a ceremony marking International Overdose Awareness Day. Photos: Tyler Harper
Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography

Breastfeeding during the pandemic: what we know and don’t know

There's still little research to show if breastmilk transmits COVID-19

Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean new parents don’t have COVID-19 concerns. Photo: Becky Litz Photography
This empty playground at Hume School in Nelson will packed with students once again when classes begin Sept. 10. Photo: Tyler Harper

School District 8 releases back-to-school plan

The district has had its COVID-19 protocols approved by the education ministry

This empty playground at Hume School in Nelson will packed with students once again when classes begin Sept. 10. Photo: Tyler Harper
A map of COVID-19 data that shows how many cases have been confirmed in different health areas and cities across B.C. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Eleven cases of COVID-19 found in Nelson, Trail, Castlegar region in 2020

New data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows more precise numbers of cases per health area

A map of COVID-19 data that shows how many cases have been confirmed in different health areas and cities across B.C. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Rose Garden Cafe at Lakeside Park has closed after one of its employees was told they may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Rose Garden Cafe employee in Nelson tests negative for COVID-19

One of the cafe's employees had been contacted by the provincial contact tracing program

The Rose Garden Cafe at Lakeside Park has closed after one of its employees was told they may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
The renovation of Nelson’s Queen Elizabeth Park is receiving a grant from The Toronto Blue Jays. Photo: Tyler Harper

Toronto Blue Jays award Nelson Baseball $117,000 to revitalize ballpark

Nelson was the only B.C. community to receive the grant

The renovation of Nelson’s Queen Elizabeth Park is receiving a grant from The Toronto Blue Jays. Photo: Tyler Harper
Events like the Coldsmoke Powder Festival, seen here in 2018, will still go on when Whitewater Ski Resort opens for the new season. But a number of new COVID-19 precautions have also been introduced at the resort. Photo: Tyler Harper

Whitewater Ski Resort to require masks on guests, staff when season begins

The rule will be in place for all of Whitewater's indoor buildings

Events like the Coldsmoke Powder Festival, seen here in 2018, will still go on when Whitewater Ski Resort opens for the new season. But a number of new COVID-19 precautions have also been introduced at the resort. Photo: Tyler Harper
SMRT1 Technologies founder Brad Pommen (right) has entered into an agreement to supply smart vending machines technology to Vancouver-based UpMeals. Photo submitted

Nelson’s SMRT1 Technologies to provide vending tech to Vancouver company

UpMeals will launch 22 machines across Canada using SMRT1's personalized machines

SMRT1 Technologies founder Brad Pommen (right) has entered into an agreement to supply smart vending machines technology to Vancouver-based UpMeals. Photo submitted
Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress
A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant in Vancouver in May. A group of doctors and dentists are calling on the B.C. government to make masks mandatory. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Kootenay doctor among 82 physicians, dentists calling on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant in Vancouver in May. A group of doctors and dentists are calling on the B.C. government to make masks mandatory. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
ICBC has released new stats that show the number of vehicle accidents throughout the province, including this one that occurred in October near Genelle. Photo courtesy Castlegar Fire Department.

New ICBC data shows number of West Kootenay crashes

Nelson had 972 accidents in 2019

ICBC has released new stats that show the number of vehicle accidents throughout the province, including this one that occurred in October near Genelle. Photo courtesy Castlegar Fire Department.
The Nelson Police Board, which provides independent oversight and governance of the Nelson Police Department, released a statement acknowledging systemic racism in the justice system. Nelson Star file photo

Nelson Police Board: systemic racism exists

The board made the acknowledgment in a statement Wednesday

The Nelson Police Board, which provides independent oversight and governance of the Nelson Police Department, released a statement acknowledging systemic racism in the justice system. Nelson Star file photo
Nelson Leafs goaltender Anderson Violette will play for Summerland next season after he was included in a six-player deal. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs trade starting goalie Violette to Summerland as part of 6-player deal

Nelson acquired three players with Junior A experience

Nelson Leafs goaltender Anderson Violette will play for Summerland next season after he was included in a six-player deal. Photo: Tyler Harper
Matt Reeder is seen here with his daughter in a 2009 picture. Reeder was killed by Miles Halverson in downtown Nelson in 2018. Photo courtesy Ken Reeder

Miles Halverson sentenced 5 years for manslaughter

Halverson had plead guilty to the 2018 death of Matt Reeder in downtown Nelson

Matt Reeder is seen here with his daughter in a 2009 picture. Reeder was killed by Miles Halverson in downtown Nelson in 2018. Photo courtesy Ken Reeder
John Boulanger was one of many Nelson residents to leave a candle lit Wednesday evening in memory of Cpl. Allan Young. The Abbotsford officer died following an altercation on Baker Street last week. Photo: John Boulanger

Nelson residents leave a light on for deceased Abbotsford officer

Candles were left in windows to remember Const. Allan Young

John Boulanger was one of many Nelson residents to leave a candle lit Wednesday evening in memory of Cpl. Allan Young. The Abbotsford officer died following an altercation on Baker Street last week. Photo: John Boulanger
Nelson’s Carissa Kimbell has released her debut album Like Water. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Carissa Kimbell has released her debut album Like Water. Photo submitted
A memorial for Matt Reeder is seeing here on Baker Street in June 2018. The sentencing trial for Miles Halverson, who has plead guilty to manslaughter in Reeder’s death, is this week in Nelson Supreme Court. Photo: Tyler Harper

Sentencing begins for man guilty of manslaughter in Nelson death

Miles Halverson killed Matt Reeder in 2018

A memorial for Matt Reeder is seeing here on Baker Street in June 2018. The sentencing trial for Miles Halverson, who has plead guilty to manslaughter in Reeder’s death, is this week in Nelson Supreme Court. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson is seeing a rise in tourism after the province moved to Phase 3 of its reopening plan. The majority of guests at The Adventure Hotel are coming from within B.C. Photo: Tyler Harper

Tourists returning to Nelson area as province slowly re-opens

Local accommodations are reporting more guests who are staying for shorter periods

Nelson is seeing a rise in tourism after the province moved to Phase 3 of its reopening plan. The majority of guests at The Adventure Hotel are coming from within B.C. Photo: Tyler Harper
Elijah Brown taps a pass to another player from his restricted space during a skills training session at Lakeside Park on July 14. Photo: Tyler Harper

No games, no fans: Nelson Soccer adjusts to pandemic restrictions

The association has been offering skills training at Lakeside Park

Elijah Brown taps a pass to another player from his restricted space during a skills training session at Lakeside Park on July 14. Photo: Tyler Harper