Nelson Star

Nelson’s American sister city faces COVID-19 culture war

In Sandpoint, Idaho, wearing a mask is about Black Lives Matter, gun rights, and COVID-19


Kaslo 2.0: Effort to take the village’s local government online advances

The first step if approved would be setting up a Kaslo Health Hub

  • Aug 7, 2020


Kaslo council says it was overlooked in long-term care announcement

"We're fed up … They have ignored every attempt we've made to contact them"

  • Aug 7, 2020


LETTER: The downside of Slocan River floating

From reader Chris Berger

  • Aug 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

LETTER: Cutting permit threatens caribou

From reader Bill Bryce

  • Aug 6, 2020

No charges yet in death of Abbotsford officer Allan Young

Police and Crown say the investigation is still underway

Smoker Farms bringing craft-style cannabis to Beaverdell

Husband-wife team growing small-scale cultivations of marijuana

  • Aug 6, 2020

Walmart to make face masks mandatory for customers across Canada

Requirement goes into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 12 across Canada

  • Aug 6, 2020

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

LETTER: Clean Energy Bill misleads

From reader Susan Eyre

  • Aug 5, 2020

Feds fund $2M for habitat conservation in the Kootenays

Kootenay Connect program to protect habitat for species at risk in four areas in the region

  • Aug 4, 2020

Interior Health expands COVID-19 testing access in Kelowna

First-come, first-serve, no-appointment-needed testing centre opens in downtown Kelowna

  • Aug 4, 2020

Interior Health reports nine new cases of COVID-19, 149 linked to Kelowna

Nine new cases were reported in the Interior Health region over the long weekend's four reporting periods

  • Aug 4, 2020

No new COVID cases in Kootenay-Boundary

As of July 30, there were no additional cases in the previous two weeks

Ophthalmology scheduling back on track at Kootenay Lake Hospital

Program is partial replacement of retired full time eye doctor

Plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot

Pilot and passenger have minor injuries

Complaint of ‘lewd act’ at Redsands leads to arrest

Man faces two counts of indecency

  • Aug 2, 2020

Multiple lightning-sparked blazes break out in Southeast Fire Centre: BC Wildfire

Wildfires currently remain small in size

  • Aug 2, 2020