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With the Nelson’s location gone, the nearest U-Haul dealers are in Pass Creek and Salmo. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson U-Haul shutting down

Kootenay Glass and Mirror will no longer provide the service as of July 12

With the Nelson’s location gone, the nearest U-Haul dealers are in Pass Creek and Salmo. Photo: Tyler Harper
Selous Creek planning group discussing the amount of forest fuels and wildfire risk reduction options in the forests adjacent to Nelson. From left: Gord Pratt of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC; Julie Castonguay, professional forester with the forests ministry; Troy Van Skiver professional forester with Kalesnikoff Lumber; Joel Hamilton, wildfire mitigation supervisor at the RDCK; Erik Leslie, independent forest consultant; and Gerald Cordeiro, Kalesnikoff Lumber. Photo: John Cathro

Company to collaborate on logging near Nelson

Logging will include wildfire protection

Selous Creek planning group discussing the amount of forest fuels and wildfire risk reduction options in the forests adjacent to Nelson. From left: Gord Pratt of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC; Julie Castonguay, professional forester with the forests ministry; Troy Van Skiver professional forester with Kalesnikoff Lumber; Joel Hamilton, wildfire mitigation supervisor at the RDCK; Erik Leslie, independent forest consultant; and Gerald Cordeiro, Kalesnikoff Lumber. Photo: John Cathro
Andrea Wilkey is the executive director of Community Futures Central Kootenay, which will sponsor and oversee the federal government’s pilot immigration project. Photo submitted

Pilot project will bring 250 immigrants to West Kootenay jobs

Many business can’t find enough employees, says local sponsor

Andrea Wilkey is the executive director of Community Futures Central Kootenay, which will sponsor and oversee the federal government’s pilot immigration project. Photo submitted
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women, including Nelson’s Emma Weiland (left). She and her mother Deborah Weiland (right) want to raise awareness about a disease they say doesn’t get enough attention or research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: B.C. woman talks about the most common and dangerous disease you’ve never heard of

Nelson’s Emma Weiland lives with endometriosis

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women, including Nelson’s Emma Weiland (left). She and her mother Deborah Weiland (right) want to raise awareness about a disease they say doesn’t get enough attention or research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This photos shows less than half of the crowd that turned out Tuesday in Nelson to hear plans for mountain caribou recovery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Caribou panel hears from critical public

About 250 people turned out Wednesday evening to give feedback on the provincial government’s caribou recovery plans.

This photos shows less than half of the crowd that turned out Tuesday in Nelson to hear plans for mountain caribou recovery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes

Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes

Purchase price will be repaid through payroll deductions

Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes
Anne Simonen presented facts and figures about urban hens to Nelson council on Monday. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot

Nelson council hears the case for backyard hens

Nelson resident Anne Simonen presented facts and figures to a very receptive council

Anne Simonen presented facts and figures about urban hens to Nelson council on Monday. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot
Logging activity by Nelson Land Corporation near Cottonwood Lake in June, 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Cottonwood Lake group applauds RDCK purchase

Purchased forest covers 33 per cent of land to be logged

Logging activity by Nelson Land Corporation near Cottonwood Lake in June, 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot

Kootenay city councillor starts nationwide climate caucus for municipal politicians

Climate Leadership Caucus has 57 members including seven mayors

Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot
Lemon Creek fuel truck driver gets $20,000 fine

Lemon Creek fuel truck driver gets $20,000 fine

Danny LaSante was sentenced in Nelson court today

Lemon Creek fuel truck driver gets $20,000 fine
Leaf Cross Health Society applied to the city for a cannabis licence under the name Buddy’s Place, and lost a lottery designed to decide on a limited number of competing applications for the downtown area. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson approves three recreational cannabis licences, rejects one

Applicant Buddy’s Place was eliminated in a lottery draw Monday

Leaf Cross Health Society applied to the city for a cannabis licence under the name Buddy’s Place, and lost a lottery designed to decide on a limited number of competing applications for the downtown area. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson Star photo

Nelson parking ticket amnesty nets $63,000

City says 71 per cent of participants paid one or two tickets, and the remainder paid more than two

Nelson Star photo
Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan

Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan

But no decision has been made on city’s involvement

Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan
Cam Whitehead of the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology explained the Nelson Innovation Centre to city council on Monday. Also in the photo: Tom Thomson and Andrea Wilkey of the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership. Photo: City of Nelson webcast screenshot

Nelson tech innovation centre asks city for $50k

New facility will be located in the Chamber of Commerce building in the restored CP Rail station

Cam Whitehead of the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology explained the Nelson Innovation Centre to city council on Monday. Also in the photo: Tom Thomson and Andrea Wilkey of the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership. Photo: City of Nelson webcast screenshot
Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg

Why film photography is less work (and more fun) than digital

A conversation with Nelson photographers Fred Rosenberg and Thomas Nowaczynski

Thomas Nowaczynski. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff

Crown wins Lemon Creek appeal against fuel company

Executive Flight Centre will have to stand trial

Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff
Nelson Star file photo

Nelson allows marijuana dispensaries to operate into 2019

Medical cannabis dispensaries won’t be penalized for operating until their recreational applications are heard

Nelson Star file photo
Cottonwood Lake is a popular recreation area near Nelson. Logging plans could include all the land shown here. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK negotiating with logging company about Cottonwood Lake

Nelson and nearby rural areas would borrow to purchase land from Nelson Land Corporation

Cottonwood Lake is a popular recreation area near Nelson. Logging plans could include all the land shown here. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nursing instructor Randy Janzen says young single men in the migrant caravan are vulnerable because they have no jobs and no family, and being cast out of their traditional role affects their health and their social standing in the community. So they hit the road, hoping to get to the U.S. so they can work and give their lives meaning by sending money back to their relatives. Photo: Laura Barrett

Selkirk College nursing students visit Honduran migrants

Students were overwhelmed by migrants’ hope in the face of poverty and displacement

Nursing instructor Randy Janzen says young single men in the migrant caravan are vulnerable because they have no jobs and no family, and being cast out of their traditional role affects their health and their social standing in the community. So they hit the road, hoping to get to the U.S. so they can work and give their lives meaning by sending money back to their relatives. Photo: Laura Barrett
The West Kootenay Regional Airport during the time of year when it can tend to be unreliable. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Castlegar airport reliability upgrade ‘at a standstill’

A year after its $260,000 report, the regional airport is no closer to shaking Cancel-gar reputation

The West Kootenay Regional Airport during the time of year when it can tend to be unreliable. Photo: Bill Metcalfe