Nelson Star Staff

A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo

Two people attacked with bear spray in downtown Nelson: police

Police say the three people know each other

Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarships awarded to 4 students

Students in Creston, South Slocan and Revelstoke are sharing the honour

South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
A wildfire near Cottonwood Lake was put out by Nelson firefighters Sunday night. Photo: Submitted

Wildfire extinguished near Cottonwood Lake

Lightning-caused fire was near one of Nelson’s water sources

A wildfire near Cottonwood Lake was put out by Nelson firefighters Sunday night. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Five more COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

There were no new cases in Castlegar and Trail

The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Only five new cases of COVID-19 in West Kootenay

The latest report is for the week of May 16 to 22

COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo

Police searching for suspects after attempted armed break-in in Salmo

RCMP say three suspects were wearing masks when the incident occurred

Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo
Castlegar had the most COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay during the week of May 9 to 15. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Castlegar leads West Kootenay COVID-19 cases as numbers decline

Castlegar had six cases during the week of May 9 to 15

Castlegar had the most COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay during the week of May 9 to 15. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases are once again dropping across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Ten new cases of COVID-19 in Nelson area

Numbers are steadily dropping across the West Kootenay

COVID-19 cases are once again dropping across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases in 2021

The West Kootenays meanwhile saw numbers drop at the end of April

COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Pharmacies in Cranbrook, Castlegar receive AstraZeneca vaccine

It’s the first time the vaccine has been made available in the Kootenays

Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

West Kootenay’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Nelson and Trail each had high numbers during the week of April 18 to 24

COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

COVID-19 cases in Nelson area this year surpass 2020 total

Nelson’s latest high is 20 cases

Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker

VIDEO: Storm makes for wild ferry ride across Kootenay Lake

The video was captured by ferry employee Dirk Jonker

Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Kootenays. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Highest weekly number of new COVID-19 cases in 2021 for Nelson

The Nelson local health area had 13 new cases in early April

COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Kootenays. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Kootenay Lake ferry terminals will receive a number of upgrades this year. File photo

Kootenay Lake ferry terminals to receive upgrades

The transportation ministry announced the $5.5-million project Thursday

The Kootenay Lake ferry terminals will receive a number of upgrades this year. File photo
Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Vogue highlights red dress installation in Nelson

The project by artist Jamie Black was featured in the fashion magazine

Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson and Creston each had eight new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 28 to April 3. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson, Creston areas each report eight new cases of COVID-19

The numbers are for the week of March 28 to April 3

Nelson and Creston each had eight new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 28 to April 3. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson police fined organizers of a rally over the weekend. File photo

Nelson police issue fines to weekend COVID-19 restriction protesters

Three people were each fined $2,300 at the 150-person gathering

Nelson police fined organizers of a rally over the weekend. File photo