Nelson Star Staff

The most recent COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

25 new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

Nelson and Arrow Lakes led with seven each

The most recent COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The COVID-19 case numbers for the week of Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Nelson, Arrow Lakes areas

The West Kootenay had a total of 20 new cases over one week this month

The COVID-19 case numbers for the week of Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The West Kootenay continues to have low weekly numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

21 new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

Grand Forks led the region during the week of Nov. 7 to 13

The West Kootenay continues to have low weekly numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
A student in the Fine Woodworking program is seen here at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus. The college has received government funding to upgrade equipment. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College receives government funding for tech, trades programs

The college will use $150,000 to upgrade old equipment

A student in the Fine Woodworking program is seen here at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus. The college has received government funding to upgrade equipment. Photo: Submitted
COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 24 to 30. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Low COVID-19 cases reported again in West Kootenay

Creston led the region with 11 over one week

COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 24 to 30. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Deep snow at Forbidden Peak in the Selkirk Mountains. This location is not part of the She Shreds snowmobile tenure application. Photo: Madeleine Martin-Preney

Snowmobile company applies for tenures in West Kootenay

She Shreds Mountain Adventures wants to operate training courses in eight separate locations

Deep snow at Forbidden Peak in the Selkirk Mountains. This location is not part of the She Shreds snowmobile tenure application. Photo: Madeleine Martin-Preney
Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Trail and Nelson’s COVID-19 cases drop off

The West Kootenay had a total of 107 cases from Oct. 3 to 9

Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 numbers for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

74 new COVID-19 cases in Trail; 31 in Nelson

Trail is again the centre of new cases in the West Kootenay

COVID-19 numbers for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Trail is experiencing an unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

COVID-19 cases surge in Trail, remain level in rest of West Kootenay

Trail recorded 79 new cases Sept. 19 to 25

Trail is experiencing an unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson’s Dave Stevens is seen here en route to his win at the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Dave Stevens wins prestigious ultramarathon in Colorado

Stevens took first in a 160-kilometre race

Nelson’s Dave Stevens is seen here en route to his win at the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

West Kootenay COVID-19 cases drop again

New cases are slowly sliding in number from summer highs

New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
RCMP say they found no evidence of gunfire after it was reported early Tuesday near Slocan. File photo

No evidence of gunfire in Slocan area despite complaint: RCMP

Officers spent Tuesday investigating the area after an early morning complaint

RCMP say they found no evidence of gunfire after it was reported early Tuesday near Slocan. File photo
New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID-19 cases rise in Trail, Grand Forks

Nelson continues to lead the West Kootenay

New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

153 new cases in Nelson area as COVID-19 outbreak grows in West Kootenay

Nelson has now had 382 new cases recorded between July 25 and Aug. 21

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Missing man has been found

Police report that Dallas Paulsen has been located

Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

UPDATED: Evacuation alert rescinded for Trozzo Creek fire

The Slocan Valley wildfire remains active

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Akokli Creek wildfire evacuation alert lifted

There are no longer any properties under alert in the Cultus, Akokli or Redding fires

Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star
Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo

RCMP investigating shooting in Nelson

Shots fired in residential area, no one injured

Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo
Nelson set a new COVID-19 record for the second straight week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

1 person at Nelson senior care home dies as city sets new COVID-19 record with 74 cases

Cases are also spiking in Castlegar, Creston and the Arrow Lakes

Nelson set a new COVID-19 record for the second straight week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Wildfires in the West Kootenay. Map: BC Wildfire Service/Nelson Star

Aerial ignitions planned at the Lower Arrow Lake wildfires

Planned burns will take place Aug. 12 or 13

Wildfires in the West Kootenay. Map: BC Wildfire Service/Nelson Star