Nelson Star Staff

Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival this spring. The festival is among 97 Interior arts organizations to receive financial assistance from the province. Photo: Mary Matheson

West Kootenay wildfire projects, arts organizations receive $2.6M in provincial funding

The funds are part of B.C.’s economic recovery plan

Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival this spring. The festival is among 97 Interior arts organizations to receive financial assistance from the province. Photo: Mary Matheson
Nelson's Diana Morita Cole is the keynote speaker of the KDocsFF film festival. Photo: Submitted

Nelson author Diana Morita Cole to speak at film festival

She will share a virtual stage with actor George Takei

Nelson's Diana Morita Cole is the keynote speaker of the KDocsFF film festival. Photo: Submitted
The Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trail Society will build a trail on Mount Buchanan, seen here with society secretary Stuart Heard, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay trails receive Columbia Basin Trust funding

Several locations in the West Kootenay are undergoing upgrades

The Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trail Society will build a trail on Mount Buchanan, seen here with society secretary Stuart Heard, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
The Columbia Basin Trust has announced grants for biodiversity initiatives. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust announces ecosystem protection grants

Three projects are sharing a $1.35-million grant

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced grants for biodiversity initiatives. Photo: Submitted
There were no COVID-19 cases confirmed in the West Kootenay during the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

No new cases of COVID-19 in West Kootenay

The region earned a break from the pandemic for a week

There were no COVID-19 cases confirmed in the West Kootenay during the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
The investigation is ongoing into seizure of firearms from a resident in Nelson. File photo

Kamloops investigation leads to firearms seizure near Vallican

Three firearms were discovered at a residence

The investigation is ongoing into seizure of firearms from a resident in Nelson. File photo
A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

KIJHL cancels season due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

It’s the second straight season the KIJHL has had to shut down prematurely

A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
Wayne Boyd of Nelson has just won $100,000. Photo: Submitted

Nelson man wins $100,000 with Scratch and Win

Wayne Boyd is in shock and plans to help his daughter with her mortgage and buy new Blundstones

Wayne Boyd of Nelson has just won $100,000. Photo: Submitted
RCMP responded to a report early Friday morning of a suspect firing a gun at a Salmo home. Photo: Black Press

RCMP arrest woman who fired shots at Salmo home

The woman allegedly discharged a firearm early Friday morning

RCMP responded to a report early Friday morning of a suspect firing a gun at a Salmo home. Photo: Black Press
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the West Kootenay. File photo

Environment Canada: Major winter storm to hit West Kootenay

The Kootenay Pass is expected to receive up to 40 centimetres of snow

Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the West Kootenay. File photo
The Nelson Police Department says a man was arrested and will be charged following a non-life-threatening stabbing at the Chahko-Mika Mall on Dec. 12. File photo

Man in hospital after stabbing at Nelson mall

The suspect is in custody and is awaiting charges

The Nelson Police Department says a man was arrested and will be charged following a non-life-threatening stabbing at the Chahko-Mika Mall on Dec. 12. File photo
Police are searching for the driver of a red Mini Cooper who was travelling erratically near Nelson. Photo: Submitted

Police searching for driver of Mini Cooper after chase near Nelson

The driver was reported as travelling erratically

Police are searching for the driver of a red Mini Cooper who was travelling erratically near Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Salmo’s Legion says a member who attended its Remembrance Day ceremony has COVID-19. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Salmo Legion says member who attended Remembrance Day ceremony has COVID-19

It’s the 10th known case in Salmo this week

Salmo’s Legion says a member who attended its Remembrance Day ceremony has COVID-19. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Police have put out a new bulletin today about the disappearance of Cory Westcott. Photo submitted

Police still searching for Cory Westcott of Nelson

The 34-year-old man has been missing since Sept. 1

Police have put out a new bulletin today about the disappearance of Cory Westcott. Photo submitted
COVID-19. Image: CDC

COVID-19 case confirmed in Salmo

An employee of Salmo Community Services tested positive

COVID-19. Image: CDC
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo

Environment Canada issues snow warning for Friday

Two-to-10 centimetres is expected to fall

Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
A search is underway in the Duncan Lake area for Thomas Schreiber of Lardeau. Photo submitted

Missing Lardeau man not found, underwater search called off

Thomas Schreiber was last seen on Sept. 15

A search is underway in the Duncan Lake area for Thomas Schreiber of Lardeau. Photo submitted
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall speaking at rally April 2016. Photo submitted

B.C. jobs minister not seeking re-election

Michelle Mungall says wants to spend more time with her family

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall speaking at rally April 2016. Photo submitted
Anyone who has spoken to Corey Westcott or seen his vehicle in the past few days is asked to contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919 or your local RCMP Detachment.

Missing person: police seeking Corey Westcott

Westcott was last seen Sept. 1

Anyone who has spoken to Corey Westcott or seen his vehicle in the past few days is asked to contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919 or your local RCMP Detachment.