Nelson Star Staff

Former Montreal Canadien player Patrice Brisebois is among the alumni set to play in Nelson later this month. Photo: Andre Ringuette/NHL via Getty Images

Hall of Famer, Stanley Cup winners among Montreal Canadiens to visit in Nelson

The Habs alumni team will take part in a charity game

Former Montreal Canadien player Patrice Brisebois is among the alumni set to play in Nelson later this month. Photo: Andre Ringuette/NHL via Getty Images
A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue

Missing teens found after spending night outside near Whitewater Ski Resort

Two boys spent the night lost before being rescued Monday

A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue
A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue

Missing teens found near Whitewater

Two boys spent the night lost before being rescued Monday

A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue
West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday

West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday

Checks in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail were set up as part of a national enforcement campaign

West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday
Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3

Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3

Environment Canada says temperatures will also drop through Friday

Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3
Fire crews battle a blaze at the Villa Motel in Nelson on Wednesday. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Fire finally out at Villa Motel in Nelson

Fire crews spent most of Wednesday trying to contain the blaze

Fire crews battle a blaze at the Villa Motel in Nelson on Wednesday. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Police Department was investigated three times for officer misconduct by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. File photo

Two Nelson Police officers investigated for misconduct

The investigations were made public in an annual report

The Nelson Police Department was investigated three times for officer misconduct by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. File photo
Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff north of Nelson
Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

A woman claiming to be an officer tried to scam a local resident

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government

Kootenay Ferry to shut down Thursday afternoon

The ferry will stop servicing Balfour and Kootenay Bay as of 2:45 p.m. until Friday morning

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government
Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo

Workplace accident near Kaslo leads police to grow-op bust

RCMP seized approximately 11,000 cannabis plants

Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo
The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala organizers move festival date due to wildfire risk in Kootenays

The decision was made following talks with the provincial and regional governments

The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival
RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

Police also found 272 other violations on Monday and Tuesday

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala
Nelson police say they apprehended a Trail man Tuesday. File photo

Nelson police apprehend man who left Trail mental health facility

The male was considered a risk to himself and others

Nelson police say they apprehended a Trail man Tuesday. File photo
The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo
Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo

ANKORS warns of deadly pills found in West Kootenay

The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA was discovered during drug testing

Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo
An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted
Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)

Funds approved for new Kootenay Lake ferry

The ferry will have almost twice the capacity of the current MV Balfour

Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)
Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)

Funds approved for new Kootenay Lake ferry

The ferry will have almost twice the capacity of the current MV Balfour

Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)
Reporters from the Nelson Star, Trail Times and Grand Forks Gazette won eight times at the Ma Murray provincial journalism awards in Richmond on Saturday.                                L-R: Kathleen Saylors, Sheri Regnier, Sandy Leonard, Eric Lawson, Greg Nesteroff, Katelyn Hurley and Tyler Harper. Photo submitted

Nelson Star wins six community news awards

Reporter Tyler Harper took home the top prize for best feature at the 2019 Ma Murray Awards in Richmond

Reporters from the Nelson Star, Trail Times and Grand Forks Gazette won eight times at the Ma Murray provincial journalism awards in Richmond on Saturday.                                L-R: Kathleen Saylors, Sheri Regnier, Sandy Leonard, Eric Lawson, Greg Nesteroff, Katelyn Hurley and Tyler Harper. Photo submitted