Nelson Star Staff

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
Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo

Kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake limited to just four days

Last year fishers could catch kokanee for 28 days

The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo
Wilson scores in OT as Leafs even series

Wilson scores in OT as Leafs even series

Nelson won 2-1 against Beaver Valley in Game 2

Wilson scores in OT as Leafs even series
Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson

Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson

A 40-year-old man was ejected from his car in a collision

Driver critically injured in crash near Nelson
Maglio Building Centre will soon be renovated under the RONA brand banner. File photo

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA affiliate

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Maglio Building Centre will soon be renovated under the RONA brand banner. File photo
The MV Balfour and MV Osprey 2000 will run reduced weight loads in March and April to account for expected low-lake levels. File photo

Reduced spring service planned for Kootenay Lake ferry

Expected low lake levels is the reason for the longer wait times

The MV Balfour and MV Osprey 2000 will run reduced weight loads in March and April to account for expected low-lake levels. File photo
Nelson police warn of counterfeit money in city

Nelson police warn of counterfeit money in city

The department says it has received multiple reports of fake Canadian and U.S. cash

Nelson police warn of counterfeit money in city
Avalanche control is affecting two nearby highways. File photo

UPDATED: Avalanche control closes Highways 3, 31

Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston expected to be shut down until 4 p.m. Thursday

Avalanche control is affecting two nearby highways. File photo
Crews found no working fire alarms in the building after managing to put out the fire on Tuesday. Photo submitted

Fire causes upwards of $60K in damage to Nelson Brewing Company building

The cause of the Tuesday fire is still under investigation

Crews found no working fire alarms in the building after managing to put out the fire on Tuesday. Photo submitted
Police say if you see Ishmani Baker, to call 911 immediately.

Wanted man eludes arrest near Nelson

Ishmani Baker, 21, is wanted on several counts in northern BC

Police say if you see Ishmani Baker, to call 911 immediately.
A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS

VIDEO: Kootenay drug users fight stigma with video series

The multi-part series from ANKORS is meant to align with the goals of the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force

A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS
A transportation app for the West Kootenay is part of a project awarded $40,000 by the provincial government. File photo

West Kootenay cities win grant to develop smart transportation

Castlegar, Nelson, Trail and Rossland have been awarded $40,000 for Smart Cities project

A transportation app for the West Kootenay is part of a project awarded $40,000 by the provincial government. File photo
Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Shorter hours announced for Nelway, Carson border crossings

The crossings will close at 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 26

Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images
Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan

Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan

Two people face charges of possession and trafficking in a controlled substance

Nelson police find $16K worth of suspected fentanyl, meth in minivan
Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo

Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo

The man was wearing a Shambhala Music Festival crew bracelet

Man arrested after fleeing RCMP in car near Salmo
Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health

Six babies born in one day in Nelson

Kootenay Lake Hospital’s maternity ward was hectic on July 24

Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health
The North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society will deliver a range of mental health programs for youth. Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust

CBT provides nearly $1 million in funding to social organizations

Kaslo’s North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society received a major grant

The North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society will deliver a range of mental health programs for youth. Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust
Few fires currently exist around Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. Map courtesy of BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire Roundup: Highlighting five fires in the West Kootenay

None of the blazes were threatening structures

Few fires currently exist around Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. Map courtesy of BC Wildfire Service