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Pacific Insight is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the Nelson area. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce

Housing shortage hampers local manufacturers

Report outlines challenges for growing local industry

Pacific Insight is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the Nelson area. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce
B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting

B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting
A disguised burglar broke into Ted Allen’s Jewellry and made off with $30,000 before crashing a car, killing his passenger and triggering a province-wide manhunt on Monday. Web photo

Province-wide manhunt launched following Nelson burglary

Suspect got away with $30,000 worth of merchandise before crashing stolen car

A disguised burglar broke into Ted Allen’s Jewellry and made off with $30,000 before crashing a car, killing his passenger and triggering a province-wide manhunt on Monday. Web photo
Lower Kootenay Band councillor Jared Basil drove out to Ymir Aug. 22 to pledge his support for the area’s opposition to BCTS plans to log in their watershed. He’s seen here with community spokesperson Jason Leus and approximately a quarter of the population of the small rural town.  Will Johnson photo

Lower Kootenay Band pledges support for Ymir watershed

First Nations group opposes BCTS plan to log in ktunaxa ?amakā€™is territory

Lower Kootenay Band councillor Jared Basil drove out to Ymir Aug. 22 to pledge his support for the area’s opposition to BCTS plans to log in their watershed. He’s seen here with community spokesperson Jason Leus and approximately a quarter of the population of the small rural town.  Will Johnson photo
Glade residents Heather McIntyre and James Derksen live next to the proposed construction site for the new ferry. They traveled to Nelson to protest the plans at the most recent RDCK board meeting on Thursday. Photo: Will Johnson

RDCK faces Glade ferry construction controversy

Glade residents are deeply split over plans to construct a ferry in their park

Glade residents Heather McIntyre and James Derksen live next to the proposed construction site for the new ferry. They traveled to Nelson to protest the plans at the most recent RDCK board meeting on Thursday. Photo: Will Johnson
(Will Johnson/Nelson Star)

UPDATE: Emergency personnel disagree with decision to re-open Shambhala

Organizers have told people they can stay

(Will Johnson/Nelson Star)
Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

More than 17,000 festival goers have been at the music festival since Friday.

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup
VIDEO: Meet the Taghum Moai Man

VIDEO: Meet the Taghum Moai Man

Nelson chainsaw carver Ken Muth created monolithic visage

VIDEO: Meet the Taghum Moai Man
Search for Nelson teacher suspended

Search for Nelson teacher suspended

No trace has been found of Alvin Dunic, missing since last Monday

Search for Nelson teacher suspended
Making a path for Columbia salmon

Making a path for Columbia salmon

First Nations groups dream of creating safe passage for fish

Making a path for Columbia salmon
Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery.  Photo: Michelle Campobasso

Will salmon ever come back to the Columbia?

For decades now salmon have been barred from their traditional Columbia River spawning grounds

Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery.  Photo: Michelle Campobasso
P'nina Shames adopted her son Michael from Honduras as a single woman in her 40s.

Three voices of Kootenay adoption

In honour of National Adoption Month Black Press interviewed three West Kootenay residents whose lives have been touched by adoption.

P'nina Shames adopted her son Michael from Honduras as a single woman in her 40s.
Residents in Nelson

Thunder-like boom in West Kootenay prompts speculation

Rumbling sound was heard in Salmo, Trail, Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson and other communities.

Residents in Nelson
Mattie Guntermanm (centre) is one of the subjects of Amy Bohigian's film project Dreamers & Dissidents. Gunterman

Film series chronicles lives of Kootenay characters

Filmmaker Amy Bohigian introduces 9-part Knowledge Network series Dreamers & Dissidents, will screen at the Civic Theatre on May 28.

Mattie Guntermanm (centre) is one of the subjects of Amy Bohigian's film project Dreamers & Dissidents. Gunterman
The Nelson Leafs squared off with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in game three of the playoffs on Monday evening.

KIJHL: Nitehawks wing to victory in Game 3

Nelson Leafs coach Dave McLellan blames result on penalty issues; Nitehawks score 5 goals in third period for 5-2 final score

The Nelson Leafs squared off with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in game three of the playoffs on Monday evening.
Nelson cultural ambassador Bessie Wapp (left) is in rehearsal for the upcoming show Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Director Pat Henman helped prepare her costume for a photo shoot on Sunday evening.

Becoming Hedwig

Nelson cultural ambassador Bessie Wapp is getting into character for three-city tour of Nelson, Cranbrook, Trail.

Nelson cultural ambassador Bessie Wapp (left) is in rehearsal for the upcoming show Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Director Pat Henman helped prepare her costume for a photo shoot on Sunday evening.
NDP economic development critic Shane Simpson (right) visited the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce during his four-day Kootenay visit.

MLA Shane Simpson tours Kootenays

NDP economic development critic visits Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and Cranbrook.

NDP economic development critic Shane Simpson (right) visited the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce during his four-day Kootenay visit.
Trail labour activist Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin is featured in a new story collection by author Matt Rader.

Who tells the story when you kill the storyteller?

Author resurrects Kootenay labour activist in new short story collection.

Trail labour activist Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin is featured in a new story collection by author Matt Rader.