Nelson Star Staff

The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay outdoor recreation facilities receive CBT funding

The Village of Slocan is restoring its soccer field with $169K

The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
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Heavy snowfall alert for Kootenay Lake

Environment Canada is calling for up to 25 centimetres

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Nelson RCMP are investigating an incident near Blewett on Nov. 23. Photo: Phil McLachlan

RCMP looking for 4 men who fired rifle, set trailer on fire near Nelson

Police say the men are associated with a white pick-up truck that has a plow on it

Nelson RCMP are investigating an incident near Blewett on Nov. 23. Photo: Phil McLachlan
RCMP arrested a man who was allegedly dumping chemicals in a Kaslo couples’ cars. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Kaslo RCMP arrest man caught dumping chemicals on vehicles

Police also found loaded firearms at Benjamin Velt’s Meadow Creek residence

RCMP arrested a man who was allegedly dumping chemicals in a Kaslo couples’ cars. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Environment Canada advises drivers to adjust their driving, turn on lights and remain at safe distances, use winter tires, and carry chains on the passes. File photo

Snowfall warning issued for Kootenays

Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass will receive heavy snow

Environment Canada advises drivers to adjust their driving, turn on lights and remain at safe distances, use winter tires, and carry chains on the passes. File photo
No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Investigation report describes West Kootenay helicopter crash

Incident occurred in March near New Denver, no one injured

No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Nelson’s Dave Stevens celebrates en route to the finish line at the 160-kilometre UTMB ultramarathon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photo: UTMB World Series

Nelson’s Dave Stevens wins ultramarathon in Mexico

Stevens won the 160-km event well ahead of the pack

Nelson’s Dave Stevens celebrates en route to the finish line at the 160-kilometre UTMB ultramarathon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photo: UTMB World Series
Snow has already fallen on Kootenay Pass. This image taken Tuesday morning shows Highway 3 west of Creston. Environment Canada is calling for heavy snow on Kootenay Pass and the Paulson Summit overnight Tuesday. Photo: DriveBC

Snow warning issued for Highway 3

Environment Canada is calling for snow on the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass

Snow has already fallen on Kootenay Pass. This image taken Tuesday morning shows Highway 3 west of Creston. Environment Canada is calling for heavy snow on Kootenay Pass and the Paulson Summit overnight Tuesday. Photo: DriveBC
Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kootenay Lake Hospital

It’s the second time in less than a month that COVID-19 has led to a lockdown at the hospital

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A skimmer plane is seen above Nelson on Wednesday as it dove toward Kootenay Lake for water. Photo: Tyler Harper

Four of seven wildfires put out near Nelson

The Southeast Fire Centre says it is now focusing on the biggest fire southwest of the city

A skimmer plane is seen above Nelson on Wednesday as it dove toward Kootenay Lake for water. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

West Kootenay wildfire update: Briggs Creek, Mulvey Creek and Wren Creek fires

There are 13 wildfires in the West Kootenay, most of them small or under control

The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted

UPDATE: Police identify Castlegar homicide victim

Police confirmed that they are officially conducting a homicide investigation

RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted
Smoke from the Briggs Creek fire is seen here in the skies above the Kaslo area. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Area restrictions announced for wildfire near Kaslo

The Briggs Creek fire is approximately 11.5 kilometres west of Kaslo

Smoke from the Briggs Creek fire is seen here in the skies above the Kaslo area. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Salmo RCMP is searching for Harsha Paladugu, who was last seen on his way to Shambhala Music Festival. Photo: Submitted

UPDATE: Search suspended for missing man who attended Shambhala Music Festival

Harsha Paladugu had left Vancouver on July 21, and was reportedly seen in Salmo six days later

Salmo RCMP is searching for Harsha Paladugu, who was last seen on his way to Shambhala Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson police seize $32K in street drugs during impaired driving stop

Over 92 grams of fentanyl was allegedly found in the car

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Smoke from the Briggs Creek fire is seen here in the skies above the Kaslo area. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire west of Kaslo leads to evacuation alert for 14 properties

The Briggs Creek fire was started sometime Monday

Smoke from the Briggs Creek fire is seen here in the skies above the Kaslo area. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
There is a long wait for the Kootenay Lake ferry on B.C. Day. File photo

Long delays for B.C. Day travellers at West Kootenay ferries

Congestion is heavy at the Kootenay Lake and Shelter Bay ferries

There is a long wait for the Kootenay Lake ferry on B.C. Day. File photo
A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo

Rossland man dies in Slocan River kayaking accident

The man died in hospital after being rescued

A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo
A BC Transit bus was hit by a Purolator van on June 30, 2022, near Castlegar. File photo
A BC Transit bus was hit by a Purolator van on June 30, 2022, near Castlegar. File photo
The Town of Creston has provided residents with a kitchen catcher for food scraps as well as a green food waste cart for curbside collection. Photo: Submitted

Creston starts curbside organics pickup, other West Kootenay communities to follow this year

Residential organic waste makes up approximately 35 per cent of material sent to landfills

The Town of Creston has provided residents with a kitchen catcher for food scraps as well as a green food waste cart for curbside collection. Photo: Submitted