Nelson Star Staff

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little

Michaud Creek fire evacuation reduced, Octopus Creek fire grows

The Octopus Creek Fire on Lower Arrow Lake now covers 11,444 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation order for Trozzo Creek fire reduced

32 properties still remain on an evacuation order

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation order issued for Cultus Creek wildfire

Order covers residences on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Edgewood evacuated due to growing Michaud Creek wildfire

Michaud Creek fire has now reached 4,600 hectares in size

The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek Fire: residents of 86 Slocan Valley properties ordered to leave

Evacuation addresses are in the Lemon Creek area

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Octopus Creek fire forces evacuation of Fauquier

Evacuation order includes 168 properties

The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
It was a good week for the West Kootenay during the pandemic. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

No new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

The region was unaffected by the pandemic during the week of June 13 to 19

It was a good week for the West Kootenay during the pandemic. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
No fireworks are allowed this Canada Day in the Kootenays as rising temperatures raise concerns about fires. File photo

No fireworks allowed in Kootenays as new restrictions announced

The Southeast Fire Centre says there is increased fire danger in the region

No fireworks are allowed this Canada Day in the Kootenays as rising temperatures raise concerns about fires. File photo
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo

Two people attacked with bear spray in downtown Nelson: police

Police say the three people know each other

Nelson police say a man attacked two people downtown with bear spray on Wednesday afternoon. File photo
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Creston led the West Kootenay with COVID-19 cases during the week of June 6 to 12. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarships awarded to 4 students

Students in Creston, South Slocan and Revelstoke are sharing the honour

South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Five more COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

There were no new cases in Castlegar and Trail

The West Kootenay continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Only five new cases of COVID-19 in West Kootenay

The latest report is for the week of May 16 to 22

COVID-19 cases have dropped to new lows in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo

Police searching for suspects after attempted armed break-in in Salmo

RCMP say three suspects were wearing masks when the incident occurred

Three masked suspects allegedly smashed windows at a residence near Salmo on early Tuesday morning. File photo
Castlegar had the most COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay during the week of May 9 to 15. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Castlegar leads West Kootenay COVID-19 cases as numbers decline

Castlegar had six cases during the week of May 9 to 15

Castlegar had the most COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay during the week of May 9 to 15. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases are once again dropping across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Ten new cases of COVID-19 in Nelson area

Numbers are steadily dropping across the West Kootenay

COVID-19 cases are once again dropping across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases in 2021

The West Kootenays meanwhile saw numbers drop at the end of April

COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Pharmacies in Cranbrook, Castlegar receive AstraZeneca vaccine

It’s the first time the vaccine has been made available in the Kootenays

Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

West Kootenay’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Nelson and Trail each had high numbers during the week of April 18 to 24

COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control