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Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot

Kootenay city councillor starts nationwide climate caucus for municipal politicians

Climate Leadership Caucus has 57 members including seven mayors

Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot
“Everyone who meets her wants to help,” said one Kamloops city councillor of Katherine McParland, the founder of A Way Home Kamloops. McParland spoke to a gathering in Nelson last week about youth who become homeless after aging out of the foster care system. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Foster care is ‘superhighway to homelessness,’ B.C. youth advocate says

Katherine McParland grew up in foster care and lived on the streets

“Everyone who meets her wants to help,” said one Kamloops city councillor of Katherine McParland, the founder of A Way Home Kamloops. McParland spoke to a gathering in Nelson last week about youth who become homeless after aging out of the foster care system. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The town of Renata in 1965, since flooded by the Keenleyside Dam as a result of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society

U.S. payment to Canada a focus at Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Next session is in Portland in October

The town of Renata in 1965, since flooded by the Keenleyside Dam as a result of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society
Fire Chief Len MacCharles and his 72-hour evacuation kit that he recommends for all households in Nelson during fire season in case of an evacuation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: Develop a personal wildfire plan, B.C. fire chief says

72-hour evacuation kit recommended

Fire Chief Len MacCharles and his 72-hour evacuation kit that he recommends for all households in Nelson during fire season in case of an evacuation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted

More planned forest fires needed: wildfire expert

Bob Gray is one of the speakers at a Nelson conference about climate change and wildfire

Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted
Former B.C. police chief dies in ATV accident

Former B.C. police chief dies in ATV accident

Ex-Nelson top cop began his career in Vancouver

Former B.C. police chief dies in ATV accident
A police roadblock near Slocan during the hunt for Peter de Groot in 2014. Nelson Star file photo

B.C. man’s family slams watchdog investigation clearing RCMP officer

Report on the death of Peter De Groot ignores crucial issues, family says

A police roadblock near Slocan during the hunt for Peter de Groot in 2014. Nelson Star file photo
Peter de Groot was shot and killed by RCMP officers during a 2014 manhunt. File photo

UPDATED: 3-year wait for probe into police-involved fatal shooting ‘unacceptable’: B.C. RCMP

RCMP officers shot and killed the West Slocan resident after a manhunt

Peter de Groot was shot and killed by RCMP officers during a 2014 manhunt. File photo
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
The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy

Organizers preparing for worst as wildfire burns near Shambhala Music Festival

Evacuating 15,000 festival attendees would be easier than evacuating a town: public safety director

The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy
Richard Desautel (centre) with supporters outside Nelson courthouse on Monday.

U.S. Sinixt have hunting rights in Canada, court rules

Court decision brings Sinixt back from 'extinction' in Canada

Richard Desautel (centre) with supporters outside Nelson courthouse on Monday.
Christina Yahn of Nelson is running for the Libertarian Party in the upcoming federal election.

Libertarian Party candidate will run in Kootenay Columbia

Christina Yahn of Nelson is the riding's fifth candidate.

Christina Yahn of Nelson is running for the Libertarian Party in the upcoming federal election.
Two musicians perform 'Requiem for a Glacier' in the summer of 2013

Court is an option, says Jumbo developer after government kills project

Jumbo Glacier Resorts is considering its options, and taking the government to court is one of them.

Two musicians perform 'Requiem for a Glacier' in the summer of 2013
Environment minister Mary Polak has decided that the activities pictured here

UPDATED: Jumbo Glacier Resort Project not ‘substantially started’

The provincial government has made the long-awaited crucial decision about Jumbo.

Environment minister Mary Polak has decided that the activities pictured here
Nelsonite Don Johnston has worked as the CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust and Canada World Youth.

Don Johnston named Liberal candidate in Kootenay-Columbia

Don Johnston has worked as the CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust and Canada World Youth.

Nelsonite Don Johnston has worked as the CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust and Canada World Youth.