Nelson Star Staff

Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo

B.C. avian flu outbreak extends to West Kootenay

The virus has been discovered in a small flock

Poultry at a West Kootenay property have been infected by avian influenza. File photo
Revelstoke celebrates a goal in the first round against Sicamous. Photo: Matt Timmins

KIJHL announces Teck Cup schedule

The Revelstoke Grizzlies host Game 1 on Friday against the Nelson Leafs

Revelstoke celebrates a goal in the first round against Sicamous. Photo: Matt Timmins
Interior Health says it is moving away from clinics specific administrating the COVID-19 vaccines. Photo: Interior Health

Interior Health to transition away from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Appointments for doses will instead be made at pharmacies, local health centres

Interior Health says it is moving away from clinics specific administrating the COVID-19 vaccines. Photo: Interior Health
A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Interior Health is warning about a potent mix of drugs circulating around its communities. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health

Interior Health issues region-wide warning for dangerous drugs

The health authority says multiple communities have found drugs with high fentanyl concentrations

A take-home test kit for drug users is seen here. Interior Health is warning about a potent mix of drugs circulating around its communities. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health
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

4 Nelson students arrested after messy grad prank closes school

A big mess shut down L.V. Rogers

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
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
Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker

VIDEO: Storm makes for wild ferry ride across Kootenay Lake

The video was captured by ferry employee Dirk Jonker

Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker
Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Vogue features B.C. red dresses in honour of missing, murdered Indigenous women

The project by artist Jamie Black was featured in the fashion magazine

Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Shambhala Music Festival is postponed until next summer. Photo: Submitted

Kootenays’ Shambhala electronic music festival postponed to 2022

It’s the second straight year Shambhala Music Festival has been pushed back

Shambhala Music Festival is postponed until next summer. Photo: Submitted
A West Kootenay man died in an avalanche on March 4 while snowmobiling near Mount Payne, which is indicted by the red flag. Illustration: Google Maps

B.C. father of 3 dead after avalanche in West Kootenay

The man was snowmobiling with a group when incident occurred March 4

A West Kootenay man died in an avalanche on March 4 while snowmobiling near Mount Payne, which is indicted by the red flag. Illustration: Google Maps
Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department

UPDATED: Manslaughter charge laid in Nelson death of Abbotsford police officer

Allan Young died after an incident in downtown Nelson last summer

Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department
A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

KIJHL cancels season due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

It’s the second straight season the KIJHL has had to shut down prematurely

A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall speaking at rally April 2016. Photo submitted

B.C. jobs minister not seeking re-election

Michelle Mungall says wants to spend more time with her family

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall speaking at rally April 2016. Photo submitted
Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson

Const. Allan Young was assaulted on July 13 on Baker Street

Abbotsford officer dies of his injuries following assault in Nelson
Nelson police reported a serious assault on Baker Street on July 16. File photo

Off-duty Abbotsford police officer in critical condition after assault in Nelson

Incident occurred on Baker Street on July 16

Nelson police reported a serious assault on Baker Street on July 16. File photo
Black Press Media File photo

Woman in hospital after spending all night trapped under vehicle in West Kootenay

Unidentified driver was airlifted to hospital in Kelowna

Black Press Media File photo
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner

UPDATED: Shambhala, Kaslo Jazz Fest postponed to 2021

Nelson’s Pride Parade also won’t run this year

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner