Nelson Star Staff

COVID-19 cases for the week of Jan. 16 to 22. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

204 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson area

Nelson has now had 620 cases during January

COVID-19 cases for the week of Jan. 16 to 22. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Heather Lyon (centre) celebrates with her family after cutting the ribbon on Lyon’s Bluff, a new trail first conceived of by Don Lyon in 2009 that opened on Sept. 25, 2021. A new Columbia Basin Trust grant will help complete the trail’s construction. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay trail projects receive Columbia Basin Trust grants

The money will help enhance current trail networks

Heather Lyon (centre) celebrates with her family after cutting the ribbon on Lyon’s Bluff, a new trail first conceived of by Don Lyon in 2009 that opened on Sept. 25, 2021. A new Columbia Basin Trust grant will help complete the trail’s construction. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Six overdoses over 24 hours in Nelson

All six people were successfully revived, but police fear more will occur

The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
One person was flown out of a backcountry area near Whitewater on Jan. 22. Photo: Submitted

Injured skier rescued in backcountry near Whitewater

One person flown out by helicopter

One person was flown out of a backcountry area near Whitewater on Jan. 22. Photo: Submitted
West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Nelson area sets yet another COVID-19 case record

Trail and Castlegar are also showing high numbers

West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who presented an online workshop for Tiny Lights Festival in 2021. Photo: Mary Matheson
Everyone aged 18-plus will receive an invitation to book their appointment for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine approximately six months after the date of their second dose. Photo: Chris Young/Canadian Press
Everyone aged 18-plus will receive an invitation to book their appointment for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine approximately six months after the date of their second dose. Photo: Chris Young/Canadian Press
COVID-19 cases have reached new highs in Nelson and Trail. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson, Trail set new weekly COVID-19 records

Nelson also surpassed 1,000 total cases

COVID-19 cases have reached new highs in Nelson and Trail. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Trail’s weekly cases have soared as numbers increase across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Trail adds 121 new COVID-19 cases as infections increase across West Kootenay

Nelson has had nearly 1,000 cases total since January 2020

Trail’s weekly cases have soared as numbers increase across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Campuses and learning centres will open on Jan. 4, 2022 as scheduled to provide services during regular working hours, which includes access to the library, bookstore, cafeteria and computer labs. But most classes and other activities will be postponed. File photo

Selkirk College delays winter semester start to Jan. 10

The precaution is because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant

Campuses and learning centres will open on Jan. 4, 2022 as scheduled to provide services during regular working hours, which includes access to the library, bookstore, cafeteria and computer labs. But most classes and other activities will be postponed. File photo
COVID-19 statistics for the week of Dec. 19 to 25. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control.

New COVID-19 cases quadruple over previous week in West Kootenay

Nelson has the most new cases, with 31

COVID-19 statistics for the week of Dec. 19 to 25. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control.
Over 25 volunteers and Whitewater Ski Resort staff rescued four people from an avalanche near the resort on Monday evening. Photo: Submitted

Four rescued, two injured in avalanche near Whitewater

Nelson Search and Rescue conducted the rescue in the dark at -20 degrees

Over 25 volunteers and Whitewater Ski Resort staff rescued four people from an avalanche near the resort on Monday evening. Photo: Submitted
COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

25 new cases of COVID-19 in West Kootenay

Castlegar led the region with eight

COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Weather alert issued

Winter storm warning issued for Kootenay Lake area

Environment Canada says Highway 3 could see up to 70 cm of snow

Weather alert issued
The Village of New Denver is adding a stage, patio and washrooms to Centennial Park with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants. Photo: Submitted

Outdoor spaces in Nelson, Rossland, New Denver receive Columbia Basin Trust grants

The money will improve the accessibility of community areas

The Village of New Denver is adding a stage, patio and washrooms to Centennial Park with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants. Photo: Submitted
COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 5 to 11. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

28 new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

It’s the same number as the week prior

COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 5 to 11. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
Shambhala Music Festival has received $250,000 in provincial funding. File photo
These stones were designed by Nelson artist Kaida McCauley. Photo: Submitted

Stones for residential school survivors installed at Taghum Hall

Artist Kaida McCauley built 31 stones

These stones were designed by Nelson artist Kaida McCauley. Photo: Submitted
Environment Canada is warning drivers of a winter storm set to hit the West Kootenay on Friday evening. File photo

Winter storm to pass over West Kootenay

Environment Canada has issued a travel warning

Environment Canada is warning drivers of a winter storm set to hit the West Kootenay on Friday evening. File photo
COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

28 new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

The cases were reported between Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control