Nelson Star Staff

Nelson firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning near the corner of Nelson Avenue and Chatham Street in Fairview, which threw up a huge column of smoke. Photos: Tyler Harper and Rod Kellner

UPDATED: Fire destroys home in Nelson

A huge column of smoke could be seen throughout the city

Nelson firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning near the corner of Nelson Avenue and Chatham Street in Fairview, which threw up a huge column of smoke. Photos: Tyler Harper and Rod Kellner
Springer Creek campground near Slocan on May 31. Photo: Dave Fredrickson
Springer Creek campground near Slocan on May 31. Photo: Dave Fredrickson
Many provincial parks throughout the West Kootenay are set to re-open May 14. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Most West Kootenay provincial parks expected to re-open May 14

Here’s a roundup of the parks that are opening, as well as the ones that aren’t

Many provincial parks throughout the West Kootenay are set to re-open May 14. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner

UPDATED: Shambhala, Starbelly Jam, Kaslo Jazz Fest postponed to 2021

Nelson’s Pride Parade has also been rescheduled

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Louis Bockner
A tent has already been set up in a space behind the Civic Centre where homeless people will be allowed to stay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Camp site for homeless in Nelson to open next to Civic Centre

The city-authorized site will offer a safe place for people to self-isolate

A tent has already been set up in a space behind the Civic Centre where homeless people will be allowed to stay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trails across B.C. are being shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Shuey/Kitsap News Group

UPDATED: West Kootenay trails closed by outbreak

Here’s a running list of affected trails

Trails across B.C. are being shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Shuey/Kitsap News Group
The Nelson and District Community Complex is among several facilities being closed in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Recreation facilities shut down by Regional District of Central Kootenay

The Nelson Civic Theatre and Nelson and District Youth Centre are also closing

The Nelson and District Community Complex is among several facilities being closed in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson police reported two overdose deaths over the weekend. File photo

Two overdose deaths in Nelson over the weekend

Police warn that much of the current drug supply in the city may be dangerous

Nelson police reported two overdose deaths over the weekend. File photo
Slocan Lake RCMP are searching for Douglas Morrison, who has been missing since last month. Photo submitted

RCMP searching for missing Slocan man

Douglas Morrison hasn’t been seen since January

Slocan Lake RCMP are searching for Douglas Morrison, who has been missing since last month. Photo submitted
File photo
File photo
A man wears a masks as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak as people arrive from the international terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Saturday. Interior Health says there are no reports of the virus in the B.C. Interior. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

School District 8: No visiting Chinese students have coronavirus

SD8 says its international students have already been screened for the virus

A man wears a masks as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak as people arrive from the international terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Saturday. Interior Health says there are no reports of the virus in the B.C. Interior. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
A man has died after being found in the backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort. File photo

UPDATED: Man dies in backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort

The victim was found unresponsive in a tree well Friday

A man has died after being found in the backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort. File photo
Snowfall warning issued for Highway 3

Snowfall warning issued for Highway 3

Environment Canada says Paulson Summit to the Kootenay Pass could receive 25 centimetres

Snowfall warning issued for Highway 3
ANKORS: Fentanyl, carfentanyl found in Nelson area

ANKORS: Fentanyl, carfentanyl found in Nelson area

Fentanyl has been found in what is being sold as meth

ANKORS: Fentanyl, carfentanyl found in Nelson area
Former Montreal Canadien player Patrice Brisebois is among the alumni set to play in Nelson later this month. Photo: Andre Ringuette/NHL via Getty Images

Hall of Famer, Stanley Cup winners among Montreal Canadiens to visit in Nelson

The Habs alumni team will take part in a charity game

Former Montreal Canadien player Patrice Brisebois is among the alumni set to play in Nelson later this month. Photo: Andre Ringuette/NHL via Getty Images
A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue

Missing teens found near Whitewater

Two boys spent the night lost before being rescued Monday

A helicopter was used to find two teenagers lost near Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Nelson Search and Rescue
West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday

West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday

Checks in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail were set up as part of a national enforcement campaign

West Kootenay traffic officers catch 21 impaired drivers Saturday
Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3

Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3

Environment Canada says temperatures will also drop through Friday

Wind warning issued for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3
Mount Sentinel Wildcats players Xavier Moore (left, in white) and Mike Hennelly block a shot during provincials last week in Castlegar. The Wildcats went on to finish fourth. Photo: Jennifer Small

Mount Sentinel boys finish 4th at volleyball provincials

The Wildcats were just edged out of medals

Mount Sentinel Wildcats players Xavier Moore (left, in white) and Mike Hennelly block a shot during provincials last week in Castlegar. The Wildcats went on to finish fourth. Photo: Jennifer Small
Fire crews battle a blaze at the Villa Motel in Nelson on Wednesday. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Fire finally out at Villa Motel in Nelson

Fire crews spent most of Wednesday trying to contain the blaze

Fire crews battle a blaze at the Villa Motel in Nelson on Wednesday. Photo: Tyler Harper