Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Police Department was investigated three times for officer misconduct by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. File photo

Two Nelson Police officers investigated for misconduct

The investigations were made public in an annual report

The Nelson Police Department was investigated three times for officer misconduct by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. File photo
Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta
Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP

A woman claiming to be an officer tried to scam a local resident

Fraudster pretending to be Nelson RCMP
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government

Kootenay Ferry to shut down Thursday afternoon

The ferry will stop servicing Balfour and Kootenay Bay as of 2:45 p.m. until Friday morning

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government
Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo

Workplace accident near Kaslo leads police to grow-op bust

RCMP seized approximately 11,000 cannabis plants

Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo
Volunteers work on the Valemount Bike Park. Columbia Basin Trust is funding trail upgrades throughout the Kootenays. Photo submitted

Kootenay trails receive upgrade grants from Columbia Basin Trust

The Trust’s grant funds 25 projects for $396,341

Volunteers work on the Valemount Bike Park. Columbia Basin Trust is funding trail upgrades throughout the Kootenays. Photo submitted
The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala organizers move festival date due to wildfire risk in Kootenays

The decision was made following talks with the provincial and regional governments

The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival
The vehicle left the highway and landed beside the Rosemont pedestrian tunnel trail. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Meth possession charges considered after car rolls off Nelson highway

Vehicle landed beside the Rosemont pedestrian trail

The vehicle left the highway and landed beside the Rosemont pedestrian tunnel trail. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala

Police also found 272 other violations on Monday and Tuesday

RCMP: 18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala
A driver was injured after their milk truck rolled over Friday morning south of Nelson. Photo submitted

Driver injured after milk truck crashes on Highway 6

The accident occurred Friday morning about two kilometres south of Nelson

A driver was injured after their milk truck rolled over Friday morning south of Nelson. Photo submitted
The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo
Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo

ANKORS warns of deadly pills found in West Kootenay

The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA was discovered during drug testing

Fentanyl test strips are shown here in being used to analyze drugs. A drug that includes fentanyl and a synthetic cannabinoid named AMB-FUBINACA has been discovered in the West Kootenay. File photo
The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo

UPDATED: City says Lakeside Park beach safe for swimming

Bacteria levels are back to safe levels

The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo
The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo

City of Nelson bans swimming at Lakeside Park

Water bacteria levels are too high

The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo
An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

An employee of the Regional District of Central Kootenay surveys one of two old cedars that were illegally felled near Cottonwood Lake. Photo submitted
Fire near Nelson sends one to hospital

Fire near Nelson sends one to hospital

The blaze caused an estimated $40,000 in damages

Fire near Nelson sends one to hospital
Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)

Funds approved for new Kootenay Lake ferry

The ferry will have almost twice the capacity of the current MV Balfour

Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)
Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo

Kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake limited to just four days

Last year fishers could catch kokanee for 28 days

The kokanee angling season on Kootenay Lake has been shortened as the species’ numbers dwindle. File photo