Nelson Star Staff

Smoke from a small fire near Sitkum Creek was visible in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Wildfire near Sitkum Creek contained

The fire is thought to be human-caused

Smoke from a small fire near Sitkum Creek was visible in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Tyler Harper
A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Drone halts firefighting near Nakusp

The drone also forced other firefighting aircraft to divert from the area

A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
RCMP say a truck hauling a trailer with heavy machinery caught fire Wednesday morning on Highway 6 near the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Highway 6 re-opens after vehicle catches fire

The highway is open for single-lane alternating traffic for light vehicles

RCMP say a truck hauling a trailer with heavy machinery caught fire Wednesday morning on Highway 6 near the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Tyler Harper
Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.

B.C. woman outraged after 2 mountain goats killed along Highway 31

A nanny and a kid goat were struck just north of Kaslo this week.

Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.
RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

The remains of Lemar Halimi were discovered in May

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected
A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Manslaughter added to charges faced by man accused of Nelson attack

Miles Halverson’s next hearing is June 25 in Nelson court

A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted

B.C. woman completes highline walk in heels

Mia Noblet and two other athletes were invited to try a tricky walk in China

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted
Castlegar Rebels forward Shawn Campbell will be playing for the Nelson Leafs next season. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs acquire Shawn Campbell from Castlegar Rebels

Campbell had 16 goals and 22 assists last season

Castlegar Rebels forward Shawn Campbell will be playing for the Nelson Leafs next season. Photo: Tyler Harper
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Kootenay unemployment rate down in April

Jobless figure stood at 5.4% last month

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Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo

Rain, storms to hit Kootenays, Boundary amid flood crisis

Environment Canada is calling for 20 to 40 mm of rain by Friday

Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo
W.E. Graham elementary secondary in Slocan is among 51 schools in BC sharing in funding for new playgrounds. Photo: Nelson Star file

New playgrounds planned for Slocan, New Denver schools

W.E. Graham and Lucerne will each receive $90,000 in provincial funding

W.E. Graham elementary secondary in Slocan is among 51 schools in BC sharing in funding for new playgrounds. Photo: Nelson Star file
There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Evacuation alert expands north to Ymir

Rising waters along Erie Creek and Salmo River

There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The Harrop-Procter fire north of Nelson burned for several months last summer. Nelson has received $137,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust for wildfire mitigation. Photo: Douglas Noblet

CBT funding Nelson $137K for wildfire mitigation

The money is part of over $800,000 spread out to 20 communities

The Harrop-Procter fire north of Nelson burned for several months last summer. Nelson has received $137,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust for wildfire mitigation. Photo: Douglas Noblet
Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Nelson RCMP are asking for witnesses after Sunday incident

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park
Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Nelson RCMP are asking for witnesses after Sunday incident

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park
New editor arrives at the Nelson Star

New editor arrives at the Nelson Star

Gary Poignant comes to Nelson after 30 years in Edmonton

New editor arrives at the Nelson Star
Nelson Police, RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Thursday morning. File photo

Car accident kills one near Nelson

Police are investigating the Thursday morning incident

Nelson Police, RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Thursday morning. File photo
Darwen Greyeyes still missing

Darwen Greyeyes still missing

The Nelson man was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on June 4

Darwen Greyeyes still missing