Nelson Star Staff

Individuals and communities impacted by spring flooding can apply for provincial funds. Photo: Tyler Harper

RDCK: spring flooding financial relief available

The provincial funds are for those affected by flooding in May and early June

Individuals and communities impacted by spring flooding can apply for provincial funds. Photo: Tyler Harper
Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Nelson in June. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay communities to receive emergency preparation funding

The provincial grant package includes more than 100 local governments

Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Nelson in June. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kootenays under severe thunderstorm warning

Kootenays under severe thunderstorm warning

Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for the region

Kootenays under severe thunderstorm warning
West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle

West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle

Unidentified driver was airlifted to hospital in Kelowna

West Kootenay motorist injured after spending all night trapped under vehicle
Lower Arrow Lake, as seen from the Columbia and Western Railway Trail. The provincial government is funding trail projects in the West Kootenay. File photo

Kootenay trail and community development projects receive provincial funding

The forestry ministry is providing $14 million in grants

Lower Arrow Lake, as seen from the Columbia and Western Railway Trail. The provincial government is funding trail projects in the West Kootenay. File photo
The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo

RDCK announces annual water conservation measures

Certain types of watering can only be done in the evening

The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm warning for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Boundary regions. File photo

Environment Canada: Thunderstorm warning for West Kootenay, Boundary

A storm may develop south of the border and arrive Thursday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm warning for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Boundary regions. File photo
RCMP say a man’s body has been found in a cabin near Nelson. File photo

Body of man found in cabin near Nelson

RCMP don’t believe criminality was a factor in the death

RCMP say a man’s body has been found in a cabin near Nelson. File photo
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
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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