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B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting

B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

B.C. couple ‘shaken but unharmed’ following Vegas mass shooting
Province-wide manhunt launched following Nelson burglary

Province-wide manhunt launched following Nelson burglary

Suspect got away with $30,000 worth of merchandise before crashing stolen car

Province-wide manhunt launched following Nelson burglary
A disguised burglar broke into Ted Allen’s Jewellry and made off with $30,000 before crashing a car, killing his passenger and triggering a province-wide manhunt on Monday. Web photo

Province-wide manhunt launched following Nelson burglary

Suspect got away with $30,000 worth of merchandise before crashing stolen car

A disguised burglar broke into Ted Allen’s Jewellry and made off with $30,000 before crashing a car, killing his passenger and triggering a province-wide manhunt on Monday. Web photo
(Will Johnson/Nelson Star)

UPDATE: Emergency personnel disagree with decision to re-open Shambhala

Organizers have told people they can stay

(Will Johnson/Nelson Star)
Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

More than 17,000 festival goers have been at the music festival since Friday.

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup
Three-day festival packed Kaslo Bay for 26th year

Three-day festival packed Kaslo Bay for 26th year

Fred Penner led a spirited singalong of “Puff the Magic Dragon” on the shore of Kootenay Lake.

Three-day festival packed Kaslo Bay for 26th year
Nasookin Jason Louie is seen with his friend Christopher Horsethief in front of the Lower Kootenay Band’s new roundhouse. which was recently completed on the Lower Kootenay Band reserve. (Will Johnson/Black Press)

Being Nasookin: a conversation with Kootenay chief Jason Louie

The Lower Kootenay Band’s head has been in charge since 2010

Nasookin Jason Louie is seen with his friend Christopher Horsethief in front of the Lower Kootenay Band’s new roundhouse. which was recently completed on the Lower Kootenay Band reserve. (Will Johnson/Black Press)
Alvin Dunic. (File)

Crawford Creek search for missing teacher unsuccessful

School teacher Alvin Dunic has been missing for three weeks

Alvin Dunic. (File)
Making a path for Columbia salmon

Making a path for Columbia salmon

First Nations groups dream of creating safe passage for fish

Making a path for Columbia salmon
Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry

Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry

Nelson area mills are reeling following antagonistic tariff comments from the U.S. president

Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry
Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery.  Photo: Michelle Campobasso

Will salmon ever come back to the Columbia?

For decades now salmon have been barred from their traditional Columbia River spawning grounds

Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery.  Photo: Michelle Campobasso
Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery. (Michelle Campobasso/Special to Black Press)

Will salmon ever come back to the Columbia?

For decades now salmon have been barred from their traditional Columbia River spawning grounds

Colville Confederated Tribes’ Brian Stanger holds a chinook salmon at the Chief Joseph Hatchery. (Michelle Campobasso/Special to Black Press)
Nelson-Creston election candidate Kim Charlesworth was joined on stage by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May during a rally on Friday evening. (Photos: Will Johnson)

VIDEO: Elizabeth May hits the Kootenays

Nelson Rod and Gun Club hosted packed rally for Kim Charlesworth

Nelson-Creston election candidate Kim Charlesworth was joined on stage by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May during a rally on Friday evening. (Photos: Will Johnson)
Police officer David Laing is alarmed that carfentanil has been found in Nelson.

Carfentanil bust in Nelson

Cops call for carfentanil harm reduction strategy.

Police officer David Laing is alarmed that carfentanil has been found in Nelson.
Cypher culture hits the Kootenays

Cypher culture hits the Kootenays

Visiting dance group Project Soul inspired kids to unleash inner breakdancer

Cypher culture hits the Kootenays
Bird’s-eye view of Renata and Lower Arrow Lake looking south as seen from the third bench of Sandy Mountain

Kootenay mayors urge ‘strong stand’ on Columbia River Treaty

Deb Kozak and Karen Hamling traveled 3,866 kilometers to meet Ottawa ministers.

Bird’s-eye view of Renata and Lower Arrow Lake looking south as seen from the third bench of Sandy Mountain
Mount Sentinel secondary in South Slocan was evacuated this afternoon and graduation ceremonies have been postponed due to an unspecified threat.

RCMP: Student charged in Mount Sentinel incident acted alone

Students were sent home early on Friday and this weekend's graduation ceremonies have been postponed.

Mount Sentinel secondary in South Slocan was evacuated this afternoon and graduation ceremonies have been postponed due to an unspecified threat.
The Kootenay Lake school board is partway through a facilities planning process that could potentially close six SD8 schools. Last week the government announced additional funding following contentious community meetings such as the one above

SD8 calls emergency meeting on rural education funding

Nelson-Creston MLA, school board and administration wonder about implications of rural education cash infusion.

The Kootenay Lake school board is partway through a facilities planning process that could potentially close six SD8 schools. Last week the government announced additional funding following contentious community meetings such as the one above
Arrow Carpendale is a potential future student of Winlaw Elementary who came to the SD8 board meeting at W.E. Graham where parents expressed their outrage over the school's potential closure.

Slocan Valley parents outraged by potential Winlaw school closure

Nearly 400 parents, students and advocates attended the school board meeting at W.E. Graham on Tuesday evening.

Arrow Carpendale is a potential future student of Winlaw Elementary who came to the SD8 board meeting at W.E. Graham where parents expressed their outrage over the school's potential closure.
P'nina Shames adopted her son Michael from Honduras as a single woman in her 40s.

Three voices of Kootenay adoption

In honour of National Adoption Month Black Press interviewed three West Kootenay residents whose lives have been touched by adoption.

P'nina Shames adopted her son Michael from Honduras as a single woman in her 40s.