Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s Dave Stevens is seen here en route to his win at the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Dave Stevens wins prestigious ultramarathon in Colorado

Stevens took first in a 160-kilometre race

Nelson’s Dave Stevens is seen here en route to his win at the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

West Kootenay COVID-19 cases drop again

New cases are slowly sliding in number from summer highs

New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID-19 cases rise in Trail, Grand Forks

Nelson continues to lead the West Kootenay

New COVID-19 cases are shown here for the week of Aug. 22 to 28 in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

153 new cases in Nelson area as COVID-19 outbreak grows in West Kootenay

Nelson has now had 382 new cases recorded between July 25 and Aug. 21

COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Missing man has been found

Police report that Dallas Paulsen has been located

Nelson police are looking for Dallas Paulsen, 38, who has been reported missing. Photo submitted
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

UPDATED: Evacuation alert rescinded for Trozzo Creek fire

The Slocan Valley wildfire remains active

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Akokli Creek wildfire evacuation alert lifted

There are no longer any properties under alert in the Cultus, Akokli or Redding fires

Wildfires on the south arm of Kootenay Lake, with the rescinded evacuation alert shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star
Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo

RCMP investigating shooting in Nelson

Shots fired in residential area, no one injured

Nelson RCMP are investigating shots fired in Nelson on Aug. 7. File photo
Nelson set a new COVID-19 record for the second straight week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

1 person at Nelson senior care home dies as city sets new COVID-19 record with 74 cases

Cases are also spiking in Castlegar, Creston and the Arrow Lakes

Nelson set a new COVID-19 record for the second straight week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson police say fake precious metals are being sold in the area. File photo

Fake gold being sold in West Kootenay

Police are looking for a seller of fraudulent precious metals

Nelson police say fake precious metals are being sold in the area. File photo
Police are investigating the cause of a death in Lakeside Park Aug. 5. Photo: File photo

Man found dead in Nelson’s Lakeside Park

Police are investigating and have notified family

Police are investigating the cause of a death in Lakeside Park Aug. 5. Photo: File photo
A new Nelson Fire and Rescue Services video explains how flammable material around your house “rolls out the red carpet for flying sparks.” Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue Services video screenshot

Nelson fire department releases FireSmart videos

Embers can endanger houses up to 2 km from main fire

A new Nelson Fire and Rescue Services video explains how flammable material around your house “rolls out the red carpet for flying sparks.” Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue Services video screenshot
Dryden Hunt, seen here with the Florida Panthers, will play for the New York Rangers next season. File photo

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt signs with New York Rangers

Hunt previously played for Florida and Arizona

Dryden Hunt, seen here with the Florida Panthers, will play for the New York Rangers next season. File photo
A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown

Arson suspected as series of fires set around Salmo

RCMP say they are investigating seven different small blazes

A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Two Kootenay Lake wildfires total 4,500 hectares

Akokli Creek and Cultus Creek wildfires are located near the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little

Michaud Creek fire evacuation reduced, Octopus Creek fire grows

The Octopus Creek Fire on Lower Arrow Lake now covers 11,444 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation order for Trozzo Creek fire reduced

32 properties still remain on an evacuation order

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation order issued for Cultus Creek wildfire

Order covers residences on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Edgewood evacuated due to growing Michaud Creek wildfire

Michaud Creek fire has now reached 4,600 hectares in size

The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek Fire: residents of 86 Slocan Valley properties ordered to leave

Evacuation addresses are in the Lemon Creek area

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service