Nelson Star Staff

COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases in 2021

The West Kootenays meanwhile saw numbers drop at the end of April

COVID-19 cases in B.C. for the week of April 25 to May 1. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

Pharmacies in Cranbrook, Castlegar receive AstraZeneca vaccine

It’s the first time the vaccine has been made available in the Kootenays

Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows off a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Friday, March 12, 2021. A national advisory committee recommends people 30 and older can get a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine if they do not want to wait for an mRNA alternative. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

West Kootenay’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Nelson and Trail each had high numbers during the week of April 18 to 24

COVID-19 cases are incrementally rising in the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Sacha Kalabis will take over as principal of Hume School next fall. File photo

School District 8 shuffles principals

L.V. Rogers will have a new principal next fall

Sacha Kalabis will take over as principal of Hume School next fall. File photo
Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

COVID-19 cases in Nelson area this year surpass 2020 total

Nelson’s latest high is 20 cases

Nelson and Trail saw another jump in cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker

VIDEO: Storm makes for wild ferry ride across Kootenay Lake

The video was captured by ferry employee Dirk Jonker

Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Kootenays. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Highest weekly number of new COVID-19 cases in 2021 for Nelson

The Nelson local health area had 13 new cases in early April

COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Kootenays. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
School District 8 superintendent Christine Perkins will leave for Vernon’s school district at the end of the academic year. Photo: Submitted

School District 8 superintendent Christine Perkins resigns

Perkins is leaving to take over another district

School District 8 superintendent Christine Perkins will leave for Vernon’s school district at the end of the academic year. Photo: Submitted
The Kootenay Lake ferry terminals will receive a number of upgrades this year. File photo

Kootenay Lake ferry terminals to receive upgrades

The transportation ministry announced the $5.5-million project Thursday

The Kootenay Lake ferry terminals will receive a number of upgrades this year. File photo
Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Vogue highlights red dress installation in Nelson

The project by artist Jamie Black was featured in the fashion magazine

Red dresses hang in the trees outside Nelson City Hall to remind us about missing and murdered Indigenous women. The REDress Project, created by the Winnipeg Métis artist Jaime Black, also exists as an exhibit in the Touchstones gallery, running until May 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson and Creston each had eight new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 28 to April 3. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Nelson, Creston areas each report eight new cases of COVID-19

The numbers are for the week of March 28 to April 3

Nelson and Creston each had eight new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 28 to April 3. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Nelson police fined organizers of a rally over the weekend. File photo

Nelson police issue fines to weekend COVID-19 restriction protesters

Three people were each fined $2,300 at the 150-person gathering

Nelson police fined organizers of a rally over the weekend. File photo
A community forest near Slocan is among the 44 projects in B.C. receiving funds for wildfire mitigation. File photo

Community forests in West Kootenay receive wildfire mitigation grants

Projects in Kaslo, Slocan, Creston, Nakusp and Harrop-Procter are among the recipients

A community forest near Slocan is among the 44 projects in B.C. receiving funds for wildfire mitigation. File photo
Nelson and Trail saw increases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 21 to 27. Illustration: BCCDC

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Nelson area, six in Trail

The West Kootenay has mostly been spared new cases in 2021

Nelson and Trail saw increases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 21 to 27. Illustration: BCCDC
Shambhala Music Festival is postponed until next summer. Photo: Submitted

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2022

Tickets for the West Kootenay event can be redeemed in future years

Shambhala Music Festival is postponed until next summer. Photo: Submitted
DriveBC says an accident closed this stretch of Highway 3A northeast of Nelson on Monday morning. Illustration: Google Maps

UPDATE: Highway 3A reopens after accident

An incident closed the highway near Nelson

DriveBC says an accident closed this stretch of Highway 3A northeast of Nelson on Monday morning. Illustration: Google Maps
Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will be opening a workshop and store with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust grants for social well-being projects

Over $800,000 funded 42 initiatives

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will be opening a workshop and store with support from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay musicians included in B.C. grant program

Nelson’s Born on a Wednesday and Argenta’s Moontricks are among the recipients

Born on a Wednesday. Photo: Submitted
The Norman Stibbs Municipal Airport in Nelson. Photo: City of Nelson

Kootenay airports receive provincial funding

The grants will be used for infrastructure upgrades

The Norman Stibbs Municipal Airport in Nelson. Photo: City of Nelson
Selkirk College’s Tenth St. Campus in Nelson is among the locations where Interior Health will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine within the West Kootenay. Photo: Selkirk College

West Kootenay vaccine locations announced

Interior Health has released a list of places to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Selkirk College’s Tenth St. Campus in Nelson is among the locations where Interior Health will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine within the West Kootenay. Photo: Selkirk College