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Will Johnson was inspired to examine his personal complicity in rape culture by the recent #MeToo social media campaign. Photo: Jennifer Cowan

COLUMN: From #MeToo to #HowIWillChange

Reporter Will Johnson examines his complicity in rape culture

Will Johnson was inspired to examine his personal complicity in rape culture by the recent #MeToo social media campaign. Photo: Jennifer Cowan
Const. Alain Therrien (foreground) of the Nelson Police Department is seen here with three of the reserve officers on the force.                                Photo: Will Johnson

Nelson cops recruiting reserves

Local force currently has six volunteer constables

Const. Alain Therrien (foreground) of the Nelson Police Department is seen here with three of the reserve officers on the force.                                Photo: Will Johnson
Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak addressed a delegation from the Okanagan Nation Alliance at the most recent meeting of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board.Photo: Will Johnson

Restoring salmon to the Columbia River system

Okanagan Nation Alliance sent a delegation to the RDCK last week

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak addressed a delegation from the Okanagan Nation Alliance at the most recent meeting of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board.Photo: Will Johnson
Kristi Rivait of Ready to Rent B.C. addressed a packed board room at the Nelson and District Credit Union during Homelessness Action Week. Photo: Will Johnson

Nelson landlords needed to address housing crisis

Landlords cram into Homelessness Action Week event

Kristi Rivait of Ready to Rent B.C. addressed a packed board room at the Nelson and District Credit Union during Homelessness Action Week. Photo: Will Johnson
Pacific Insight is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the Nelson area. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce

Housing shortage hampers local manufacturers

Report outlines challenges for growing local industry

Pacific Insight is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the Nelson area. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce
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
Sinixt elder Shelly Boyd participated in a ceremony to unveil a peace pole at St. Saviour’s on Saturday. Photo: Will Johnson

Nelson calls for global peace

Monument at St. Saviour’s part of worldwide movement

Sinixt elder Shelly Boyd participated in a ceremony to unveil a peace pole at St. Saviour’s on Saturday. Photo: Will Johnson
Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic went missing earlier this year, triggering a massive search. His body was ultimately found in Crawford Creek. He’s seen here with his wife Teeka and their daughters Rajka and Jett. Photos courtesy of Teeka Ferguson

Nelson remembers Alvin Dunic

Nelson mourns loss of beloved SD8 teacher

Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic went missing earlier this year, triggering a massive search. His body was ultimately found in Crawford Creek. He’s seen here with his wife Teeka and their daughters Rajka and Jett. Photos courtesy of Teeka Ferguson
Ken Kalesnikoff addressed the Regional District of Central Kootenay board meeting about watershed logging on Thursday, in his role as president of the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association. Behind him is Jason Leus, spokesperson for the Ymir community, who is trying to protect their watershed from logging by B.C. Timber Sales. Photo: Will Johnson

West Kootenay loggers defend watershed harvesting

RDCK board grilled representative Ken Kalesnikoff on Thursday

Ken Kalesnikoff addressed the Regional District of Central Kootenay board meeting about watershed logging on Thursday, in his role as president of the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association. Behind him is Jason Leus, spokesperson for the Ymir community, who is trying to protect their watershed from logging by B.C. Timber Sales. Photo: Will Johnson
A Touchstones Nelson project aims to shed light on local soldiers who fought in the First World War. Student Tressa Ford sorted through over 200 individual and group photographs of Kootenay area soldiers for their upcoming exhibit Giving Names to the Faces.                                 Photo courtesy of Touchstones

Exhibit humanizes Nelson soldiers

Nelson’s Tressa Ford sorted through over 200 historical photos of local WWI soldiers

A Touchstones Nelson project aims to shed light on local soldiers who fought in the First World War. Student Tressa Ford sorted through over 200 individual and group photographs of Kootenay area soldiers for their upcoming exhibit Giving Names to the Faces.                                 Photo courtesy of Touchstones
Children and their parents gathered Tuesday to see a teepee raised under the guidance of elder Donna Wright. Everyone helped. Photos: Will Johnson

Kootenay Kids raise Nelson teepee

Ceremony on Tuesday led by elder Donna Wright

Children and their parents gathered Tuesday to see a teepee raised under the guidance of elder Donna Wright. Everyone helped. Photos: Will Johnson
Stolen boat crashed, sunk in Kootenay Lake

Stolen boat crashed, sunk in Kootenay Lake

Family loses possessions, propellor and motor destroyed

Stolen boat crashed, sunk in Kootenay Lake
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
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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
Nelson teacher Alvin Dunic has been missing since Monday. Web photo

UPDATED: Nelson teacher still missing in Crawford Bay

Alvin Dunic has been missing since Monday

Nelson teacher Alvin Dunic has been missing since Monday. Web photo
Ymir mobilizes against logging plan

Ymir mobilizes against logging plan

Multi-pronged approach to protect area backed by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall

Ymir mobilizes against logging plan
Ymir resident Jason Leus is concerned that the area’s watershed could be threatened by logging planned for the area, and has organized a community meeting with B.C. Timber Sales.  Photo: Will Johnson

VIDEO: Ymir residents decry planned watershed logging

Talks with BC Timber Sales are ongoing as concerns about water raised

Ymir resident Jason Leus is concerned that the area’s watershed could be threatened by logging planned for the area, and has organized a community meeting with B.C. Timber Sales.  Photo: Will Johnson
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