Nelson Star Staff

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government

Kootenay Ferry to shut down Thursday afternoon

The ferry will stop servicing Balfour and Kootenay Bay as of 2:45 p.m. until Friday morning

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Photo: BC Government
Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo

Workplace accident near Kaslo leads police to grow-op bust

RCMP seized approximately 11,000 cannabis plants

Kaslo RCMP said about 11,000 cannabis plants have been seized after police responded to a workplace injury. File photo
The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala organizers move festival date due to wildfire risk in Kootenays

The decision was made following talks with the provincial and regional governments

The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival
Two more candidates to run in Kootenay-Columbia riding

Two more candidates to run in Kootenay-Columbia riding

The Animal Protection Party and Libertarian Party will be on the ballot

Two more candidates to run in Kootenay-Columbia riding
18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala music festival: RCMP

18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala music festival: RCMP

Police also found 272 other violations on Monday and Tuesday

18 impaired drivers caught in days after Shambhala music festival: RCMP
The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

The MV Balfour won’t operate this weekend due to mechanical issues. File photo
Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)

Funds approved for new Kootenay Lake ferry

The ferry will have almost twice the capacity of the current MV Balfour

Funds have been approved by the federal and provincial government to replace the aging MV Balfour and update the Kootenay Bay and Balfour ferry terminals. (File photo)
Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

Katrine Conroy says two days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations have been completed in Victoria. Photo: Hansard TV
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS

VIDEO: Kootenay drug users fight stigma with video series

The multi-part series from ANKORS is meant to align with the goals of the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force

A video series from ANKORS tells the stories of drug users who face stigma in their daily lives. Photo: ANKORS
Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Shorter hours announced for Nelway, Carson border crossings

The crossings will close at 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 26

Nelway and Carson will begin operating at reduced hours later this month. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images
Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health

Six babies born in one day in Nelson

Kootenay Lake Hospital’s maternity ward was hectic on July 24

Staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital were busy delivering six babies on July 24. Photo courtesy of Interior Health
Shambhala Music Festival runs Aug. 10 to 13 at Salmo River Ranch. File photo

B.C. music festival invests in drug-testing tech

Salmo’s Shambhala Music Festival donated $10K to help purchase an FTIR Spectrometer

Shambhala Music Festival runs Aug. 10 to 13 at Salmo River Ranch. File photo
A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Drone halts firefighting efforts in B.C. Interior

The drone also forced other firefighting aircraft to divert from the area

A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.

B.C. woman outraged after 2 mountain goats killed along Highway 31

A nanny and a kid goat were struck just north of Kaslo this week.

Barb Butchart took these photos on Highway 31 at Lardeau Bluffs on June 18. The next day two of the mountain goats were struck and killed by a large vehicle.
RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

The remains of Lemar Halimi were discovered in May

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected
A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Manslaughter added to charges faced by man accused of Nelson attack

Miles Halverson’s next hearing is June 25 in Nelson court

A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted

B.C. woman completes highline walk in heels

Mia Noblet and two other athletes were invited to try a tricky walk in China

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted
Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo

Rain, storms to hit Kootenays, Boundary amid flood crisis

Environment Canada is calling for 20 to 40 mm of rain by Friday

Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo