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Peter de Groot. Photo submitted

Inquest planned in death of Peter de Groot

It’s been five years since the Slocan man was shot by RCMP

Peter de Groot. Photo submitted
Man found dead in Vallican

Man found dead in Vallican

RCMP say the death was “suspicious”

Man found dead in Vallican
A proposed north-south commercial transportation corridor ran afoul of the RDCK board at its September meeting. File photo

UPDATED: A highway through the through Arrow Lakes corridor? RDCK board not impressed

Board votes unanimously not to support an economic study

A proposed north-south commercial transportation corridor ran afoul of the RDCK board at its September meeting. File photo
“There was a job that needed doing and I was in a position to do it,” says Stephen Fowler, who responded when a woman was stabbed on Baker Street last month. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Citizens describe subduing knife attacker on Baker Street

Two men talk about their part in last week’s stabbing incident

“There was a job that needed doing and I was in a position to do it,” says Stephen Fowler, who responded when a woman was stabbed on Baker Street last month. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Marchers staged a “die-in” on Baker Street as part of the climate march. See more photos below. All photos by Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Nelson climate strike packs downtown to demand action

An inter-generational crowd staged a ‘die-in’ as part of the global strike Friday

Marchers staged a “die-in” on Baker Street as part of the climate march. See more photos below. All photos by Bill Metcalfe
The crime scene after the victim and the assailant had been taken to hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Woman charged with attempted murder in Nelson stabbing

Fiona Coyle has been identified as the alleged assailant

The crime scene after the victim and the assailant had been taken to hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson council changes rules again on flags, banners

Nelson council changes rules again on flags, banners

New policy: Baker banners banned, flags are at council’s discretion

Nelson council changes rules again on flags, banners
Jumbo Valley landscape. Photo: Steve Ogle

UPDATED: Feds give Ktunaxa Nation $16M to protect contentious Jumbo Glacier Resort site

$16M will create an Indigenous protected area

Jumbo Valley landscape. Photo: Steve Ogle
Peter De Groot. File photo

De Groot family still waiting for inquest after 2014 Slocan shooting

Lawyer for Peter De Groot’s family say many questions remain unanswered

Peter De Groot. File photo
Peter de Groot. File photo

Slocan man’s family still waiting for inquest into 2014 death

Lawyer for de Groot family say many questions remain unanswered about his 2014 death

Peter de Groot. File photo
Abra Brynne. Photo submitted

Abra Brynne wins Kootenay-Columbia Green Party nomination

Brynne is one of three candidates who will challenge MP Wayne Stetski

Abra Brynne. Photo submitted
Nelson council has declared that October will be Plastic Bag Month in Nelson. File photo

Nelson rejects plastic bag ban, opts for education and awareness

Council will collaborate with Chamber of Commerce

Nelson council has declared that October will be Plastic Bag Month in Nelson. File photo
With the Nelson’s location gone, the nearest U-Haul dealers are in Pass Creek and Salmo. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson U-Haul shutting down

Kootenay Glass and Mirror will no longer provide the service as of July 12

With the Nelson’s location gone, the nearest U-Haul dealers are in Pass Creek and Salmo. Photo: Tyler Harper
Selous Creek planning group discussing the amount of forest fuels and wildfire risk reduction options in the forests adjacent to Nelson. From left: Gord Pratt of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC; Julie Castonguay, professional forester with the forests ministry; Troy Van Skiver professional forester with Kalesnikoff Lumber; Joel Hamilton, wildfire mitigation supervisor at the RDCK; Erik Leslie, independent forest consultant; and Gerald Cordeiro, Kalesnikoff Lumber. Photo: John Cathro

Company to collaborate on logging near Nelson

Logging will include wildfire protection

Selous Creek planning group discussing the amount of forest fuels and wildfire risk reduction options in the forests adjacent to Nelson. From left: Gord Pratt of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC; Julie Castonguay, professional forester with the forests ministry; Troy Van Skiver professional forester with Kalesnikoff Lumber; Joel Hamilton, wildfire mitigation supervisor at the RDCK; Erik Leslie, independent forest consultant; and Gerald Cordeiro, Kalesnikoff Lumber. Photo: John Cathro
Andrea Wilkey is the executive director of Community Futures Central Kootenay, which will sponsor and oversee the federal government’s pilot immigration project. Photo submitted

Pilot project will bring 250 immigrants to West Kootenay jobs

Many business can’t find enough employees, says local sponsor

Andrea Wilkey is the executive director of Community Futures Central Kootenay, which will sponsor and oversee the federal government’s pilot immigration project. Photo submitted
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women, including Nelson’s Emma Weiland (left). She and her mother Deborah Weiland (right) want to raise awareness about a disease they say doesn’t get enough attention or research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: B.C. woman talks about the most common and dangerous disease you’ve never heard of

Nelson’s Emma Weiland lives with endometriosis

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women, including Nelson’s Emma Weiland (left). She and her mother Deborah Weiland (right) want to raise awareness about a disease they say doesn’t get enough attention or research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This photos shows less than half of the crowd that turned out Tuesday in Nelson to hear plans for mountain caribou recovery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Caribou panel hears from critical public

About 250 people turned out Wednesday evening to give feedback on the provincial government’s caribou recovery plans.

This photos shows less than half of the crowd that turned out Tuesday in Nelson to hear plans for mountain caribou recovery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes

Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes

Purchase price will be repaid through payroll deductions

Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes
Anne Simonen presented facts and figures about urban hens to Nelson council on Monday. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot

Nelson council hears the case for backyard hens

Nelson resident Anne Simonen presented facts and figures to a very receptive council

Anne Simonen presented facts and figures about urban hens to Nelson council on Monday. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot
Logging activity by Nelson Land Corporation near Cottonwood Lake in June, 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Cottonwood Lake group applauds RDCK purchase

Purchased forest covers 33 per cent of land to be logged

Logging activity by Nelson Land Corporation near Cottonwood Lake in June, 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe