Bill Metcalfe

A biofuel plant in seen in Enderby. Local governments in our area are wondering whether it makes sense to use waste wood to make heat and electricity. Photo submitted

Nelson and RDCK both eyeing waste wood to produce energy

Nelson’s five-year-old business plan will resurface at council table this summer

A biofuel plant in seen in Enderby. Local governments in our area are wondering whether it makes sense to use waste wood to make heat and electricity. Photo submitted
Nelson’s Dan Purcell spent six weeks this winter fighting wildfires in Australia. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson man recalls battling wildfires in Australia

Dan Purcell was one of 20 Canadian firefighters sent to Australia recently

Nelson’s Dan Purcell spent six weeks this winter fighting wildfires in Australia. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson’s Dan Purcell spent six weeks this winter fighting wildfires in Australia. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson man recalls battling wildfires in Australia

Dan Purcell was one of 20 Canadian firefighters sent to Australia recently

Nelson’s Dan Purcell spent six weeks this winter fighting wildfires in Australia. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Marilyn Burgoon in front of the Nelson courthouse in 2017. File photo

Prominent Slocan Valley environmental activist dies

Marilyn Burgoon was ‘tough and determined’

Marilyn Burgoon in front of the Nelson courthouse in 2017. File photo
Biologist Wayne McCrory thinks this potential bear den should remain undisturbed. Den trees only exist in old growth and he estimates that 80 per cent of the old growth forest in the Slocan Valley has been logged. Photo submitted

Biologist and loggers disagree over Slocan Valley bear den tree

Wayne McCrory wants industry to move a planned road

Biologist Wayne McCrory thinks this potential bear den should remain undisturbed. Den trees only exist in old growth and he estimates that 80 per cent of the old growth forest in the Slocan Valley has been logged. Photo submitted
Owen Spears will donate $5 of every purchase of his book to the charity Haiti Arise. See more photos below the story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Kootenay man recalls living through Haiti earthquake as a teenager

Owen Spears’ book about the 2010 disaster is available on Amazon

Owen Spears will donate $5 of every purchase of his book to the charity Haiti Arise. See more photos below the story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Family fun on Cottonwood Lake earlier this month. Photo: Dave Heath

More land to be purchased from Cottonwood Lake logger

Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society will purchase 40 hectares from Nelson Land Corporation

Family fun on Cottonwood Lake earlier this month. Photo: Dave Heath
The Supreme Court of Canada will decide on whether the federal government can impose a carbon tax on the provinces. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)                                The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to clarify the limits of the nation’s rape-shield law. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Six B.C. municipalities accepted as interveners in Supreme Court of Canada carbon-pricing case

Victoria, Vancouver, Squamish, Richmond, Nelson and Rossland have intervener status

The Supreme Court of Canada will decide on whether the federal government can impose a carbon tax on the provinces. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)                                The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to clarify the limits of the nation’s rape-shield law. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Three of the founders of Bien Estar, from left, Teeka Ferguson, Alyssa Franklin and Cheralynne Kennedy, are all alumni of the Selkirk College nursing student trips to Guatemala. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Kootenay nurses work for well-being in Guatemala community

Bien Estar is an offshoot of the annual Selkirk College nursing student trips to Guatemala

Three of the founders of Bien Estar, from left, Teeka Ferguson, Alyssa Franklin and Cheralynne Kennedy, are all alumni of the Selkirk College nursing student trips to Guatemala. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A proposed development will build 306 housing units over 15 years on 17.5 acres covering about 13 per cent of the Granite Pointe golf course lands. It will include small commercial retail space. Map courtesy of City of Nelson

Nelson council OKs golf course housing

But not without environmental disagreement at council table

A proposed development will build 306 housing units over 15 years on 17.5 acres covering about 13 per cent of the Granite Pointe golf course lands. It will include small commercial retail space. Map courtesy of City of Nelson
Police watchdog exonerates RCMP in Bonnington death

Police watchdog exonerates RCMP in Bonnington death

Officer’s shots were justified, report says

Police watchdog exonerates RCMP in Bonnington death
Nathalie Allard is one of the Ktunaxa Nation observers in the Columbia River Treaty negotiations. She spoke at a recent meeting in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Columbia River Treaty: ‘It is going to get tough’

B.C. negotiator tells Nelson meeting that talks are cordial, so far

Nathalie Allard is one of the Ktunaxa Nation observers in the Columbia River Treaty negotiations. She spoke at a recent meeting in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
“I shouldn’t have been smiling so happily,” said Councillor Janice Morrison as she revealed her one-month plastic collection. See more photos below. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson council members display their October household plastic

The initiative was part of plastic awareness month

“I shouldn’t have been smiling so happily,” said Councillor Janice Morrison as she revealed her one-month plastic collection. See more photos below. Photo: City of Nelson
Peter de Groot inquest scheduled for May

Peter de Groot inquest scheduled for May

Inquest will be held in Rossland

Peter de Groot inquest scheduled for May
The Norman Stibbs Airfield on the Kootenay Lake waterfront is owned and run by the City of Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson airport repair will have big price-tag

Fixing runway could cost $1M

The Norman Stibbs Airfield on the Kootenay Lake waterfront is owned and run by the City of Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Cannabis Collective is planning an indoor cannabis growing business on this lot on Government Road between Maglio’s (shown here in the background) and Andex Rentals. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Railtown cannabis rezoning goes to public hearing

Property at 45 Government Rd. will have site-specific zoning rules

The Nelson Cannabis Collective is planning an indoor cannabis growing business on this lot on Government Road between Maglio’s (shown here in the background) and Andex Rentals. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Richard Desautel at the Nelson courthouse in 2017. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear B.C.’s appeal in Kootenay aboriginal rights case

Decision could reverse the Sinixt people’s status as extinct in Canada

Richard Desautel at the Nelson courthouse in 2017. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Green Party candidate Abra Brynne (left) and the NDP’s Wayne Stetski answered questions from a crowd of about 200 at the Hume Hotel on Thursday. See more photos below. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Green and NDP candidates talk strategic voting at Nelson public meeting

Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynne traded ideas but made no concessions for this election

Green Party candidate Abra Brynne (left) and the NDP’s Wayne Stetski answered questions from a crowd of about 200 at the Hume Hotel on Thursday. See more photos below. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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