Bill Metcalfe

The two white pines with flagging hold three blue heron nests almost 50 metres above the ground in the forest near Granite Pointe golf course. The logging in the background on golf course land extends to the base of the trees. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson golf club logs in protected heron nesting site

Buffer at Granite Pointe Golf Club should have been left around two nest trees, says biologist

The two white pines with flagging hold three blue heron nests almost 50 metres above the ground in the forest near Granite Pointe golf course. The logging in the background on golf course land extends to the base of the trees. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The jury in the inquest into the death of Peter de Groot delivered its verdict at the Nelson courthouse on Oct. 13. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RCMP crisis intervention improvements among de Groot inquest recommendations

Jury suggestions are to improve services, not find fault

The jury in the inquest into the death of Peter de Groot delivered its verdict at the Nelson courthouse on Oct. 13. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Danna de Groot of Vancouver, sister of Peter de Groot, testified on Oct. 8 at the inquest into her brother’s death at the hands of the RCMP near Slocan, B.C. in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Sister of West Kootenay man killed by RCMP testifies at inquest

Danna de Groot recounts events leading to Peter de Groot’s death

Danna de Groot of Vancouver, sister of Peter de Groot, testified on Oct. 8 at the inquest into her brother’s death at the hands of the RCMP near Slocan, B.C. in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A Coroner’s inquest into the death of Peter de Groot heard medical evidence on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Nelson courthouse. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Weapons experts, pathologists testify on path of bullet in Peter de Groot inquest

Four pathologists and two weapons experts testified on Oct. 5 and 6

A Coroner’s inquest into the death of Peter de Groot heard medical evidence on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Nelson courthouse. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R, Peter de Groot’s sisters Danna de Groot, Shannon de Groot, and Michelle de Groot, with father Peter de Groot, brother Miles de Groot and sister Kristen de Groot, at the courthouse in Nelson for the inquest into the death Peter de Groot in 2014 near Slocan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RCMP officer who shot Peter de Groot testifies at inquest

Retired officers Brian Burke and Robert Courcelles recalled the events of Oct. 13, 2014, near Slocan

L-R, Peter de Groot’s sisters Danna de Groot, Shannon de Groot, and Michelle de Groot, with father Peter de Groot, brother Miles de Groot and sister Kristen de Groot, at the courthouse in Nelson for the inquest into the death Peter de Groot in 2014 near Slocan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The City of Nelson says it is ahead of most municipalities in the province other than Vancouver with its research into the carbon footprint of new houses. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council does ‘ground-breaking’ research on carbon footprint of buildings

Pilot project studied 35 new homes in Nelson and Castlegar

The City of Nelson says it is ahead of most municipalities in the province other than Vancouver with its research into the carbon footprint of new houses. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The inquest into the death of Peter de Groot is expected to run until Oct. 6 at the Nelson courthouse. File photo

Inquest in death of Peter de Groot begins in Nelson

De Groot was killed by an RCMP officer near Slocan in 2014

The inquest into the death of Peter de Groot is expected to run until Oct. 6 at the Nelson courthouse. File photo
A low-speed electric vehicle, with all safety features approved by Transport Canada, and a maximum speed of 40 km/hr on roads posted with a maximum 50 km/hr speed limit. Photo: SC Carts

Nelson group planning for low-speed electric vehicles on city streets

Climate-friendly Transport Canada-approved vehicles would have a maximum speed of 40 km/hr

A low-speed electric vehicle, with all safety features approved by Transport Canada, and a maximum speed of 40 km/hr on roads posted with a maximum 50 km/hr speed limit. Photo: SC Carts
Ron Sherman, vice principal at L.V. Rogers Secondary, is well on his way to his goal of walking 500,000 steps in the month of September. Photo submitted

Nelson high school vice-principal walking 400 km in September for diabetes research

Ron Sherman gets up at 5 a.m. every day and walks for two hours before work

Ron Sherman, vice principal at L.V. Rogers Secondary, is well on his way to his goal of walking 500,000 steps in the month of September. Photo submitted
Scott Jeffery of Nelson Fire and Rescue and firefighter Gerry Schmidtke standing amongst downed woody debris and ladder fuels only a few hundred metres above Mountain Lakes Seniors Community in Nelson. This untreated forest is representative of the publicly owned lands that City of Nelson has been targeting for clean up. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson fire department cleans up urban wildfire fuel on city property

Work will be done near Mountain Lakes, at the Mountain Station water intake, and in Art Gibbon Park

Scott Jeffery of Nelson Fire and Rescue and firefighter Gerry Schmidtke standing amongst downed woody debris and ladder fuels only a few hundred metres above Mountain Lakes Seniors Community in Nelson. This untreated forest is representative of the publicly owned lands that City of Nelson has been targeting for clean up. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R, the Kootenay-Columbia federal election candidates: Sarah Bennett (People’s Party of Canada), Rob Morrison (Conservative), Wayne Stetski (New Democratic Party), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal), and Rana Nelson (Green Party). File photos

Kootenay-Columbia candidates discuss economic and social issues in online forum

The Nelson-based event was attended by about 60 people

L-R, the Kootenay-Columbia federal election candidates: Sarah Bennett (People’s Party of Canada), Rob Morrison (Conservative), Wayne Stetski (New Democratic Party), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal), and Rana Nelson (Green Party). File photos
Amanda Weber-Roy of BC Parks with Scott Jeffery of Nelson’s fire department in a forest in West Arm Provincial Park near Nelson that was cleared of dry wildfire fuel last year to create a shaded fuel break. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

BC Parks creates shaded fuel breaks in forests next to Nelson

The work is part of extensive wildfire fuel mitigation underway

Amanda Weber-Roy of BC Parks with Scott Jeffery of Nelson’s fire department in a forest in West Arm Provincial Park near Nelson that was cleared of dry wildfire fuel last year to create a shaded fuel break. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
It has been seven years since the death of Peter de Groot. File photo

Inquest into death of Peter de Groot set for Sept. 27 in Nelson

De Groot died in a 2014 altercation with RCMP

It has been seven years since the death of Peter de Groot. File photo
L-R: Rob Morrison (Conservative), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal), Wayne Stetski (NDP), and Rana Nelson (Green) participated in an online forum for Kootenay-Columbia election candidates about climate change on Sept. 8. File photos

Kootenay-Columbia candidates talk climate change in online forum

160 people attended event hosted by youth members of Fridays for Future

L-R: Rob Morrison (Conservative), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal), Wayne Stetski (NDP), and Rana Nelson (Green) participated in an online forum for Kootenay-Columbia election candidates about climate change on Sept. 8. File photos
Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Ktunaxa poet reads at Touchstones Nelson for parade-less Pride week

Smokii Sumac describes himself as two-spirit, transmasculine, and a member of the Ktunaxa Nation

Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
At the Nelson airport, Genevieve Sauviat, left, whose family has benefitted from the medical charity Hope Air, with pilot and Nelson native Dave McElroy, Hope Air’s founder. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Hope Air touches down in Nelson

The charity raises money for medical flights for those in need

At the Nelson airport, Genevieve Sauviat, left, whose family has benefitted from the medical charity Hope Air, with pilot and Nelson native Dave McElroy, Hope Air’s founder. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson says the group has many questions for the province about how a vaccine passport will work. Photo: Tyler Harper

Vaccine card plan leaves too many unanswered questions, says Nelson Chamber of Commerce

Enforcement and implementation are big issues for small business

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson says the group has many questions for the province about how a vaccine passport will work. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Ward and Vernon on Wednesday to protest the provincial government’s planned vaccine passport program. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: Hundreds in Nelson protest against provincial vaccine passport

The event took place as cases surge in the city

Hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Ward and Vernon on Wednesday to protest the provincial government’s planned vaccine passport program. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington

Legendary Nelson photographer publishes new book

Fred Rosenberg has been photographing the people of Nelson for 40 years

Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington
The Climate Caucus, founded in Nelson, has 400 municipal councillor members across the country. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘We knew it was coming’: Climate Caucus responds to dire climate change report

The Climate Caucus is made up of 400 municipal councillors and regional directors

The Climate Caucus, founded in Nelson, has 400 municipal councillor members across the country. Photo: Bill Metcalfe