Bill Metcalfe

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 MV Balfour will be replaced by a new ferry by the end of 2022. File photo

B.C. firms shortlisted to build new Kootenay Lake ferry

Vessel to replace MV Balfour will be hybrid electric

The MV Balfour will be replaced by a new ferry by the end of 2022. File photo
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
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
The crime scene after the victims had been taken to hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper                                Police on scene of a stabbing in downtown Nelson, B.C. on Sept. 19, 2019. (Tyler Harper/Nelson Star)

Woman charged with attempted murder in Nelson stabbing

Fiona Coyle has been identified as the alleged assailant

The crime scene after the victims had been taken to hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper                                Police on scene of a stabbing in downtown Nelson, B.C. on Sept. 19, 2019. (Tyler Harper/Nelson Star)
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
MP Wayne Stetski (left) and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (right) discussed election issues with the public on Baker Street on Tuesday. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Federal NDP leader visits Nelson

Jagmeet Singh met the public and the media on Tuesday

MP Wayne Stetski (left) and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (right) discussed election issues with the public on Baker Street on Tuesday. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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
The RDCK wants the provincial government to require that some products be made with recycled materials, to bolster the dwindling market for recycled paper and packaging. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Tough recycling decision for RDCK coming up

Whether to join Recycle BC – that’s still the question

The RDCK wants the provincial government to require that some products be made with recycled materials, to bolster the dwindling market for recycled paper and packaging. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images
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
Deciduous trees in B.C. are more fire resistant than more commercially valuable conifers. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK wants province to ban herbicide glyphosate

Board resolution cites wildfire and health reasons

Deciduous trees in B.C. are more fire resistant than more commercially valuable conifers. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Private land logging near Nelson in 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK asks province for more powers to regulate private land logging

‘If the province won’t step up, we will have to’

Private land logging near Nelson in 2018. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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
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
Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot

Kootenay city councillor starts nationwide climate caucus for municipal politicians

Climate Leadership Caucus has 57 members including seven mayors

Councillor Rik Logtenberg. Photo: City of Nelson video screenshot
Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan

Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan

But no decision has been made on city’s involvement

Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan