Bill Metcalfe

Logging activity beside the rail trail and the Apex nordic ski area on Sept. 22. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Logging begins near Nelson Nordic Ski Club trails

One ski trail will close, and the rail trail might sometimes be closed to ensure safety

Logging activity beside the rail trail and the Apex nordic ski area on Sept. 22. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Ron Sherman on his daily 17,000-step walk for diabetes research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

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 on his daily 17,000-step walk for diabetes research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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
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
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
Mel Reasoner has a PhD in earth and atmospheric sciences and his company, Climatic Resources Consulting, provides climate change information to the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Edmonton, and communities in Nova Scotia, among others. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson climate scientist responds to dire new IPCC report

Mel Reasoner says climate predictions are more certain and more urgent than before

Mel Reasoner has a PhD in earth and atmospheric sciences and his company, Climatic Resources Consulting, provides climate change information to the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Edmonton, and communities in Nova Scotia, among others. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Big bang ending? The RDKB is interested in controlling the use of fireworks in rural areas. Black Press file photo

RDKB seeks authority to regulate fireworks

The board is looking at a bylaw to govern the use of fireworks in rural areas.

Big bang ending? The RDKB is interested in controlling the use of fireworks in rural areas. Black Press file photo
The Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek, Mt. Ruppel and Trozzo Creek fires. Evacuation alerts are shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Evacuation order for Fauquier lifted, two Lower Arrow Lake fires merge

Rain pauses West Kootenay fires, but more hot weather forecast

The Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek, Mt. Ruppel and Trozzo Creek fires. Evacuation alerts are shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star
Several record temperatures and precipitation far below normal were seen in the West Kootenay in July. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Several record temperatures and precipitation far below normal were seen in the West Kootenay in July. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
John Cooper in 2000. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
John Cooper in 2000. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Wildfires in the West Kootenay. To enlarge, click on the map at the bottom of the story. Map: BC Wildfire Dashboard screenshot

Controlled burn planned for Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw

To begin July 27 or later, depending on conditions

Wildfires in the West Kootenay. To enlarge, click on the map at the bottom of the story. Map: BC Wildfire Dashboard screenshot
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little

Edgewood evacuation order lifted, 184 property owners can go home

Lower Arrow Lake wildfires cover more than 220 square kilometres

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women, with 28 cast members age 12 to 18, opening July 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women, with 28 cast members age 12 to 18, opening July 29. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek wildfire near Winlaw grows to 125 hectares

Six other out-of-control wildfires are burning in the northern West Kootenay

The Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw. Photo: BC Wildfire Service