Bill Metcalfe

Bill posted 567 stories to Nelson Star.
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Reducing fire danger in West Arm Park

Nelson’s water supply originates in the park and is vulnerable to fire

  • Aug 16th, 2017 2:00pm

Rain slows Nelson area wildfires

The Harrop Creek fire received 10 to 15 mm of rain over the weekend

  • Aug 14th, 2017 12:01pm

Lightning starts two fires northeast of Nelson

Air tankers are working both fires Saturday evening

  • Aug 12th, 2017 6:00pm

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

More than 17,000 festival goers have been at the music festival since Friday.

  • Aug 12th, 2017 3:30pm

RDCK plans wildfire fuel action

The plan covers land in and around Nelson

  • Aug 10th, 2017 4:00pm

Organizers preparing for worst as wildfire burns near Shambhala Music Festival

Evacuating 15,000 festival attendees would be easier than evacuating a town: public safety director

  • Aug 10th, 2017 9:00am

Evacuating Shambhala would be easier than a regular community, director says

The instant town will have about 15,000 residents next weekend

  • Aug 7th, 2017 2:00pm

Harrop fire: 1,548 hectares with cooperating winds

The fire is moving south, away from Harrop

  • Aug 5th, 2017 1:30pm

Make your own wildfire evacuation plan, says Nelson’s fire chief

Residents can sign up to receive free emergency alerts by text message and voice call

  • Aug 4th, 2017 10:00am

Nelson’s fire chief flies over Harrop

Concerns have been raised about fire’s proximity to water source

  • Aug 4th, 2017 8:00am

Harrop fire grows to 1,500 hectares

The fires at Glacier Creek and Rapid Creek have also grown in size

  • Aug 3rd, 2017 4:00pm

Family still awaits decision on West Kootenay police shooting

Peter de Groot was killed by the RCMP in 2014 near Slocan

  • Aug 2nd, 2017 12:01pm

Harrop wildfire equipment stolen

The fire has grown to 650 hectares from 200 on the weekend

  • Aug 1st, 2017 2:00pm

Nelson moves to Level Two water restrictions

The city is also tapping into its secondary water sources at Anderson and Selous Creeks

  • Aug 1st, 2017 1:00pm

Nelson firefighter in 150 Mile House: ‘This is serious. This is real’

Dunavan Morris-Janzen learns some life lessons in his first wildfire experience

  • Jul 26th, 2017 8:00am

Nelson ponders new drinking water sources, updates water plan

Nelson’s 2006 Water Master Plan warned that the city needs an additional drinking water supply.

  • Jul 24th, 2017 6:00am

Nelson’s Friendship Gate takes shape

The Izu-shi Friendship Society is creating a new entrance to the garden in Cottonwood Falls Park

  • Jul 21st, 2017 7:00am

Nelson council to assist with bear resistant garbage container program

Bins will be sold at cost to residents

  • Jul 19th, 2017 12:01pm

Nelson publishes 2016 payments to businesses, organizations and staff

All municipalities are required by law to publish a Statement of Financial Information annually.

  • Jul 14th, 2017 8:30am

Nelson council endorses Cottonwood Market stage concept

Market will be ready this summer, the stage next summer

  • Jul 12th, 2017 9:00am