Bill Metcalfe

Burning ban issued for Nelson area

All open burning is prohibited to reduce COVID-19 respiratory risk

UPDATE: West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Two West Kootenay residents are being evacuated by the federal government, others are still waiting

Nelson council commits to 0% tax increase for 2020

Savings will mitigate the effects of COVID-19

Why isn’t the Nelson Star reporting the locations of COVID-19 cases?

We are often asked for more detail from frustrated readers

West Kootenay lawyers weigh in on province-wide court shutdown

The nearest location will be Kelowna, and only for urgent matters during COVID-19

RDCK cuts proposed 2020 tax increase by half

Changes were prompted by COVID-19’s likely effect on West Kootenay economy

Nelson city hall remains open but with changes

Most services, including development applications, must be done online or by email during COVID-19

Nelson dentist petitions province to order shut-down of all dental offices

David Alfaro says current COVID-19 recommendation doesn’t go far enough

Nelson grocers: ‘We’re not going to run out of food’

Sales are up, supply chains are reliable, shoppers are calm, say store managers

Number of COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region remains at two

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addressed the media today

COVID-19 testing available in Nelson

But only for people with specific symptoms and risk factors

Nelson medical trainee disciplined for unprofessional conduct

College of Physicians and Surgeons has reprimanded Vincent Zenarosa for practising without a licence

Nelson woman sues police officer and province for wrongful arrest

Sarah Coghill was detained and her vehicle impounded for being an impaired passenger

Draft 2020 RDCK budget shows 4% increase for Nelson residents

Rural areas adjacent to Nelson will see increases up to 9.5%

Winning laneway house designs will cost Nelson builders $1,000

Nelson already has more laneway houses per capita than Vancouver

Nelson cenotaph vandalized

Metal plaques were torn from the structure and lights broken

RDCK firefighters get $400,000 grant for training

Safety training will include mental health

Freedom of Information: City of Nelson received 16 requests in 2019

City has received 73 requests for records and documents since 2015

Consider carbon footprint of building materials, consultant tells Nelson council

‘Embodied carbon’ in foam insulation and concrete raises questions about energy efficiency

Sexual assault stories from treeplanting camps ‘shocking but not surprising’

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture