Bill Metcalfe

Police chief Paul Burkart (left) celebrated his retirement on the weekend with a dip in Kootenay Lake. Nelson fire chief Len McCharles and Deb Morris of BC Ambulance Services, seen here on the dock, also took the plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the BC Special Olympics. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s police chief, emergency workers take a cold dip for a good cause

Cold in the Koots raises $11,000 for BC Special Olympics

Police chief Paul Burkart (left) celebrated his retirement on the weekend with a dip in Kootenay Lake. Nelson fire chief Len McCharles and Deb Morris of BC Ambulance Services, seen here on the dock, also took the plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the BC Special Olympics. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson City Council heard a presentation on Nelson real estate prices from a representative of BC Assessment on Feb. 26. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

BC Assessment: High demand, low supply will continue in Nelson real estate

Nelson council heard local stats from the Crown corporation at a recent meeting

Nelson City Council heard a presentation on Nelson real estate prices from a representative of BC Assessment on Feb. 26. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A mural by Sheldon Louis on the parkade and another by Kevin Ledo on the Hume Hotel, from Nelson’s 2019 mural festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Study of arts economy in Nelson proposed to city council

The proposal has been prompted by huge arts sector losses in the city due to COVID-19

A mural by Sheldon Louis on the parkade and another by Kevin Ledo on the Hume Hotel, from Nelson’s 2019 mural festival. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The fundraising effort to purchase 40 hectares west of Cottonwood Lake announced its success this week. Photo: Submitted

Cottonwood Lake fundraiser reaches goal

The community group has raised $400,000 to purchase 40 hectares of forest

The fundraising effort to purchase 40 hectares west of Cottonwood Lake announced its success this week. Photo: Submitted
Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Red dress exhibit outside Nelson City Hall calls for justice for Indigenous women and girls

The REDress Project has also been installed in Touchstones gallery

Lesley Garlow, Indigenous educator at Touchstones Museum of Art and History, with two of many red dresses hanging outside Nelson City Hall as part of the REDress Project by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
An architectural design proposal from June, 2020, illustrates what a re-developed Hall Street Pier might look like. Illustration: City of Nelson

Nelson receives $1M grant for Hall St. Pier project

The design and extent of the project will be decided in the next few weeks

An architectural design proposal from June, 2020, illustrates what a re-developed Hall Street Pier might look like. Illustration: City of Nelson
Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo performer collects stories of Black rural experience

Shayna Jones will create a performance piece about Black people ‘tucked away in the countryside’

Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner
General voting will occur March 27 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Advance voting meanwhile will be available March 17 and 24 at Nelson City Hall. Photo: File Photo

Candidate drops out of Nelson byelection

Dan Nolan says there should be more women on council

General voting will occur March 27 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Advance voting meanwhile will be available March 17 and 24 at Nelson City Hall. Photo: File Photo
The Ladybird was presented as part of the Nelson Road Kings car show in 2016. Photo: Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

Nelson council ponders displaying historic speedboat at Hall Street Pier

The Ladybird won a race in the Kootenay Lake Regatta eight times from the 1920s to 1940s

The Ladybird was presented as part of the Nelson Road Kings car show in 2016. Photo: Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
Residences in Nelson will start receiving organic material pickup at curbside starting in early 2022. The plan for businesses is not yet clear. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Organic waste pickup for Nelson scheduled for early 2022

Timeline: city residents first, rural and businesses still in planning stages

Residences in Nelson will start receiving organic material pickup at curbside starting in early 2022. The plan for businesses is not yet clear. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival cancelled for 2021

Ticket holders from the 2020 festival will be offered refunds as festival re-imagines its future

The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner
A tree fell on this Rosemont home during the Jan. 13 wind storm. Photo: City of Nelson

Recent windstorm cost Nelson Hydro almost $400,000

Storms are more frequent and repair costs are mostly in rural areas

A tree fell on this Rosemont home during the Jan. 13 wind storm. Photo: City of Nelson
Nelson council has laid out a number of actions and planning for this year that will advance its Active Transportation Plan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council considers decreasing city speed limit

City’s Active Transportation Plan calls for lower speeds to protect walkers and cyclists

Nelson council has laid out a number of actions and planning for this year that will advance its Active Transportation Plan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Chris Dawson at Culinary Conspiracy. Photo: Submitted

Serious heart condition forces owner to close Nelson food store

Culinary Conspiracy co-owner Chris Dawson is preparing for a heart transplant

Chris Dawson at Culinary Conspiracy. Photo: Submitted
Western Pacific Marine will build the new Kootenay Lake ferry on this private property next to John’s Walk in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson council approves permit for ferry construction

The new Kootenay Lake Ferry will be built on the city’s waterfront

Western Pacific Marine will build the new Kootenay Lake ferry on this private property next to John’s Walk in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting his workshop Try Songwriting for a Change online for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson

Tiny Lights Festival plots new direction

The Ymir festival is focusing on paid professional development for artists

Tariq Hussain is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who will be presenting his workshop Try Songwriting for a Change online for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson
Pat Henman: "I wrote this book for many reasons, one of them being that the criminal system re-look at their treatment of victims, plus to loudly suggest that lawmakers devise a plan to make sure a repeat or first offender can never do this again to innocent people." Photo: Bill Metcalfe

The power of healing: Nelson’s Pat Henman publishes memoir about near-fatal car accident

Beyond the Legal Limit details medical miracles, legal battles, and returning to normal life

Pat Henman: "I wrote this book for many reasons, one of them being that the criminal system re-look at their treatment of victims, plus to loudly suggest that lawmakers devise a plan to make sure a repeat or first offender can never do this again to innocent people." Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This maps shows Blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4, referred to in the article, shaded in yellow. Map: Kalesnikoff Lumber Ltd.

Forest just south of Nelson will be logged this year

Timber company, government will collaborate on land visible from the city to reduce wildfire danger

This maps shows Blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4, referred to in the article, shaded in yellow. Map: Kalesnikoff Lumber Ltd.
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s campaign spent $39,585 to get her elected in October. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Elections BC releases provincial election campaign financing data

Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood outspent competitors in Nelson-Creston

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson’s campaign spent $39,585 to get her elected in October. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
“When you love the place you live, giving back to your community is a pleasure.” The late Lois Arnesen, a lifelong Nelson resident, was named Nelson’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. File photo

Nominations open for Nelson’s Citizen of the Year award

Winner of the 56-year-old award to be announced March 11

“When you love the place you live, giving back to your community is a pleasure.” The late Lois Arnesen, a lifelong Nelson resident, was named Nelson’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. File photo