Bill Metcalfe

Joelle Burnie (left) and Kayla Tillapaugh of the Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society receive their Sustainability Award from Mayor Janice Morrison. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council grants annual Sustainability Leadership Awards

Friends of Kootenay Lake, biologist Joanne Siderius, and journalist Darren Davidson were honoured

Joelle Burnie (left) and Kayla Tillapaugh of the Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society receive their Sustainability Award from Mayor Janice Morrison. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Astrid Heyerdahl of the Nelson Museum and Archives (left) and Mayor Janice Morrison present the 2023 Heritage Award to Nelson Electric Tramway Society volunteers (L-R) Jim Robertson, Jean Carne, and Bill Drake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Streetcar volunteers win Nelson’s 2023 Heritage Award

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society runs the streetcar at the waterfront

Astrid Heyerdahl of the Nelson Museum and Archives (left) and Mayor Janice Morrison present the 2023 Heritage Award to Nelson Electric Tramway Society volunteers (L-R) Jim Robertson, Jean Carne, and Bill Drake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Assault trial starts, then stops, in Nelson spitting incident

The trial of Jeremy Undershute will be continue on an unknown future date

A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Mayor Janice Morrison presents runner Jazmine Lowther with Nelson’s 2023 Sports Ambassador award. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Jazmine Lowther is Nelson’s 2023 Sports Ambassador

The ultramarathoner has ‘put Nelson on the map’ says mayor

Mayor Janice Morrison presents runner Jazmine Lowther with Nelson’s 2023 Sports Ambassador award. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson-Creston provincial Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood (left) with party leader Sonia Furstenau at a party event at the Taghum Hall on Jan. 28. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Green Party leader launches Nelson-Creston candidate at local event

Sonia Furstenau travelled to Nelson to officially announce candidacy of Nicole Charlwood

Nelson-Creston provincial Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood (left) with party leader Sonia Furstenau at a party event at the Taghum Hall on Jan. 28. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This truck, parked at the foot of Giveout Creek Road on the Jan. 21 weekend, contained unopened mail that the RCMP says was stolen. Photo: Julie-Ann Chapman

RCMP investigating after stolen Slocan Park mail found in parked truck

Police are also investigating a break-in at Ymir post office

This truck, parked at the foot of Giveout Creek Road on the Jan. 21 weekend, contained unopened mail that the RCMP says was stolen. Photo: Julie-Ann Chapman
Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from the left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff

Lemon Creek class action lawsuit can proceed, says appeal court

Trial could happen within a year, lawyer says

Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from the left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff
Construction work in 2020 at Nelson’s Mountain Station reservoir. The reservoir will receive more upgrading work this year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Construction work in 2020 at Nelson’s Mountain Station reservoir. The reservoir will receive more upgrading work this year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson sewer and water fees up 2% for 2023 to cover inflation

Planned sewage treatment plant replacement will be funded partly by grants

Construction work in 2020 at Nelson’s Mountain Station reservoir. The reservoir will receive more upgrading work this year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Construction work in 2020 at Nelson’s Mountain Station reservoir. The reservoir will receive more upgrading work this year. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson City Council has approved a second round of grants to help local non-profits recover from the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council offers second round of pandemic recovery grants to non-profits

One-time grant funds are from the province’s Safe Restart program

Nelson City Council has approved a second round of grants to help local non-profits recover from the pandemic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
City of Nelson planner Natalie Andrijancic (left) with the city’s climate and energy advisor Cecilia Jaques at Anderson Creek in Fairview in January, 2023. This photo was taken in the same location as the 2020 photo of Anderson Creek in flood, also included with this story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Steep creeks pose flood danger for Nelson, new report says

An engineering study assesses Anderson, Cottonwood, Giveout and other creeks

City of Nelson planner Natalie Andrijancic (left) with the city’s climate and energy advisor Cecilia Jaques at Anderson Creek in Fairview in January, 2023. This photo was taken in the same location as the 2020 photo of Anderson Creek in flood, also included with this story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
After retiring from the Selkirk College music program, Laura Landsberg plans to keep performing and recording, take further training in breath work and somatic voice work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Laura Landsberg, Selkirk College voice teacher for 20 years, to retire this spring

Landsberg grew up in a classic back-to-the-land-family in the Slocan Valley

After retiring from the Selkirk College music program, Laura Landsberg plans to keep performing and recording, take further training in breath work and somatic voice work. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Designer David Dobie with his upcoming exhibit, Shifting Design, that runs at the Capitol Theatre until Jan. 10. There will be an opening gala and artist talk on Jan. 7. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson designer David Dobie presents unique exhibit at Capitol Theatre

Installation entitled Shifting Design runs at the Capitol Theatre Jan. 3 to 10

Designer David Dobie with his upcoming exhibit, Shifting Design, that runs at the Capitol Theatre until Jan. 10. There will be an opening gala and artist talk on Jan. 7. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Lions Club Christmas tree pickup in 2022. Photo: Submitted

Lions Club Christmas tree pickup this weekend

All money raised goes to projects in the community

The Lions Club Christmas tree pickup in 2022. Photo: Submitted
New executive director Terri Wilkinson with kids attending the Nelson Youth Centre’s day camp on Dec. 19. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

New director takes over Nelson’s busy youth centre

Terri Wilkinson will run the centre’s programs, plus the city’s parkade, campground, and markets

New executive director Terri Wilkinson with kids attending the Nelson Youth Centre’s day camp on Dec. 19. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Paul Prappas and Carolee Colter: “Birding is an activity that we build our life around.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson birders walk the lakeshore for Christmas bird count

The annual event has continued across North America for more than a century.

Paul Prappas and Carolee Colter: “Birding is an activity that we build our life around.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

PHOTOS: Nelson’s 2023 Polar Plunge

Hundreds of people chilled out in Kootenay Lake

The 2022 Polar Plunge at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Janice Morrison became Nelson’s new mayor this year. She’s seen here on election night with her husband Mike Bonderoff. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Janice Morrison elected as Nelson’s mayor

Morrison decisively beat former mayor John Dooley by more than 600 votes

Janice Morrison became Nelson’s new mayor this year. She’s seen here on election night with her husband Mike Bonderoff. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Downtown Nelson on the early morning of Jan. 3, 2022, after a huge snowfall. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: The Star’s favourite pictures of the year

Here’s the moments caught in camera that stuck with us

Downtown Nelson on the early morning of Jan. 3, 2022, after a huge snowfall. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Alicia Maslechko, who grew up in Nelson and lives in Vancouver, at a street demonstration in Vancouver on the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Photo: Submitted

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Three Nelson connections to the Ukraine war

The Russian invasion of Ukraine was felt locally

Alicia Maslechko, who grew up in Nelson and lives in Vancouver, at a street demonstration in Vancouver on the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Photo: Submitted
RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Argenta logging protest leads to arrests and a police complaint

Cooper Creek Cedar is logging forests in an area known as the Argenta-Johnsons Landing Face

RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner