Bill Metcalfe

The future housing project developed by SHARE Nelson on Falls Street for working singles and couples of limited income. This is one of several low income housing projects in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Report presents grim Nelson housing stats

Mayor Dooley calls out neighbouring communities for lack of action on low income housing

The future housing project developed by SHARE Nelson on Falls Street for working singles and couples of limited income. This is one of several low income housing projects in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Richard Desautel and Sinixt supporters outside the Nelson courthouse in 2017. The case, which began in 2010, was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATE: Sinixt and B.C. argue rights at Supreme Court of Canada

The case of Richard Desautel was heard in Ottawa

Richard Desautel and Sinixt supporters outside the Nelson courthouse in 2017. The case, which began in 2010, was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The provincial government’s case against Rick Desautel, a Sinixt man living in Washington State, will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. File photo

Supreme Court of Canada hearing on Sinixt rights to be webcast Thursday

The hearing will start online at 6:30 a.m. local time

The provincial government’s case against Rick Desautel, a Sinixt man living in Washington State, will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. File photo
The provincial government’s case against Rick Desautel, a Sinixt man living in Washington State, will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. File photo

Supreme Court of Canada hearing on Sinixt rights to be webcast Thursday

The hearing will start online at 6:30 a.m. PDT

The provincial government’s case against Rick Desautel, a Sinixt man living in Washington State, will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Oct. 8. File photo
Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted

Nelson writer publishes memoir of lesbian marriage and adoption of twins

Jane Byers’ Small Courage recounts the creation of a loving family life despite discrimination

Nelson poet Jane Byers’ book Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family will be published this fall. Photo submitted
At the site of the proposed community garden and greenhouse site in Seventh St. Park, from left: Youth Climate Corps members Wa-ya Aeon, Melissa Maslany, Jake Schachter, and Linn Murray; project co-ordinator Richard Klein; and Heather Keczan with her daughter Willow. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council considering community garden at Seventh Street Park

Project would be run by a coalition of groups

At the site of the proposed community garden and greenhouse site in Seventh St. Park, from left: Youth Climate Corps members Wa-ya Aeon, Melissa Maslany, Jake Schachter, and Linn Murray; project co-ordinator Richard Klein; and Heather Keczan with her daughter Willow. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
There is rental accommodation in Nelson’s downtown, but it is not governed by the city’s rules on short-term rentals, which only apply in residential areas. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
There is rental accommodation in Nelson’s downtown, but it is not governed by the city’s rules on short-term rentals, which only apply in residential areas. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and is expected to last five weeks. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Trial of RCMP officer begins in Nelson’s Capitol Theatre

Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter after an incident in 2015

The Capitol Theatre has been transformed into a courtroom for the trial of Const. Jason Tait that started on Sept. 28 and is expected to last five weeks. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
About 110 people of all ages lined the bridge on Friday for a climate march. See more photos below. Photo submitted

Youth climate march lines Nelson’s bridge

About 110 people of all ages turned out Friday for the international event (see more photos below)

About 110 people of all ages lined the bridge on Friday for a climate march. See more photos below. Photo submitted
Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski’s with one of his photos that shows an auto parts store with the sign, “We’re in this together. Be Kind.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson outdoor photo exhibit reflects physically distanced life

Portraits of a Pandemic runs until Oct. 15 at Lakeside Park

Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski’s with one of his photos that shows an auto parts store with the sign, “We’re in this together. Be Kind.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
West Kootenay resident Rena Zacher with a photo of her son Cory Westcott, missing since Sept. 1. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

West Kootenay mother searching for son missing since Sept. 1

Police are investigating the disappearance of Cory Westcott

West Kootenay resident Rena Zacher with a photo of her son Cory Westcott, missing since Sept. 1. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Province’s response to old growth forest report falls short, says Nelson scientist

Province’s response to old growth forest report falls short, says Nelson scientist

Rachel Holt says province is saving areas that don’t need protection, ignoring those that do

Province’s response to old growth forest report falls short, says Nelson scientist
Brittny Anderson is the NDP candidate for Nelson-Creston in the upcoming provincial election. Photo submitted

NDP acclaims Brittny Anderson as Nelson-Creston candidate

The provincial election will be held on Oct. 24

Brittny Anderson is the NDP candidate for Nelson-Creston in the upcoming provincial election. Photo submitted
A elevator at the front and centre of the Civic Centre would give access to a concourse across the front on each floor including the basement, from which people and services could reach the various parts of the building. Illustration courtesy of City of Nelson

Nelson plans major renovation to Civic Centre as part of COVID-19 stimulus plan

Project would upgrade energy efficiency and provide a concourse to access all parts of the building

A elevator at the front and centre of the Civic Centre would give access to a concourse across the front on each floor including the basement, from which people and services could reach the various parts of the building. Illustration courtesy of City of Nelson
Nelson city councillor Brittny Anderson hopes to be the NDP candidate for Nelson-Creston in the next provincial election. Photo submitted

Brittny Anderson seeks Nelson-Creston NDP nomination

Anderson is currently a member of Nelson city council

Nelson city councillor Brittny Anderson hopes to be the NDP candidate for Nelson-Creston in the next provincial election. Photo submitted
A new Hall Street pier could look like this visualization by Stanley Office of Architecture. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture/ City of Nelson

Nelson considering new Hall Street pier as part of COVID-19 economic stimulus plan

Pier needs replacing, with possible designed public space added

A new Hall Street pier could look like this visualization by Stanley Office of Architecture. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture/ City of Nelson
Cottonwood Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council loans Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society $35,000

The decision came after a lengthy and tense debate

Cottonwood Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
All municipalities and other public bodies such as colleges and hospitals are required by law to publish an annual Statement of Financial Information that includes the earnings of elected officials and senior staff. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

City of Nelson publishes 2019 payments to employees, businesses, organizations

The Statement of Financial Information also includes audited financial statements

All municipalities and other public bodies such as colleges and hospitals are required by law to publish an annual Statement of Financial Information that includes the earnings of elected officials and senior staff. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson Visitor Centre staff members Denise McInnes (left) and Val Yowek. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

B.C. tourists discover Nelson

This year most visitor centre guests are homegrown and stay longer

Nelson Visitor Centre staff members Denise McInnes (left) and Val Yowek. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson and Kootenay Lake from Gyro Park on Sept. 14. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATE: West Kootenay air pollution 12 times safe level

Levels reached 20 times the safe level over the weekend

Nelson and Kootenay Lake from Gyro Park on Sept. 14. Photo: Bill Metcalfe