Bill Metcalfe

Ophthalmology scheduling back on track at Kootenay Lake Hospital

Ophthalmology scheduling back on track at Kootenay Lake Hospital

Program is partial replacement of retired full time eye doctor

Ophthalmology scheduling back on track at Kootenay Lake Hospital
The pilot of this plane, which that crashed Monday morning in the Wholesale Club parking lot in Nelson, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot

Pilot and passenger have minor injuries

The pilot of this plane, which that crashed Monday morning in the Wholesale Club parking lot in Nelson, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
From left, youth actors Oscar Hunter, Gabby Asbell and Julian Barkman on the film set of Peter and the Starcatcher on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Capitol youth theatre morphs to film

The 32nd annual summer program has been thwarted by COVID-19

From left, youth actors Oscar Hunter, Gabby Asbell and Julian Barkman on the film set of Peter and the Starcatcher on the shore of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Laurie Coti on a slackline at Lakeside Park in Nelson. “It’s very relaxing. You think about nothing.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Balancing act: Nelson’s world champion highliner talks balance and fun in the park

Mia Noblet gives pointers and tips to aspiring slackliners

Laurie Coti on a slackline at Lakeside Park in Nelson. “It’s very relaxing. You think about nothing.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled in Nelson court that Fiona Coyle, suffering from psychosis and paranoid delusions, was not criminally responsible in a downtown stabbing in September. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATED: Woman found not criminally responsible in 2019 Nelson stabbing

The assailant thought pedestrians all around her on the street wanted to kill her

A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled in Nelson court that Fiona Coyle, suffering from psychosis and paranoid delusions, was not criminally responsible in a downtown stabbing in September. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
City of Nelson employee Sonya Martineau changes out the bucket on the FoodCycler at city hall. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson households pilot counter-top organics recycling method

151 people used the FoodCycler for three months, and the results are in

City of Nelson employee Sonya Martineau changes out the bucket on the FoodCycler at city hall. Photo: City of Nelson
Boxing coach Jesse Pineiro receives an award from Mayor John Dooley and Councillor Keith Page for putting Nelson on the national boxing map. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson Boxing Club owner honoured by city council

Jesse Pineiro is known beyond Nelson for the quality of his coaching and leadership

Boxing coach Jesse Pineiro receives an award from Mayor John Dooley and Councillor Keith Page for putting Nelson on the national boxing map. Photo: City of Nelson
Seniors and youth in discussion at the CLICK project. Photo: CLICK project video screenshot

Nelson seniors and youth connect through photography

New video shows interactions between generations in the CLICK project

Seniors and youth in discussion at the CLICK project. Photo: CLICK project video screenshot
Sgt. Rupert Sutherland of the CP Rail police was in Nelson this week enforcing trespassing laws on the rail tracks. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

CP Rail ticketing track walkers in Nelson

Crossing the tracks other than at a traffic crossing is trespassing, company says

Sgt. Rupert Sutherland of the CP Rail police was in Nelson this week enforcing trespassing laws on the rail tracks. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
From left, Nelson Innovation Centre manager Karen Kornelsen, KAST interim executive director Kailyn Skuban, and community engagement co-ordinator Laura Vaché. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Innovation Centre opens in Railtown

Centre will provide networking, training and workspace for all things tech

From left, Nelson Innovation Centre manager Karen Kornelsen, KAST interim executive director Kailyn Skuban, and community engagement co-ordinator Laura Vaché. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Sébastien De Marre with his foster daughters Rosena and Amaika at the Vancouver airport on June 20. Photo: Elaine Briére.

Haitian foster children arrive in Nelson after months-long lobbying effort

Marie-Paule Brisson and Sebastien De Marre have parented girls age 12 and 8 since they were babies

Sébastien De Marre with his foster daughters Rosena and Amaika at the Vancouver airport on June 20. Photo: Elaine Briére.
The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is currently unstaffed and has been closed since March 17 because of COVID-19. The board is in the process of hiring an executive director. File photo

Four members of Nelson and District Women’s Centre board resign

Centre is closed during COVID-19 and is currently hiring an executive director

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is currently unstaffed and has been closed since March 17 because of COVID-19. The board is in the process of hiring an executive director. File photo
The Civic Theatre is seen about 1940. The newly funded project will see two small theatres built in the two rear corners of the auditorium. Photo courtesy of the Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre gets $2.7 million to add two more screens

The grant will allow two small theatres to be built in the back of the current auditorium

The Civic Theatre is seen about 1940. The newly funded project will see two small theatres built in the two rear corners of the auditorium. Photo courtesy of the Civic Theatre
Sienna Drake of Nelson has entered the PhD program in neuroscience at McGill University at age 23. Photo: Kim Gruver

Nelson graduate student wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Sienna Drake, studying at McGill University, will receive $50,000 per year for the next three years

Sienna Drake of Nelson has entered the PhD program in neuroscience at McGill University at age 23. Photo: Kim Gruver
After being run over by a pick-up last week, Christoph Martens has surprisingly few injuries, considers himself lucky, and wants drivers to wake up. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson cyclist run over by truck

Driver ticketed for failing to yield right of way on left turn

After being run over by a pick-up last week, Christoph Martens has surprisingly few injuries, considers himself lucky, and wants drivers to wake up. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

West Kootenay logging blockader files police complaint, is sued by company

Jessica Ogden had multiple confrontations with RCMP and with loggers in 2019

Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The 300 block Victoria Street will be the site of Nelson’s new transit exchange, to be moved and expanded from the current location at Ward and Baker. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s transit hub will move to 300 block Victoria

Space needs to expand with anticipated service increase, says BC Transit

The 300 block Victoria Street will be the site of Nelson’s new transit exchange, to be moved and expanded from the current location at Ward and Baker. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

West Kootenay logging blockader files police complaint, is sued by company

Jessica Ogden had multiple confrontations with RCMP and with loggers in 2019

Jessica Ogden, who blocked several logging roads in 2019, is seen in January. She calls herself a water protector, not a protester. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Alys Ford, produce vendor, is part of Nelson’s socially distanced farmers’ market at Cottonwood Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Photos by Bill Metcalfe

Nelson inviting applications for farmers’ market advisory committee

Deadline is July 3, application form is online

Alys Ford, produce vendor, is part of Nelson’s socially distanced farmers’ market at Cottonwood Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Photos by Bill Metcalfe
The rules are changing for commercial recycling in rural areas of the West Kootenay. Photo: Nelson Star

Rural businesses face RDCK recycling rollback

Industry, business and institutions may need to rethink their waste management

The rules are changing for commercial recycling in rural areas of the West Kootenay. Photo: Nelson Star