Bill Metcalfe

The town of Renata in 1965, since flooded by the Keenleyside Dam as a result of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society

U.S. payment to Canada a focus at Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Next session is in Portland in October

The town of Renata in 1965, since flooded by the Keenleyside Dam as a result of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society
Nelson council gives next council a raise

Nelson council gives next council a raise

Size of increase disregards advice of appointed committee

Nelson council gives next council a raise
The Front Street side of the proposed building. Illustration: City of Nelson

Four-storey development slated for Hall-Front intersection in Nelson

Building will be mixed commercial and residential

The Front Street side of the proposed building. Illustration: City of Nelson
Christina Benty spent 12 years on Golden’s city council including two terms as mayor. She and co-facilitator Caleb Moss will present a workshop in Castlegar on Aug. 27 on what it takes to be a municipal or regional district politician. Photo submitted

Former mayor to advise would-be West Kootenay politicians

Christina Benty will lead a candidate workshop on Aug. 27 in Castlegar

Christina Benty spent 12 years on Golden’s city council including two terms as mayor. She and co-facilitator Caleb Moss will present a workshop in Castlegar on Aug. 27 on what it takes to be a municipal or regional district politician. Photo submitted
Solar panels on the clubhouse at the Balfour Golf Course. Photo: Dandelion Renewables

Balfour buildings go solar

Panels have been installed at golf course, seniors’ centre and community hall

Solar panels on the clubhouse at the Balfour Golf Course. Photo: Dandelion Renewables
Susan Musgrave participated in the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July, a month after the death of her husband, Stephen Reid. They had been invited to take part in the festival’s literary couples theme. Photo submitted

Q&A: Author Susan Musgrave interviewed at literary festival

The Globe and Mail’s Marsha Lederman talked with Musgrave before a live audience

Susan Musgrave participated in the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July, a month after the death of her husband, Stephen Reid. They had been invited to take part in the festival’s literary couples theme. Photo submitted
The contract will cover ten full time fire fighters. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Arbitrator decides Nelson fire fighter labour agreement

Increase will be 19.5 per cent over six years

The contract will cover ten full time fire fighters. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The ferry landing at Kootenay Bay. Photo: Bohdan Doval

Province announces dredging and new vessel for Kootenay Lake Ferry

Plans include improvements to ferry terminals

The ferry landing at Kootenay Bay. Photo: Bohdan Doval
Small tarn north of Gray Creek Pass, in the proposed back-country recreation tenure area. The deadline for public comments to the provincial government is July 15. Photo: Terry Turner

East Shore Kootenay Lake residents concerned about back-country proposal

But the proponents call the project “innovative, diverse, and sustainable”

Small tarn north of Gray Creek Pass, in the proposed back-country recreation tenure area. The deadline for public comments to the provincial government is July 15. Photo: Terry Turner
Fire Chief Len MacCharles and his 72-hour evacuation kit that he recommends for all households in Nelson during fire season in case of an evacuation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: Develop a personal wildfire plan, B.C. fire chief says

72-hour evacuation kit recommended

Fire Chief Len MacCharles and his 72-hour evacuation kit that he recommends for all households in Nelson during fire season in case of an evacuation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Mel Reasoner (centre), on a panel with Greg Utzig (left) and Mike Flannigan, answers an audience member’s question at the Kootenay Wildfire and Climate Change Conference. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Past Kootenay weather extremes will become new normal, scientist says

Mel Reasoner spoke at a Nelson conference this week

Mel Reasoner (centre), on a panel with Greg Utzig (left) and Mike Flannigan, answers an audience member’s question at the Kootenay Wildfire and Climate Change Conference. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rural recycling: Nelson puts RDCK on notice

Rural recycling: Nelson puts RDCK on notice

City wants to stop paying for rural recycling

Rural recycling: Nelson puts RDCK on notice
City hall received 135 responses to a survey on how the short term rental regulations are working. See a summary of the results in a chart below the attachment at the end of this story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson to revise short term rental rules

Changes are based on a recent public survey

City hall received 135 responses to a survey on how the short term rental regulations are working. See a summary of the results in a chart below the attachment at the end of this story. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted

More planned forest fires needed: wildfire expert

Bob Gray is one of the speakers at a Nelson conference about climate change and wildfire

Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted
Nelson implemented its short term rental rules a year ago, and they are up for an annual evaluation, which will begin at the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in council chambers. Photo: Airbnb website screenshot

Nelson says Airbnb should not accept dwellings without business licenses

City council to ask province to negotiate with the company

Nelson implemented its short term rental rules a year ago, and they are up for an annual evaluation, which will begin at the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in council chambers. Photo: Airbnb website screenshot
Cottonwood Lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK wants province to regulate private land logging

A resolution will go to the Union of BC Municipalities in September

Cottonwood Lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rahaf Zwayne on graduation day. Photo: Bob Hall

Syrian refugee graduates from Selkirk College

Rahaf Zwayne has completed the Hotel and Resort Management program

Rahaf Zwayne on graduation day. Photo: Bob Hall
Nelson’s new regulations about laneway housing are mostly about parking and building size. Photo: Small Housing BC

Nelson council passes laneway house zoning changes

Council hopes more laneway dwellings will encourage affordable housing

Nelson’s new regulations about laneway housing are mostly about parking and building size. Photo: Small Housing BC
This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe