Bill Metcalfe

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LETTER: Thank you to educators, families and students

From MLAs Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy

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Nelson’s downtown market in 2016. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

EcoSociety asks Nelson council for $30,000 to fund downtown market

Organizers and city are faced with multiple issues of funding and location

Nelson’s downtown market in 2016. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Nelson council announces COVID-19 plan for infrastructure projects, businesses and housing

Some of the funding will come from diverted parking meter revenues

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Nelson will give breaks on some fees and charges during COVID-19

But residents and businesses must pay their taxes on time, mayor says

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Jon Steinman pours wheat into the flour mill owned by members of the Nelson Flour Milling Co-op. Photo submitted

Nelson flour mill co-op looking for new members

COVID-19 highlights relevance of decade-old milling project

Jon Steinman pours wheat into the flour mill owned by members of the Nelson Flour Milling Co-op. Photo submitted
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Nelson creates pandemic budget plan and stimulus package

City hall is responding to large decreases in revenue

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Dianna Ducs of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism spoke with Nelson city council on April 20 with predictions of what COVID-19 will mean for local tourism. Photo: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Tourism director presents sobering COVID-19 stats to Nelson council

Tourism won't bounce back quickly after restrictions lifted, says Dianna Ducs

Dianna Ducs of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism spoke with Nelson city council on April 20 with predictions of what COVID-19 will mean for local tourism. Photo: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Telus is connecting most homes and some businesses in Nelson to its fibre optic network. Photo: Chaitawat/Pixabay

No immediate plan to install 5G in Nelson, says Telus

Current installation of fiber-optic cable could enable 5G in the future

Telus is connecting most homes and some businesses in Nelson to its fibre optic network. Photo: Chaitawat/Pixabay
Midwife Tanya Momtazian at work in Kootenay Lake Hospital last year. Photo submitted

How to have a baby in Nelson during a pandemic

No guests, more hygiene for births in hospital or at home

Midwife Tanya Momtazian at work in Kootenay Lake Hospital last year. Photo submitted
Danka Merunka and her husband Chuck Payne are seen at the spot where their dog Ryder was killed last month. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Rural dog enters city, kills Nelson resident’s dog in back yard

Nelson resident is now afraid to go into her yard

Danka Merunka and her husband Chuck Payne are seen at the spot where their dog Ryder was killed last month. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Grohman transfer station. Photo submitted

Nelson asks RDCK to lift ban on yard and construction waste at Grohman transfer station

RDCK says the ban is temporary and necessary to deal with COVID-19

Grohman transfer station. Photo submitted
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Nelson Hydro adapts to COVID-19 with breaks for customers

No late fees or disconnections, and payments more flexible

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Craig Mullen, markets director for the West Kootenay EcoSociety, on the nearly deserted 600 block of Baker Street. where farmers’ markets will start in June, but organized very differently because of COVID-19. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s downtown markets to go ahead, but with changes

Markets will follow B.C. Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines

Craig Mullen, markets director for the West Kootenay EcoSociety, on the nearly deserted 600 block of Baker Street. where farmers’ markets will start in June, but organized very differently because of COVID-19. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Boarding the plane in Lima. Photo: Laurel Conley

Nelson residents arrive home from quarantine in Peru

Greg Smith, Laurel Conley and Veronica Holman were travelling in Peru before the COVID-19 pandemic

Boarding the plane in Lima. Photo: Laurel Conley
Sebastien De Marre, left, in Haiti with foster daughters Rosena and Amaika, and his wife Marie-Paule Brisson. Photo submitted

COVID-19 leaves Nelson couple with devastating choice

Sebastien De Marre and Marie-Paule Brisson won't leave their foster children behind in Haiti

Sebastien De Marre, left, in Haiti with foster daughters Rosena and Amaika, and his wife Marie-Paule Brisson. Photo submitted
Thirty four vehicles from a variety of emergency services organizations traveled through Nelson in a convoy Thursday evening to pass by Kootenay Lake Hospital, Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Lakeview Village to express support for staff at those facilities and their work during COVID-19. At Kootenay Lake Hospital, staff stood outside waving and cheering as the procession drove past with lights flashing. Photos: Bill Metcalfe

Convoy of essential service vehicles visits Nelson hospital and care homes

The event was meant as a thank you to front-line workers

Thirty four vehicles from a variety of emergency services organizations traveled through Nelson in a convoy Thursday evening to pass by Kootenay Lake Hospital, Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Lakeview Village to express support for staff at those facilities and their work during COVID-19. At Kootenay Lake Hospital, staff stood outside waving and cheering as the procession drove past with lights flashing. Photos: Bill Metcalfe
Blair Day is part of a group of Nelson dentists forming the Emergency Community Dental Clinic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Emergency dental clinic to open in Nelson during COVID-19 shutdowns

Only people with serious pain, infection, or trauma will be admitted

Blair Day is part of a group of Nelson dentists forming the Emergency Community Dental Clinic. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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LETTER: Health care workers are the unsung heroes of pandemic response

It's not only doctors and nurses, says Dr. Kevin McKechnie

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People in Nelson should rely on curbside pickup and not come to the Grohman transfer station during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

West Kootenay transfer stations and landfills will take essential garbage only during pandemic

Areas with curbside pickup should not use Grohman transfer station, RDCK says

People in Nelson should rely on curbside pickup and not come to the Grohman transfer station during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay
A burning ban is in effect in the yellow-shaded areas of BC. Map: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Burning ban issued for Nelson area

All open burning is prohibited to reduce COVID-19 respiratory risk

A burning ban is in effect in the yellow-shaded areas of BC. Map: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy