Bill Metcalfe

B.C. appeals Sinixt hunting case again

The government has applied to the B.C. Court of Appeal after losing at the B.C. Supreme Court

Province loses Sinixt hunting appeal

Court rules the Sinixt are legitimately aboriginal people under the Constitution

Columbia River Treaty: What’s on the table?

Since the 1960s much has changed: the climate, the value of hydro power, and U.S. irrigation needs

Kootenay Literary Competition returns

The deadline for submissions from writers across the Kootenays is December 31

Future of Lemon Creek trial uncertain

Judge will make a crucial decision about timing and procedure by Oct. 30

Report: Proposed Castlegar airport upgrade could increase reliability

New system would require a different kind of plane than Air Canada currently flies to Castlegar

Safeguarding animals during wildfires

PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of animal companions.

Court imposes peace bond in Sinixt property dispute

Sinixt elder Marilyn James was charged with mischief and being unlawfully in a dwelling place

Reducing fire danger in West Arm Park

Nelson’s water supply originates in the park and is vulnerable to fire

Rain slows Nelson area wildfires

The Harrop Creek fire received 10 to 15 mm of rain over the weekend

Lightning starts two fires northeast of Nelson

Air tankers are working both fires Saturday evening

Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

More than 17,000 festival goers have been at the music festival since Friday.

Shambhala dodges evacuation alert

Festival director Jimmy Bundschuh expresses confidence in evacuation plan

Organizers preparing for worst as wildfire burns near Shambhala Music Festival

Evacuating 15,000 festival attendees would be easier than evacuating a town: public safety director

Lightning causes three spot fires near Castlegar

On Monday night there were three fires started by lightning northwest of Castlegar.

Harrop fire: 1,548 hectares with cooperating winds

The fire is moving south, away from Harrop

Harrop fire grows to 1,500 hectares

The fires at Glacier Creek and Rapid Creek have also grown in size.

Harrop wildfire equipment stolen

The fire has grown to 650 hectares from 200 on the weekend

Family awaiting decision on police shooting

Did the RCMP act improperly when they shot and killed Peter de Groot in a cabin near Slocan?

Province appeals Sinixt hunting case

The appeal is expected to be heard in the fall.