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Bill Metcalfe

 Bill Metcalfe is a freelance journalist in Nelson, B.C. A portfolio of his work can be found at

Northern Gateway hearings were a path to self-discovery for many of its opponents

The transformation of Minchin from shy recluse to articulate advocate started one day when he found an oil-soaked log on a beach near Kitimat.

Province puts new coal exploration in the Sacred Headwaters on hold

The Tahltan people have already driven Shell from their territory and temporarily stalled Fortune Minerals' open pit coal mine. Now the provincial government has agreed it's time to sit down and talk.

Scale and speed of industrial development in northwest B.C. undermines environmental assessment

It’s like the wild west, say northwest B.C. environmental groups overwhelmed by the volume and scale of industrial projects and environmental assessments.