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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Heritage in the downtown core will take a second seat to development if the new draft Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan is adopted by City council after the paper’s consultant revealed its details to over 70 people Wednesday evening at the Hume Hotel.

IBI Group associate director Stuart Jones — part...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is holding the following meetings for the public to discuss the 2011 budget:

Residents of the Town of Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C

Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. (local time)

• Creston Council Chambers, 238 - 10th Ave, Creston

Residents of the City of Castlegar...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The final vote on the City’s 2011 budget came down Wednesday afternoon and the two per cent property tax rate hike was officially approved and written into bylaw by City council.

Not much deliberation was necessary for council to put the final wraps on the two-month long budget process since the tough...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 09 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Have project, need developer.

With the community’s approval tucked in their back pocket, the stage is set for Granite Pointe Golf Course’s mixed-use residential and commercial project proposed on lands in Rosemont. Now all they need is for someone to design, build, market and sell the idea.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Put another bullet in the chamber as the assault on taxpayer’s wallets in Nelson continues.

A two per cent property tax increase is as good as a done deal as City council approved first, second and third reading of the Financial Plan Bylaw 3191 for the 2011 fiscal year on Monday night in their regular...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

The public is invited to review and comment on BC Timber Sales’ operating plan for logging and road building in the Arrow timber supply area and Tree Farm Licence 23 until April 26.

The operating plan provides detailed information on proposed logging and road construction activities...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 07 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City staff is recommending a two per cent increase in property taxes as City council girds itself for the final decision on whether to raise City taxes or not this week.

On Monday night council will give their decision and first three readings to the Financial Plan Bylaw 3191 for the 2011 fiscal year...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

A contract has been awarded to resurface a portion of Highway 95 south of Golden.

A $1.5-million contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. to resurface approximately 5.5 kilometres of Highway 95, from Nicholson north to Golden.

As part of this contract, there will also be local side road improvements. Work will begin this spring, with completion anticipated by Aug. 30...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

Customers and stakeholders are invited to help shape B.C.'s clean energy future by sharing their ideas with BC Hydro.

Twelve open houses at locations around the province start next week and continue through until mid-April, allowing the public to provide direct input on the future of electricity. The nearest meeting is in Castlegar, March 30 (6-9 p.m.) at the Castlegar and District ...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 03 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The power of the Community Heritage Commission could be curtailed in future development decisions concerning the waterfront and downtown core, according to the draft Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan.

The plan — compiled for release to the public March 9 (6-8 p.m.) at the Hume Hotel — suggested the...

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