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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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 03 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The realization of Kutenai Landing and the waterfront development that Kamloops' developer Mike Rink has battled with for five years is one of the cornerstones of the draft Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan, set to be revealed in an open house next week.

The waterfront central area, or Kutenai...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City's draft plan proposed to tie the waterfront to the downtown and regulate its development will be revealed to the public next week in an open house now that the public input process is nearing completion.

Providing up to 1,100 new units of residential housing in the downtown, along the waterfront and in the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

One week after a community group in Nelson announced they would be releasing a currency in spring in the city, a Columbia Basin-wide community currency will also be released in conjunction in several West Kootenay communities.

In less than two months, Community Dollars will hit the streets of the Columbia Basin in...

by Laila Yuile on Saturday Feb 26 2011

  From the Fraser Surrey Docks press release:

Fraser Surrey Docks was a fitting background for the official launch of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR)project on Monday, January 12th 2009, which was attended by Prime Minister...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

By The Council of Canadians

The Harper government is using the Canada-European Union trade talks to lobby the EU on its climate policy, according to recently released briefing notes.

But the connections between the proposed agreement and needed regulation of the tar sands doesn't end there.

The Council of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

Nelson CARES was one of seven non-profit organizations located in the Columbia Basin that will be receiving assistance from Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) for social enterprise projects.

Also receiving funding was the West Kootenay Women’s Association in Nelson and the South Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in Kootenay Bay.

The...

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