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City begins waterfront, downtown planning process

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City will be opening the books on a plan for the waterfront as it hosts an evening workshop and presentation this Thursday (5-9 p.m.) — the first of two public workshops.

Two presentations will be held (5 and 7 p.m.) by the City’s Development Services and Sustainability Department (DSSD) to gather input from Nelsonites on the development of the sustainable waterfront and downtown master plans.

The tap runneth over in South Slocan

Tap water is now fit to drink in the South Slocan - Wikipedia photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Turning on the water tap in South Slocan never felt so good.

The water that comes straight out of the taps in the regional district Area H community 22 kilometres west of Nelson is good, good enough to drink.

The boil water order that has loomed over the community on and off since 1997 was lifted Monday — the South Slocan water treatment plant project is now complete.   

Skatepark vision coasts along

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some movement has occurred on the long-awaited skatepark for Nelson, albeit of a very incremental, microscopic sort.

In the wake of a completed study on the feasibility of the parking lot of the Nelson and District Community Complex, the report has been passed to the Nelson and District Recreation Commission for review before coming to council, said City manager Kevin Cormack.

Registration Now Open for Shaping Our Future Together

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by CBT, the symposium takes place October 22–24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online, call 1.800.505.8998 or drop into a CBT office as soon as possible, as space is limited.

OP/ED: Legal changes could save lives

Grand Forks City Councillor Joy Davies
“Remember me the way I was,” that is what the note said that the policeman found on Priscilla’s bathroom counter. My God…. after 10 years of living with excruciating pain, after 10 years of doctors and specialists who put her through every pharmaceutical they could think of she took her life! But this 60-year-old mother, sister, artist, dietician, hiker, world traveler could no longer live with the pain of her neuropathic disease, erythromelalgia.
 
Her doctor had finally put her on methadone and Priscilla was addicted.

AM Ford and community to raise money for BV Nitehawks

The Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and A.M. Ford will be partnering to help raise money in support of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Team program. Greater Trail community members will have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for the sports team by test driving a Ford vehicle. A.M. Ford will be working with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to host the one-day event that will take place on September 25, 2010.

MP Atamanenko supports Charter rights for RCMP

MP Alex Atamanenko has taken up the cause of various professional police associations across the country in their efforts to obtain an effective labour relations system for the RCMP, based on the principle of collective bargaining. Currently, the RCMP is the only police agency in Canada that does not have the right to collectively bargain with their employer and on their behalf Atamanenko has written to the Minister responsible for the Treasury Board, Honourable Stockwell Day.

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