Habitat for Humanity looks to the city for help on three new builds in 2017

Grand Forks city council was asked to approve variances and waive fees for two lots on 72nd Ave.

Habitat for Humanity is looking to build three new homes in the city this year but is looking for a little help from the city to get started.

On Monday Habitat for Humanity Southeast B.C. (HFHSEBC) asked Grand Forks city council to approve variances and waive fees for two lots on 72nd Ave.

Bob Huff, executive director for HFHSEBC, asked the city to provide relief in the development charges, service charges and permit fees associated with building a duplex on one lot and a single family home on the other.

Rossland's Taxes Not High Enough?

Rossland's Taxes Not High Enough?

Dear fellow Rosslanders,

            You may or may not be aware, but it is municipal budget and tax rate setting time again.  There is no really exciting way to start this conversation, but it might be one that you would benefit from taking a moment to look at.

Fracking and all of us: recent news

gas flare

To further our understanding of what's accelerating climate change, here's a brand-new report from the David Suzuki Foundation about leaking of methane from fracking and other fossil fuel extraction being much greater than reported by industry and government, and how it has been measured, and why it's scary:

Methane emissions much higher than reported, threaten climate and GHG reduction targets

Compare the candidates and their parties: Part II

Green Party Candidate Samantha Troy

The Rossland Telegraph asked two sets of questions of the local candidates in this provincial election.  Answers to the first four questions (Part I) appeared last week. Candidates' answers appear in the order in which they were received, and their pictures do too -- last week, we illustrated Part I with Katrine Conroy's picture; this week, we show Samantha Troy's picture; and next week readers will see a picture of Jim Postnikoff.

Letter: Enthusiastically, wholeheartedly voting Green

Letter: Enthusiastically, wholeheartedly voting Green

To The Editor:

After much personal reflection and consideration, I will be supporting Kim Charlesworth and the Green Party of British Columbia in the provincial election on May, 9th.  I do so enthusiastically and wholeheartedly. 

Let me explain why.  

Nelson Skating Club presents Stars of the Galaxy

Makayla Pickering (front) and the rest of Nelson skaters display posters for the upcoming Stars of the Galaxy year end show May 6 at the NDCC Arena. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show,

Nelson-Creston candidates feel the heat during Chamber of Commerce Forum

The only item missing from Tuesday's Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce All Candidate Forum was a fireplace as moderator Glenn Hicks (far left) questioned, from left, Kim Charlesworth, Michelle Mungall, Tanya Wall, Tom Prior and Jesse O'Leary Tuesday at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Up until now, the run-up to the BC Provincial Election has been a little on the stale side in the southern interior riding of Nelson-Creston as candidates Michelle Mungall of the NDP, Tanya Wall of the BC Liberal Party, Green Party Kim Charlesworth and Independents, Tom Prior and Jesse O’Leary have stayed away from any mudslinging, instead focusing on pounding the pavement looking for votes throughout the riding.

Phase two project for Hall Street expected to be spread out over two years

The phase two Hall Street design includes “steps” on the waterfront that will allow people to park and sit immediately adjacent to the lake. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson design

Call it a double double, or a win-win.

Phase two of the Hall Street makeover could be chopped into two as the city responds to concerns that have arisen over access to the street and its ancillary businesses for the street-level renovation.

Kelowna’s WSP landscape architecture and urban design team hired by the city to deliver the phase two design revealed in their report Monday night that there has been concern “expressed with vehicle and pedestrian access” during construction.

Selkirk College Valedictorians Help Define Rural Post-Secondary Education

 Brenna Mackay is a member of the first Rural Pre-Medicine Program class at Selkirk College and will represent her peers as one of two valedictorians at the upcoming Graduation 2017 Ceremony at the Castlegar Campus on April 28.

A pair of locally raised Selkirk College students will represent the 50th graduating class as valedictorians at this year’s Graduation 2017 ceremony on the Castlegar Campus.

Charged with delivering the final addresses to their peers, Brenna Mackay and Clara Graves are outstanding students who have made the most of their time at Selkirk College. Both raised in the Rossland area, Mackay and Graves add a touch of symbolism about the core reason Selkirk College was created back in 1966 — to provide inspiring post-secondary close to home.

My message is about opportunity,” says Mackay, who will be graduating with the first Rural Pre-Medicine Program cohort.

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