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by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 24 2017

The city is looking to undertake the fostering and growth of innovative — small home, cluster home and eco-homes — homes in Grand Forks with the revamping of several bylaws and regulations.

In May city staff recommended city council consider changes in context of other issues in the Official Community Plan in regards to innovative homes in order to address the housing shortage pressure...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 24 2017

To Sir With Loveby Lulu topped the Billboard Top 100 chart.

A Man For All Seasons won the best movie at the Oscars to which Paul Scofield took home best actor in the same flick.

Elizabeth Taylor for her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf was named best Actress.

The year of 1967 was also Canada's 100th birthday.

This week, 50...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 23 2017

The Portland Loo has landed — in Nelson.

The public toilet has been installed by City of Nelson Public Works staff at the corner of Baker and Hall Streets near Pharmasave.

However, the Portland Loo, a low maintenance flush toilet with graffiti resistant steel cladding frame at an estimated cost of $140,000, is not quite ready for prime time as barricades circle the structure....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 23 2017

The Kootenay Lake Partnership is hosting a series of public open houses in August.

The open houses — set for Boswell August 2, North Shore Hall August 8 and Kaslo August 15 — is an opportunity for the public to learn about the Kootenay Lake Shoreline Guidance Document, which is the result of a comprehensive Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping Project that involved an inventory and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 23 2017

The Nelson community lost an icon in the business industry in the Heritage City when Danny Rickaby died from a stroke suffered in January.

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce wanted to help remember Danny's dedication to business in Nelson by contributing to the “Downtown Dan Business Bursary” created in the memory of Danny Rickaby.

Chamber Executive Director Tom Thomson recently...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 23 2017

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination located west of the British Columbia-Alberta border 48 km southwest of Banff, has been closed immediately the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Sunday.

The decision, to close the park to inbound traffic effective immediately, was made by BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, in an effort to...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jul 23 2017

Call it the bear necessities of life.

A local group is hoping to reduce the human conflict with black bears and grizzly bears in the Central Kootenay region, including inside the city of Nelson.

Towards that end, representatives of the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Human/Bear Conflict Working Group (HBCWG) asked the city for funding to purchase a large amount of...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 21 2017

There won’t be a question anymore surrounding the use of municipally-owned and operated facilities in Grand Forks as the city has finally nailed down a new policy to cover nearly every usage scenario.

On Monday night city council adopted the Use of City Property or Facilities policy at its regular meeting, putting on paper and into...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 20 2017

West Kootenay Transit, in conjuction with BC Transit, are rolling out some changes to the local system starting Tuesday, August 1.

BC Transit said starting August 1, 2017, bus riders in the West Kootenay Transit System will benefit from extended service on several routes, and will be able to travel across zones for a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Regional District of Central Kootenay was a light affair as board members gave approval to a Community Wildfire Protection Plan Grant, a new roof for the Riondel Community Centre Auditorium as well as approving Nora Hannon as the Fire Chief of the Balfour Harrop Volunteer Fire Department.

A highlight package of the July meeting includes:

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