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Forest industry lobbies mayor, recycling transforms, lake gets dollars, bylaws get teeth-- Nelson city council September 9, 2013

Forest industry lobbies mayor, recycling transforms, lake gets dollars, bylaws get teeth-- Nelson City Council September 9, 2013

The following items are the highlights of the meeting of Nelson City Council held on September 9, 2013.

Forest industry lobbies local governments

Councillor Donna Macdonald expressed surprise that the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board and Mayor John Dooley recently met with provincial  forest minister Steve Thompson to lobby the provincial government on behalf of the local forest industry.

Mother Nature shuts down road into Farnham Glacier site

Two Jumbo supporters look at a massive slide that blocked access to access to the Farnham Glacier site. — photo courtesy Keith Wiley

Jumbo Wild supporters are shouting out a big cheer for Mother Nature after a slide blocked access to the Farnham Glacier site, preventing any traffic in or out of the current Jumbo Glacier Resort development area.

While the washout pleases Jumbo Wild supporters, it's bad news for Glacier Resorts as the developers attempt to get into Farnham Glacier this week to perform any work in the Jumbo Controlled Recreation Area (CRA) said camper K.Linda Kivi.

Accident on Hwy 3B causes only minor injuries

Accident on Hwy 3B causes only minor injuries
An accident that held up traffic this morning near Canadian Tire was essentially a minor one, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.
 
"At approximately 10:30 a.m. today, a van travelling eastbound on Highway 3B was in the left turn lane waiting for traffic to clear to turn in to Canadian Tire on Goodwin Way," Hawton said.

Results are in for the 2013 Road Kings Queen City Show & Shine

The Zieglers of Vallyview, Alta, lost out to Dave McGrath of Moyie in the running for the Midas Muffler Pre-1949 Stock category. — The Nelson Daily photo

The results are in after more than 300 car owners took to the Heritage City to participate in the 2013 Road Kings Queen City Show & Shine.

2013 Trophy Winners

STOCK

Midas Muffler Pre-1949- Dave McGrath 1946 Ford, Moyie

NBC 1950-1959 - Bob Sherman 1955 Mercury Montclair  Chattaroy WA

Kootenay Glass1960-1964 -S. Samartino 1964 Chev Nova, Rexford Mont.

Speedy Auto Glass 1965-1969 - Ray Solem 1968 Chev Chevelle Convertible Kimberley

Come celebrate BC Rivers Day in Trail!

Come celebrate BC Rivers Day in Trail!

Trail residents will be coming together Sept. 29 for a festival-like event to clean up the Columbia. BC Rivers Day is celebrated province-wide, and the City of Champions is sponsoring a Shoreline Cleanup to help local people get involved with being good stewards of their waterways.

No news is good news as CUPE, Government talk over weekend

No news is good news as CUPE, Government talk over weekend

Nelson CUPE Local 748 president Michelle Bennett is playing the waiting game as provincial-level bargaining for CUPE education members continued during the weekend in Vancouver.

“I haven’t heard anything yet but we’re ready to go if we have to go,” Bennett said Sunday evening.

“We’re hoping for the best, but planning for the worst,” Bennett added.

CUPE education support workers and and provincial government met last week to forge a new deal.

Crowds flock to the 2013 Road Kings Queen City Show & Shine

Crowds filled downtown Nelson for the annual Road Kings Show & Shine. — The Nelson Daily photos

Mother Nature was kind to the 2013 Road Kings Queen City Show & Shine for most of the day allowing thousands of people to cram into downtown Nelson for the annual show.

More than 300 vintage car owners from the northern United States and Alberta joined fellow car lovers from B.C. at the 11th annual Queen City Cruise.

This weekend began Friday afternoon with the Soap Box Derby, sponsored by Nelson Chrysler, on Lake Street this year before Queen City Cruise a few hours later.

RDCK issues advisory to Slocan residents after slides cause turbidity in water system

RDCK issues advisory to Slocan residents after slides cause turbidity in water system

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an advisory for Slocan City residents to conserve water after slides on Gwillim Creek caused turbidity inthe water system.

“We had a slide of sand and mud into Gwillim Creek, where Slocan gets its water from, and Mulvy Creek, that flows into Gwillim,” said Brian Carruthers
Chief Administrative Officer
Regional District of Central Kootenay.

“We think it happened due intense rains from (Friday).”

UPDATED: Both prison escapees now in custody

UPDATED: Both prison escapees now in custody

Update: The West Shore RCMP wishes to advise that the second escapee from William Head Federal Correctional Facility, Dean Allen Benton, was located and taken into custody without incident at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. An officer on routine patrol located him in the 2000 block of Sooke Road in Colwood near the Hatley Park Memorial Park. The first escapee, Brian Peter Patrick, was arrested without incident at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in Langford.

Nelson and RDCK battle new province-wide recycling rules

Nelson and RDCK battle new provincial recycling rules

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 6: It is no longer clear that city staff will recommend that council reject the MMBC proposal described below. This will become clear at the Council meeting on September 9.

The City of Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) are scrambling to respond to a new mandatory recycling initiative in B.C.

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