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Midnight train controversy draws angry crowd to Community Forum

Midnight train controversy draws angry crowd to Community Forum

More than 100 people crammed into Castlegar’s Community Forum last night (Oct. 6) to attend a council meeting in which a CP Rail delegate was set to speak to the new nighttime train schedule in the area. There were also quite a few people there to see Communities in Bloom volunteers honoured for their spectacular work and wins in this year’s competition, as well as a group of city workers attending to give council members papers outlining the union’s current issues in regard to their limited strike action.

View Street commercial development, council salaries, sustainability awards, e-cigarettes, and more—Nelson City Council October 6, 2014

View Street commercial development, council salaries, sustainability awards, e-cigarettes, and more—Nelson City Council October 6, 2014

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the regular meeting of Nelson City Council held on October 6, 2014.

Funding for Ward St. Place upgrades

Council agreed to provide $15,000 to Nelson Cares from the affordable housing fund to contribute to current construction upgrades at Ward Street Place.

Homeless camp study application goes to housing committee

Firefighters offer explosive family fun

Firefighters offer explosive family fun

A local fire department needs YOU to help them raise funds to stage an explosive event.

City of Castlegar issues press release re: potential strike

City of Castlegar issues press release re: potential strike

Castlegar city council convened a special in-camera meeting on Friday night, Oct. 3, to consider the union’s rejection of an independent mediator’s recommendations which, if accepted by the union, would have brought the current labour dispute to an end. CUPE Local 2262 previously rejected the city’s final offer and implemented strike action in the form of an overtime ban. The union had previously booked out the mediator before returning for a second round of mediated negotiations.

Celgar speaks to stink situation

Celgar speaks to stink situation

Celgar is offering some information regarding the pungent stench recently emanating from the mill.

Spokesperson Sandy Hinter said today that a mechanical problem is at the root of the odiferous issue.

Stores To Shores project starts next week with Cedar/Front Street overhaul

Public Works and Utilities Director Colin Innes says upcoming work on the corner of Cedar and Front Street will make room for new left-hand turning bays slated for the intersection next spring. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson

Drivers heading into the downtown core of Nelson will notice a few changes to the traffic flow happening in the next few weeks as part of the Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan (SWDMP).

This program is part of the most comprehensive upgrade and beautification program Nelson has seen since the famous 1980s revitalization of Baker Street — Stores To Shores Downtown Revitalization Program.

RDCK Bylaw officers issue fines in Redfish Creek spawning channel case

RDCK Bylaw officers issue fines in Redfish Creek spawning channel case

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Team Leader of Bylaw Enforcement Grace Allen said an owner of one of the two dogs causing a disturbance in the spawning channels of Redfish Creek has been located and fined.

Bylaw Enforcement officials have been attempting to locate the owners after the RDCK received numerous complaints from the public two dogs were at large in the Redfish Creek area 20 kilometers north of Nelson.

RDCK bylaw officials close to cracking the case of the two wild dogs

The RDCK released a photo of two dogs believed to be on the prowl in the Redfish Creek area near the spawning channels. — Photo courtesy RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Bylaw department continues to look for the owner of two dogs running wild in the Redfish Creek area 20 kilometers north of Nelson.

CAO Stuart Horn told CBC Radio West Friday RDCK was contacted by Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans claiming two dogs were causing a disturbance in the spawning channels of Redfish Creek.

City responds to union's rejection of mediator recommendations

City responds to union's rejection of mediator recommendations

City officials reacted today with disappointment at hearing of the union’s rejection of the recommendations of the Labour Relations Board appointed Mediator David Schaub. If accepted, the recommendations would have ended the strike and concluded a new collective agreement between the parties. The collective agreement expired in February 2013.

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