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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 17 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Now is your chance to dig behind the numbers as the City of Nelson prepares to crack open the books before they are written down in ink as the next fiscal budget.

Two 2011 budget open house sessions will be held at the Nelson Municipal Library on Tuesday, Feb. 22. It’s a chance to give the City...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 17 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

It’s official: water and sewer rates are going up.

City council continued with their long-range plan to use a steady and calculated stream of increasing tax levies to replace its aging and crumbling infrastructure.

No debate was necessary Monday night at City Hall to hit...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 17 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

People will no longer be able to park in front of, nor within one metre of, a public or private stairway in a residential zone — and they’ll have to clear their sidewalks of snow within one day after a snowfall.

City council passed three amendments to the Traffic Bylaw Monday night — one...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

Several decades after Nancy Greene’s father kicked off the initial effort to achieve protection for the Rossland Range, the most recent effort has been completed by the Friends Of the Rossland Range Society and now sits with government officials for review.

Starting just over a year ago, the Friends set out on a mission to protect the area, this time taking the tack of applying for a...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Council paused before a Red Sands storm Monday night at City Hall, but the squall never materialized.

A brief break in their regular council meeting appeared to gird City council for the work of debating the land use amendment on the latest waterfront development proposal (Nelson Landing) that has...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Dollar signs trumped community consensus as City council succumbed to the lure of greater revenue and doubled the rate of downtown parking meters.

A motion was passed Monday night in the regular council meeting at City Hall — forgoing vetting a parking meter hike through a public meeting on the budget...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

A size 3.5 Yoho National Park avalanche Saturday nearly claimed the lives of two Calgary backcountry skiers, Revelstoke RCMP report.

While hiking up to ski near the Emerald Lake slide path in the park Saturday, the two men crossed over the slide path to continue up the trail. That’s when the slide released and buried the two men, both in their 20’s.

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by Wikinews on Monday Feb 14 2011

A court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for exiled former President Pervez Musharraf. He is accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination of rival and ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while in power.

 

Currently in Dubai and residing in London, UK, Musharraf has been given until February 19 to appear before Rawalpindi's anti-terror court. If he does not, the court says...

by Michael Scott on Saturday Feb 12 2011

On February 11th, the community of Nelson held a rally to support the Egyptian people in their struggle for democracy and freedom from tyranny.  The protestors were determined to make their voices loud enough so that Canadian leaders would hear and pressure Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down as President.

Before the news of Mubarak “stepping down”, the protest was already of...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 11 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Over $70,000 has been raised from the community to support the former residents of the Kerr Apartment Building which burned last month, says the chair of the Unmet Needs Committee.

This includes money raised by the Selkirk College Students Union for students living in the Kerr and donations of funds to Our Daily Bread, said...

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