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by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City’s right to sell off a piece of Crown land to a private developer was debated briefly Thursday night at the workshop on the waterfront and downtown master plan.

The question was raised during the consultant’s presentation at the Prestige Lakeside Resort during the waterfront and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

With the Saturday afternoon public meeting on waterfront project Nelson Landing less than one day away, the question of the cart heading down the road before the horse was raised Thursday night at the workshop on the waterfront and downtown master plans, but it was left unanswered.

The...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nearly one decade ago Dan Gass was involved in the community-wide development of the city’s Official Community Plan and a waterfront visioning workshop.

Nine years later, he has seen a number of like processes come and go, with the same result: no action by successive councils.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Grains of sand continue to pour through the hourglass as the time narrows for Save the Red Sands Beach group to step up and, well, save the beach.

This Saturday afternoon (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort), the developer of Nelson Landing — which includes Red Sands Beach — will hold a public meeting on the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Amidst calls from several mayors across the province to raise the lowest minimum wage in Canada, city council has added its voice to the call, with an asterisk.

Council passed a motion Oct. 4 to send a letter to the Provincial government requesting a raise of the minimum wage up to $10 per hour, but they did not attach an...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Staying sane while all around you go crazy is a trick for the ages.

It is also the trick we are being asked to pull as economic hard times, climate change and “messy issues of oil” assail us on an ever increasing scale.

It is also the topic of a public talk and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 12 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For those about to replace their woodstove, we salute you.

New technology wood stoves are proven to burn one third less wood and reduce emissions by up to 70 per cent, significantly reducing the risk of chimney fires, according to the Provincial Woodstove Exchange Program.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 12 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City will be opening the books on a plan for the waterfront as it hosts an evening workshop and presentation this Thursday (5-9 p.m.) — the first of two public workshops.

Two presentations will be held (5 and 7 p.m.) by the City’s Development Services and Sustainability Department (...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Friday Oct 08 2010

Well, so much for the “Democratic” in the New Democratic Party!  Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was politically hauled in, drawn and quartered , his remains expelled in the middle of the night from the NDP caucus, for daring to criticise the content--or lack of content--in a SPEECH by party leader Carole James.

 

Judging by the massive over-reaction by James, you would have thought...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An alleged move to reduce police presence on Kootenay Lake in the shore-side village of Kaslo is not sitting well with the municipality’s mayor.

Greg Lay said he was “disappointed” with the alleged decision by the region’s RCMP police force to reduce full-time operation of the police boat...

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