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Public process to begin on Nelson Landing

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyCouncil 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)...

Council avoids public input on parking rate doubling

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyDollar 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 ...

Granite Pointe project seeks developer

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe greener grass on the other side of the development fence will be explored in earnest as the city’s golf course has chipped into exploratory mode for a developer to realize a mixed use residential and commercial project proposed on lands in Rosemont. First and second reading on an amendment...

Small businesses can now 'flip' for savings

Small businesses in the Kootenays and Okanagan can now upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems at virtually no cost, thanks to a new program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC.‘FLIP’ stands for the FortisBC/LiveSmartBC Lighting Installation Program. The $5-million program will arrange for and...

Nelson Landing brown field will require some work: Wahn

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAlthough by definition one area of the Nelson Landing waterfront development is a brown field, approving a development on the land isn’t as big of a gamble as it may seem, says the City’s senior planner. With the former Kootenay Forest Products mill once occupying the waterfront site now ...

Crown land ownership question on Nelson Landing answered by City planner

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyCrown land in the Nelson Landing development proposal has caused much talk in the community as to how public land factors into the re-zoning deal, but the City’s senior planner has the answer. Dave Wahn said David Sorensen owns a one-metre strip of upland between the CP Rail lands (and rail...

Picture the Kootenays – Off the Beaten Path

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Environmentally aware, adventure minded and packed with breathtaking views of nature; Kootenay Kalendars is a company that lives up its culture conscious name. The Kootenay’s newest publishing company has released their second local interest calendar — Off the Beaten Path — that tantalizes...

Revenues hit an all time high at community complex

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFor the first time in its history annual revenues at the Nelson and District Community Centre have topped the $1 million mark. In 2010 the facility generated $1 million in admission revenue, said Joe Chirico, general manager of Community Services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay,...

Canada Summer Jobs 2011 opens for business

As of today employers are invited to submit their applications for funding through Canada Summer Jobs 2011. Employers can apply online, at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011, or print an application form from the website. They can also get an application form by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted...

Greenpeace Canada ranks canned tuna brands

The Canadian Press Greenpeace Canada says a survey of 14 major tuna fish brands sold in the country suggests most of them come from destructive fishery practices. A report by the environmental organization gives a passing grade to only two brands — Wild Planet Foods and Raincoast Trading — because they use more selective...

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