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No referendum on Nelson Landing options: Macdonald

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAlthough the developer of Nelson Landing has given over choice on the most contentious aspect of an east end waterfront project to the people of Nelson, the people Nelson has voted for will be the ones picking one of the three proposals, says one City councilor. Coun. Donna Macdonald said...

Focus on safe community highlights induction of new chief

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyYou couldn’t have picked a better time to go on a crime spree. With virtually every on duty and all off duty police officers at the Nelson Courthouse Thursday afternoon to witness the changing of the chief constable for the Nelson Police Department, Nelson’s finest were fortunate to have ...

Director says IHA 'blackmailing' hospital board

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIn a move he characterized as “blackmail,” one regional district director said Interior Health Authority is using a points system for prioritizing capital projects to force hospital boards to fund up to 90 per cent of their cost, far above the legal limit. Regional District of Central...

Sorensen reveals reasons for offering options on Nelson Landing

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily When Dave Sorensen walks down Baker Street he wants to feel at home. He wants people to see him as a contributing member of the community, even though he doesn’t live there, because he brought a welcomed development to Nelson. That’s why Sorensen — the principal of Sorensen Fine Homes and...

Cost of living in Nelson increases with three new rate rises

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyRates for water and sewer are going up this year, but the City needed to more to ease the weight of the increases, says one City councilor who voted against the rate hikes. Coun. Kim Charlesworth expressed her displeasure on the seven per cent increase to sewer rates (around $25.20) and a...

VIC asks for help in reducing operating loss

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyWith an operating loss of over $24,000 staring them in the face, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce asked City council to at least restore their traditional funding allotment to help defray the cost of maintaining the Visitor Information Centre. Chamber executive director Tom Thomson...

Cultural commission looks to council to continue work in 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyLess than one year after they obtained stabilized funding from City council, the Cultural Development Commission was back Monday night in council chambers and asking for that promise to continue. With eight projects on tap for the 2011 year, CDC cultural development officer Joy Barrett told...

Updated guide on Nelson’s free and inexpensive resources

The popular Nelson On a Shoestring guide is now available with updated information, tips, and resources on free and inexpensive living in Nelson. Produced and compiled by The Advocacy Centre, the guide is a free booklet offering those with little money an easy way to get informed and get in touch with the resources they need....

MLA's rally for Jumbo Wild

MLAʼs rally for Jumbo Wild Feb. 5, 12 p.m., Central School Gym In November, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall spoke to the Minister for Natural Resource Operations and he said that he would be making a decision regarding Jumbo "in the next few months." With this decision looming, Mungall said the BC Liberal Minister "needs...

BC Hydro selects Corix, Capgemini for smart meters launch

Two companies have been signed to launch the province’s Smart Metering Program across B.C. later this year — with a regional office announced for Cranbrook.B.C.-based Corix Utilities will install the 1.8 million meters to homes and businesses across the province. International company Capgemini will provide project implementation...

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