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All seven lots now sold in Davies Street subdivision

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nearly $800,000 will be rolling into City coffers as the last of seven Davies Street lots were sold recently. The City announced that all seven of the lots have now been purchased, and the street itself is completed with curb, gutter, sidewalk and pavement, last week. Five months ago the...

The end is near for Baker Street Bridge closure

The project to replace the old wooden bridge structure at the foot of Baker Street is nearing completion.The new concrete deck was cast in place approximately one week ago and will be open to regular vehicle traffic on Monday, Nov. 1. The concrete bridge deck requires the extra time to cure prior to opening to heavy truck...

Highway crews hit road as 3A now complete

The controversial $6.5 million passing lane west of Nelson on Highway 3A is now complete, slightly ahead of schedule and on budget, according to the Ministry of Transportation. The 1.9-kilometre stretch of highway was widened into a passing lane, starting 700 metres west of the city at the Granite Road intersection and ending...

New manager, new season at KCR

There is a new sheriff in town at the Kootenay Co-op Radio shop. As of Oct. 12 Jay Hannley has taken over in the newly created position of station manager at KCR (93.5 FM) while the administrative manager position was dissolved. Leah Wilson held the position of administrative manager for the last two years but will be leaving...

Something strange is happening at Blewett Elementary

It's an annual tradition at Blewett Elementary.And for some reason all the witches, warlocks, ghosts and gobblins come out to play as the local elementary school stages its Halloween Night, including the famous Haunted House.Kids and parents once again flocked to Blewett Elementary for fun and games. However the big ticket ...

Pilot project behind 'yes' vote in Area H: Popoff

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The primary driver for the library referendum ‘yes’ vote in southern Area H was the pilot project the library ran for nearly one year in Winlaw, says the area’s director. Walter Popoff said the pilot project only ran for one year, but it whetted the appetite for people for permanent library...

Breaking down the resource recovery plan for Nelson

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The draft resource recovery plan put forth by the regional district will see some changes in how Nelsonites waste is carted around in the West Kootenay environment. An open house in Nelson on Nov. 8 (4-8 p.m.) in the Regional District of Central Kootenay boardroom (202 Lakeside Drive) will...

Timber supply shrinks by six per cent in Kootenay Lake Forest District

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Mountain caribou and community forests have combined to reduce the timber supply available for forestry companies in the Kootenay Lake Forest District, the area’s chief forester says. Jim Snetsinger released the third examination of the overall timber supply area (TSA) within the Kootenay...

Logging truck rolls over on sharp curve

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There was no consonance in the accident Monday morning when a logging truck overturned on a sharp “S” curve on Highway 6 southeast of Salmo. Around 8:25 a.m. a northbound logging truck overturned on the highway just north of the Nelway Border Crossing, southeast of Salmo.   The truck had...

Lo's Blog: Vuvuzelas Rwandan style

Lauren Galbraith of Nelson is currently in Kigali, Rwanda on a six-month placement in the land-locked, east-African country of Rwanda. From September 2010 to February 2011, the L.V. Rogers graduate will be teaching, working and learning in the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences department of the Kigali Health Institute in the...

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