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Nelson Fire Fighters brave cold to help fight Muscular Dystrophy

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyIt’s a room, a very large room, with a view. Two Nelson Fire Fighters are holding a 56-hour camp out on the rooftop of the Nelson Safeway to raise $10,000 to help fight Muscular Dystrophy in Canada.“No,” Martin Ouellette said when asked if he and his partner, Bob Patton were a little crazy....

Cranbrook webcam helps you know before you go

For those Nelsonites heading east in the pit of winter, there is some help for your journey on one of the toughest roads in the province. People heading east from Cranbrook can now see current weather and road conditions with the newest DriveBC webcam. Located on Highway 3 at Ninth Avenue, the webcam is the 12th along the...

Community development as reality TV

Congratulations to both the Rossland Learning Centre Project and to the Nelson Skate Park project for making it to the finalist stage of the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Good luck in the finals.  By George PenfoldOver the last few weeks I have received several requests a day to vote in this competition.  The initial...

Fire service to begin in Area D in New Year, director confirms

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A long-term contract will be signed by the end of the month to provide fire service to the Ainsworth and Woodbury communities of Area D, says the regional district director for the area. Andy Shadrack said a deal on the agreement is still in draft form, but he was certain that a conversation...

Plan forthcoming to eventually deal with abandoned gas station sites in Nelson: Coun. Charlesworth

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyBrownfields are an eyesore and have been a sore spot for Nelsonites ever since the major gas companies began closing them down in Nelson — and leaving them as empty fields — since the late 1990s. But Nelson is not alone as brownfields pimple the landscape of nearly every community across ...

Permanent sidewalk deck application by The Royal on Baker stalled at City council level

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe unresolved and sometimes contentious issue of café and restaurant decks protruding onto City sidewalks protruded into City council Monday night. Coun. Donna Macdonald pulled one item out of the Heritage Commission report as she voiced her concerns about The Royal Bar and Grill on Baker...

School district looks to set up annual meeting with Education minister to discuss "challenges"

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The school district is looking to set up an annual meeting with the Province’s Education minister as a way to get their voice heard on the challenges they face, says the superintendent of schools. Jeff Jones said an annual meeting would give School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) an opportunity...

Snowfall warning ends

After it was all said and done, the snowfall warning slated for Nelson did not quite reach the strength it was expected to. Environment Canada had warned people that up to 15 centimetres of snow was expected overnight and Wednesday morning as a moist frontal system that had hovered over the coast began to move into the interior...

Getting involved with the workings of City government

Looking to become more involved with the community in which you live? City residents interested in serving on a committee, commission or board with the City are now being sought. If you are interested in the community and want to play a part in the direction the City of Nelson takes for the future, here’s your chance.  Current...

Backyard burning a smoking success: fire chief

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe people have spoken and backyard burning in the name of reducing the fire hazard in the city was a success, says the City’s fire chief in a report to council. Simon Grypma told City council in their regular meeting Monday night that the one month backyard burning experiment in the city...

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