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Putting a value on municipal partnerships

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyMunicipal partnerships have deepened friendships, goodwill and mutual understanding of other places around the world for Nelsonites; now the city has quantified it. Only three partnerships with other national and international centres will be maintained at any one time, according to the new...

Council creates policy ensuring they "buy local" first

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIn order to keep it as local as they could, City council approved an amendment to their newly adopted purchase policy Monday night to make it legal. Coun. Donna Macdonald was quick to propose an amendment to the purchasing policy when it was introduced Monday night, an attempt to ensure...

Midway mill purchase delayed

Delays in investments have forced deadlines to be extended for the purchase of the Midway sawmill by local investors and the Village of Midway. The open offering of shares for sale to raise the needed cash for the purchase started late and as a result the money needed to close the deal was not in place.   The original deadline...

Agencies, service providers meet with Kerr Apt. residents

By Bill Macpherson, EOC public information officer What comes next for the over 100 people disposed and homeless in the wake of the Kerr Apartment building fire was tackled on Friday night. A meeting of government agencies, service providers and the residents of the fire-damaged Kerr Apartment block took place Friday night ...

Cormack could be named as interim City CFO

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIn the wake of the resignation of the City of Nelson’s chief financial officer, City council is expected to name the former chief financial officer and current City manager as the interim officer Monday night. According to the proposed City council agenda for this Monday night at City Hall,...

Backcountry avalanche potential worsens in West Kootenay

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyWith the snowstorm hitting harder than was previously predicted this week, the Canadian Avalanche Centre is forecasting high risks of avalanches in the West Kootenay backcountry heading into this weekend. Already 20 centimetres have fallen in the backcountry with an additional 20 to 50 cm....

Cash shortfall of $3.2 million solved on homelessness project

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe Canadian Mental Health Association-Kootenays will be calling on other funding sources to cover the $3.2 million still needed to fill the ledger for the $7 million supportive housing project recently approved for Nelson, says the association’s executive director. Janice Ivan said there...

Beverage container recycling for a cause continues at the Nelson Transfer Station

Support continues for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation as the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Jr. Leafs Bottle Depot have pledged to continue to donate profits from beverage containers collected at the Nelson Transfer Station to the Foundation.This service has been ongoing since Dec. 28, 2009 and a...

New heads of school board elected

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe school district has a new chair and vice chair of its board of trustees.Creston trustee Mel Joy was elected to replace Nelson trustee Bill Maleschko as the chair of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) for the 2011 school year at the Dec. 14 meeting of the board. Creston South Rural ...

2011 LVR Grads hold bottle drive Saturday

Don''t throw away those bottles that have accumulated during the recent holiday season.Instead, donate the empty bottles or cans to the 2011 L.V. Rogers Graduating Class.LVR Grade 12 students will be working the streets of Nelson, going door to door to pickup empties this Saturday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.For those...