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Burning and cutting begins in Art Gibbon Park

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFuel mitigation work has commenced in Rosemont’s Art Gibbon Park as of Monday, said the Nelson Fire Rescue’s deputy chief. Bob Slade said the fuel mitigation includes burning in the park. “The park may have to be closed to the general public during this time period,” he said. However, any...

NISOD awards Selkirk staff for excellence

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has recognized Selkirk College faculty and staff for their teaching and leadership excellence. Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and...

A Line in the Red Sands

By Michael JessenProsperity today means nothing if it undermines the conditions on which prosperity tomorrow depends. – Tim Jackson Sustainability is not an ornament to hang on a policy tree in the future. Sustainability is about our capacity to endure and our commitment to living in balance within the ecological limits of ...

Three men die in avalanche near Golden

Three men have died after being caught in human triggered avalanche in the Hope River-Mount Gerald area on Saturday afternoon near Golden.A group of four men — two fathers, ages 48 and 50 years with their sons in their 20s, all four from Halkirk, AB  — were operating snowmobiles in the Hope River back country area located off...

Second Perrier Road development nears approval

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA vacant lot in Rosemont could soon house eight multi-residential units after City council passed first and second reading on the rezoning amendment this week. A land use regulation amendment to the Official Community Plan for 2001 Perrier Rd. moved into a position on third reading as it ...

RDCK looks to include carbon neutral aspects into budget

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAction will be taken this year on the regional district’s 10-point plan to reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 12 per cent in the Central Kootenay area. According to one Select Committee member working on the Carbon Neutral Kootenay’s project, which of the 10 points they will...

City goes public with budget on Feb. 22

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyNow is your chance to dig behind the numbers as the City of Nelson prepares to crack open the books before they are written down in ink as the next fiscal budget. Two 2011 budget open house sessions will be held at the Nelson Municipal Library on Tuesday, Feb. 22. It’s a chance to give the...

April heralds water, sewer increases

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIt’s official: water and sewer rates are going up. City council continued with their long-range plan to use a steady and calculated stream of increasing tax levies to replace its aging and crumbling infrastructure. No debate was necessary Monday night at City Hall to hit Nelson taxpayers ...

Changes to Traffic Bylaw will affect Nelson neighbourhoods

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyPeople will no longer be able to park in front of, nor within one metre of, a public or private stairway in a residential zone — and they’ll have to clear their sidewalks of snow within one day after a snowfall. City council passed three amendments to the Traffic Bylaw Monday night — one ...

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)...

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