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Geospatial information service created for Nelson and RDCK

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nelson will soon be part of the geospatial information service family in the regional district. Along with 18 other Regional District of Central Kootenay directors, the Nelson director on the board, Mayor John Dooley, voted in favour of establishing taxation for the service. The geospatial...

Speed an issue on Great Northern Trail

By Nelson Daily staffThere are some issues of speed along the Nelson to Salmo Great Northern Trail. Along the straight stretch of the trail south of Salmo there have been reports of issues where motorcycles or ATVs have been traveling too fast. To be on the multi-use trail, they have to be licenced vehicles and, technically,...

Council urged to take action on affordable housing plan

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Enough planning, time to get dirty. Coun. Donna Macdonald called on City council to take action on the Housing Needs and Housing Strategy reports to begin to address the dire situation of a lack of affordable housing in the city. One month after the reports were delivered to City council...

Potential regional district rift patched over

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The hatchet was unearthed and reburied last Thursday as the regional district directors put another patch over a long-standing feud, with some measure of solace achieved in the process. The allotting of BC Hydro grants in lieu of taxes money has created a rift on the 20-person Regional...

Innovation and conservation recognized in new plant

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily An innovative and energy-saving approach to water treatment in the Arrow Creek area just east of Creston has earned the regional district a provincial award. FortisBC has handed the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Arrow Creek water treatment plant works supervisor, Robin Douville,...

Future of waste transfer station still open for comment

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The future of the waste transfer station on the waterfront, organic waste composting and other topics were up for input Monday as the regional district hosts an open house in Nelson on the draft resource recovery plan — but there's still time to comment. People in the Nelson area were able...

Fire service contract set for one year for Ainsworth/Woodbury

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A one-year interim contract for fire service for 2011 for Ainsworth/Woodbury was agreed to last week by Kaslo village officials, the regional district and the Kaslo fire department. However, some information and public feedback is still needed in order to finalize a long-term fire protection...

Colouring in the last bit ...

Roger Higgins of the Kootenay Hospital Foundation pastes up the final pieces of the CT Scanner Campaign during an unofficial ceremony Wednesday at the thermometer outside the Nelson City Hall. ...

The unofficial start to the ski season — Whitewater Ski Team Swap

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt's the unofficial kick off to the ski season.Sunday, at the Hume Elementary gymnasium, the Whitewater Ski Team hosted its 19th annual Ski Swap. The event is the annual major fundraiser for the Whitewater Ski Team.Snowboard, telemark and touring and ski gear and clothing were on the market as skiers...

Don't forget to fall back Sunday at 2 a.m. when Daylight Savings Time ends

It's time to change those clocks in the house back one hour.Daylight savings time concluded Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when people set their clocks back one hour to return to standard time. In most of Canada, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March, returning to standard time the first...

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