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New funding formula for Area E library service in works: Faust

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There may be a way around the resultant high cost of library service for some regional district residents in Area E, despite a resounding ‘no’ vote delivered in the Nelson Municipal Library referendum Saturday, says the area’s director. Ramona Faust said she is working on a solution to...

Area F won't get second crack at library referenda: Mickel

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There won’t be another referendum on library services in Area F. The regional district’s director for the area has decided the extra $7,000 needed to conduct another referendum — after an initial taxpayer-funded vote passed by a margin of only three votes — is too much. Ron Mickel told the...

Tall trees to come down in Lions Park

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A grove op is planned for the green space in Lions Park next year. The city service club the Lions will soon be taking the operation of removing old, dying and soon-to-be falling trees and putting in a grove of new trees to keep the Uphill green space a leafy green. The imminent demise of...

Library referenda: deja vu, all over again?

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The game may still be afoot in the regional district’s library referenda. With initial reports showing the referenda passing in two of three districts Saturday night, Monday morning brought a different light to the proceedings. The recount on Monday put the ‘yes’ vote — whether or not to...

Electric avenue upgrades begin in downtown core

The Baker Street lanes conversion project civil work has commenced at Vernon Street in the Hume Lane (directly behind the Best Western Hotel) heading East to Falls Street.The downtown electrical upgrade is part of Nelson Hydro’s long range transmission and distribution upgrade plan. The project consists of upgrading the...

Cats starting to get better with, more practice

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s a season of more losses than wins  for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats. But a glimmer of hope still remains every time the Single-A squad takes the floor.The Cats finished 22nd overall at Kelowna Secondary’s Best of the West Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan City. Mount Sentinel...

Micro hydro could be created on Cottonwood Creek by City

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The City of Nelson could be entering the independent power project game, using the crashing waters of Cottonwood Creek and the falls right in the city limits to generate power, says one City councilor. Coun. Kim Charlesworth, the City’s point person on the Cottonwood Park revitalization ...

Council looks to new model for Cottonwood Creek park and the farmer's market

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The days of Cottonwood Park being harbour for a "certain element" may be over, after a report delivered to City council Monday night is expected to re-configure the layout of the park and market, creating a transparent vista through to the waterfall. The six-month process to visualize the...

Bridge deck construction begins Monday

Construction of the Baker Street bridge deck will start on Monday, Oct. 17 after the concrete walls were completed last week.These walls will support the bridge deck. Restoration of two-way traffic is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 1. The Baker Street bridge is the bridge over Cottonwood Creek at the foot of Baker Street. It...

CBT recommits to Community Initiatives Funding

With a minimum sum of $30,000 per community, the board of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has confirmed its recommitment to the Community Initiatives and the Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) for the next five years.“As we finish the third year of a three-year agreement, we look to the next five years of supporting Basin communities...

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