A new team has been created to tackle climate change in Nelson.
The city has promoted Carmen Procter — from the EcoSave Program — to a new role as climate and energy manager, and brought in Cecilia Jaques as the new climate and energy advisor.
With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.
Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.
As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.
In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.
The Global Day of Action didn’t attract the crowds of past years, but that didn’t stop a small group of activists from delivering a message outside City Hall in Nelson that the world is gripped in a crisis during climate strike over the weekend in Nelson.
The ravages of 2014 are still affecting current populations of Kootenay Lake salmon and are keeping their numbers low, but the land-locked fish’s future is looking much different.
Although the people on the frontlines in the Nelson service industry have braced and borne the burden of the dirty work in enforcing the B.C. Vaccine Card since it was required earlier this month, the transition so far has been without incident, noted the city’s chamber executive director.
The Kootenay region went from one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment one year ago to dropping to nearly one third of that rate, according to recent labour force statistics.
British Columbians are invited to have their say on three proposed options for permanent paid sick leave shaped by their responses to the first phase of consultation.
DOWNTOWN AREA PLAN
Council adopted Castlegar’s Downtown Area Plan which creates a framework for improving the economic vitality and attractiveness of the City’s downtown core, guides growth and development, and establishes a vision to encourage and foster the development of a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and economically resilient downtown core.
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