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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 22 2022

Inflation has permeated every aspect of the economy and city property taxes are no exception.

The City of Nelson is proposing a four per cent hike to property taxes for the year, meaning — combined with water, sewer and resource recovery taxes — the overall municipal tax bill for the average homeowner in Nelson will rise by $110.

Chief financial officer for the city, Colin...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 22 2022

The debate has come full circle on the vaccination requirement for employment at the regional district.

On Thursday the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors voted in favour — without discussion of the motion or opposition — of rescinding its proof of vaccination policy.

The move comes on the heels of a province-wide abatement April 8 on the restrictions in...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 21 2022

April is Autism month, and local mother of a child with Autism, Kiomi Tucker, hopes to spread awareness and understanding about Autism.

She is excited that the series of workshops happening in Nelson with the goal to disseminate information and understanding about Autism.

“I wanted to bring Canuck’s Autism Network (CAN) in to educate people in the community who often...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

A new Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) office in Vietnam will help drive trade opportunities and sustainable jobs in B.C.'s forestry sector while offering greater protection from market volatility and other global challenges.

The office is a key first step in developing B.C.'s Trade Diversification Strategy, part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan.

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by CBT on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

Life in the Basin is ingrained with nature, whether this involves camping, kayaking or simply waking to the sounds of birdsong. It’s no wonder that Basin youth are inspired to protect their local landscapes by getting involved with climate action.

Driven by the desire to preserve their healthy surroundings, a group of 10 volunteer high school students from across the Basin planned...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

More than $600,000 in provincial grants has been given to West Kootenay communities to support wildfire-risk-reduction initiatives, including nearly $150,000 to Nelson.

Out of a total of $609,000, the City of Nelson secured $147,667 to assist in education, planning, emergency planning, cross-training, interagency co-operation, FireSmart activities in residential...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

The medium is the message but city council is now tasked with nailing down which medium that will be.

The provincial Community Charter was recently amended to provide flexibility to municipal governments to consider how to publish required notices to the public, rather than using the previous default method of advertising twice in a local newspaper.

The amended Section...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 18 2022

A home in the Rosemont Mobile Park was gutted following a fire Monday afternoon said Nelson Fire & Rescue Services in a media release.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said both on duty members responded to the call at 7:03 p.m. Monday of a structure fire in the Rosemont Mobile Park, located in the 900 block of West Gore Street.

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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Apr 18 2022

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — due to a late snowfall.

Environment Canada said Monday that total accumulations are expected between 15 to 20 cm beginning this afternoon until Tuesday.

“A frontal system moving across British Columbia will give late season snow to Kootenay Pass and Rogers Pass,”...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 18 2022

With the latest push by the Russians in eastern Ukraine, now, more than ever, is a time for people to come together to support the people of the ravaged European country.

In Nelson, what began as friends having dinner with people of Ukrainian heritage has blossomed into a drive to re-locate families to the Heritage City from the war-torn country.

“I received a call from my...

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