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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 14 2021


The city will be turning a sow’s ear of permissive tax exemptions into a silk purse of affordable housing as it charts a course on a new financial policy.

City staff will be digging deep during the 2022 budget planning process to find some funding alternatives to allow permissive tax exemptions (PTE) to operate as a tool to support the supply of affordable housing in Nelson,...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Oct 13 2021

An analysis has been launched into the merit of adding a chunk of private land into the regional parks system.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay staff have taken up the mantle of exploration into the potential acquisition of 134 acres of land in Krestova — located in electoral Area H — to be used as regional parkland for outdoor recreation.

Area H director Walter Popoff...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Oct 12 2021

As of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, 88.8% (4,117,400) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (3,830,063) received their second dose.

In addition, 89.3% (3,862,332) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 83.3% (3,604,199) received their second dose.

Over a four-day period, B.C. is reporting 2,090...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Oct 12 2021

You've likely heard about the backlog across the country in diagnostic testing — like mammograms — due to COVID-19.

But you might not have heard about Cheryl Trevison, a Nelson retiree who learned she had breast cancer during COVID-19 and is now fighting it as you read.

Trevison, who has live in the Heritage City area for most of her life, almost didn't get a...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Oct 12 2021

The $4-billion current of the Hollywood North economy could be rippling into the Kootenay region at a steady stream very soon.

And the conduit for that flow is the newly appointed Kootenay Regional Film Commissioner, John Wittmayer.

A veteran of the film industry in Vancouver — but born and raised in the Slocan Valley — Wittmayer has the contacts, the background and experience in...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 11 2021

It’s back . . . and even better.

The #BuyBasin Festival, featuring musical performances, local artisans as well as numerous other businesses, has returned following a successful spring event to take consumers...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 11 2021

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is warning the public about ongoing email, web, text messages and telephone scams in which people posing as officials from the CBSA are asking for payment or personal information, including Social Insurance Number (SIN).

The methods and messages used by the scammers are varied and ever-changing, but always designed to demand money and lure the...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Oct 09 2021

Before you tuck into a plate piled high with potatoes and vegetables this weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging people to give thanks for the heroic recovery story embodied by the centrepiece of Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey.

Not so long ago, wild turkeys were a rare sight in Canada. Once abundant, it is estimated that only 30,000 of these birds remained in...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Oct 09 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

The Environment Canada website said a frontal system moving across the British Columbia Interior will give snow to most southern highway passes for the Thanksgiving long weekend.

“Precipitation from the system will start as rain (Saturday) afternoon, and then as snow levels...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 07 2021

In order to support growth of the Kootenay Lake West Transit Service it will cost taxpayers up to five per cent more to operate over the next five years, after the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved an amendment to transit delivery Sept. 23.

An increase in ridership and the demand for more services precipitated the increase, the...


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