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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

The Kootenay Rockies have achieved yet another level of excellence.

The region — which includes Nelson and the West Kootenay — is a biosphere certified destination, only the third such region in the nation to achieve the honour.

Bestowed by the Responsible Tourism Institute — an international certification body that maintains an memorandum of understanding with UNESCO, is...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 17 2022

A dispute over closing road access to a popular local beach has not been resolved and continues to pit community members against each other and the nearby power company.

Although the North Beach property in Glade is owned by Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) it has been used by residents of the community — located 23 kilometres west of Nelson — for some time, dating back...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 16 2022

Nelsonites will be paying over five per cent more for their total tax take when compared to last year.

That is slightly higher than the four per cent increase assessed on the municipal tax rate alone, but not including the water, sewer and resource recovery increases, coupled with a jump in Nelson Hydro rates.

Each year council approves a Five-Year Financial Plan which...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Sunday May 15 2022

As the mercury slowly rises, many Canadians are making springtime plans for their lawns, backyards, flower beds and gardens.

While some people may be hearing about or going to try “No Mow” or “Slow Mow May,” the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people to take the next step with a more lasting way to help nature is to naturalize your backyards and connect with nature close to home...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 14 2022

Re-envisioning the Hall Street Pier Project after estimated preliminary costs proved prohibitive has the waterfront work set to begin in June.

Located at the foot of Hall Street and the waterfront, the first flush of the project blew the initial budget set by city council, prompting a search to find cost savings.

By reducing the quantity of timber and steel a modified version of...

by Interior Health Authority on Friday May 13 2022

Interior Health has taken an innovative approach to exploring climate change by creating ...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 13 2022

One of the city’s poverty-reduction programs is receiving a cash infusion to continue its work supporting people who are vulnerable and have low incomes.

Together Nelson — part of Nelson at its Best — will be the recipient of $50,000 for its Year One program to improve financial literacy skills and job readiness.

As well, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will also...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 12 2022

The Nelson CARES Society is thrilled to announce that the enormous heritage restoration project of the Annable Block (Ward Street Place) has been chosen as the recipient of the Honour Award in the Conservation category for this year’s BC Heritage Awards.

Since purchasing this iconic building in 2002 it has required a huge commitment from Jenny Robinson and the entire Nelson CARES team,...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 11 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays may be in a bit of a slump on the field, but off the diamond the Major League Baseball club is shining bright in the Heritage City.

The Blue Jays are combining with Nelson Baseball Association to recognize former coach and highly decorated athlete and member of Canada's National Women's team Amanda Asay by hosting a clinic Sunday at Queen Elizabeth Park....

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday May 11 2022

Interior Health would like to inform people in Trail and the surrounding area of an upcoming temporary change to access Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH).

As part of the ongoing redevelopment of KBRH, upgrades are taking place to the hospital’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems. As a result of this work, the hospital’s main corridor will be closed to...


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