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Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted

More planned forest fires needed: wildfire expert

Bob Gray is one of the speakers at a Nelson conference about climate change and wildfire

Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted
Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted

More planned forest fires needed: wildfire expert

Bob Gray is one of the speakers at a Nelson conference about climate change and wildfire

Bob Gray says B.C. spends a small fraction of what it should on wildfire prevention. Photo submitted
Nelson implemented its short term rental rules a year ago, and they are up for an annual evaluation, which will begin at the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in council chambers. Photo: Airbnb website screenshot

Nelson says Airbnb should not accept dwellings without business licenses

City council to ask province to negotiate with the company

Nelson implemented its short term rental rules a year ago, and they are up for an annual evaluation, which will begin at the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in council chambers. Photo: Airbnb website screenshot
Cottonwood Lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RDCK wants province to regulate private land logging

A resolution will go to the Union of BC Municipalities in September

Cottonwood Lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rahaf Zwayne on graduation day. Photo: Bob Hall

Syrian refugee graduates from Selkirk College

Rahaf Zwayne has completed the Hotel and Resort Management program

Rahaf Zwayne on graduation day. Photo: Bob Hall
Kevin Welch of the SIFCo field crew carries out a fuel treatment at the Bannock Point recreation site in the Slocan Valley. Photo: Rachael Bone

Nelson conference will explore climate change and wildfire

Three day gathering in Nelson runs June 26-28

Kevin Welch of the SIFCo field crew carries out a fuel treatment at the Bannock Point recreation site in the Slocan Valley. Photo: Rachael Bone
These are the criteria city staff will use in evaluating prospective recreational cannabis businesses. “Sensitive areas” means youth-related places such as schools, parks, the Community Complex, the Youth Centre and the Civic Centre. Chart adapted from city council materials.

Nelson council approves cannabis business selection system

City staff will use a scoring matrix using 10 criteria

These are the criteria city staff will use in evaluating prospective recreational cannabis businesses. “Sensitive areas” means youth-related places such as schools, parks, the Community Complex, the Youth Centre and the Civic Centre. Chart adapted from city council materials.
Nelson’s new regulations about laneway housing are mostly about parking and building size. Photo: Small Housing BC

Nelson council passes laneway house zoning changes

Council hopes more laneway dwellings will encourage affordable housing

Nelson’s new regulations about laneway housing are mostly about parking and building size. Photo: Small Housing BC
This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Unregulated private land logging continues near Nelson at Cottonwood Lake

Sunshine Logging of Kaslo is cutting on private land in the area of Giveout Creek Road

This photo was taken from a few metres off Highway 6 about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Cottonwood Lake. The cut currently runs from there to just above the picnic area at the lake, although so far it is not currently visible from there. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Jennifer Craig wins Leacock award

Jennifer Craig suffered a stroke before the ceremony and is currently in hospital

Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted
Nelson council approves cannabis business selection system

Nelson council approves cannabis business selection system

City staff will use a scoring matrix using 10 criteria

Nelson council approves cannabis business selection system
Mayor Deb Kozak at Monday’s meeting. She said the issue is “how to gracefully handle some of the social issues on our streets.” Photo from city council webcast

Nelson council bans being a nuisance on the street

Also prohibited: obstructing a sidewalk

Mayor Deb Kozak at Monday’s meeting. She said the issue is “how to gracefully handle some of the social issues on our streets.” Photo from city council webcast
Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Jennifer Craig wins Leacock award

Craig suffered a stroke before the ceremony and is currently in hospital

Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted
Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Jennifer Craig wins Leacock award

Craig suffered a stroke before the ceremony and is currently in hospital

Jennifer Craig at Manticore Books in Orillia, Ontario, the home town of legendary Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, on her way to receive the Leacock Medal for Humour. Photo submitted
Mayor Deb Kozak at Monday’s meeting. She said the issue is “how to gracefully handle some of the social issues on our streets.” Photo from city council webcast

Nelson council bans ‘nuisance’ behaviour on the street

Also prohibited: obstructing a sidewalk

Mayor Deb Kozak at Monday’s meeting. She said the issue is “how to gracefully handle some of the social issues on our streets.” Photo from city council webcast
Members of Corazón and students from Western University made up part of the community choir. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

VIDEO: 425 singers light up the Nelson arena

An audience of 615 attended Fireworks Community Choir on the weekend

Members of Corazón and students from Western University made up part of the community choir. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Man accused in Baker St. death to appear in Castlegar court Thursday

Man accused in Baker St. death to appear in Castlegar court Thursday

Miles Halverson remains in custody

Man accused in Baker St. death to appear in Castlegar court Thursday
Photo: Albeit Aquaculture website

UPDATE: A fish farm on Kootenay Lake?

Albeit Aquaculture’s notice of intention doesn’t add up

Photo: Albeit Aquaculture website
Nelson home real estate: “It’s stressful for buyers”

Nelson home real estate: “It’s stressful for buyers”

Competitive market sees houses selling quickly for above asking price

Nelson home real estate: “It’s stressful for buyers”