Nelson CARES to buy Hall-Front development for affordable housing – Nelson Star
A downtown condo development will now be turned into affordable housing units with a $4.5-million grant from the provincial government to Nelson CARES.
Culos Development announced in August it had purchased the vacant lot at 205 Hall St., next to the Nelson and District Community Complex, from the City of Nelson with plans for a $10.25-million, four-storey building.

Building boom drives the bottom line for the city | The Nelson Daily
The building boom continues to drive the city’s fortune and finances in 2018, and it is expected to continue into next year, the city’s chief financial officer says.
Colin McClure said in his third quarter financial report recently it doesn’t look like the building boom the city is currently in the midst of will be abating for 2019.

Earl Pfeiffer, Local Cheetah Owner, Answers Your Questions | The East Shore Mainstreet
Mainstreet asked some questions of Earl Pfeiffer, the man who cares for two cheetahs and has been apoealing to have them kept on location on the East Shore in Crawford Bay. Below are the questions and Pfeiffer’s responses.

Traction on Demand Founder and CEO Announces New Office in Small Hometown | Traction on Demand | Salesforce Consulting and Implementation

San Francisco is an instantly recognizable tech hub. Nelson, British Columbia? Not so much. With a population of just over 10,000 and a history of mining and logging, it’s not the first place you would think North America’s largest independent Salesforce consulting and application development firm would set up shop. But that’s exactly what Traction on Demand is doing in spring 2019.

New housing helps Nelson budget, city finance manager says – Nelson Star
The next two years will see about 250 new units of housing built in Nelson, and that’s why the revenue side of the city’s ledger is looking good these days, according to the city’s finance manager, Colin McClure.
Presenting his third-quarter financial report to council on Monday, he explained that increased building activity is good news for the budget because of the number of development permits.

New energy grant targets community buildings – My Nelson Now The Columbia Basin Trust is starting a new program to provide grants to community buildings to generate their own energy.

RDCK approves loan request to remediate Salmo tailings site – Nelson Star
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will borrow up to $3,933,000 to remediate and close the H.B. Mine tailings site near Salmo.
The RDCK board approved the loan request at its September meeting. The RDCK’s Uli Wolf says the expenditure is cheaper and less risky than the only alternative, which would be to do nothing. The site is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit between the RDCK and Teck Resources

Austin Engineering takes expertise from Trail to Quebec – Trail Daily Times
Trail-based company Austin Engineering Ltd. is taking its expertise across the country to the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Conference in Quebec, where they’ll be presenting innovative research on how dams respond during an earthquake.
On display will be their 3D printed dam structure model, set up on a shake table to demonstrate the company’s ground-breaking research and experimental investigation into complex dam-water interactions.

Region’s politicians to lobby province on cannabis and speculation taxes, and more – Nelson Star
Local governments are often affected by actions of the provincial government and federal governments that they have no control over. And often they want the senior governments to do something that would make the lives of local governments easier.

Tax take less than expected with late grants defraying costs | The Nelson Daily
The tax bite won’t be as deep this year as expected.
Just after the city held an open house on its draft budget early last month it received approval on grant funding that will help defray the presented three-per-cent increase to municipal taxes.

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