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The City of Nelson Water Master Plan Supplementary Sources project was identified as a high priority in the City’s recently updated Water Master Plan. This project will allow the City to funnel all of its existing water sources to the Mountain Station Reservoir where all residential water will receive ultra violet (UV) treatment. In addition to providing UV treatment to all of the city’s water, this project will act as a building block towards securing back-up water sources in the near future.
The City of Nelson is hosting an Open House to present the 2018 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan.
Please join us between 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Nelson Public Library.
Nelson’s mecca for mallards is getting a makeover.
The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society has received $38,500 from the Columbia Basin Trust to build a new wetland at Duck Bay in Lakeside Park.
Avery Deboer-Smith, the society’s project manager, said the work will add to the partial wetland already present.
The Dogwood Initiative, like it’s sister group LeadNow, grew to substantial influence during the Harper and Clark era in large part by consolidating anti-pipeline activism into a political and fundraising force.
Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.
City of Nelson management was asked how they get away with raising hydro rates. The reply “because we can”. The BCUC has no jurisdiction, it’s up to mayor and council. In 2010 Nelson hydro customers paid .06c/kWh, basic was $10 . . . it’s headed for 10.63c and $15.98. BC Hydro rate is 8c and $11.
The renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty is likely to begin in 2018. The agreement, reached in 1964, was about mutual sharing of, and payments for, the trans-boundary water for flood control in the United States and hydro power in both countries.
A referendum is expected in the spring on decommissioning the HB mine tailings dam near Salmo.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay is seeking approval to borrow about $4 million.
But Salmo Valley regional director Hans Cunningham says the financial burden shouldn’t be onerous.