Tax take less than expected with late grants defraying costs | The Nelson Daily

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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.

Grand Forks Emergency Operations Centre to Level 1 | The Boundary Sentinel

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In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said its Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks is now activated to Level 1.

Wildsight, locals weigh in on proposed tenure from Retallack and Lower Kootenay Band – Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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Retallack and the Lower Kootenay Band (yaqan nu?kiy) are requesting a Licence of Occupation for a 45-year term in the Purcell Mountains, an operating area of 71,000 hectares, for the purpose of conducting various guided adventure tourism activities on Crown land year-round. The proposed location is on the east side of Kootenay Lake, south of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy.

Residents can soon weigh in on Taghum boat launch locations – My Nelson Now

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Possible plans for a new boat launch in Taghum should be released soon. The Regional District of Central Kootenay Board of Directors approved $15,000 for the public outreach process this week. Area E Director Ramona Faust says an engineering firm has made recommendations between a few different sites.

Revelstoke, B.C., scrambles to create staff housing amid low-vacancy crunch | CBC News

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The tourism destination of Revelstoke, B.C., is scrambling to build micro-units and dorms for workers amid a housing crunch that’s left some people sleeping in their cars.
“Our frontline workers are stacking up, quite honestly, 17 deep in a three-bedroom house just out of necessity, are couch surfing or, in some cases, living out of the back of their hatchback for weeks at a time,” said Kevin Dorrius, general manager of Community Futures Revelstoke.

Final approval given on Lakeside Place project as next housing project moves forward | The Nelson Daily

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The city’s next big housing project has cleared another hurdle on its way to realization.
Nelson Cares Society was able to convince city council of the merit of the plan for its 47-unit affordable housing development at 805 Nelson Ave. — despite its reduced parking — and had its zoning amendment passed, releasing any legal constraints on the project.

Five employees arrested at medical marjuana dispensary – Nelson Star

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Nelson Police executed a search warrant on a downtown medical marjuana dispensary and arrested five employees.
Five employees at MMJ marijuana dispensary, 752 Vernon Street, were taken into custody Tuesday morning, March 21, without incident.

Final touches on Railtown plan delivered | The Nelson Daily

thenelsondaily.com/news/final-touches-railtown-plan-delivered-46961#.WrHSEoIh2Ul Although the Railtown neighbourhood train has finally come into the station after two years of riding the municipal rails, the perennial issue of parking in the polished plan could still be a pending problem.
The city has decreed that parking in the newly amended plan will not be front and centre as it envisioned a mix of commercial and residential development in the new zone, dubbed C4 – Railtown Core Commercial Zone.

Nelson to participate in national homeless count – My Nelson Now

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An evaluation of homelessness will happen next month in Nelson.
It’s part of the national Point-In-Time Homelessness Count.
Nelson is the smallest community involved from across the country.

Nelson an unsafe place to live? City ranks in top third of most dangerous places in the nation to live | The Nelson Daily

thenelsondaily.com/news/nelson-unsafe-place-live-city-ranks-top-third-most-dangerous-places-nation-live-46896#.Wqa8HIJG27NLock your doors and bar your windows. If the findings of a recent survey by MacLeans magazine in Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2018 is to be believed, Nelson isn’t as safe of a place to live as it seems.
The Heritage city was ranked 66th most dangerous on the list of 229 communities over 10,000 people surveyed in Canada, ranking ahead of major Canadian centres like Toronto, Richmond, Kelowna, Montreal, Hamilton and North Vancouver.

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