For Immediate Release
Southern Interior and Okanagan asked to conserve natural gas usage after gas line rupture in northern British Columbia
October 11, 2018
Nelson, BC - Nelson Hydro is advising customers that while we encourage electricity conservation, wi...
Council Highlights - October 9, 2018
Click on image below to read PDF of October 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.
October 2, 2018
The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson’s 2019 Cultural A...
The work scheduled at the CP crossing in the 100 Block of Hall Street has been delayed. Due to this delay, the 100 Block of Hall Street has been opened to through traffic. Vehicle access to/from Front Street is limited to a right in/right o...
September 21, 2018
Successful open house held to gather feedback for Rosemont Multi-Generational Park; Online survey open until Friday, September 28th
Nelson, BC - On Thursday, 20t...
NOTICE TO PUBLIC: ROAD (BRIDGE) CLOSURE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
Residents are advised that the City is performing bridge deck repairs at cottonwood creek at 80 Lakeside Drive between the airport and Public Works complex this Sunday, Septe...
Effective September 18, 2018, the City of Nelson is adhering to Level 2 Water Regulations. For a complete guide to water regulations in Nelson, click here.
Nelson Hydro currently has one staff member responsible for making personal calls to our clients regarding overdue accounts. This staff person can make upwards of a 100 calls...
Due to adverse weather this week, the night work that Marwest had planned, was unable to proceed. The current forecast indicates a window of opportunity for this work to proceed over the evenings...
BC LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TAKE THE LEAD ON ENERGY ACTION
September 11, 2018
Nelson, BC – Need to save energy, but not sure where to start? Whether you a...
Council Highlights - September 4, 2018 Meeting
Click here for the August 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.
Effective Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the City of Nelson will be adhering to LEVEL 3 mandatory water conservation measures.
There is little rain in the forecast and flows in our source water creeks are rapidly declining. This means ...
August 24, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, City crews performed some unplanned watermain work which required the closure of valves. This resulted in a change in the direction of flows in part of our distribution system.
Some areas of downtown may notice a slight ...
The Nelson Hydro crew is working this morning at Ward andBaker St. to reinstall the traffic light. It is anticipated that work will becompleted today, August 16th, 2018 and the regular traffic patternwill resume. While crews work on this re...
The intersection at Ward and Baker will remain as a four way stop throughout the day and evening today. Nelson Hydro crews plan to replace the damaged street light fixture early tomorrow morning (Thursday August 16th) and anticipate the intersection will ...
City crews are working to repair the traffic light on the corner of Ward and Baker Street in front of Waits News (NW corner of the street). This intersection will have a four way stop while the traffic light is being repaired.
Please drive carefu...
Nomination Packages for 2018 Local Election available at City Hall
July 31, 2018
Canada’s first community solar garden, located in Nelson, BC, has completed its first year of solar electricity generation. The solar array was installed on Cit...
July 23, 2018
The City of Nelson would like to advise all Nelson Hydro customers of a current telephone scam.
Please be aware of fraudulent telephone calls that impersonate Nelson Hydro staff. These calls appear to be targeting businesse...
Bus riders in the West Kootenay Regional Transit System will soon be able to choose new weekday trips to travel between Nelson and Castlegar.
Effective Tuesday, August 7, route 99 Kootenay Con...
July 12, 2018
Effective immediately, the City of Nelson is moving to Level 2 Water Restrictions.
The spring snow melt has finished in the Kootenays and a stretch of hot weather is predicted for the weekend a...
Traffic control personnel will be stationed at Front Street and Cedar Street tomorrow (Thursday July 12th, 2018) from 8am to 5pm to facilitate pedestrian crossings.Pedestrians are encouraged to cross at the designated crosswalk at Cedar Street.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2018
(Photo Credit: Rob Richardson)
City of Nelson amends Traffic Bylaw to encourage respectful behaviour and to prevent the obstruction of streets and sidewalks
Nelson, BC –Nelson City Council recen...
First day of operation is Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The last day of operation is Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Hours of Operation: 1:00pm - 6:00pm daily
The pool is open every day, with the exception of Monday, August 6th.
Who can use the...
City Hall and the Public Works Complex will be closed on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 in lieu of Canada Day.
MEDIA RELEASE: 2017 Annual Report To Be Presented to Council on June 25, 2018
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC – UPDATE ON STATUS OF DOG WALK IN NELSON
June 12, 2018
Public Works crews have done an initial assessment of the path and shoreline along the Dog Walk between the Prestige Lakeside Resort and the west entrance by the Airport. ...
June 8, 2018
The Department of Public Works would like to advise residents that the Dog Walk along Kootenay Lake between the Prestige Lakeside Resort and the west end of the Airport will rema...
Notice to Public - Tree Trimming Program in Nelson
Property Tax Time
Click here for the May 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.
May 30, 2018
Kootenay Lake Levels Not Expected to Rise Beyond Current Level
Nelson, BC – With much of the lower and mid-range snow levels having melted over the past number of weeks and the arrival...
May 28, 2018
The Great Escape Heat Mapping Pilot Project
WATER QUALITY NOTICE RESCINDED FROM MAY 9, 2018
May 25, 2018
The City of Nelson continues to monitor rising Kootenay Lake levels; City crews work to mitigate impact of potential flooding
Nelson, BC - Warmer seasonal temperatures coupled with natural inflows of a significantly above a...
Wednesday May 23 and Thursday May 24th
Parking restrictions are in effect for these streets to facilitate effective and efficient street scraping, sweeping and flushing. Residents with off-street parkin...
May 18, 2018 3:00pm
NOTICE TO PUBLIC: DOG WALK CLOSED
PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE - May 11, 2018
In Photo: Fast moving water at Cottonwood Creek - May 11, 2018
Nelson Prepares for Highwater and Potential Flooding
Date of Outage: Tuesday, May 15, 2018Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (approximately)Location: 100 to 800 Blocks of Richards Street (and vicinity)
Nelson Hydro endeavors to be as complet...
May 9, 2018 - Click on link for full advisory.
BE PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY
The City of Nelson has launched a new Emergency Alert system for people who live, work, shop and visit Nelson.
By signing up, you will receive a te...
NOTICE TO PUBLIC: WATERMAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM
May 2nd, 2018
The City of Nelson Utilities Department is set to start the Watermain Flushing Program. The flushing will be done Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, commencing May 7, 2018 and continu...
DISASTER DAY is on May 5th, 2018 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Disaster will strike Nelson’s Hall Street on May 5th when local agencies come together to promote ...
Street Sweeping - May 2-3, 2018
Area: Hoover, Latimer and Mill Streets and all cross streets. (See map)
Parking restrictions are in effect for these streets to facilitate effective and efficient...
NOTICE TO PUBLIC: STREET SWEEPING AND FLUSHING
Taking place on Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st
Affected Area: Gore, Robson and Observatory Streets and all cross streets (see map).
Parking restrictions are in effect for t...
Nelson Fire Chief Encourages Yard Waste Clean-Up
Free drop-off for the month of May at Grohman Transfer Station; Burning Period Approved
April 18, 2018
Nelson, BC - Nelson Fire & Rescue Services Chief Len MacCharles is encouraging residents to ...
NOTICE TO PUBLIC - NELSON TRANSIT UPDATE
April 18, 2018 1:00pm
Highway 3A is closed due to a mud slide 2 kilometers east of Brilliant dam. West Kootenay Transit will be providing limited unscheduled shuttle service between Playmor Junction and Castlegar/Sel...
Report - Business License Bylaw Amendment
Stores-To-Shores Downtown Revitalization Project - Phase II Construction Update
Read the latest City of Nelson Newsletter - March 23, 2018.
March 22, 2018
Phase 1 of the construction of the City’s Emergency Water Intake has begun. This work is taking place on the west-end of the dog park along the lake. The expected completion is the end of March or early April 2018. T...
NOTICE TO PUBLIC - Watermain and Storm Sewer Upgrades - 900 Block Victoria Street
March 16th is Transit Driver Appreciation Day
On Friday, March 16th, 2018 join us in celebrating Transit Driver Appreciation Day by thanking our hard working Nelson Transit drivers for a job well done.
“We have a great bunch of guys that...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 15, 2018
City looking for feedback on Nelson’s short-term rental regulations; On-line survey open until April 10th, 2018
Nelson, BC – City Council adopted Nelson’s first regulations and lic...
Read the March 9, 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.
City of Nelson to receive 100% funding (up to $6 Million) for Water Master Plan Supplementary Sources project.
Read the latest City of Nelson Newsletter for February 2018.
Read the City of Nelson's Year in Review by clicking on image below.
February 1, 2018
City looking for feedback on regulations related to the legalization of cannabis
Feedback form will be mailed out the week of February 12th
Nelson, BC –Residents and businesses in Nelson are being as...
BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE BINS FOR SALE!
The City of Nelson is pleased to offer bear resistant garbage bins for purchase. There are 100 bins available, on a first come, first served basis. Each bin costs $205.
Check out the video of one of the Toter Bear Resi...
On January 8, 2018, Council approved updates to the Water Master Plan and the 2018 Water/Sewer Rates. Click here for the full media release.
Sample of corroded galvanized pipe removed throughout Nelson.
Click here for the December 2017 City of Nelson Newsletter.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON2018 VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCIES
December 12, 2017
The deadline to submit applications to serve on a City Board, Committee or Commission is 4:30 pm on Friday, December 29, 2017.
Remember you can submit your applications ...
October 18, 2018
The Hall Street project addressed two important community goals:
1) renewing end of life or inadequate infrastructure, and;
2) creating an important link...
The Canadian Pacific Railway crews are currently on site at the Cedar Street crossing preparing for full closure of the CP crossing on October 17. This work may extend into October 18; however, Hall Street,...
Due to the unforeseen delay with the CP crossing, the Contractor refocused and spent this week pouring concrete in the area around the gazebo (see photo below). Landscape work has also progressed with p...
Beginning the morning of Tuesday October 2nd, McNally will be working with CP forces to install concrete panels into the Hall Street rail crossing. These concrete panels will provide the finished sur...
Paving of the 100 Block of Hall Street and the northern portion of the Hall and Front street intersection will take place between Friday, September 28th and Sunday, September 30th.
SPL (the paving contractor...
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In order to facilitate the crossing of the deep utilities in the intersection of Hall and Front streets, Marwest has scheduled this work to proceed as night work (10:0...
The focus for McNally Excavating this past week has been near the gazebo, west of the Prestige. Electrical conduit and base prep was followed by the placement of concrete and sidewalk toward the end of the week. Nex...
After a busy week with paving and concrete work, the contractor (McNally) has indicated he will be performing some site clean-up work on the west-side of the parking lot and then will shift focus to the area adjacen...
McNally has been busy placing fill material on the west side of the parking lot in order to obtain the grade required for concrete work and for paving. McNally has indicated that the construction of concrete formwork will proceed this Saturday for the pat...
Next week McNally is planning to pave of thewest side of the parking lot, paving the transition in the rear lane in the 100Block of Hall and paving the transition area that runs along the west side of the100 Block of Hall, adjacent to the Taylor Wil...
Hall Street Project Update for the week of July 23 - 27th
Work on Hall Street continued to progress with the instillation of storm sewer in the 100 Block of Hall Street and the instillation of electrical conduit and light bases in the parking area adjacent...
The City would like to remind residents that the businesses remain open and that access to Gateway Plaza and 625 Hall Street is from Lakeside Drive via the Cedar Street detour route.
The past week on t...
Hall Street Project Update for the Week of July 16-20th:
The past week was one of significant change along the Hall Street corridor, where long established traffic patterns, for vehicles and pedestrians alike, were altered. The traffic signals at Hall and ...
After the long weekend, there was a flurry of activity along the Hall Street corridor. A second prime contractor, MarWest Industries Ltd., has been contracted to work uphill, south of the CP Rail track...
The City’s contractor (McNally) has completed the installation of curbs and gutters in the 100 Block of Hall Street. In the week of June 18 to 22nd, McNally will prepare this area f...
The City’s contractor (McNally) has been working this past week to prepare for the concrete curbing work that will proceed next week. McNally has been busy adjusting the elevation of man...
Hall Street Project Update for the Week of June 4th – 8th, 2018
The City’s contractor (McNally) has been busy this week to connect a sanitary sewer service from 625 Front Street to the new sanitary sewer piping that was installed under the CP tracks. McNal...
Hall Street Project Update – Week of May 28 to June 1, 2018
The Stores to Shores project on Hall Street completed a major milestone this week, with install of the deep utilities under the CPR tracks. The City contractor, McNally Excavat...
Hall Street Project Update for the Week of May 22 - 25, 2018
Starting Tuesday of this week, the City, our contractor (McNally) and CP will install storm and sanitary piping under the CP crossing. This work will be done in conjunction with CP, as the City&a...
May 11, 2018
Stores-To-Shores Hall Street Project Update – Week of May 14 – 18, 2018
The City would li...
HALL STREET PROJECT - UPDATE #23 - May 1, 2018
*** ALL BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN ON HALL STREET AND LAKESIDE DRIVE***
After a false start on Monday, crews spent Tuesday morning deploying road signs, traffic delineators and have closed the 100 Block of Hall Str...
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of April 23-27, 2018.
In Photo: Pouring of concrete for the new social steps at the Waterfront Plaza
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of April 16-20, 2018.
In Photo: Construction of concrete steps and retaining structures along the foreshore west of the Prestige Lakeside Resort.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of March 26-30, 2018.
In Photo: Rendering of Future Social Steps at Waterfront Plaza
In photo: Forming of Future Social Steps
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of March 19 -23, 2018.
In photo: Foreshore work continues as water levels are low.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of March 12-16, 2018.
In photo: Area along the foreshore, west of the gazebo, scheduled to be revitalized.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of February 19-23, 2018.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of February 12-16, 2018.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of February 5-9, 2018.
Photo below shows exposed utilities.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of January 29 - February 2, 2018.
Photo below shows the installation of two large storm manhole bases immediately adjacent Lakeside Drive.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of January 22-26, 2018.
Read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of January 15-19, 2018.
In Photo - The contractor installing sanitary sewer piping to the location where a new manhole will be installed.
Click here to read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of November 27th, 2017.
Click here to read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of November 20th, 2017.
Placing Pipe during Phase II construction.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
Saturday October 27th, 2018
Lakeside Park, Nelson BC
Walk starts at 2 PM
All Donations go to the Women's Safety Fund
On October 3rd, Cst. Wade Tittemore joined the Nelson Police Department after serving the past 11 years with the Calgary Police Service where he served in patrol and community policing.
The Nelson Police Restorative Justice Program would like to thank the Nelson & District Credit Union for their $1500 grant in support of our Restorative Justice program.