News Flash

Posted on: August 15, 2019

Resident Survey: Backyard Food Production and Emergency Preparedness

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Participate in The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute’s Resident Survey on Backyard Food Production and Emergency Preparedness 

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College is conducting a short survey ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Hires Climate Change Coordinator

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Photo Credit: Bill Metcalfe of the Nelson Star

Nelson, BC – On July 21, 2019, the City's new Climate Change Coordinator officially began work in the Department of Development Services. The successful incumbent is Kate Letizia, who originally hail...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2019

City partners with Thoughtexchange to increase community dialogue

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July 22, 2019

The City of Nelson has partnered with Thoughtexchange, a Kootenay-based online collaboration software, to increase and promote dialogue on community issues

 Nelson, BC - Thoughtexchange and the City of Nelson are proud to par...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Media Release: City updates Land-Use Regulations

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July 18, 2019

City updates Land Use Regulations to increase resiliency to potential wildfires; Free FireSmart Assessments available to Nelson property owners

Nelson, BC – The City of Nelson has taken additional steps to become a more wil...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Preparations in the Event of a Severe Storm

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PREPARATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE STORM

July 5, 2019

The City of Nelson would like to advise residents of preparations the City routinely undertakes when there is a severe storm warning. We are also providing information on what the public can do in the...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 4, 2019

City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

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June 4, 2019

City launches 2019 Laneway House Design Competition

Nelson, BC – The City of Nelson is launching an open, two-round laneway house design competition. The objective is to generate high-quality, pre-reviewed laneway house buil...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Notice to Public: City of Nelson at Level 2 Watering Restrictions

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CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR CITY OF NELSON - LEVEL TWO

June 3, 2019

The City of Nelson is currently adhering to the Level TWO Regulations.

You can view the Mandatory Water Conservation Measures for more information regarding each stage of the regulations....

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Notice to Public: Youth Centre Temporarily Closed For Renovations

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Nelson and District Youth Centre Temporary Closure at 608 Lake Street

Closed for Renovations May 27 – July 2, 2019

The Nelson and District Youth Centre would like to inform the public that we will be closed for regular operations starting on May 2...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Street Sweeping - April 25-30 Lower Uphill

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Parking restrictions are in effect for these streets to facilitate effective and efficient street scraping, sweeping and flushing.  Residents with off-street parking are asked to park vehicles off the road on these days. If you must park on the s...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: City Councillors attend BC Tech Summit in Vancouver

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March 14, 2019

City Councillors attend BC Tech Summit in Vancouver 

Nelson, BC – Three City of Nelson Councillors are in Vancouver this week to attend the annual BC Tech Summit.  The Summit is the largest annual tech and...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 11, 2019

BE A VOLUNTEER!

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BE A VOLUNTEER!

The City of Nelson has a number openings on various committees and commissions.

The deadline to submit applications to serve on a City of Nelson Committee or Commission is 4:30pm on Friday, January 25, 2019.

You can submit your application on...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Youth Centre to take over day-day operations of City Parkade

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November 28, 2018

Nelson and District Youth Centre to take over day-to-day operations of the City parkade; City of Nelson thanks Parkade Operator Jim Reimer for his 22 years of exceptional service.

Nelson, BC -  On January 1st, 2019, the City of Ne...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Area Municipalities to receive $40,000 for Smart Kootenays Digital Platform

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November 13, 2018

 

Partner municipalities of Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland and Trail to receive a $40,000 grant to implement a Smart Kootenays Digital Mobility Platform

 

Nelson, BC – The communities of Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland an...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Media Release from Nelson Hydro on Enbridge Gas Line Rupture

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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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2018

2019 Cultural Ambassador for Nelson Nomination Period Open!

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SEARCH FOR NELSON’S 2019 CULTURAL AMBASSADOR IS ON

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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Media Release: Proposed Improvements for Rosemont Multi-Generational Park

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Proposed Improvements for Rosemont Multi-Generational Park

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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 18, 2018

City Moves to Level 2 Water Regulations

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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

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Notice to Public: Nelson Hydro Launches New Automated Call Dialer System

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC: Nelson Hydro Launches New Automated Call Dialer System

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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 - UPDATE #39 - Hall Street Project Phase II

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Hall Street Update Week of September 17 – 21, 2018

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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 13, 2018

City of Nelson recognized for Nelson Community Solar Garden

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BC LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TAKE THE LEAD ON ENERGY ACTION

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presents City of Victoria, District of Hudson’s Hope and the Capital Regional District with C...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2018

6th Annual Green Home & Energy Show

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6th Annual Green Home and Energy Show - Save Energy and Save Money

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:30pm at Prestige Lakeside Resort

 

September 11, 2018

 

Nelson, BC – Need to save energy, but not sure where to start? Whether you a...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 31, 2018

City Newsletter - August 2018

August 30, 2018

Click here for the August 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.

City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2018

City of Nelson moving to Level 3 Water Restrictions

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LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

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 ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Nelson's Community Solar Garden - A Year in Review

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NELSON’S COMMUNITY SOLAR GARDEN – YEAR ONE

July 31, 2018

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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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 6, 2018

City of Nelson Newsletter - May 2018

May 2018

Click here for the May 2018 City of Nelson Newsletter.

City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Notice To Public: Street Sweeping & Flushing

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Street Sweeping – Rosemont (North)

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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Residential Bear Resistant Garbage Bins Available for Purchase!

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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...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Council Approves Updated Water Master Plan; 2018 Water & Sewer Rates Adopted

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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.

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2017

City of Nelson Newsletter - December 2017

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Click here for the December 2017 City of Nelson Newsletter.

City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 12, 2017

2018 Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Nelson

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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 ...

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City News & Public Notices

News Flash

Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 City Paving Projects Are Underway

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2019 CITY PAVING PROJECTS ARE UNDERWAY

The City of Nelson is improving the overall pavement quality in our community over the next few years.

Historically, the rate of paving has not met the 30-year asphalt lifecycle. The City is resurfacing the roads to me...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Temporary Bridge Closure - Lakeside Drive

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - TEMPORARY BRIDGE CLOSURE

Lakeside Drive Bridge Repair Work

The bridge will be closed for two days with no access permitted during the period of August 4-5, 2019 over the long weekend.

The work being completed is to restore the bridge to cu...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Notice to Public: Hydro Pole Upgrades and Replacement

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC

June 26, 2019

The Aerial Make Ready (AMR) Project includes the upgrade or replacement of approximately 450 poles or structures throughout the City of Nelson and surrounding area. Nelson Hydro poles carry hydro lines, telephone lines and cab...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Temporary Closure of the Parking Lot next to Boat Launch

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC

Temporary closure of the parking lot next to to the boat launch at Lakeside Park

June 21, 2019

The parking lot to the east of the boat launch at Lakeside Park will be temporarily closed from June 25 – 28, 2019 (approximately).

The a...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Notice to Public: Sanitary Utility Project Update along Lakeside Drive by Airport

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Sanitary Utility Project Update – Lakeside Drive at Airport Lift Station – Grit Chamber Construction

May 16, 2019

A construction zone has been delineated along Lakeside Drive adjacent the Real Canadian Wholesale Club to accommodate works on the City sanitar...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 - UPDATE #46 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Update Nov 18 to Nov 24, 2018

Saturday, November, 17 will mark the end of the Hall Street project paving. Selkirk Paving is set to prep and pave the final lift of asphalt along Front Street including the transition to the existing pavement alon...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018 - UPDATE #45 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Project Update November 3 -10, 2018

As the project nears a close, both prime contractors are maintaining an eye on the weather. Both contractors are preparing for paving and sidewalk works, both critical facets of the job, requiring a weather w...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 - UPDATE #44 - Hall Street Project Phase II

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Hall Street Update October 29 to Nov 3, 2018

 

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Canadian Pacific Railway crews have completed works to upgrade both the CedarStreet and Hall Street rail crossings. The CPR works necessitated full road closures
to install large pre-cast concr...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018 - UPDATE #43 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Update – Week of October 22nd to October 26, 2018

Monday (October 22) and Tuesday (October 23) Hall Street will be closed to through traffic because concrete panels are being installed into the CP Crossing as well as asphalt transitio...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Stores-To-Shores Downtown Revitalization: Hall Street Project Re-Cap

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Stores-To-Shores Downtown Revitalization: Hall Street Project Re-Cap 

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 - UPDATE #42 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Update October 14 to October 20, 2018

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,...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018 - UPDATE #41 - Hall Street Project Phase II

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Hall Street Update Week of Oct 8 – 12, 2018

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018 - UPDATE #40 - Hall Street Project Phase II

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Hall Street Update Week of October 1  - 5, 2018

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: September 25, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Hall Street Project Paving

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HALL STREET PAVING WORK WILL TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018 - UPDATE #38 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Update Week of September 10 – 14, 2018

 

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 - UPDATE #37 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Update September 4 - 7, 2018

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: August 24, 2018

August 24th, 2018 - UPDATE #36 - Hall Street Project Phase II

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Hall Street Update August 27 to 31, 2018

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018 - UPDATE #30 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Hall Street Project Update for the Week of July 9-13th

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...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 - UPDATE #10 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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Click here to read the latest update on the Hall Street Project for the week of November 27th, 2017.

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: November 24, 2017

November 24, 2017 - UPDATE #9 - Hall Street Project - Phase II

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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.

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City Project Gallery

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2019

Police Foundation - First Responder Mental Health

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In late 2018, the Nelson Police Foundation was looking for other projects to support through their fundraising.  The Foundation supports police projects that are typically not covered under the regular police operational budget.  In the ...

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Home - Police News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Restorative Justice Program

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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.

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News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2019

Deadline for Competition Questions

A reminder that July 31st (next Wednesday) is the deadline to send in questions. We're posting all submitted questions and answers as they come in at www.nelson.ca/designcompetition in the FAQ. September 2nd is the deadline to submit. Good luck!

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Laneway House Design Competition
Posted on: June 17, 2019

2019 Laneway House Competition - Official Launch

Thank you for subscribing to the Laneway House Design Competition mailing list.

Wednesday is the official launch of the competition. Questions pertaining to submission criteria will be accepted through till July 31st. Answers to submitted questions are alr...

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Laneway House Design Competition

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