News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

Temporary Closure of Cedar Street Off Ramp

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The Cedar Street off ramp will be closed to traffic from July 23 to July 31, 2021 to paint a mural on the retaining wall. 
Alternate routes include Herridge Lane or Victoria Street. 
We thank you for your patience while this work is being ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Emergency Management July 2021

This month's City newsletter features important emergency preparedness information. 

To read this month's newsletter, click here.

Do you have your Grab-and-Go bag ready? 
To sign up for emergency notifications for Nelson, ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Great Northern Trail Temporary Detour

Notice to Public

McNally Excavating Limited is implementing a detour while they close a portion of the Great Northern Trail immediately south of the Anderson Creek trestle on Thursday, July 22. 
Trail traffic will be detoured around the excavation using existing t...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nelson Hydro Turns Off Automatic Reclosers

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For the safety of our community,  customers and our forests, Nelson Hydro has turned off the automatic reclosers on our distribution lines as a wildfire safety measure. 
Automatic reclosers can quickly restore power after outages, but the...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Intermittent Closure of Walking Trail

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
July 9, 2021
INTERMITTENT CLOSURE OF WALKING TRAIL 
Public Works would like the community to know there will be an intermittent closure of the walking trail along the top of the dike on the south side of Anderson Creek.
McNally Excav...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Sign-Up Today for Nelson Emergency Notifcations!

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BE PREPARED! BE INFORMED! 

SIGN UP FOR NELSON EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

 

Nelson, BC - The City of Nelson has upgraded its Emergency Notification System to issue emergency alerts to Nelson residents and visitors.

Now is the time to download th...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Nelson Hydro No Longer Pursuing District Energy System

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July 7, 2021

Nelson Hydro No Longer Pursuing District Energy System

Nelson, BC – Nelson Hydro has suspended active efforts to develop a District Energy Heating system in the downtown of the City of Nelson. The high cost of faci...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Staying Cool This Summer in Nelson

Notice to Public

STAYING COOL THIS SUMMER IN NELSON 

The City of Nelson, in partnership with the Regional District of Central Kootenay(RDCK), has made the difficult decision to keep the Gyro Park pool closed for the 2021 season. 

The main factors in this d...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2021

City Explores Options for Nelson Hydro Rural Assets with FortisBC

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July 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

City of Nelson Explores Options for Nelson Hydro Rural Assets with FortisBC

NELSON, BC - The City of Nelson and FortisBC have entered into preliminary discussions to explore the potential sale of assets of the Nelson Hydro rur...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Was your blue bin missed today?

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Blue Bin Update for Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Was your blue bin missed?
Our City crews worked very hard to collect recycling today in this extreme heat. Unfortunately, we were unable to get to a few areas in town as our crews required a number of micro breaks ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City Moves to Stage 2 Water Regulations

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Hot and dry temperatures are forecast to continue into July, and over the past week water demand has increased significantly due to outdoor water usage. 
Starting today, Monday June 28th, 2021, the City has moved to Level TWO Water regulations. Ma...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Cooling Centres Open in Nelson

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Given the extreme heat we are experiencing in Nelson, the City is providing two dedicated cooling centres to the community this week. If you, or someone you know needs a place to cool off and would like some respite from the heat, please go to a cooling c...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Collective Agreement Ratified between City of Nelson & CUPE Local 339

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECITY OF NELSON & CUPE LOCAL 339 RATIFY COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

June 3, 2021

A Memorandum of Agreement between CUPE Local 339 and the City of Nelson has been ratified. The four (4) year agreement covering July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024 i...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Notice to Public: Watermain Upgrades on Fourth Street

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC:

Water System Upgrades 800/900 Blocks of Fourth Street in Fairview

Work is anticipated to be completed between May 31st and July 23rd.
Water system upgrades are being planned for the 800/900 Blk of Fourth Street. A new watermain is being ins...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

The City of Nelson’s new E-bike Program is rolling right along!

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May 20, 2021

The City of Nelson’s new E-bike Program is rolling right along!

Nelson, BC - In June 2020, Mayor and Council approved the rollout of an E-bike Program for residents to promote active transportation and community wellbeing and help reduce GHG em...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Wildfire Fuel Mitigation Work Around Nelson

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Wildfire Fuel Mitigation Work Around Nelson

Representatives from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, BC Parks (West Arm Park), local foresters, Celgar, Kalesnikoff Mass Timber & Lumber, BC Wildfire, RDCK, Mayor John Dooley and the Nelson Fire Chief a...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Notice of Paving Work - Latimer & Ward Streets

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - PAVING WORK

Crews will be performing milling and paving at the intersection of Ward and Latimer Streets on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
This work will prevent north and south travel on Ward Street and will reduce Latime...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Nelson's Nest Lab is Accepting Applications for Phase II

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Nelson’s very own Social Innovation Lab for Climate Solutions, Nest Lab, is now accepting applications for Phase II!

Apply by April 30th, 2021

Nest Lab is convened by the City of Nelson, KAST, Interior Health, Nelson at its Best, and Selkirk Colle...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Notice of Upcoming Work - Emergency Water Intake

Notice to Public

NOTICE OF UPCOMING WORK
Crews will be completing regular maintenance of the Emergency Water Intake structure at the west end of the dog walk along Kootenay Lake.
The work is tentatively scheduled for March 31 and April 1, 2021.
It is not anticipated that the...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Annual FireSmart Yard Clean-up

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Annual FireSmart Yard Clean-Up

*Free yard waste drop-off for the month of May at Grohman Transfer Station

*Burning Period Approved for City of Nelson April 1st – May 16th  

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is encouraging residents to remo...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Notice to Public: Street Sweeping has begun

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City crews have begun street scraping, sweeping and flushing streets to remove winter sand.  

Did you know that approximately 80 km of roadway is cleaned of sand annually?

Crews began last week with the scraping of bulk sand accumulations to prepar...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Mayor & Council's Update on Nelson Hydro's Rate Application

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MAYOR AND COUNCIL’S UPDATE ON NELSON HYDRO’S RATE APPLICATION TO THE BC UTILITIES COMMISSION

In November of 2020, Mayor and Council, through its electric utility department, Nelson Hydro, submitted a Cost of Service Analysis (COSA) and ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Proposed New Transit Exchange: Have your say!

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The City of Nelson and BC Transit would like to hear from you on the proposed new transit exchange on the 300-block of Victoria Street (between Kootenay and Stanley Streets). 
Click here to learn more about the project, view the design options and...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2021

City of Nelson Migrating to New Emergency Notification System

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The City of Nelson is in the final stages of migrating to our new emergency notification system, Voyent Alert!  

All residents who had previously subscribed to receive emergency notifications from the City of Nelson will soon receive a notificatio...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2021

NEW SNOW ANGEL PROGRAM

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The Nelson and District Youth Centre has developed a new program to connect seniors and those with limited mobility with a Snow Angel volunteer, to assist with snow clearing this winter.If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this pro...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Nelson Hydro's Regulatory Proceedings

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Nelson Hydro has made two applications to the BCUC. For more information about each application, please see the BCUC orders linked below:

Nelson Hydro – 2021 General Rate Application – Regulatory Timetable

Nelson Hydro – Cost o...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

COVID-19 Recovery Operations Centre Update

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Confirmed cases in BC are continuing to increase. The vast majority of cases are in the Fraser Health Area. Confirmed cases in the Interior Health Area and more specifically the Kootenay Boundary Health Service Delivery Area remain relatively low. Social ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Nelson COVID-19 Update #42 Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 4:00pm

 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE #42 – CITY OF NELSON

Stay Local, Keep Your Community Safe This Long Weekend

As the May long weekend approaches, the province reminds everyone to avoid all non-essential tr...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City of Nelson COVID-19 Update #40 Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 4:00pm

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE #40 – CITY OF NELSON

*TONIGHT - COVID-19 Town Hall with Premier Horgan and Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry at 6:30pm on GlobalBC.*

Take the COVID-19 BC Survey

The Provincial Go...

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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

December 2017

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: April 19, 2021

Update on Fairview to Downtown Bike Route Project

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Most of the bike route project work has been completed along Third Street. The next step of the project is to complete the High Street component. Given that this is a key component for active transportation for pedestrians, sidewalk improvements have been...
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City Project Gallery
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Water System Upgrades 500 Block Josephine & 600 Block Herridge Lane

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - WATERWORKS PROJECT (DOWNTOWN)
Water system upgrades are being planned for the 500 Block of Josephine Street and 600 Block of Herridge Lane starting Monday, March 29th, 2021.
A new water main is being installed, upgrading old undersized wa...
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City Project Gallery
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Water & Sewer Utility Upgrades on 500 Block of Victoria Street

Notice to Public

NOTICE OF WATER & SEWER UTILITY UPGRADE WORK 500 BLOCK OF VICTORIA STREET 
City crews will begin servicing work to 514 Victoria Street as part of a new development.  A new storm sewer main will be installed along the 500 block of Vict...
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City Project Gallery
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Water System Upgrades at 700 Block of Fourth Street

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WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES 
700 Blk of Fourth Street from March 1st – March 26th, 2021 
WHAT’S HAPPENING?
Water system upgrades are planned for the 700 Blk of Fourth Street. A new water main is being installed between Elwyn S...
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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: July 23, 2021

Job Posting: Restorative Justice Program Manager

Nelson Restorative Justice

For more details on this part-time position including job description, please see http://www.nelson.ca/jobs.aspx?jobID=153

Deadline for applications is August 9 2021

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Additional Info... Home - Police News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Job Posting: Deputy Chief Constable

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For more information including detailed position description, see http://www.nelson.ca/jobs.aspx?jobID=154

Deadline for applications to hr@nelson.ca is August 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Additional Info... Home - Police News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Nelson Police Department Setting Up Diversity Advisory Committee 

The Nelson Police Department is committed to tackling many of today’s relevant issues head on.  Issues have been identified throughout policing around the relatio...

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Home - Police News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Police Address E-Bike Safety and Awareness

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June 18, 2021, (Nelson, BC) – NPD would like to take the opportunity to address questions and concerns that members of the public have had in light of the increase in popularity of electric assisted bicycles (E-Bikes) in the City of Nelson. E-Bi...

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Home - Police News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

CHIEF CONSTABLE DONOVAN FISHER OFFICIALLY SWORN IN

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On March 5, 2021, history was made as Chief Burkart handed over Command of Authority of the Nelson Police Department to Chief Constable Donovan Fisher.

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.

Home - Police News

News Flash

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Plans Now Available for Purchase

We are excited to announce that the building plans for the three winning designs of the City’s Laneway House Design Competition are now available for purchase. (In fact, they were ready a month ago, but due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, we ...

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Additional Info... Laneway House Design Competition

News Flash