News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2021

Call for Nominations: 2022 Sports Ambassador

2022 Sports Ambassador Nomination is Open

The City of Nelson is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador. 

The Sports Ambassador will be selected by Council and announced at either the December or January Committee of the...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Nelson & Castlegar to Investigate Ways to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Building Sector

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The City of Nelson and City of Castlegar have begun investigating ways to reduce the overall carbon emissions associated with new residential home construction in our region. Over the past three months, the Low Carbon Homes Pilot has led the region to und...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

City of Nelson Prepares to Implement its new Climate Action Plan, Nelson Next

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September 23, 2021

Nelson, BC — The City of Nelson's new plan to tackle climate change, Nelson Next, has some of the highest emission reduction targets in the world while at the same time implementing practical mitigation strategies. Cou...

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

COVID-19 Case Reported at Youth Centre

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COVID-19 CASE REPORTED AT THE NELSON & DISTRICT YOUTH CENTRE

August 11, 2021 – 2:00pm
Nelson, BC - The City of Nelson and the Nelson & District Youth Centre (NDYC) would like to advise the public that a positive case of COVID-19 has been r...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Masks Mandatory in all City-Owned and Operated Facilities

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August 9, 2021
In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 confirmed cases in the Nelson Local Health Region, the City of Nelson has made the decision to move back to mandatory mask-wearing in all City-owned and operated facilities effective Monday, Aug...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Grand Opening of the Fairview to Downtown Neighbourhood Bikeway!

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August 10, 2021

Grand Opening of the Fairview to Downtown Neighbourhood Bikeway!

Nelson, BC - Creating safe cycling infrastructure is a key goal of the City of Nelson’s Active Transportation Plan. In June 2020, the Province announced that...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Vax & Relax Contest!

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VAX & RELAX CONTEST

Getting vaccinated means getting back to relaxing with friends and family, attending concerts & outdoor events, travelling and so much more!
Enter for a chance to win local prizes (totalling $5,000 in value): 
Whitewater ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Nelson Fire Rescue Services Introduces FireSmart Safety Videos

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Aug 3, 2021 - Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is releasing two short animated videos to help residents and business owners better understand there are a number of things they can do to reduce the risk of losing their homes and buildings from wi...

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

Update on Water Works Construction

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - UPDATE ON WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION
August 4, 2021
Water works construction will be ramping up over the next couple of weeks near the Elwyn Street Pressure Reducing Station located below the Svoboda Road parking lot. 
Disr...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Water Works Construction

Notice to Public

Water works construction will be taking place over the next couple of weeks near the Elwyn Street Pressure Reducing Station, located below the Svoboda Road parking lot. Disruption to the public is anticipated to be minimal. 
While the Great Northe...
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City News & Public Notices
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

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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 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 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

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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 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: 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: 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: October 20, 2021

Tree Trimming on Vernon Street

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - TREE TRIMMING ON VERNON STREET 
Our arborists are working to prepare the trees for the installation of festive lighting.
Vernon Street: 
500 block – Monday, Oct 18, 2021 
600 block – Tuesday, O...
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City Project Gallery
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: September 17, 2021

New Reserves

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The Nelson Police Department is proud to welcome three new Reserve Constables. 

Jordan Croteau, Jesse Wetter, and Linden Jennings have been sworn in after successfully completing the Reserve Constable Training Program. This program consisted of ap...

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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.

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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

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