News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Coming Soon BC Electricity Affordability Credit

BC Electricity Affordability Credit

The new electricity affordability credit will be calculated as 4.6% of your electricity bills during the prior year (January 1 to December 31, 2023). We are working with the Province on the details of how the credit will be distributed and will share this...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Cold Weather Ahead! Be Prepared!

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Nelson is expected to experience a few days of cold weather in the coming days.

 

For those spending time outdoors and in need of a place to warm up, there are several public spaces for refuge, including:

  • Nelson Public Library: Open from 10:00 am to...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Cold Weather and Electricity Consumption

Reduce Electricity Usage

With cold weather in the forecast, Nelson Hydro would like to remind all customers to minimize electricity usage during the peak consumption hours of 5-7 pm.

Why? Reducing our electrical consumption during peak hours will ultimately save all customers mone...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Garbage & Waste Collection 2024 Calendar is Online!

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The 2024 City of Nelson Garbage & Recycling collection schedule is now available online. You can easily access it on our website to plan your waste management for 2024.
Keep an eye on your mailboxes because a hard copy of the schedule will be arriving...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 13, 2023

City of Nelson Celebrates Award Winners at Annual Reception

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December 13, 2023

 

Nelson, BC – Mayor Morrison presented the City of Nelson's awards for 2023 at the Annual Reception on December 12th. These awards honour the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in sports...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 6, 2023

City of Nelson's Hall Street Pier Recognized By National Award

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City of Nelson's Hall Street Pier Recognized By National Award 

 

The City of Nelson is proud to announce that the Hall Street Pier project has received an 'Award of Excellence' from Canadian Architect Magazine&a...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Gyro Park has Re-Opened

Notice to Public

After discussions with WildSafeBC and Conservation Officers, we have determined that it is now safe to open Gyro Park to the public.
The bears have vacated the park and moved to higher ground.
Please continue to be Bear Aware when accessing our parks.
For mo...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2023

City of Nelson Leaf Pick-Up!

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FALL LEAF PICK-UP  

It’s that time of year again!

City crews have begun in the Uphill area to remove leaves that have fallen from trees on City boulevards.
Watch for the leaf pick-up signs in your neighbourhood as crews move throughout t...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Media Release: Civic Centre Structural Roof Concerns

Media Release

October 23, 2023

 

Civic Centre Structural Roof Concerns; Public Safety a Top Priority

 

Nelson, BC – The Civic Centre is a hub of community activities and services and has long been a cornerstone of our community. In preparation f...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 17, 2023

JOIN US! FireSmart Volunteer Day at Art Gibbon Park on Oct 21st

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On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is hosting a community FireSmart volunteer day in the lovely Art Gibbon’s Park in Rosemont.  This event will help reduce the threat of wildfire in the area by removing exc...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Join our Accessibility & Inclusion Committee!

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Are you passionate about accessibility and inclusion? Do you have lived experience navigating the challenges of disability? Your voice matters, and we want YOU to be a part of our dedicated Accessibility & Inclusion Committee! We welcome indi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

City Launches Pre-Treated Organics Program in Fairview Neighbourhood

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City of Nelson Launches Innovative Pre-Treated Organics Program in Fairview Neighbourhood

September 25, 2023 

Nelson, BC –The City of Nelson, in partnership with Food Cycle Science, is excited to announce the official launch of its Pre-Tr...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Nelson Police Board Seeking Community Input - Survey!

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The Nelson Police Board would like to hear from you! 
The Board is working with the Nelson Police Department to renew its five-year strategic plan, and your feedback will help us develop a set of prioriti...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Nelson Hydro 2024 Budget and Rates Events

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????  Join Nelson Hydro for the 2024 Budget and Rates  ????

 

 

 

September 28, 2023 @ the Nelson Innovation Centre 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nelson Hydro invites you to our annual budget presentation, update on r...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Notice of Road Paving

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Traffic and parking will be disrupted on the 900 and 1000 Block of Stanley Street and the 300 block of Hall Mines Road, beginning Monday, August 28th and continuing until Friday, September 1. Please plan to use alternate routes in and out of the downtown ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Columbia Basin Trust's "Charge Up" Program Fuels Fleet Electrification

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Columbia Basin Trust's "Charge Up" Program Fuels Fleet Electrification

 

NELSON, BC – The City of Nelson is celebrating a significant milestone as we unveil our first fully electric road vehicle, made possible through ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Stage 2 Water Restrictions in Effect for Nelson

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Watering Restrictions - Stage Two

The City of Nelson has moved to Stage 2 water conservation measures as our source water supply continues to drop to seasonal low levels with the absence of substantial rainfall in our region. 

Stage 2 means that wa...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Survey – What's your vision of Nelson in 2050?

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Survey – What's your vision of Nelson in 2050? 

Nelson's Official Community Plan is undergoing a one-and-a-half-year update. To guide this work, we want to understand the public's vision for the City of Nelson ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Interagency Wildfire Training near Svoboda Road Parking Lot

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This Fall, the Nelson Fire Rescue Service will be working in collaboration with the BC Wildfire Service and the RDCK to conduct a fuel modification and joint training exercise.

The 1.06 Hectare treatment area is located to the Southeast of the Svoboda Road...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Gyro Park Pool Set to Open July 10, 2023

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Gyro Park Pool in Nelson is set to kick off the summer season on July 10. Gyro Park Pool is the perfect spot for kids and caregivers to beat the heat.
Due to temporary staff shortages, the pool will be opening its doors a little later than normal this year...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2023

You are invited to the Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House

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You are invited to the Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House - Presented by the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee

?? Wildfire risk is a reality we must all face. Join us next Wednesday, June 21st, at the A...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Media Release: City of Nelson mobilizes in support of Provincial E-Bike Rebate Program

Media Release

City of Nelson mobilizes in support of Provincial E-Bike Rebate Program – Partners with West Kootenay Cycling Coalition for Go By Bike Week 

 

NELSON, BC - The City of Nelson is taking proactive steps to encourage healthy alterna...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Notice of Work - 400 Block of Victoria Street Sidewalk Repairs

Notice to Public

NOTICE OF WORK
SIDEWALK REPAIRS - 400 BLOCK OF VICTORIA STREET
City crews will be repairing the sidewalk on the 400 Block of Victoria Street starting Monday, May 8th, until approximately Friday, May 12th. Crews will be onsite from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.&nb...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 3, 2023

City of Nelson Wins ‘Commitment to Change’ Award

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City of Nelson Wins ‘Commitment to Change’ Award – Carbon Leadership Forum British Columbia

 

May 3, 2023

  

Nelson, BC -  The City of Nelson recently won the Commitment to C...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Liquid Waste Management Planning Grant Received

Media Release

Liquid Waste Management Planning Grant Received

 

April 20, 2023

 

NELSON, BC –  The City of Nelson is pleased to announce the awarding of a $395,000 grant from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Strategic Priori...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Budget Open House - Join us!

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2023 Draft Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan

Nelson residents are encouraged to attend the 2023 Budget Open House on March 30th at 5:00 pm at City Hall. The event will also be streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person.

Why attend?

• Lear...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2023

A Message from Mayor & Council

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A WELCOMING COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONE

The City of Nelson is committed to creating a safe and inclusive community for everyone. We believe that our community should be a place where all members feel welcomed and accepted, regardless of their backgrounds or ide...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Replacement of High Voltage Vault Lids

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May 11, 2022
Due to the deterioration of the existing steel transformer vault lids in the downtown core, the lids are being replaced with upgraded galvanized lids which will prevent deterioration for the foreseeable future. In total, 26 transformer vault l...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Nelson Hydro Battery Energy Storage System Project

Nelson Hydro Media Release

Nelson Hydro is applying for a CleanBC grant for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to Manage Load in its service area.  Nelson City Council supported the recommendation from Nelson Hydro General Manager Scott Spencer to apply for funding tha...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Media Release: Cost-of-Living Credit for Nelson Hydro Customers

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For Immediate Release:

Cost-of-Living Credit for Nelson Hydro Customers

November 22, 2022

Nelson, BC - Nelson Hydro customers will receive a one-time cost-of-living credit on their electricity bills as part of a Province of BC initiative to address the impac...

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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: January 31, 2024

Cancelled: Notice of Construction Noise at Mill Street Substation

Mill Street Substation Construction

Update: 

The Ministry of Transportation (MOT) has implemented a Spring Road Ban. This has delayed the delivery of the E-House from the original date of 7:00am on Thursday February 8th 2024 to another date in the future that still is to be determin...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Temporary Road Closure Mill Street December 19th

Mill Street Substation Construction

A large transformer is being delivered on Tuesday December 19th and is expected around 9:00am (delivery window is from 8:00am – noon). To facilitate the delivery, no parking signs will be placed along either side of Mill Street on Monday Decembe...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: November 24, 2023

Pier Project Update - November 24, 2023

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As we head into December, work on the Pier project is continuing with the last few days bringing us blue skies. 

Ladybird display building, looking to the north west.

Ladybird display building, looking to the north east.

Inside out view of the Ladyb...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Construction begins at Mill Street Substation

Mill Street Substation Starts Construction

Nelson Hydro is upgrading the Mill Street substation at 1211 Mill St. by replacing all existing infrastructure in two phases. The project will improve system reliability by replacing equipment that has reached the end of its serviceable life, and increase...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Pier Project Update - September 11, 2023

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The work continues at the Pier and brings us closer to completion of this beautiful community asset.  Thank you to Jesse Robinson, Site Superintendent, for the wonderful photo's.

The gangway ramps to the floating swim dock have been lifte...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Pier Project Update - July 27, 2023

2023-07-20 - Ladybird Enclosure

This month, work slowed a little but much is still happening on the waterfront with the project work bringing us nearer to completion.

View from the Pier, looking south into Nelson.

Swim Docks are now in place, but not ready for public use. Work is continui...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 19, 2023

Pier Project Update - June 19, 2023

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Pier Project update for June 2023

Summer is almost here and we are seeing great changes down at the Hall Street Pier.  Pictures paint a 1000 words but stop by and take a look next time you are down by the waterfront. 

All of the deck board...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Pier Project Update - May 1st, 2023

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Pier Project update for Spring 2023

As the warm weather quickly moves in to welcome the month of May, many changes have taken place down at the waterfront.

The new pier is quickly taking shape with the floor boards being completed and the railings installed...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Pier Project Update - March 28th, 2023

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Crews have returned to the foot of Baker Street over the last few weeks and work will progress though spring and summer, with completion of the project scheduled for early fall. 

 Currently, the following work is underway:

Interior deck bo...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Pier Project Update March 2023

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With our target of July 2023 in mind for the completion of the Nelson Pier project, contractors are gearing up to start work onsite at the foot of Hall Street once again. 

Look for the arrival of the barge setting up alongside the pier for assista...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Work has begun on the new pier!

Gazebo Deconstruction

The project replacement project is underway with site works proceeding last week.  The site and laydown area has been fenced and the work trailer is present on site.  Please observe all construction signage when travelling adjacent to th...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Council Highlights for June 2023

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Stay informed with the City of Nelson Council Highlights! 
In this regular update, we bring you the latest decisions and discussions by our  City Council. Stay in the loop about the important issues that shape ...
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City Project Gallery

News Flash

Posted on: January 16, 2024

Digital Police Notebooks - eNotes

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NELSON, January 16th, 2024 — The Nelson Police Department proudly announces a transformative step towards modernization by partnering with Digital Mobility Incorporated (DMI) to implement cutting-edge technology aimed at enhancing operational ef...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

NPD Welcomes New Police Board Director

Eric Harris and Chief

Eric is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) from Nelson, BC, with nearly 15 years of experience in the field. Since August of 2022, he is the owner at Selkirk Accounting serving the Kootenay Region.

Home - Police News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

NPD Welcomes New Recruit

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Nelson Police Department welcomes Cst CHYMKO as our newest recruit officer. Cst Chymko was sworn in on January 4, 2024.

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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