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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jul 08 2022

It’s about to get a little bit wetter in Art Gibbon Memorial Park.

The site of the city’s skate and bike park in Rosemont could also be the host of the city’s second spray park.

Phase three of the multi-generational park project orchestrated by Nelson Rotary Daybreak Club has been laid on city council’s lap in an ask for approval to move forward.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jul 07 2022

The long vehicle line-ups at the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station could be a thing of the past.

A new project will see the resource recovery facility on Insight Drive — five kilometres west of the city — employ new technology to track and process vehicles faster than previously.

The wait time to deposit waste at the facility has grown over the last few years — after re-locating several years ago from the city’s waterfront — with the changes to recycling, COVID-19 and the rising cost of waste disposal.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jul 06 2022

Nelson’s sewage treatment plant is not able to continuously meet all current regulatory requirements and it could trigger a B.C. environmental assessment, says the city’s director of Public Works and Utilities.

Colin Innes iterated recently that the city’s existing sewage treatment plant (STP) has not kept up to evolving regulations and now finds itself operating at, or beyond, its capacity.

The City of Nelson’s sewage treatment plant discharges treated effluent into the Kootenay River near Grohman Narrows.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 05 2022

Castlegar RCMP are investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 9 a.m., according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"A nine-year-old told his grandmother that while outside their residence in the 700 block of Waterloo Road in Ooteschenia, a white panel van drove up and the driver asked him where a neighboring business was located," Taylor said.

By Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2022

Selkirk College students and staff were involved in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson on Thursday afternoon, June 30.

Nineteen Selkirk College students and staff members, primarily from the Explore Program, were on the BC Transit bus that was involved in the collision. One student suffered serious injury in the crash and was transferred to Kelowna hospital on the evening of June 30. Sadly, the student has since passed away.

A statement from Selkirk College President Maggie Matear:

By Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2022

The 19-year-old student passenger that was taken to hospital in grave condition following a collision Thursday, June 30, 2022, between a Purolator courier van and a BC Transit bus on Highway 3A near Tarrys has died.

Selkirk College released a statement Monday saying the student has since passed away.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jun 30 2022

Some of the most necessary but least interesting work is moving ahead this summer as fuel modification resumes above the city in the forest surrounding Nelson.

Fuel modification continues in the Selous Creek area through the Selous Creek Wildfire Fuel Mitigation project, building an eyebrow of protection for Nelson through a three-metre wide no-tree zone.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jun 29 2022

A sports-themed mural for the side of the Civic Centre isn’t an easy project to pull together, despite a long-standing desire in the community to realize it, says the Nelson and District Arts Council’s executive director.

Sydney Black said a sports-themed mural on the end of the Civic Centre — the section of wall facing Hall Street — has been put forth again by Bill McDonnell, and his wife Anne, an idea that has been put forward for the last few years.

By Teck Trail Operations on Tuesday Jun 28 2022

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced a Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) pilot project at its Trail Operations metallurgical complex in southern British Columbia. The CCUS pilot is expected to begin operation in the second half of 2023. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jun 27 2022

Capital cost considerations could outstrip the reach of a project to construct a docking facility for a North Shore, largely boat access community, a regional district feasibility study revealed.

The gap between what the owners of 57 parcels of land in the Grohman Creek neighbourhood — located on the north side of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area F — can afford to pay annually compared to what the $1.73-million project could cost per year is wide.