Deb Kozak

COLUMN: A story of friendship

Mayor Deb Kozak reflects on her recent trip to Japan.

COLUMN: Nelson’s discourse is intelligent, polite, and animated

Deb Kozak reflects on kindness and public discourse in our city.

COLUMN: 2016’s toughest issues: marijuana, panhandling, and housing

The beginning of a new year is both a time of personal contemplation and looking forward.

COLUMN: Nelson deserves a full range of housing options

Mayor Deb Kozak on design processes, Nelson Commons, short term rentals, and more.

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: ‘I don’t want to wait until 2017’

"We are not discussing pipes in the ground, but people, and that can get complicated."

COLUMN: What we talk about when we talk about politics

It may come as no surprise to you that politicians have no shortage of things to talk about.

COLUMN: Budgets, hospitals, police, and Railtown

It’s that time of year again — budgets. And not just the city’s budget.

COLUMN: The promise of a new year

A New Year, with all of its promise, has begun. There was so much activity in 2015 that the time flew by. 2016 is shaping up to be the same.

COLUMN: Doing the right thing, big or small

Mayor Deb Kozak on water restrictions, bear sculptures, and the bravery of the Nelson Police Department's Cst. David Laing.

COLUMN: Working on water conservation

The heat of summer has arrived for the second — or is it third time round? — and has all of us thinking about water conservation.

COLUMN: Looking at the big picture in policing

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak comments on the visit from the Lieutenant Governor of BC, plus local policing.

COLUMN: Transportation task force sought

"The complex web of transit options from land, air and water deserve a closer look and a broader strategy."

COLUMN: With understanding comes progress

With fall comes a burst of activity as everyone gets back into routine and that is what your city council is doing as well.

COLUMN: Summertime and becoming an Intelligent Community

Summer in the Kootenays. Sunshine, cool water, festivals and friends make it the best place to staycation anytime, anywhere.

COLUMN: Community conversations are key

The Provincial Government recently proposed a Bill to create two zones for the Agricultural Land Reserve.

COLUMN: Changes are on the horizon at Hall Street

The Downtown Waterfront Committee met this week to look at the implementation of the first phase of the Hall Street Corridor.

COLUMN: Christmas Pantomime gets city councillor back on stage

We sang, we danced, we had fun poking fun — and it was wonderful.

Bigger picture problems

I’m writing this the day before Canada Day and like many of you, anticipating another great event at Lakeside Park

A journey down the Columbia River

I just returned from a 2,100 kilometre epic journey through Washington and Oregon

It’s all about getting along in Nelson

March is a tricky month, the month trying to be spring and not quite making it.