Robin Cherbo

COLUMN: Why the City of Nelson’s costs are going up

From city councillor Robin Cherbo....

COLUMN: Why Nelson needs a paid fire department

From Nelson city councillor Robin Cherbo....

COLUMN: The future of Railtown and Baker St. discussed

Over the last few weeks there have been meetings to discuss and…

COLUMN: A celebration of local government services

It is the middle of Local Government Awareness Week, with a number of different events still to come.

COLUMN: Unregistered rentals pose problems to municipalities

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on how municipalities can contribute to affordable housing with limited funding sources.

COLUMN: Municipalities need stable income

Nelson city council is again reviewing the budget and preparing to set tax rates for this year.

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw won’t address low incomes

As 2015 comes to a close we reflect on one of its key issues: the panhandling by-law

COLUMN: The city’s very busy year so far

Our city, along with council, is working on a number of interesting issues.

COLUMN: How to make BOB bike-friendly

Councillor Robin Cherbo on hospital jobs, Stores to Shores, and the challenges of biking in Nelson.

COLUMN: Nelson bustles with construction

Councillor Robin Cherbo says with construction projects have come tough decisions.

COLUMN: Nelson’s police force has a proud history

City Councillor Robin Cherbo reflects on Nelson policing and the relationship between the Nelson police department and the RCMP.

COLUMN: New council has much to do, learn

Council has had a number of meetings together this year including detailed budget discussion.

COLUMN: Busy term filled with successful projects

The summer is just about over and so is our term in office with the Civic Election coming up on November 15.

COLUMN: Consultants aren’t needed for holiday lights

Things heated up when the suggestion was made to stop putting up new lights and hire a consultant to come up with a lighting plan.

COLUMN: Poverty reduction plan needed

Poverty reduction plans have been developed across Canada; unfortunately BC is one of the last to create a poverty plan.

COLUMN: New medical marijuana law ‘stinks’

Rather than continue with patients providing their own marijuana, the government has passed the production onto new corporations.

COLUMN: Car 87 program makes plenty of sense

The City of Nelson’s 2014 budget is being worked on and we are reviewing the cost of protective services.

COLUMN: Design may not be perfect for Nelson

The City Council and staff have been diligently working on the Downtown-Waterfront master plan proposal.

Bring on the bylaws with bite

At the last city council meeting we continued the process of passing a number of updates to our bylaws — with fines attached.

Summer safety is essential in the Kootenays

As I travel around the city, I notice a number of drivers who do a rolling pass at the stop signs, which could result in a serious accident.