Robin Cherbo

The intersection of Hall and Vernon Street is one of the main areas of focus on the proposed changes to Hall Street as the city attempts to better link the downtown with the waterfront.

Linking to Nelson’s waterfront

The Nelson Downtown Waterfront Plan was put forward to make improvements and a direct connection from downtown to the waterfront

The intersection of Hall and Vernon Street is one of the main areas of focus on the proposed changes to Hall Street as the city attempts to better link the downtown with the waterfront.
The annual property tax bills that will be arriving to Nelson mailboxes very soon also include shares for local schools

Explaining your annual City of Nelson tax bill

Not a very popular topic, but as most people know July is when property taxes are due.

The annual property tax bills that will be arriving to Nelson mailboxes very soon also include shares for local schools
The change to Nelson’s downtown amenity area

Ways to make Nelson better

In getting ready for spring in the city, council is looking at ways to improve Nelson's downtown core.

The change to Nelson’s downtown amenity area
Council has more important issues to worry about than allowing dogs back into the downtown core

Nelson council needs to stop wasting time on dogs

Council has a lot of issues to deal with, such as the budget, climate change and many bylaws to update.

Council has more important issues to worry about than allowing dogs back into the downtown core
Nelson provides the perfect winter venue for Christmas shopping.

No reason to stray for shopping

Now that the holiday season has arrived, hopefully most residents will stay home to do their shopping in Nelson.

Nelson provides the perfect winter venue for Christmas shopping.
The cost of infrastructure has become a major concern for cities like Nelson.

How to deal with downloading

With winter approaching, we will be reviewing the city budget for 2013.

The cost of infrastructure has become a major concern for cities like Nelson.
The state of the former Redfish Grill is a glaring example of neglect in our downtown

Letting Nelson’s downtown slide

It has been a great summer and everything seems to be going well in the City.

The state of the former Redfish Grill is a glaring example of neglect in our downtown
Supporters of the Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan line the street outside of City Hall on Monday. Last week Nelson council passed a motion to to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project and support the Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan.

Council takes on tough issues

Council has dealt with a couple of controversial issues recently

Supporters of the Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan line the street outside of City Hall on Monday. Last week Nelson council passed a motion to to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project and support the Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan.
Councillor Cherbo is concerned about the heritage value in our downtown and points to the recent changes to buildings like the Hume Hotel as an example of how it is done properly.

Nelson’s heritage values being sacrificed

Nelson is known in BC, across Canada and internationally for the beautiful heritage buildings on Baker Street and in the downtown core.

Councillor Cherbo is concerned about the heritage value in our downtown and points to the recent changes to buildings like the Hume Hotel as an example of how it is done properly.
The debate over the future of the Nelson CIvic Theatre continues.

Nelson theatre yes, downtown dogs in Nelson no

In the last few weeks, a couple of issues have come to the attention of council.

The debate over the future of the Nelson CIvic Theatre continues.
Parking meters are a constant source of revenue and controversy in Nelson.

Nelson’s great parking dilemma

I will have to get up to speed on the status of our current budget discussions.

Parking meters are a constant source of revenue and controversy in Nelson.

Hopping on the election bus

With many municipalities in the province having difficultly balancing budgets, Nelson is no exception. One of the budget costs overruns for the city budget of 2010 was Nelson Transit.

Towards a healthy community

Local government can step up by making government-run buildings smoke free zones like at the Nelson and District Community Complex, Robin Cherbo writes.

Suffering the slings and arrows

Whether to install water meters or not to install water meters, that is the question

Cost pressures lead to tax hike

As in previous years, we are presenting the city budget for 2011 with some cost projections into the future, a difficult process along with pressure to reduce taxes and at the same time maintain current public service levels for the city.

The Mount as a housing option

This is my first column for the Nelson Star and I want to thank editor Bob Hall and the staff for the opportunity to express my views.