Nelson city council briefs

Nelson city council voted to adopt an amended Nelson Municipal Cemetery Bylaw. The amended bylaw redefines the land included in the cemetery.

City council changed a bylaw impacting land around the Nelson Cemetery.

Cemetary bylaw tweaked

Nelson city council voted to adopt an amended Nelson Municipal Cemetery Bylaw. The amended bylaw redefines the land included in the cemetery.

The border change removes a portion of the cemetery that isn’t in Nelson’s boundaries (and thus can’t be municipally regulated) from the bylaw, and added a small portion of the grounds already in use that isn’t formally identified.

**Correction: Section 44 of the bylaw which addresses playing game or sport in the cemetery grounds was not amended and continues read that playing any game or sport in is prohibited. The matters of the cemetery bylaw relating to the frisbee golf course proposal will be addressed by council at a later date.

Transit fight continues

“We’re not going down without a fight,” said a crowd of passionate transit riders outside council chambers.

A handful of transit supporters arrived at Monday’s council meeting to speak up in defense of transit, but due to the structure of regular council meetings were unable to voice their concerns.

Acting mayor Margaret Stacey addressed questions of when the public can address council and said there is time at committee of the whole meetings or that they can speak to city staff about speaking at delegations.

Snow clearing changes ahead

An amended traffic bylaw will be going to third reading.

In February council passed a resolution to have to the bylaw changed to address prohibited parking and snow clearing. In July, council also asked that the bylaw include a section to address boulevard maintenance.

The bylaw, when adopted, will include regulations on parking to make snow clearing on residential streets more accessible, and that owners of a business or residence adjacent to a boulevard will be responsible for mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and other general maintenance.


Just Posted

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

Local Parachutes for the Planet visit B.C. Legislature

Nelson students made parachutes to push for climate change action

LETTER: Fix the potholes

From reader Bob Johnson

Kootenay Co-op Radio calls for support to avoid deficit

The annual funding drive is important to the station’s financial health

VIDEO: Protesters in Penticton gather to rally against sleeping-on-sidewalk bylaw

The proposed bylaw would outlaw sitting or lying on the city’s downtown sidewalks

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Kootenay man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

Nathaniel Jessup 32 of Creston has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine McAdam and offering an indignity to a body.

Most Read