City council has received feedback on the proposed panhandling bylaw from many individuals and groups.

Panhandling bylaw: Nelson council will hear from public tonight

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.

The city’s proposed panhandling bylaw is on the agenda for tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting — that’s a once-a- month meeting at which the public can make presentations to council.

Since the bylaw was introduced on September 16, there has been a flurry of reaction both for and against, with council on October 5 deciding it needed more time to think about it.

There will be presentations tonight from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, the Nelson Business Association, the Senior’s Coordinating Society, and the Senior Citizens’ Association. The meeting will also be open to feedback from the public.

In the agenda materials for the meeting there  are a number of letters from downtown businesses with varying opinions on the bylaw.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.

 

 

 

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Nelson RCMP are asking for witnesses after Sunday incident

Tailings site near Salmo could be remediated

The tailings came from the historic Jersey-Emerald mine

Greyhound service cuts decision expected next week

Nelson could see its bus service reduced on Wednesday

Nelson to review city council pay levels

The results would apply to the next council following the municipal election this fall

South Nelson sings ‘Wheat Kings’

Grade 4 and 5 students performed at Nelson city council

Let the playoffs begin! Nelson Leafs host Grand Forks in Game 1 on Friday

The Leafs finished the season with the third best record in the KIJHL

COLUMN: What’s up with the low grad rates?

SD8 numbers are far below the provincial average

SKI TIPS: Sequence is everything in skiing

Whitewater Ski Team coach Dylan Henderson on the importance of movement sequence

Nelson speedskater wins two races

Ian Walgren was on the podium at a Special Olympics event

Nelson Nordic Ski Club hosts two races

The Clearwater Challenge and Kootenay Cup both ran last weekend

Five gold medals at provincials for Nelson Boxing Club

Local fighters put on a clinic last weekend

COLUMN: Benning stands firm on Gudbranson, will keep him with Canucks until 2021

Canucks opt to not trade the 26-year-old defenseman, but sign him to multi-year deal

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Young protestors are joining a grassroots movement against gun violence in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida

Most Read