Jim Reimer hands over operation of the city parkade to Jordan Martin of the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Photo submitted

Youth Centre to take over operation of Nelson parkade

Project will provide youth employment

On January 1, Nelson’s city-owned parkade at 420 Vernon St. will transfer operations from the current contracted parkade operator, Jim Reimer, to the staff of the Nelson and District Youth Centre.

The city owns the youth centre building and runs its operation.

The decision to move to an internal operator coincided with Reimer’s contract ending in December, and with the overall capacity available at the youth centre to take on this new enterprise.

The youth centre currently manages the city campground, providing youth employment.

Colin McClure, the city’s chief financial officer, said this social-enterprise employment model has been very successful and will be applied to the operation of the parkade, as well.

The youth centre will employ local youth at the parkade and provide the same level of service that currently exists.

“The city has been incredibly pleased with how the parkade has been operated over the past 22 years,” said McClure. “Jim has been integral in the successful operation of the parkade, including increasing patron use. The city thanks him for his commitment to this facility over the years.”

“I want to thank the community for their ongoing support over the years,” Reimer said. “We have made many friends during our tenure, which we will always cherish. It really has been a pleasure to serve the community, and I wish continued success to Jordan Martin and her team as they take on the management of this great community resource.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Go By Bike Week hits the road in Nelson

The event runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Volunteers needed at Nelson soup kitchen

Our Daily Bread is struggling to find help

Community comes together to create outdoor classroom at Kootenay school

Brent Kennedy Elementary has a new learning space thanks to an inspired teacher Kalesnikoff Lumber

RDCK rescinds evacuation alert for properties near Talbott Creek fire

Cooler and wetter condition are expected to help crews fight fire in coming days

LETTER: Friends of Kootenay Lake should read the science

From Harvey Andrusak, former provincial director of fisheries

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Most Read