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Natural burials to be allowed at Nelson cemetery

Nelson city council has approved a bylaw to allow natural burials at the Memorial Park cemetery.  Natural burials involve human remains being buried without embalming in a biodegradable container, rather than a traditional casket and without the use of a grave liner.    The idea to allow natural burials came from the...

Nelson’s Hall Street pier nearing completion

The Hall Street pier project in Nelson is on track to be complete around Christmas, with only the canopy and some lighting left to install.   Over the last two months, crews have lifted the gangway ramps leading up to the swim dock into place, installed swimming ladders on the lower...

Selkirk College faculty contract ratified by employer

A new three-year contract for Selkirk College vocational program faculty has been ratified by their employer's bargaining group. The Post-Secondary Employers' Association has endorsed the deal, which covers about 950 BC General Employees' Union members at Selkirk and four other BC institutions. The common agreement is combined with local agreements negotiated...

B.C raises allowable rent increase to 3.5%

The provincial government has announced its 2024 allowable rent increase has been set below the inflation rate for the second consecutive year in a row.   On Jan. 1, 2024, landlords can raise rents up to 3.5 per cent. Although the allowable increase is still set below the province’s 5.6 per...

Kokanee Creek Park hosting search and rescue exercise

On Saturday, Nelson Search and Rescue will host the first large inter-regional exercise since COVID. They are expecting over 100 search and rescue members from 14 teams in the East and West Kootenay and Okanagan to take part in workshops and training at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Eleven workshop stations will...

Kootenay-Boundary residential real estate sales rebound in August

Despite wildfire activity and rising interest rates, residential real estate sales in the Kootenay-Boundary were up 19 per cent last month compared to the same time last year. The Association of Interior Realtors said 300 sales were recorded in the region in August, which was also up from the 252...
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