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Nelson storm clean up – Canada Day going ahead

City crews have fanned out across Nelson to deal with the aftermath of Monday’s short but severe storm.

There are uprooted and downed trees all over the Queen City, although Lakeside Park -which is closed – has been hit hard.

Cormack McDonald survey storm damage

Parks Manager Karen McDonald says it’s not only public spaces but private properties that need tree removal.

City Manager Kevin Cormack says while the storm ripped up trees the fact that no injuries have been reported in parks speaks to the safety trimming they’ve done in the past.

tree willow lakeside beach


*Picture – Bob Hall

Lakeside Park is being made safe for Wednesday’s Canada Day celebrations.

tree falls on kids playpark Lakeside -Bob Hall pic


*Picture – Bob Hall

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