Listen Live

HomeNewsNewell unhappy with Nelson recreation "bullying"

Newell unhappy with Nelson recreation “bullying”

The Director for rural Area F remains very unhappy with Nelson’s stance in the regional recreation dispute.

Tom Newell is responding to the Queen City’s offer to re-instate a $184,000 annual grant it withdrew and to place it in the NDCC reserve fund.

But the city says it’ll take that money back if there is no review into a new funding model by late 2016.

Nelson wants a more equitable deal among the partners on the NDCC costs.

- Advertisement -

It says it initially withdrew the grant (ahead of voting to approve the NDCC Aquatic Centre renovations) to prompt the much-needed conversations on a new deal.

Newell labels the move by Nelson’s majority on the Recreation Commission as “bullying” which effectively changed a bylaw that clearly states the $184,000 grant is to be paid each year.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading