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Posted on: June 21, 2022

June 21st - National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Today, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nelson Hydro Communications Survey

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Nelson Hydro would like to hear from you about its efforts to keep you informed. Your opinion will help shape Nelson Hydro’s current and future communications. Please take five minutes to share your thoughts. Complete the survey at: nelson.ca/pl...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Nelson to Host E-Bike Expo

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Nelson to Host E-Bike Expo; City Partners with UBC’s REACT Lab to Study Impact of E-Bikes in Community

May 25, 2022 

Nelson, BC - The City of Nelson launched the E-bike Financing Program in the summer of 2020 and has since distributed ove...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 19, 2022

NOTICE TO PUBLIC – 500 Block of Baker Street Watermain Break

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May 19, 2022 – 1:00pm

Overnight, a watermain on the south side of the 500 Block experienced a linear break, resulting in a handful of flooded basements on Baker Street. 

For safety reasons, power was turned off on the 500 Block of Baker a...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Work on the Hall Street Pier Project Set to Begin

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Work on the Hall Street Pier Project Set to Begin

May 13, 2022

Nelson, BC - The City has been working to create opportunities to improve the current City pier, located at the foot of Hall Street and the waterfront. It was identified several years ago that t...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Replacement of High Voltage Vault Lids

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May 11, 2022
Due to the deterioration of the existing steel transformer vault lids in the downtown core, the lids are being replaced with upgraded galvanized lids which will prevent deterioration for the foreseeable future. In total, 26 transformer vault l...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Nelson Hydro Battery Energy Storage System Project

Nelson Hydro Media Release

Nelson Hydro is applying for a CleanBC grant for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to Manage Load in its service area.  Nelson City Council supported the recommendation from Nelson Hydro General Manager Scott Spencer to apply for funding tha...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Be Prepared! Are You Signed up For Emergency Notifications?

Emergency Preparedness

As summer approaches, the City of Nelson will be performing a TEST of the City’s Emergency Notification System on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:30am during Emergency Preparedness Week. Anyone registered with the City’s Emergency Notification System will receive ...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2022

City of Nelson Receives Time Immemorial Grant

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CITY OF NELSON RECEIVES TIME IMMEMORIAL GRANT

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2022

Nelson, BC - The City of Nelson is pleased to announce receipt of a provincial $220K Time Immemorial grant, a program administered by the First Peoples’ Cultural Fou...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Notice of Work: Shouldering of Paved Pathway at Lakeside Park

Notice to Public

NOTICE OF WORK
Shouldering Paved Pathway at Lakeside Park
Please note, on March 8th and 9th, crews will be adjusting the pathway edges between 7:00am and 4:00pm each day.
Expect periodic pathway closures during the workday. Sections of the park may be restri...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Vegetation Management Work to Begin

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NOTICE OF VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WORK
Nelson Hydro is continuing our Vegetation Management Program to clear vegetation growth around all primary high-voltage power lines. This work must be safely done by professional electrical workers (Powerline Technician...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Possible Telephone Service Disruptions - City Facilities

Notice to Public

The City of Nelson, including the Youth Centre and Nelson Public Library, will be upgrading its phone system on Saturday, March 5th. There may be some disruption of service. 

This upgrade will NOT impact our Emergency Services, including 9-1-1.

Tha...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Planned Power Outage Today - Lakeside Park to Long Beach Bluffs

Planned Power Outage

Please note, there is a planned power outage today, March 2, 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm to replace power poles between Lakeside Park in Nelson to Long Beach Bluffs on the North Shore.

For updates, please call the 24hr outage line at 1-877-324-9376.

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: March 1, 2022

FortisBC Working with Property Owners to Reduce Tree-Related Power Outages

Nelson Hydro Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FortisBC working with property owners to reduce tree-related power outages 

A unique program to reduce the risk outages will benefit both FortisBC and Nelson Hydro electricity customers

Kelowna, B.C.  ?  Febru...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Episode #2 - The Scoop Podcast (Welcome to Nelson Signs)

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EPISODE #2 - The Scoop Podcast with Avi & Ginger
We've got a winner! 
Join us for our chat with Sebastien Arcand (Director of Development Services), as we discuss the "Welcome to Nelson" sign competition and the winning design.
In this...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Notice of Tree Removal

Notice to Public

NOTICE OF TREE REMOVAL
A tree adjacent to Gyro Park Road has been assessed by an arborist and deemed a hazard to surrounding properties and public safety.
Our crews will be removing this tree on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 between 9:00am to 3:00pm.
The locati...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Notice of Watermain Break || Stanley & Beasley Streets

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NOTICE OF WATERMAIN BREAK || STANLEY & BEASLEY STREETS
February 1, 2022 - 8:15am
Crews are responding to a watermain break affecting the intersection of Stanley Street at Beasley Street (300 Blk Beasley 1800 Block Stanley). 
Expect single-lane t...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City of Nelson Launches New Podcast Series

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Welcome to our inaugural podcast/videocast!

Following the epic snow event in Nelson on January 4, 2022, where the city received a whopping 80 cm of snow overnight, Avi and Ginger sit down with Colin Innes (Director of Public Works & Utilities) and disc...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Share your thoughts on Nelson's Transportation Network

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SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS - NELSON'S TRANSPORTATION NETWORK
The City of Nelson is currently investing in its transportation network and is looking for feedback on how to make it safe and efficient for all users and modes of transportation. Part of this ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2022

SNOW OPERATIONS UPDATE - January 14, 2022

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Jan 14, 2022:

Over the last week, the Public Works & Utilities Department has received a high volume of individual service requests, and does not currently have the capacity to address these service requests on a case by case basis.  Individua...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2022

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL – FIRE HYDRANT CLEARING IN NELSON

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Nelson Fire Rescue greatly appreciates the efforts of residents helping to clear the snow from fire hydrants throughout Nelson during this sustained heavy snowfall. Thank you! You are making a difference!!
We ask community members to continue to assist wit...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2022

SNOW OPERATIONS UPDATE – January 5, 2022 3:00pm

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To the residents and visitors in Nelson:
The City of Nelson experienced an unprecedented snowfall in the early hours of January 4, 2022. Depending on where you are in the community, there are reports of snow accumulation between 65 – 80cms overni...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 30, 2021

New Year, New Garbage Tags for Nelson

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The City of Nelson is transitioning from the current orange garbage tags to new rectangular tags. 
*THE ORANGE TAGS ARE STILL VALID – SO PLEASE CONTINUE USING THEM AS WE TRANSITION TO THE NEW TAGS.*
Why is the City moving to new garbage t...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Community Message from Mayor & Council

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We recognize this pandemic has been long and trying for all of us, and now with this new variant, we need to once again come together as a community and be extra diligent as we face new restrictions.  We also recognize that it can be disheartenin...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Stores Are Well Stocked in Nelson

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Local grocery stores continue to receive deliveries and keep their shelves well-stocked. 

A visit to a few of the stores this morning shows the restocking of fresh produce and meat counters is going well. There is some delay for dairy products and...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Nelson Hydro Virtual Open House

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Nelson Hydro invites the community to a virtual open house on Thursday, November 25, 2021, between 7:00 - 8:30pm.  

Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn about hydro projects completed in 2021 and plans for 2022 and beyond. We will al...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Call for Nominations: 2022 Sports Ambassador

2022 Sports Ambassador Nomination is Open

The City of Nelson is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador. 

The Sports Ambassador will be selected by Council and announced at either the December or January Committee of the...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

City of Nelson Prepares to Implement its new Climate Action Plan, Nelson Next

Carmen Proctor Climate and Energy Manager

September 23, 2021

Nelson, BC — The City of Nelson's new plan to tackle climate change, Nelson Next, has some of the highest emission reduction targets in the world while at the same time implementing practical mitigation strategies. Cou...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Case Reported at Youth Centre

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COVID-19 CASE REPORTED AT THE NELSON & DISTRICT YOUTH CENTRE

August 11, 2021 – 2:00pm
Nelson, BC - The City of Nelson and the Nelson & District Youth Centre (NDYC) would like to advise the public that a positive case of COVID-19 has been r...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Masks Mandatory in all City-Owned and Operated Facilities

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August 9, 2021
In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 confirmed cases in the Nelson Local Health Region, the City of Nelson has made the decision to move back to mandatory mask-wearing in all City-owned and operated facilities effective Monday, Aug...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Vax & Relax Contest!

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VAX & RELAX CONTEST

Getting vaccinated means getting back to relaxing with friends and family, attending concerts & outdoor events, travelling and so much more!
Enter for a chance to win local prizes (totalling $5,000 in value): 
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Update on Water Works Construction

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC - UPDATE ON WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION
August 4, 2021
Water works construction will be ramping up over the next couple of weeks near the Elwyn Street Pressure Reducing Station located below the Svoboda Road parking lot. 
Disr...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Water Works Construction

Notice to Public

Water works construction will be taking place over the next couple of weeks near the Elwyn Street Pressure Reducing Station, located below the Svoboda Road parking lot. Disruption to the public is anticipated to be minimal. 
While the Great Northe...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Temporary Closure of Cedar Street Off Ramp

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The Cedar Street off ramp will be closed to traffic from July 23 to July 31, 2021 to paint a mural on the retaining wall. 
Alternate routes include Herridge Lane or Victoria Street. 
We thank you for your patience while this work is being ...
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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Nelson Hydro No Longer Pursuing District Energy System

Nelson Hydro Media Release

 

July 7, 2021

Nelson Hydro No Longer Pursuing District Energy System

Nelson, BC – Nelson Hydro has suspended active efforts to develop a District Energy Heating system in the downtown of the City of Nelson. The high cost of faci...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2021

City Explores Options for Nelson Hydro Rural Assets with FortisBC

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July 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

City of Nelson Explores Options for Nelson Hydro Rural Assets with FortisBC

NELSON, BC - The City of Nelson and FortisBC have entered into preliminary discussions to explore the potential sale of assets of the Nelson Hydro rur...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Residential Bear Resistant Garbage Bins Available for Purchase!

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BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE BINS FOR SALE!

The City of Nelson is pleased to offer bear resistant garbage bins for purchase. There are 100 bins available, on a first come, first served basis. Each bin costs $205.

Check out the video of one of the Toter Bear Resi...

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Council Approves Updated Water Master Plan; 2018 Water & Sewer Rates Adopted

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On January 8, 2018, Council approved updates to the Water Master Plan and the 2018 Water/Sewer Rates. Click here for the full media release.

Sample of corroded galvanized pipe removed throughout Nelson.

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City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2017

City of Nelson Newsletter - December 2017

December 2017

Click here for the December 2017 City of Nelson Newsletter.

City News & Public Notices
Posted on: December 12, 2017

2018 Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Nelson

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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON2018 VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCIES

December 12, 2017

The deadline to submit applications to serve on a City Board, Committee or Commission is 4:30 pm on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Remember you can submit your applications ...

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City News & Public Notices

News Flash

Posted on: June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022 - Update on Pier Project

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Work at the pier has continued to progress steadily since the last project update.  Graham Marine has finished the pier deconstruction and has removed the existing piles:

Photo showing pier deconstruction.

Photo showing pile removal.

Work has starte...

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City Project Gallery
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Work has begun on the new pier!

Gazebo Deconstruction

The project replacement project is underway with site works proceeding last week.  The site and laydown area has been fenced and the work trailer is present on site.  Please observe all construction signage when travelling adjacent to th...

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City Project Gallery

News Flash

Posted on: June 9, 2022

Welcome

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Cst Nicholas Adams comes to NPD from Toronto Police Services.

Home - Police News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

JOB POSTING - CASUAL POLICE DISPATCHER

Casual Dispatch Posting

Please click here for job description.

Please send cover letter and resume to administration@nelsonpolice.ca

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Home - Police News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Restorative Justice Program

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The Nelson Police Restorative Justice Program would like to thank the Nelson & District Credit Union for their $1500 grant in support of our Restorative Justice program.

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News Flash

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Plans Now Available for Purchase

We are excited to announce that the building plans for the three winning designs of the City’s Laneway House Design Competition are now available for purchase. (In fact, they were ready a month ago, but due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, we ...

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Additional Info... Laneway House Design Competition

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