Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.
Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.
Taylor, who captured 48.2 per cent of the vote is joined by incumbent councillors incumbents Neil Krog (769) and Christine Thompson (622).
When the dust settles following Saturday’s municipal election politicians from both City of Nelson and Regional District will need to deal with the loss of more jobs in the regional following the recent announcement of layoffs at Pacific Insight west of Nelson.
The layoffs are expected to happen by October 31st and will leave approximately 100 workers employed at the Nelson operation. Affected employees will be offered severance packages.
International Raw Materials (IRM) is committed to safely transporting our products through the community, and worldwide. Over the past six months, incidents have occurred relating to truck transport of sulphuric acid that have had a major impact on our community. IRM would like to sincerely apologize for these incidents. We would also like to share with you the significant steps we have taken to improve the safety and management of this criticalactivity.
These measures include:
BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.
To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the anniversary date.
Attendees included Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Area Director Rick Smith, as well as Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Some background information about the Hugh Keenleyside Dam:
Editor's Note: This letter would have been better addressed to residents of all local commuities, not just the "Trail residents" mentioned in the last line. The spills affected vehicles from a number of communities.
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall decided to get a jump on Take Our Kids to Work Day.
The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources made history Monday when she brought three-month old Baby Zavier to the BC Legislature.
Zavier Matieschyn, born in July to Mungall and husband Zak Matieschyn, became the first child to take a seat in the legislature chamber during Monday’s parliamentary session in Victoria.
City council is Nelson’s newest compassion club.
Council did not turn a blind eye to the plea from several medical cannabis clubs in the city to keep their business licences in effect past the Oct. 16 date when the legalization of recreational cannabis occurs.
Instead, council voted to allow the licences to expire “naturally” at the end of the year and effectively keep medical cannabis in the hands of local people who need it.
The north end of Kootenay Lake and the lower Duncan River are now open to regulated bull trout harvest to support long-term kokanee conservation efforts.
The daily quota for bull trout has increased from zero to two on the Duncan River, downstream of where it converges with the Lardeau River, from Oct. 5 to March 31, 2019. The seasonal no-fishing regulation for the north end of the main body of Kootenay Lake has been lifted.
On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize.