Robin Cherbo

COLUMN: Why the City of Nelson’s costs are going up

From city councillor Robin Cherbo....

COLUMN: Why Nelson needs a paid fire department

From Nelson city councillor Robin Cherbo....

COLUMN: The future of Railtown and Baker St. discussed

Over the last few weeks there have been meetings to discuss and…

COLUMN: A celebration of local government services

It is the middle of Local Government Awareness Week, with a number of different events still to come.

COLUMN: Unregistered rentals pose problems to municipalities

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on how municipalities can contribute to affordable housing with limited funding sources.

COLUMN: Municipalities need stable income

Nelson city council is again reviewing the budget and preparing to set tax rates for this year.

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw won’t address low incomes

As 2015 comes to a close we reflect on one of its key issues: the panhandling by-law

COLUMN: The city’s very busy year so far

Our city, along with council, is working on a number of interesting issues.

COLUMN: How to make BOB bike-friendly

Councillor Robin Cherbo on hospital jobs, Stores to Shores, and the challenges of biking in Nelson.

COLUMN: Nelson bustles with construction

Councillor Robin Cherbo says with construction projects have come tough decisions.

COLUMN: New council has much to do, learn

Council has had a number of meetings together this year including detailed budget discussion.

COLUMN: Busy term filled with successful projects

The summer is just about over and so is our term in office with the Civic Election coming up on November 15.

COLUMN: Consultants aren’t needed for holiday lights

Things heated up when the suggestion was made to stop putting up new lights and hire a consultant to come up with a lighting plan.

COLUMN: Poverty reduction plan needed

Poverty reduction plans have been developed across Canada; unfortunately BC is one of the last to create a poverty plan.

COLUMN: New medical marijuana law ‘stinks’

Rather than continue with patients providing their own marijuana, the government has passed the production onto new corporations.

COLUMN: Car 87 program makes plenty of sense

The City of Nelson’s 2014 budget is being worked on and we are reviewing the cost of protective services.

How to deal with downloading

With winter approaching, we will be reviewing the city budget for 2013.

Letting Nelson’s downtown slide

It has been a great summer and everything seems to be going well in the City.

Council takes on tough issues

Council has dealt with a couple of controversial issues recently

Nelson’s great parking dilemma

I will have to get up to speed on the status of our current budget discussions.