Briefs: what happened at city council

Grindstones on the move, compost pickup and more at city council.

Grindstones on the move

The Catalyst Paper mill grindstones could be moved to Victoria Quay next year, following the results of a survey on the city’s website. While the official go-ahead is pending on whether or not the grindstones would be detrimental to the nearby helipad, if there are no issues then the city will add the total costs of the relocation to the 2015 Financial Plan. A large portion of the cost is covered by community donations and the grindstones are being donated free of charge by Catalyst.

Compost pickup coming

The city’s organic collection program —which would see curbside kitchen compost pickup—is getting close to becoming operational, city engineer Guy Cicon told council on Oct. 14. “It requires some cooperation with (the regional district) in terms of disposal.” Cicon said that the program would be added to the 2015 city budget.

Donate a tree for Kuu-us

The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society is having their 16th annual Festival of Trees this December. Individuals, businesses or community groups can nominate a deserving family and sponsor a tree for them. The cost is $100 and sponsors must provide decoration for the trees. The trees will be decorated on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4589 Adelaide St., where they’ll be on display until they’re delivered to their families on Sunday, Dec. 14. Interested parties can call 250-723-4050 or email kuu-ustsw@shaw.ca for more information.

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