"Good Neighbour" Training Program Moves Ahead
The next step in Nelson's efforts to start a Good Neighbour mediation program has taken place with the training of 14 community volunteers.
Trainer Randy Janzen who is the chair of Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace" says just having more people in our comnmunity with mediation skills is a benefit for everyone.
Janzen was joined by Robin Higgins for the three-day traning course that equipped the volunteers with the skills to mediate over neighborhood disputes like dogs, noise or property issues.
The idea is to avoid conflict that can result in sometimes expensive and stressful intervention from city by-law officers or senior officials.
The Transition Nelson group hopes to be ready to accept referrals before the summer.