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by Contributor on Thursday May 12 2022

Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) wants local business to be Nelson Ready.

That means being prepared for the unexpected and taking some key steps now, before disaster strikes.

“We know our province is vulnerable to wildfires, floods, landslides, windstorms, and other unexpected events. Since we can’t predict when something might happen or what area will be...

by KAST on Wednesday May 11 2022

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has partnered with Spring Activator and Volition to host a Pitch Showcase Finale, a capstone event of the Investment Readiness Training (IRT) program in support of tech-focused entrepreneurs and start-up founders from across the Kootenay region.

This FREE virtual event is held on Thursday, May 12th, 1:00...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 10 2022

The transformation at Georama Growers had started.

The Grypma family has operated Georama Growers in Blewett for decades.

As a florist, garden and design centre, Georama is an iconic business that meets the area’s diverse gardening needs.

As of January, 2022, the torch has been passed, as Gurjit and Ramneet Brar took over as the new owners of Georama.

Known as Bunny...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 10 2022

Originally from Holland, George Sr. and Anna Grypma arrived in the Kootenays in the early 1960s with their young children.

The Grypmas started a hobby farm and small seasonal greenhouse, slowly developing into a full-time landscaping and greenhouse enterprise called Georama Growers.

Five or so years ago, after taking the business over from George Sr. and Anna, current owners...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday May 05 2022

Correction: May 11, 2022. The Nelson Daily recently received new information regarding this story and apologizes for the inconsistencies in the original piece — published May 5, 2022. The Nelson Daily has corrected and updated the organization behind the funding, how the funding will be deployed, and the space devoted.

Jean-Marc La Flamme, a person...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 01 2022

The Nelson & District Credit Union decided to once again go virtual to host its 71st annual general meeting for 2022.

The Credit Union released financial results for 2021, announced long-term employee service awards and introduced acclaimed directors during the virtual event this past week.

“Thanks to the efforts of your NDCU team during another unprecedented year, I am proud...

by CBT on Thursday Apr 28 2022

These days, so many aspects of life rely on technology: a senior sends a message to her grandchild, a man checks in with his doctor online, an unemployed worker prints off a form to apply for Employment Insurance.

With a wide-reaching project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is making tech more readily available to people in the region, along with the know-how to use it....

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

Brooklyn Barge, a leading provider of barge and pile driving on the Arrow Lakes for the past 30 years, is looking to continue the same expert services on Kootenay Lake after recently acquiring Nelson’s Kootenay Barge

Brooklyn Barge & Tug Services Ltd. (BBT), a division of Sutherland Group Enterprises, is expanding its coverage of barge and marine services into Kootenay Lake...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 07 2022

The Nelson & District Credit Union said in a media release that assets for the locally based financial institution increase by 12 per cent over the past year.

The news comes at the NDCU prepares for its 71st Annual General Meeting, planned as a virtual online event for later this month.

The NDCU said the past year’s high points were growth in assets, members’ deposits and...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Mar 25 2022

The Province is announcing that B.C.'s public auto insurer will provide a one-time relief rebate of $110 to customers to ease the financial burden of increased gas prices caused by the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

This rebate will total more than $395 million and comes at time when the global increase in gas prices and other cost pressures have affected day-to-day life for...

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