Jersey Emerald Mine could create 90 jobs: consultant

Jersey Emerald Mine consultant Ed Lawrence, left, and Chamber of Mines president Jack Denny speak to the regioinal district board of directors Thursday — Timothy Schafer photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

At least 90 jobs and $7 million annually in salaries will be injected into the region if the Jersey Emerald mine south of Salmo gets off the ground, the consultant for the tungsten mining project said Thursday.

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Ali Popoff is the owner and operator of The Studio, Nelson's newest fitness spot.

By Brooke Campbell

Banish the dark, cold evenings of November and bring a little light and laughter into your life — and you might even win a prize.

Located at 182 Baker Street, The Studio is the city’s newest fitness spot to help you drop your daily cares and do the lovin’ thing for your body and soul. 

Whitewater escapes wrath of HST

Peter Moynes photo

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The harmonized sales tax has hurt tourism across the province, but the city’s largest tourism operator has passed under the governmental blight relatively unscathed, says the hill’s general manager.

Brian Cusack said Whitewater Ski Resort managed to minimize and nullify the larcenous effect of the HST on local skiers, absorbing much of the acidic effect of the tax increase last year, and raising annual season pass prices by only $10 this year.

West Kootenay business in running for BC Export Award

West Kootenay business in running for BC Export Award

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Anders Malpass relocated his multi-million dollar business to South Slocan last year from Prince George because the West Kootenay area was perfectly positioned for his company to prosper.

And his company responded, with Drop Designs earning a nomination this year from the Ministry of Business, Technology and Economic Development and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) as one of the finalists for the BC Export Award.

BC Hydro purchases clean power from green energy project

BC Hydro purchases clean power from green energy project

The Nelson Daily staff

Cancel one contract, pick up another.

With BC Hydro canceling the Glacier/Howser contract with AXOR on Friday, they announced they were purchasing clean electricity from the Zellstoff Celgar's green energy project.

The BC Hydro power grid will receive an infusion from the new 48-megawatt condensing turbine as a result of a series of upgrades that allow the pulp mill to direct more steam to energy production.

Once the turbine is fully optimized, t

From cash box to community cornerstone: 60 years of credit union

From cash box to community cornerstone: 60 years of credit union

By Tom Atkins, Nelson and District Credit Union

It was 60 years ago today that the forerunner of the Nelson and District Credit Union had its beginning.

It was 1950 and the post-war economy was stable, consumer goods were filling the shelves, and a new fleet of buses had just replaced the clanging streetcars in Nelson’s downtown.

Where the sole meets the road: Ryan Oakley takes his love for home one step further (click picture for video)

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By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Everyone builds affinity for the place they live in.

Some take it one step further than calling themselves “from” a place, however.

That step is the basis of newly minted Nelsonite Ryan Oakley’s Nelson Walking Audio Tour, a vocally-guided jaunt through the place the engineer-by-day and entrepreneur-by-night now calls home.

Celgar unveils its green energy project

Celgar unveils its green energy project

Nelson Daily staff

The wraps will be taken off the Green Energy Project at Zellstoff Celgar as the company hosts an official launch and ribbon-cutting for the energy-producing project this Friday.

The Green Energy Project is a $55 million investment in the pulp mill's power production capacity, which began operating in the fall of 2010.

Nelson and area set to win in Waneta expansion

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By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson is guaranteed a share in the over 400 new jobs created in the Waneta Dam expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River, says the Columbia Basin Trust’s vice president of investments.

Johnny Strilaeff said a prescription is in place to ensure that 85 per cent of the new jobs will come from the local area.

Forum planned on the local currency revolution

One of the world's leading authorities on local currency will show Nelsonites this month how “Kootenay Cash” can have economic, lifestyle and long-term benefits to businesses and residents.

Micheal Linton will be part of a public forum Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Capital Theatre (7 p.m.) on the local currency revolution.

Linton created the Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) in 1983. This trading system has been utilized in many countries around the world as an alternative to the existing monetary system.

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