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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By BC Federation of Labour

Job numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada show British Columbia continues to lose jobs.

BC lost 9,100 jobs in January and was the only province to see significant job losses. Most other provinces showed job gains, including Ontario which created 36,300 jobs in January, and Alberta which saw job numbers...

by Nelson Daily editor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Construction begins this week on the Waneta Expansion Project as the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam starts in earnest.

Crews are working to remove “overburden” in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas, according to a press release from the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 04 2011

Small businesses in the Kootenays and Okanagan can now upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems at virtually no cost, thanks to a new program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC.

‘FLIP’ stands for the FortisBC/LiveSmartBC Lighting Installation Program. The...

by Nelson Daily editor on Friday Feb 04 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Although by definition one area of the Nelson Landing waterfront development is a brown field, approving a development on the land isn’t as big of a gamble as it may seem, says the City’s senior planner.

With the former Kootenay Forest Products mill once occupying the waterfront site now owned by...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Feb 03 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Crown land in the Nelson Landing development proposal has caused much talk in the community as to how public land factors into the re-zoning deal, but the City’s senior planner has the answer.

Dave Wahn said David Sorensen owns a one-metre strip of upland between the CP Rail lands (and rail line) and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Environmentally aware, adventure minded and packed with breathtaking views of nature; Kootenay Kalendars is a company that lives up its culture conscious name.

The Kootenay’s...

by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For the first time in its history annual revenues at the Nelson and District Community Centre have topped the $1 million mark.

In 2010 the facility generated $1 million in admission revenue, said Joe Chirico, general manager of Community Services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

As of today employers are invited to submit their applications for funding through Canada Summer Jobs 2011.

Employers can apply online, at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011, or print an application form from the website. They can also get an application form by visiting any...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

The Canadian Press

Greenpeace Canada says a survey of 14 major tuna fish brands sold in the country suggests most of them come from destructive fishery practices.

A report by the environmental organization gives a passing grade to only two brands — Wild Planet Foods and Raincoast Trading — because they use more selective fishing gear...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Small businesses across B.C. will be able to access free energy-efficiency advice, equipment and incentives with the new LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program.

The $15-million, three-year LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program will help meet the needs of sectors such accommodations, retail, agriculture, offices and more than $4.5 million allocated for upgrades in the...

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