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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.

Heed, Dooley agree on vigilance for RCMP contract talks

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By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The comment of Nelson’s mayor that the Province should tread carefully and wisely through the RCMP contract renegotiation process was echoed by the former BC solicitor general earlier this week.

Council throws (some) weight behind minimum wage raise

Council throws (some) weight behind minimum wage raise

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Amidst calls from several mayors across the province to raise the lowest minimum wage in Canada, city council has added its voice to the call, with an asterisk.

Council passed a motion Oct. 4 to send a letter to the Provincial government requesting a raise of the minimum wage up to $10 per hour, but they did not attach an exact dollar figure to what they supported. The item was brought forth by Coun. Robin Cherbo.

Fortis BC applies for power rate hike

Fortis BC applies for power rate hike

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Your power bill could be larger by around $6 if Fortis BC gets its way.

The power company has filed application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission to set customer electricity rates for 2011, requesting a general 5.9 per cent increase effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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