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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...

by Nelson Daily editor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council could be looking to spend over $375,000 this year as it intends to give the aging White Building a new facelift, and put the City of Nelson “brand” on it, according to preliminary budget discussion information.

Budget discussion resume again today (9 a.m., City council chambers) as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 29 2011

A greener business and better market access are just two of the benefits B.C. fruit growers will have through the $5-million Tree Fruit Market and Infrastructure Innovation Initiative, announced today by B.C. Agriculture.

The B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association is now accepting proposals from all tree fruit associations, companies and processors that will create long-term...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

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