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by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 15 2010

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-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 15 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Oct 21 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 16 2010

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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 15 2010

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.

Both Mayor John Dooley last week and Kash Heed on Tuesday agreed the Province needs to be very...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

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...

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