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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 17 2011

After years of debate and hesitation, the province’s minimum wage is finally going up.

Premier Christy Clark announced late Wednesday British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase in three stages to $10.25 by May 1, 2012, and the training wage will be eliminated.

“This increase could mean more than $4,000 additional dollars annually for a...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Without any obvious opposition in a public meeting a multi-residential unit development for Rosemont will be an amended part of the city’s Official Community Plan as City council unanimously approved third reading of it.

A vacant lot in Rosemont could see construction of eight...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district is wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to over legislate building permits on small structures in rural areas, says one regional district director.

Walter Popoff of Area H has been trying to convince the Regional District of Central Kootenay Building Department and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 14 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council crushed reconsideration of a developer’s request to connect his proposed development along Bealby Point Road to City sanitary services.

Council voted unanimously against reconsideration of N and J Developments appeal after a Feb. 7 denial to connect the 12-unit strata building on the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 14 2011

Follow the real life evolution of The Warren Featherbone Company, founded in 1883, in a Community Futures special presentation April 16 for Year of the Entrepreneur.

In its 128-year history, the company has been active in agriculture, banking, publishing, philanthropy and manufacturing. Crisis has helped reinvent the company.

That reinvention...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 11 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The hammer is cocked and the gun barrel is leveled at BC Transit as the mayor of Nelson is smoking mad over rising transit costs the City has had to absorb, and he isn’t prepared to suffer them anymore.

Mayor John Dooley has given the provincial transportation company until the end of May to come up...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Heritage in the downtown core will take a second seat to development if the new draft Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan is adopted by City council after the paper’s consultant revealed its details to over 70 people Wednesday evening at the Hume Hotel.

IBI Group associate director Stuart Jones — part...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is holding the following meetings for the public to discuss the 2011 budget:

Residents of the Town of Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C

Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. (local time)

• Creston Council Chambers, 238 - 10th Ave, Creston

Residents of the City of Castlegar...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The final vote on the City’s 2011 budget came down Wednesday afternoon and the two per cent property tax rate hike was officially approved and written into bylaw by City council.

Not much deliberation was necessary for council to put the final wraps on the two-month long budget process since the tough...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 09 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Have project, need developer.

With the community’s approval tucked in their back pocket, the stage is set for Granite Pointe Golf Course’s mixed-use residential and commercial project proposed on lands in Rosemont. Now all they need is for someone to design, build, market and sell the idea.

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