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by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A vacant lot in Rosemont could soon house eight multi-residential units after City council passed first and second reading on the rezoning amendment this week.

A land use regulation amendment to the Official Community Plan for 2001 Perrier Rd. moved into a position on third reading as it passed with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 17 2011

International markets represent an exceptional business development opportunity — they provide companies a platform to build future business beyond traditional markets.

The Strategies of International Business is a half-day workshop offered by Community Futures in March, specific to BC companies interested in building the skills required to become more competitive in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

There will be $1,750 in cash prizes in the West Kootenay’s first 24 hour WebDev Showdown as local web designers face off in a design duel to benefit local non-profits and emerging businesses.

The West Kootenay is a thriving region boasting new media and web design talent that continues to grow exponentially as more and more creative folk launch businesses locally or...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

Finance Minister Colin Hansen delivered a status-quo budget for British Columbians on Tuesday, with a nod and an increase in spending for core health care, education and social services.

Budget 2011 focused new spending on health care and social services and provides some fiscal flexibility for the priorities of the new premier and executive council, Hansen said...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Council paused before a Red Sands storm Monday night at City Hall, but the squall never materialized.

A brief break in their regular council meeting appeared to gird City council for the work of debating the land use amendment on the latest waterfront development proposal (Nelson Landing) that has...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Dollar signs trumped community consensus as City council succumbed to the lure of greater revenue and doubled the rate of downtown parking meters.

A motion was passed Monday night in the regular council meeting at City Hall — forgoing vetting a parking meter hike through a public meeting on the budget...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The greener grass on the other side of the development fence will be explored in earnest as the city’s golf course has chipped into exploratory mode for a developer to realize a mixed use residential and commercial project proposed on lands in Rosemont.

First and second reading on an amendment to the...

by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

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...

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