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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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Although the developer of Nelson Landing has given over choice on the most contentious aspect of an east end waterfront project to the people of Nelson, the people Nelson has voted for will be the ones picking one of the three proposals, says one City councilor.

Coun. Donna Macdonald said there will...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The ultimate question of whether the Sinixt Nation exists or not will be one of the main side issues answered in BC Supreme Court when their court case to prevent logging on Perry Ridge resumes in Vancouver next month.

Arguments are still in process but have been adjourned this week until Feb. 3 as...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

When Dave Sorensen walks down Baker Street he wants to feel at home.

He wants people to see him as a contributing member of the community, even though he doesn’t live there, because he brought a welcomed development to Nelson.

That’s why Sorensen — the principal of Sorensen Fine...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jan 26 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Rates for water and sewer are going up this year, but the City needed to more to ease the weight of the increases, says one City councilor who voted against the rate hikes.

Coun. Kim Charlesworth expressed her displeasure on the seven per cent increase to sewer rates (around $25.20) and a nine per...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jan 26 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

With an operating loss of over $24,000 staring them in the face, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce asked City council to at least restore their traditional funding allotment to help defray the cost of maintaining the Visitor Information Centre.

Chamber executive director Tom Thomson laid out...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Two companies have been signed to launch the province’s Smart Metering Program across B.C. later this year — with a regional office announced for Cranbrook.

B.C.-based Corix Utilities will install the 1.8 million meters to homes and businesses across the province.

International company...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.

Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

The revival of mining in British Columbia was underlined Monday with the release of exploration spending figures for 2010 that were more than double the amount for 2009.

Speaking at Mineral Roundup 2011, Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes revealed $322-million was spent on mineral exploration last year. This represents the third-highest total in the province’s history and a 109 per...

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