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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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Your power bill could be larger by around $6 if Fortis BC gets its way.

The power company has filed application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission to set customer electricity rates for 2011, requesting a general 5.9 per cent increase effective Jan. 1, 2011.

According to...

by LoneSheep on Thursday May 21 2009
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