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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 14 2011

The financial piper will be paid by Trail’s Teck Metals Inc. for two chemical spills into local waterways the company was found at fault for in 2010.

Teck will pay $325,000 for depositing mercury into the Columbia River, and allowing a leachate to overflow into Stoney Creek.

In consultation with Teck, a decision was made to pursue an...

by Contributor on Friday May 13 2011

Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. 

In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meter using calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 12 2011

Let the hype begin.

The provincial government is spending $5 million to convince people the HST is a good thing.

The information campaign announced by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon Thursday says it will correct misunderstandings about the HST, in the lead-up to the referendum this summer.

Using print, TV and online...

by Rachel Selkirk on Thursday May 12 2011
While Canada recovers from the recent global recession, the Kootenay-Boundary region continues to make economic gains on the local level. Notably, the region has been benefiting from grants awarded by The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT).
 
The SIDIT was launched in 2006 by the government of British Columbia with a one-time $50 million allocation...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday May 11 2011

It’s been nearly four years since a bulldozing crew came to tear down the old Cooke Avenue School. Since then, the site has been home to a whole lot of weeds. Almost two months ago, however, a group of three Rossland doctors got together and bought the property with the aim of building affordable housing there in order to attract young families to Rossland.

 
The idea for...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 11 2011

With a $12-million investment from the Province, Geoscience BC can continue to provide new data to help companies and prospectors explore the potential to find mineral and oil and gas resources, leading to jobs and economic diversification.

One new major metal mine in B.C. could create a $20-million to $50-million payroll and contribute $15 million to $30 million...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 10 2011

Moderate income housing needs could take precedence over low-income needs as City council has taken a shine to the strata-fication of The Royal on Baker.

The Royal Grill and Lounge on Baker Street is looking to renovate their existing building into a strata, taking 14 rental units off the Nelson market and instead putting 16 residential units up for sale.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday May 09 2011

After a government-appointed panel released a report on the impacts of the HST, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is disturbed at the discrepancies between the results and the promises made by BC Liberals.

Although the BC Liberals assured that the harmonized sales tax would create over 100,000 jobs and economic growth in the province, the data clearly shows...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday May 09 2011

Less than 14 months after it re-opened Slocan’s Springer Creek sawmill is closing its doors temporarily and around 35 people will be out of work in the village 75 kilometres north of Nelson.

That number could be higher but the remaining 30 staff will continue minimal operations until the market turns around, mill general manager Ralph Tomlin said last week.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 08 2011

The first Remarkable Micro-Loan program in BC was issued and received in Nelson last week.

Sasha Trupp of Sashisha Accessories was chosen as the first recipient — her application was received just minutes after the program opened to the public.

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