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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

As of today employers are invited to submit their applications for funding through Canada Summer Jobs 2011.

Employers can apply online, at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011, or print an application form from the website. They can also get an application form by visiting any...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

The Canadian Press

Greenpeace Canada says a survey of 14 major tuna fish brands sold in the country suggests most of them come from destructive fishery practices.

A report by the environmental organization gives a passing grade to only two brands — Wild Planet Foods and Raincoast Trading — because they use more selective fishing gear...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Small businesses across B.C. will be able to access free energy-efficiency advice, equipment and incentives with the new LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program.

The $15-million, three-year LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program will help meet the needs of sectors such accommodations, retail, agriculture, offices and more than $4.5 million allocated for upgrades in the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council could be looking to spend over $375,000 this year as it intends to give the aging White Building a new facelift, and put the City of Nelson “brand” on it, according to preliminary budget discussion information.

Budget discussion resume again today (9 a.m., City council chambers) as...

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...

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