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Council advised by auditor to watch the cash

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyBig brother is watching you, or at least, City council is. New risk-based audit standards are coming into effect — arising out of the uncertainty created by the Enron scandal in 2001, the biggest audit failure in history — that are turning people in the seat of power into watchdogs. The...

City could hold line to zero per cent increase on property taxes

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA zero per cent rise in property taxes is one of the options City council is flirting with as they head into the final throes of budget deliberations. With Nelson property owners already facing three potential hikes in rates from the City’s corner — including water (nine per cent), sewer ...

New guide benefits homebuyers and builders across BC

A new Residential Construction Performance Guide is the latest information tool to protect buyers of new homes and enhance the quality of construction in British Columbia.Developed in consultation with home warranty insurance providers for use in British Columbia, the Residential Construction Performance Guide provides advance...

NISOD awards Selkirk staff for excellence

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has recognized Selkirk College faculty and staff for their teaching and leadership excellence. Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and...

A Line in the Red Sands

By Michael JessenProsperity today means nothing if it undermines the conditions on which prosperity tomorrow depends. – Tim Jackson Sustainability is not an ornament to hang on a policy tree in the future. Sustainability is about our capacity to endure and our commitment to living in balance within the ecological limits of ...

Kicking Horse resort expansion in Golden moves ahead

The Province of BC has approved the new Master Development Agreement for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.Following on January, 2010 approval of the Master Plan, this approval of the Master Development Agreement is the final step in the provincial approval process. The 40-year plan includes expanded accommodation and commercial...

Second Perrier Road development nears approval

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA 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 ...

Workshop on international business

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...

Local web designers face off in a 24-hour design duel

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 ...

Budget 2011 comes down with new spending

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...

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