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Free debt workshop in Slocan Valley

By Amy Taylor, Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic  Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are?  The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is holding a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-5 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall.  The workshop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely. Learn the tools...

Changes coming to Self Employment Program

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA program that has contributed over 1,400 businesses in the last 22 years to the West Kootenay region is now facing some cutbacks. The Self Employment Program run through Community Futures in Nelson will be instituting two new changes to the popular and productive program, as the nationwide...

Midway mill purchase delayed

Delays in investments have forced deadlines to be extended for the purchase of the Midway sawmill by local investors and the Village of Midway. The open offering of shares for sale to raise the needed cash for the purchase started late and as a result the money needed to close the deal was not in place.   The original deadline...

Wage subsidy program to continue for another year

By Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Basin students and businesses will be able to access the Summer Works program again in 2011, as the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has approved the program for another year. In addition, the program's budget will increase to $500,000, from $390,000 in 2010,...

BC Hydro rates expected to go up for next three years

Homeowners will be paying about $7 extra a month for their electricity as BC Hydro forecasts a 10 per cent rate increase per year over the next three years. The increase, which would take effect in April 2011, may be reviewed further and must still be approved by the BC Utilities Commission, BC Hydro said in a news release....

Rink begins to give back deposits on stalled project in Kamloops

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Those who placed a deposit on their Kutenai Landing condominium could have an avenue to get their money back, according to a Kamloops Daily News article. On Thursday the Daily News reported a buyer in Kamloops’ Mission Hill project — who complained publicly last month he couldn't get his...

Building "smart" community websites

By Daniel Betts In 2004 Andrea Scholz and her partners conceptualized an idea regarding the structure of a community website.  Chamber of commerce websites tended to service the business community, while city websites serviced the business of the city and were constrained by unrealistic budgets that cost them functionality. ...

Jersey Emerald Mine could create 90 jobs: consultant

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily At least 90 jobs and $7 million annually in salaries will be injected into the region if the Jersey Emerald mine south of Salmo gets off the ground, the consultant for the tungsten mining project said Thursday. Ed Lawrence told the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors...

Whitewater escapes wrath of HST

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The harmonized sales tax has hurt tourism across the province, but the city’s largest tourism operator has passed under the governmental blight relatively unscathed, says the hill’s general manager. Brian Cusack said Whitewater Ski Resort managed to minimize and nullify the larcenous effect...

West Kootenay business in running for BC Export Award

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Anders Malpass relocated his multi-million dollar business to South Slocan last year from Prince George because the West Kootenay area was perfectly positioned for his company to prosper. And his company responded, with Drop Designs earning a nomination this year from the Ministry of...

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