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by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 29 2012

Recently released court documents suggest the B.C. Liberal government may have overpaid millions of taxpayers' money to settle a claim from Boss Power Corp. for their Beaverdell uranium mining project.

The documents, released to the New Democrats (NDP) and energy and mines critic John Horgan, show three independent evaluations on the valuation of the claim ranged from $5.6 million to...

by Bill Metcalfe on Sunday Apr 22 2012


A national organization has recognized the City of Nelson for its work in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations. Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities reports that Nelson is one of 23 municipalities in Canada to have reached Milestone 4 in its climate change program.

The PCP’s five milestones are:


by Bill Metcalfe on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

Nelson City Council spent three arduous hours Monday night dividing dollars among community organizations that had applied for this year’s Community Initiatives Funding. Fifty-two organizations applied, and 27 were successful although many of those did not get the amount they requested.

“The most difficult part of this is that we have so many good projects and we never have...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 12 2012

As a former professional hockey player, Derek Diener knows what it takes to achieve a goal . .. any goal. And now with more than ten years of experience in the real estate sector, most recently as an investment consultant in the area of large-scale real estate projects, Diener wants to do the same for his clients. The Nelson Daily business writer, Nyree Marsh, sat down with Diener...

by Bill Metcalfe on Monday Apr 09 2012

Chris Catta says that before his experience in the Skills Link program, he would have never agreed to be interviewed by the media. “I would have been hiding in the corner,” he says.

“The program has totally boosted my confidence. I used to have bad avoidance behaviour where I could not talk to people. This program has helped me work on that and it has lifted me out of that...

by Erin Perkins on Tuesday Mar 27 2012

Grand Forks and Christina Lake Fields stores are among 141 Canadian stores slated for closure by HBC this fall.

"HBC is closing their entire Fields store chain," said Tiffany Bourre, external communications manager for HBC.

"It was a strategic decision to grow our other HBC banners."

The popular Grand Forks location may be spared if a pending deal with Fields Holding...

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday Mar 22 2012

The provincial government intends to develop a mountain resort municipality to govern the Jumbo Glacier Resort real estate development that it recently approved, according to East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett.

Because the new municipality near Invermere will initially have no residents, the town council will be appointed by the provincial government and will have no elected...

by Bill Metcalfe on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The Nelson Business Association (NBA) says a majority of its members want to rescind Nelson’s dog by-law and allow leashed dogs on a trial basis.  Margaret Stacy represented the group in its presentation to City Council on March 19.

The by-law prohibiting dogs on Baker Street was enacted in the 1990s, but Stacy told Council that “the community has changed since then in many...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) - The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is a tax-free benefit available to low-income seniors living in Canada, who are receiving, or are eligible to receive, Old Age Security (OAS). Enrollment is not automatic, you MUST apply for this supplement.

Age Tax Credit - You can claim this amount if you were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2011...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The wheels are now in motion for the Kootenay Co-op to move to the other end of Baker Street in Nelson after a special resolution to purchase the Extra Foods building was overwhelmingly approved.

During a special general meeting Monday at the Best Western Baker Street Inn, that attracted more than 100 members, the resolution — that the Cooperative invest over 75% of its financial...


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