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by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The BC Liberals’ announcement that they have approved the development of a resort in the Jumbo Valley is both surprising and a devastating blow to the area, says Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy.

“People in Kootenay West have written and e-mailed me to say they strongly disagree with building a resort in the Jumbo Valley,” said Conroy.  “It doesn’t make sense environmentally or...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Mar 19 2012

There’s another L.V. Rogers High School grad making a splash in the fashion industry at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond.

Jenna Renwick of Nelson hopes to bring snowboarders the ultimate function, comfort and safety combined with state of the art styling with her TerraRada line.

“Being a female involved in action sports, it’s frustrating to constantly see women’s...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 19 2012

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are pleased to announce another major milestone has been reached with the substantial completion of intake and tunnel excavation.

“With the excavation portion of the project complete, the Waneta Expansion remains on budget and on schedule for completion in 2015,” said Rich Coleman, Minister of...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Mar 12 2012

No new provincial dollars has Selkirk College staff scrambling to find an expected million-dollar shortfall in the budget for the next academic year.

The recent provincial budget confirmed that the funding levels for college operations throughout B.C. for the coming year would remain unchanged.

However, those funds will then be reduced over the successive two years.


by Erin Perkins on Friday Mar 09 2012

Grand Forks resident, Christopher James Cusack, 47, has been charged with two counts of arson endangering life in connection with the fires at the Grand Forks Hotel and the Winnipeg Hotel in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 7.

Within two hours of the fires being reported, Grand Forks RCMP had Cusack in custody and by 8 p.m. that same night he had been formally charged.

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 06 2012

Selkirk College is addressing the increased demand for new renewable energy technical and design skills, with their new Advanced Certificate In Renewable Energy Technology launching in May 2012 at the Castlegar Campus.

This intensive six-week program will build on an individual’s existing education and experience, to provide a solid foundation in renewable energy technology system...

by Anonymous on Sunday Mar 04 2012

Telus says it will invest $3 billion in advanced technology and new facilities in B.C. over the next three years, including a splashy new office and residential complex in downtown Vancouver that the company says will be a leader in green design.

Telus President Darren Entwistle says much of the money will be spent on expanding wireless and broadband connections, delivering the world's...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Feb 21 2012

The progress of upgrades at the Grand Forks and Castlegar sawmills of International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is one reason for optimism for as they enter a new fiscal year.

In their quarterly results announced today, president and chief executive officer Duncan Davies noted that the 2011 year ended with market improvements.

“We’re starting to see a better tone in the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 12 2012

After a five-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm of the city’s largest commercial venture, Al Hitzroth will be bidding Zellstoff Celgar adieu.

Hitzroth, Celgar’s 55-year-old managing director, Operations & Technical, told The Source that his final day will be February 24, as he relinquishes Celgar’s top spot to current director of strategic initiatives Kevin Anderson.

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday Feb 09 2012


Local numbers-watcher Mike Stolte says the 10.5% increase in Nelson’s population is just about right. “It is not at an Okanagan pace,” the economist said, “but you do want to grow a little. You don’t want the population falling because anyone wanting to relocate there will wonder about the viability of the community.”

He was responding to population...


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