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by Timothy Schafer on Monday May 09 2011

Less than 14 months after it re-opened Slocan’s Springer Creek sawmill is closing its doors temporarily and around 35 people will be out of work in the village 75 kilometres north of Nelson.

That number could be higher but the remaining 30 staff will continue minimal operations until the market turns around, mill general manager Ralph Tomlin said last week.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 08 2011

The first Remarkable Micro-Loan program in BC was issued and received in Nelson last week.

Sasha Trupp of Sashisha Accessories was chosen as the first recipient — her application was received just minutes after the program opened to the public.

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by Timothy Schafer on Sunday May 08 2011

The Royal Grill and Lounge on Baker Street is looking to renovate their existing building into a strata, taking 14 rental units off the Nelson market and instead putting 16 residential units up for sale.

A development application has been received by City Hall for the building at 330 Baker Street, seeking to renovate the building and stratify the lounge, commercial...

by Contributor on Friday May 06 2011

B.C.’s $7-billion mining industry is reason to celebrate Mining Week, May 8-14, with employment, revenue, exports, production and prices all up over the previous year and on the rise.

The province has eight metal mines and 10 coal mines in operation, as well as more than 30 industrial minerals mines and over 650 aggregate pits and quarries.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 06 2011

Money is always a concern for West Kootenay businesses.

A new survey is expected to examine whether enterprises and organizations in the West Kootenay are able to borrow or access the money they need to operate and grow their businesses and services.

Arising out of the recently developed Columbia Basin Trust’s Economic Initiatives...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 04 2011

Business is brewing in the Mountain Kingdom and the buzz is that Rossland will soon have a beer to call its own. By summer you could well be sipping a fine light lager with the Trail-inspired name Leadhead Lager, should the new enterprise take off. Having recently arrived in Rossland from stage left, actors Mike and Alicia Gray are proving you can come home again (sort of) and that bringing...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its calculations of estimated pension and severance payments paid to the 113 MPs who were either defeated or did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2011 general election.

Defeated and retiring MPs will collect $4.9 million in pension payments in their first year, reaching a cumulative total of $1115 million by age 80.

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by Anonymous on Monday May 02 2011

A local development company says it has paid attention to what the Nelson market needed and has come up with affordable housing.

The result is West Creek Village, an eight-home condominium community with two-bedroom designs on the ground level and three-bedroom living on the upper level.

Located on Perrier Road within City limits and adjacent...

by Anonymous on Thursday Apr 28 2011
By Alister Bull and David Alexander, Reuters

President Barack Obama urged world oil producers to lift crude output this week, as he sought to deflect public anger over high gasoline prices that has hurt his popularity among voters.

U.S. motor fuel prices have become a heated political issue after pushing toward $4 a gallon...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

With the West Kootenay having become fertile soil for many innovative food system initiatives, another project is now underway which hopes to build the capacity within the West Kootenay to form a regional food system organization.

Often referred to as 'food councils,' 'roundtables,' 'networks' or 'coalitions,' hundreds of these types of regional organizations do already...

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