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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 25 2011

The planned BC Hydro rate increases over the next few years won't be as high as expected, according to the province’s Energy Minister.

When the increases were first announced earlier this year, BC Hydro had said rates could soar by 10 per cent in each of the next three years. The company has embarked on a $6-billion plan to upgrade its dams and other facilities and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There is a plan in the works to place a Telus cell phone tower in the southern part of the Slocan Valley, the communications giant confirmed this week.

Shawn Hall of Telus Communications Ltd. in Vancouver said the West Kootenay is on the “radar screen” and they are working to acquire several sites to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The search for locally raised meat is over.

Fattoria Local Foods in Castlegar has begun offering door-to-door delivery of Creston raised, grass fed, local beef, in an affordable and convenient size, ready for the freezer or the barbeque.

Started by Nelsonite Jennifer Barclay...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district will be wiping the slate clean of 2,222 delinquent building permits that are older than six years, a move which could catch many property owners by surprise.

With personnel resources in the Building Department of the Regional District of Central Kootenay not equal to the task of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 17 2011

After years of debate and hesitation, the province’s minimum wage is finally going up.

Premier Christy Clark announced late Wednesday British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase in three stages to $10.25 by May 1, 2012, and the training wage will be eliminated.

“This increase could mean more than $4,000 additional dollars annually for a...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Without any obvious opposition in a public meeting a multi-residential unit development for Rosemont will be an amended part of the city’s Official Community Plan as City council unanimously approved third reading of it.

A vacant lot in Rosemont could see construction of eight...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district is wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to over legislate building permits on small structures in rural areas, says one regional district director.

Walter Popoff of Area H has been trying to convince the Regional District of Central Kootenay Building Department and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 14 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

City council crushed reconsideration of a developer’s request to connect his proposed development along Bealby Point Road to City sanitary services.

Council voted unanimously against reconsideration of N and J Developments appeal after a Feb. 7 denial to connect the 12-unit strata building on the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 14 2011

Follow the real life evolution of The Warren Featherbone Company, founded in 1883, in a Community Futures special presentation April 16 for Year of the Entrepreneur.

In its 128-year history, the company has been active in agriculture, banking, publishing, philanthropy and manufacturing. Crisis has helped reinvent the company.

That reinvention...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 11 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The hammer is cocked and the gun barrel is leveled at BC Transit as the mayor of Nelson is smoking mad over rising transit costs the City has had to absorb, and he isn’t prepared to suffer them anymore.

Mayor John Dooley has given the provincial transportation company until the end of May to come up...

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