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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Nearly $208,000 was distributed to 139 local community organizations in 2010 through the Community Investment Program, the Nelson and District Credit Union board revealed recently.

On Wednesday, April 20 at the 60th Annual NDCU General Meeting, the financial results for 2010 and new board members were introduced, as well as a new board chair was selected.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Forget hope that the BC Hydro rate increase would be overturned, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recently approved an interim rate increase of eight per cent, effective May 1.

For the average residential BC Hydro customer, this would amount to a bill increase of about $6 per month, albeit until the final decision comes down in the next few months....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Nelson, Castlegar and the Kootenay region will be part of the province-wide call for suggestions on how the HST can be improved when a “tele-town hall” takes place this Thursday.

Running for one hour starting at 6:30 p.m., Minister of Finance Kevin Falcon and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom will engage the West and East Kootenay public only...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Apr 23 2011

Castlegar homeowners may be happy to hear that, although tax rates have increased, the average homeowner will actually be paying less this year, according to a report received by council at its regular meeting last Monday.

 
Director of financial services Andre Buss told council that, although tax rates have increased for residential rate payers, so too have homeowner...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 15 2011

A portion of Highway 3 through the Blueberry-Paulson Pass will be resurfaced this year, improving the safety of the highway for travellers and commercial vehicles.

Selkirk Paving has been awarded a $2.65-million contract to resurface approximately 11 km of Highway 3, from the Paulson brake check to the Sheep Creek rest area.

This is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 15 2011

Nelson and District Credit Union (NDCU) and members are preparing for the SWITCH to the new banking system, Acumen of Fiserv Solutions.

Member will experience branch closures and electronic service interruptions during SWITCH, Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. to Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m.

The Credit Union has spent the past 10 months preparing...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 15 2011

Residents in the West Kootenay will now find it even easier to access government services with the official opening of a brand-new FrontCounter BC office in Castlegar.

FrontCounter BC is a single-window service for clients of the natural resource sector. FrontCounter BC was created in 2005 with eight locations, a dedicated call centre and online applications.

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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 14 2011
Nearly 200 people turned out to witness the official re-opening of the Midway mill and to meet the new operators from Vaagen Bros. Lumber Inc. Officials from local and provincial government as well as a long list of dignitaries were present to lend their support for the venture.
 
Midway Mayor Randy Kappes acted as master of ceremonies for the opening welcoming local...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

While the wild days of the gold rush may be over, future miners are discovering there is still prosperity to be found in the West.

Supported by more than $1.6 million from the Province, this year the Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program will give 58 participants the skills and training they need to fill the jobs that mining companies are looking to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For those about to surf, we salute you.

Cyber-surfing that is, as a new study is showing more Canadians are finding the Internet is their best bet when looking for a source of news.

However, for those looking to cash in on the online dash, they had better offer solid, original...

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