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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 19 2011

Families who work for low wages face impossible choices — buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent.

The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems. In many cases it means that the adults in the family are working long hours, often at two or three jobs, just to pay for basic necessities.

They have little time to spend...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 18 2011

A developer looking to put 27 resort cabins in Shutty Bench, five kilometres north of Kaslo, has asked the regional district area to relax a floodplain building setback so he can build closer to the water.

Kevin Hoffart. owner of Wing Creek Resort, applied for the setback for five of the 27 cabins planned to be built within the 15 metre setback required from Wing Creek...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 17 2011

The world's first small-scale hydrogen liquefaction plant will be built in North Vancouver.

B.C.-based Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (HTEC), and Sacré-Davey Engineering, along with international partner Air Liquide, are building this innovative, high-tech plant — with $870,000 in provincial funding.

They will use local by-product...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 17 2011

Despite calls on the BC Liberals to declare the HST is the wrong tax at the wrong time, Christy Clark and her MLAs have done the opposite, says the Nelson-Creston MLA.

Michelle Mungall said the Liberals have not been upfront and honest with the HST about its effect on families and small businesses.

"This week, not only has the Minister of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

After several months of planning, the newly-formed Nelson Kootenay Lake (NKL) Destination Tourism Marketing Organization has launched its premier logo and slogan for the region.

“The logo is designed to attract first-time and repeat visitors from the regional rubber-tire market as well as from national and international markets,” said Tom Thomson, chair of the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has withdrawn its rate-restructuring proposal to raise insurance rates of drivers who get a speeding ticket or other moving violations.

The move followed a meeting Monday with the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond, who stated that ICBC has been instructed to ensure it applies a test of, “being...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 14 2011

The financial piper will be paid by Trail’s Teck Metals Inc. for two chemical spills into local waterways the company was found at fault for in 2010.

Teck will pay $325,000 for depositing mercury into the Columbia River, and allowing a leachate to overflow into Stoney Creek.

In consultation with Teck, a decision was made to pursue an...

by Contributor on Friday May 13 2011

Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. 

In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meter using calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 12 2011

Let the hype begin.

The provincial government is spending $5 million to convince people the HST is a good thing.

The information campaign announced by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon Thursday says it will correct misunderstandings about the HST, in the lead-up to the referendum this summer.

Using print, TV and online...

by Rachel Selkirk on Thursday May 12 2011
While Canada recovers from the recent global recession, the Kootenay-Boundary region continues to make economic gains on the local level. Notably, the region has been benefiting from grants awarded by The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT).
The SIDIT was launched in 2006 by the government of British Columbia with a one-time $50 million allocation...


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