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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

Finance Minister Colin Hansen delivered a status-quo budget for British Columbians on Tuesday, with a nod and an increase in spending for core health care, education and social services.

Budget 2011 focused new spending on health care and social services and provides some fiscal flexibility for the priorities of the new premier and executive council, Hansen said...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Council paused before a Red Sands storm Monday night at City Hall, but the squall never materialized.

A brief break in their regular council meeting appeared to gird City council for the work of debating the land use amendment on the latest waterfront development proposal (Nelson Landing) that has...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Dollar signs trumped community consensus as City council succumbed to the lure of greater revenue and doubled the rate of downtown parking meters.

A motion was passed Monday night in the regular council meeting at City Hall — forgoing vetting a parking meter hike through a public meeting on the budget...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The greener grass on the other side of the development fence will be explored in earnest as the city’s golf course has chipped into exploratory mode for a developer to realize a mixed use residential and commercial project proposed on lands in Rosemont.

First and second reading on an amendment to the...

by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By BC Federation of Labour

Job numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada show British Columbia continues to lose jobs.

BC lost 9,100 jobs in January and was the only province to see significant job losses. Most other provinces showed job gains, including Ontario which created 36,300 jobs in January, and Alberta which saw job numbers...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Construction begins this week on the Waneta Expansion Project as the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam starts in earnest.

Crews are working to remove “overburden” in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas, according to a press release from the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 04 2011

Small businesses in the Kootenays and Okanagan can now upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems at virtually no cost, thanks to a new program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC.

‘FLIP’ stands for the FortisBC/LiveSmartBC Lighting Installation Program. The...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 04 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Although by definition one area of the Nelson Landing waterfront development is a brown field, approving a development on the land isn’t as big of a gamble as it may seem, says the City’s senior planner.

With the former Kootenay Forest Products mill once occupying the waterfront site now owned by...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 03 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Crown land in the Nelson Landing development proposal has caused much talk in the community as to how public land factors into the re-zoning deal, but the City’s senior planner has the answer.

Dave Wahn said David Sorensen owns a one-metre strip of upland between the CP Rail lands (and rail line) and...

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