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by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

One week after a community group in Nelson announced they would be releasing a currency in spring in the city, a Columbia Basin-wide community currency will also be released in conjunction in several West Kootenay communities.

In less than two months, Community Dollars will hit the streets of the Columbia Basin in...

by Laila Yuile on Saturday Feb 26 2011

  From the Fraser Surrey Docks press release:

Fraser Surrey Docks was a fitting background for the official launch of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR)project on Monday, January 12th 2009, which was attended by Prime Minister...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

By The Council of Canadians

The Harper government is using the Canada-European Union trade talks to lobby the EU on its climate policy, according to recently released briefing notes.

But the connections between the proposed agreement and needed regulation of the tar sands doesn't end there.

The Council of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

Nelson CARES was one of seven non-profit organizations located in the Columbia Basin that will be receiving assistance from Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) for social enterprise projects.

Also receiving funding was the West Kootenay Women’s Association in Nelson and the South Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in Kootenay Bay.

The...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 25 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional economy will be required to carry the local one in Nelson, City council told representatives of the Bank of Canada at a recent meeting in the Heritage City.

Bank officials were in the city discussing the state of the nation’s economy, the provincial landscape, and how it related to the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 24 2011

There are more changes coming in the newspaper industry.

Eight months after selling off the Nelson Daily News and Prince Rupert Daily News to Victoria based Black Press, which immediately closed its door, parent company Glacier Media Group had decided to cease operations of both the press and mailroom at the Kamloops Daily News within the next 60 days...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Big brother is watching you, or at least, City council is.

New risk-based audit standards are coming into effect — arising out of the uncertainty created by the Enron scandal in 2001, the biggest audit failure in history — that are turning people in the seat of power into watchdogs.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Feb 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A zero per cent rise in property taxes is one of the options City council is flirting with as they head into the final throes of budget deliberations.

With Nelson property owners already facing three potential hikes in rates from the City’s corner — including water (nine per cent), sewer (seven per...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

A new Residential Construction Performance Guide is the latest information tool to protect buyers of new homes and enhance the quality of construction in British Columbia.

Developed in consultation with home warranty insurance providers for use in British Columbia, the Residential Construction Performance Guide provides advance information that sets out the minimum...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Applications for the Columbia Basin Summer Works Program will be available Feb. 22.

Funding for the program has been increased to $500,000 up from $390,000 last year to allow more students to be hired. Fully subscribed in 2010, 90 per cent of businesses who participated in the program said they plan on applying again this year.

Launched as a pilot program last spring,...

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