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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.

Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

The revival of mining in British Columbia was underlined Monday with the release of exploration spending figures for 2010 that were more than double the amount for 2009.

Speaking at Mineral Roundup 2011, Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes revealed $322-million was spent on mineral exploration last year. This represents the third-highest total in the province’s history and a 109 per...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 20 2011

By Roscoe Triana

Canada Post announced a decision in the summer of 2010 that they would look into rerouting all Friday mail sent from the Kootenay area in British Columbia to Vancouver for sorting prior to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2011

The Provincial government is reporting that over 100 actions have been completed or are underway in response to the March 2009 Working Roundtable on Forestry.


Examples of progress in response to roundtable recommendations include:

• Twenty-seven local governments have adopted Wood First resolutions, bylaws or...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jan 17 2011

Few developments in our era of savage capitalism are so powerfully symbolic of the new feudalism than the obscene compensation paid out to the new economic elite: the CEOs of the most powerful corporations in the country. The CCPA’s Hugh MacKenzie now reminds us yearly of this economic and social sickness by identifying exactly when the average CEO (of the 100 largest firms) has earned...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

By Amy Taylor, Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic 

Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are? 

The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is holding a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-5 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall. 

The workshop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A program that has contributed over 1,400 businesses in the last 22 years to the West Kootenay region is now facing some cutbacks.

The Self Employment Program run through Community Futures in Nelson will be instituting two new changes to the popular and productive program, as the nationwide program...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

The power goes out on a regular basis in the West Kootenay during the winter.

In light of the fact today is the first official day of winter, BC Hydro has introduced a new mobile-friendly version of that makes it easier for customers to access information on their smart phones during power outages.

The mobile site will work...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 20 2010

Two studies conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) point to wide-ranging economic and social benefits from hosting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The reports, which cover the period of 2003-2009 and the first three months of 2010, show some positive impacts for both B.C. and Canada in the areas studied.



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