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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 21 2011

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has recognized Selkirk College faculty and staff for their teaching and leadership excellence.

Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Feb 21 2011

By Michael Jessen

Prosperity today means nothing if it undermines the conditions on which prosperity tomorrow depends. Tim Jackson


by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 21 2011

The Province of BC has approved the new Master Development Agreement for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Following on January, 2010 approval of the Master Plan, this approval of the Master Development Agreement is the final step in the provincial approval process.

The 40-year plan includes expanded accommodation and commercial development, 20,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 18 2011

There will be $17 million in new funding in the 2011/12 fiscal year to support social, economic and environmental initiatives throughout the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced this week.

This is the largest allocation in CBT’s history and a 13 per cent increase over last year’s funding.

Budget allocations include:

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Feb 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A vacant lot in Rosemont could soon house eight multi-residential units after City council passed first and second reading on the rezoning amendment this week.

A land use regulation amendment to the Official Community Plan for 2001 Perrier Rd. moved into a position on third reading as it passed with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 17 2011

International markets represent an exceptional business development opportunity — they provide companies a platform to build future business beyond traditional markets.

The Strategies of International Business is a half-day workshop offered by Community Futures in March, specific to BC companies interested in building the skills required to become more competitive in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

There will be $1,750 in cash prizes in the West Kootenay’s first 24 hour WebDev Showdown as local web designers face off in a design duel to benefit local non-profits and emerging businesses.

The West Kootenay is a thriving region boasting new media and web design talent that continues to grow exponentially as more and more creative folk launch businesses locally or...

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...


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