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by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its calculations of estimated pension and severance payments paid to the 113 MPs who were either defeated or did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2011 general election.

Defeated and retiring MPs will collect $4.9 million in pension payments in their first year, reaching a cumulative total of $1115 million by age 80.


by Anonymous on Monday May 02 2011

A local development company says it has paid attention to what the Nelson market needed and has come up with affordable housing.

The result is West Creek Village, an eight-home condominium community with two-bedroom designs on the ground level and three-bedroom living on the upper level.

Located on Perrier Road within City limits and adjacent...

by Anonymous on Thursday Apr 28 2011
By Alister Bull and David Alexander, Reuters

President Barack Obama urged world oil producers to lift crude output this week, as he sought to deflect public anger over high gasoline prices that has hurt his popularity among voters.

U.S. motor fuel prices have become a heated political issue after pushing toward $4 a gallon...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

With the West Kootenay having become fertile soil for many innovative food system initiatives, another project is now underway which hopes to build the capacity within the West Kootenay to form a regional food system organization.

Often referred to as 'food councils,' 'roundtables,' 'networks' or 'coalitions,' hundreds of these types of regional organizations do already...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 26 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily Sports

There are people walking down Vernon Street wearing Canucks jerseys.

There are cars cruising through Heritage City flying Canuck mini flags from outside their side windows.

They all can breathe a little easier now that ‘Nucks have finally exorcized their demons from the Windy City, defeating Chicago 2-1 in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Nearly $208,000 was distributed to 139 local community organizations in 2010 through the Community Investment Program, the Nelson and District Credit Union board revealed recently.

On Wednesday, April 20 at the 60th Annual NDCU General Meeting, the financial results for 2010 and new board members were introduced, as well as a new board chair was selected.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Forget hope that the BC Hydro rate increase would be overturned, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recently approved an interim rate increase of eight per cent, effective May 1.

For the average residential BC Hydro customer, this would amount to a bill increase of about $6 per month, albeit until the final decision comes down in the next few months....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Nelson, Castlegar and the Kootenay region will be part of the province-wide call for suggestions on how the HST can be improved when a “tele-town hall” takes place this Thursday.

Running for one hour starting at 6:30 p.m., Minister of Finance Kevin Falcon and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom will engage the West and East Kootenay public only...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Apr 23 2011

Castlegar homeowners may be happy to hear that, although tax rates have increased, the average homeowner will actually be paying less this year, according to a report received by council at its regular meeting last Monday.

Director of financial services Andre Buss told council that, although tax rates have increased for residential rate payers, so too have homeowner...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 15 2011

A portion of Highway 3 through the Blueberry-Paulson Pass will be resurfaced this year, improving the safety of the highway for travellers and commercial vehicles.

Selkirk Paving has been awarded a $2.65-million contract to resurface approximately 11 km of Highway 3, from the Paulson brake check to the Sheep Creek rest area.

This is a...


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