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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 16 2011

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute has launched a region-wide business retention and expansion project.

Spearheaded by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), the new Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) pilot project aims to help Columbia Basin communities better understand the needs of local business and the challenges they face.

A collaboration of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 15 2011

An episode of Ma Caravane au Canada aired all over the world this week, beautifully showcasing Nelson, the Slocan Valley and the East Shore.

The show came to Nelson the week of Oct. 14 and cooked the francophone society an amazing meal. Ma Caravane au Canada travelled all across Canada this summer interviewing and showcasing francophone communities. 


by Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

Dr. Steve McVicar, orthopedic surgeon at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, was recently honored by the Department of National Defence with the General Service Medal for South West Asia in recognition of his significant contribution and support to the Canadian Forces while deployed to the Role 3 Hospital Air Field in the spring of 2007 and the summer of 2010.


by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

The numbers are in and Kootenay businesses got involved in a big way during Small Business Month this year.

Community Futures Central Kootenay joined forces with other organizations throughout the region to deliver a whole host of events, workshops and seminars in Nelson, Castlegar and Creston.

Nelson business owners came out in force to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 13 2011

In today’s global economy, innovation and productivity are pivotal to British Columbia’s continued economic success.

The Kootenay Boundary Productivity Initiative will look at how business support organizations, such as Community Futures, can help businesses increase productivity....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2011

Power service in the southern reaches of the Slocan Valley just got a little better.

The Passmore substation project work currently underway is being done to improve the electricity reliability for customers located along Highway 6 and through the communities of Slocan Park, Winlaw, Slocan and Valhalla, said FortisBC spokeperson Neal Pobran....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 10 2011

The current exhibition at the Nelson Public Library is all about picking up the pieces—and turning them into something beautiful.

“As someone unable to throw out anything—particularly shimmering morsels of material—I gather up all the fallen bits at the end of every project,” explains fabric artist Kate Bridger. “After many projects, there are enough saved scraps for me to dip my hands...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 08 2011

If you've ever had a notion to write a novel, been meaning to scribe your memoirs, or pride yourself on your poetry then a rare opportunity to enhance your writing skills begins Jan. 5 in Nelson. 

Selkirk College will offer its university-transferable Creative Writing 100 course Thursday evenings from Jan. 5 to April 5 at Nelson's Kootenay School...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 08 2011

Nelson native Erin Dooley wants to light up your business or home for Christmas.

The graduate of Alberta College of Arts has opened up Holiday Love interior design and decorating.

“I've always been very into my holiday decorating at home and get loads of compliments, so I thought of trying to share my talent with other people,” Dooley told The Nelson Daily....

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

CBT announces the School Works Program, as part of a $3.5 million commitment to increase employment opportunities for students in the Basin over the next three years.

This pilot program will provide an $8/hour wage subsidy to encourage small businesses, non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Columbia Basin to provide part-time employment for...