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City to review policy allowing mobile food vendors/restaurants

City to review policy allowing mobile food vendors/restaurants

An upset letter from a local restaurant owner has council considering the implications of the number of mobile food vendors they license in the city.

Element owner Florio Vassilakakis sent a letter arguing against allowing mobile vendors/restaurants (the food trucks you can see along Columbia Avenue), prompting city staff to write a report suggesting the current bylaw (which has been in place since 1980) be reviewed and updated.

Supply management an antiquated way to sell milk, chickens, eggs and cheese

Supply management an antiquated way to sell milk, chickens, eggs and cheese

by Jason Clemens and Alana Wilson, The Fraser Institute

There are few Canadians who understand agricultural supply management and how it affects their daily lives, which is a major reason why this outdated system has survived. It’s receiving greater scrutiny now, though, because it’s impeding trade agreements.

Celgar brings inspirational speaker Spencer Beach to Castlegar

Celgar brings inspirational speaker Spencer Beach to Castlegar

Celgar is proud to present inspirational keynote speaker Spencer Beach at Chances Castlegar on May 21 at 7 p.m.

On a day just like any other, Beach was working as a flooring installer in Alberta when, in the blink of an eye, he found himself engulfed in a flash fire that changed his life forever.

Today he travels North America extensively sharing his story and experiences and bringing hope and inspiration to others.

Spencer Beach is also a National Construction Safety officer, W.H.M.I.S. instructor and author of “In Case of Fire”.

Chamber hosts "Accelerate your business" one day bootcamp

Chamber hosts "Accelerate your business" one day bootcamp

Castlegar Chamber & Mountain Transport Institute is pleased to host award-winning entrepreneur Donald Cooper to Castlegar on June 26th, 2013 at the Sandman Hotel  Businesses are invited to take advantage of this extraordinary 1-day opportunity to learn from a world-class, bottom-line visionary in the areas of management, marketing and profitability for small and medium size businesses.

UPDATE: Local Fortis job action minimal

There were no picket signs near the sign at West Kootenay Road Monday. — The Nelson Daily photo

Update:

A 72-hour job action notice that could've seen as many as 225 Fortis BC employees, including those here in Castlegar, Trail, South Slocan, Warfield and Rossland, on strike as of Sunday hasn't amounted to much, according to Fortis spokesman Neal Pobran.

Pobran said no action was taken Sunday, and minimal action is being taken today (Monday).

Trail market filling up fast

Trail market filling up fast

The City of Trail and the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce say vendor space is filling up in the Trail Market on the Esplanade for the summer of 2013, with over 50 per cent of the spaces already allocated for the full year.

Because the event achieved such tremendous success in 2012 with over 6,000 visitors and 125 different vendors, the Trail Market on the Esplanade is anticipated to be an even busier.

Electrical glitch resolved at Silver City Days; rides to be running on time

Electrical glitch resolved at Silver City Days; rides to be running on time

A glitch that saw the rides stop working during the first night of Silver City Days is fixed in plenty of time for the causeway's opening this afternoon, according to festival society president Ian McLeod.

"One of the main generators blew up on us at about 6 p.m. (Wednesday)," he said, adding the mechanical issue put the rides out of commission, but not the food court or the entertainment stages. "The crowd tapered off a little, but we still had about 50 per cent of the (people)."

Interfor nets almost $18 million

Interfor nets almost $18 million

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) reported net income of $17.8 million or $0.32 per share before share-based compensation expense and other items in the first quarter of 2013.

These results compare with net earnings, reported on the same basis, of $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a loss of $4.1 million in the first quarter of last year.

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

Update:

Letter to the Editor:

On May 7, President and CEO of Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Brent Tremblay, wrote a letter to local media outlining his concerns with the proposed capital tax on financial institutions that the NDP has discussed implementing if we win government on May 14. Firstly, I want to thank Brent for expressing his concerns and, having met and discussed this issue with him, I understand that as CEO he is responsible for the wellbeing of KSCU and its members.

Jazz announces more flights to Castlegar's regional airport

Jazz announces more flights to Castlegar's regional airport

Castlegar will be seeing more flights at its regional airport, according to a press release issued today.

"The West Kootenay Regional Airport is pleased to advise that Jazz Air has increased its summer passenger service to better meet the needs of the travelling public in the West Kootenay region," the release said.

Airport manager Gerry Rempel said Jazz Air has added an additional daily trip to Vancouver, now providing four flights a day seven days a week.

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