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by Contributor on Friday May 13 2011

Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. 

In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meter using calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 11 2011

The first round of voting is over, and the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce now has five finalists for each of the seven categories in this year’s Business Excellence Awards (The Source is a finalist in the Green Award category).

Chamber executive director Pam McLeod says  turning to technology in the voting process has meant far more residents were engaged in the process, thus...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 06 2011

Money is always a concern for West Kootenay businesses.

A new survey is expected to examine whether enterprises and organizations in the West Kootenay are able to borrow or access the money they need to operate and grow their businesses and services.

Arising out of the recently developed Columbia Basin Trust’s Economic Initiatives...

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.

In...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

 

Selkirk’s Business Administration students squared off against one another at the college’s sixth annual Business Competition held at its Castlegar campus at the end of the term. 
 
First-year students competed for the best marketing campaign, while second-year students strove for best business case analysis. Working in teams, students prepared campaigns and...
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 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

Residents in the West Kootenay will now find it even easier to access government services with the official opening of a brand-new FrontCounter BC office in Castlegar.

FrontCounter BC is a single-window service for clients of the natural resource sector. FrontCounter BC was created in 2005 with eight locations, a dedicated call centre and online applications.

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