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by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Construction begins this week on the Waneta Expansion Project as the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam starts in earnest.

Crews are working to remove “overburden” in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas, according to a press release from the...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The ultimate question of whether the Sinixt Nation exists or not will be one of the main side issues answered in BC Supreme Court when their court case to prevent logging on Perry Ridge resumes in Vancouver next month.

Arguments are still in process but have been adjourned this week until Feb. 3 as...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 26 2011
The growing pressure to address environmental concerns in the Grand Forks area led city council to increase the mandate of their air quality committee to become the new environment committee tackling air, water and climate change.
Chaired by Councillor Chris Moslin, the new committee held its inaugural meeting last week. Twenty-one people came out to the meeting to participate in...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.

Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.

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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 20 2011

By Roscoe Triana

Canada Post announced a decision in the summer of 2010 that they would look into rerouting all Friday mail sent from the Kootenay area in British Columbia to Vancouver for sorting prior to...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jan 17 2011

Few developments in our era of savage capitalism are so powerfully symbolic of the new feudalism than the obscene compensation paid out to the new economic elite: the CEOs of the most powerful corporations in the country. The CCPA’s Hugh MacKenzie now reminds us yearly of this economic and social sickness by identifying exactly when the average CEO (of the 100 largest firms) has earned...

by Erin Handy on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

What better way to launch a grand new year than with the soothing sounds of large-scale rock demolition? Construction of the long-awaited second powerplant at the Waneta Dam may begin in just over a month, with blasting booked as early as mid-February, Columbia Power representatives told Rossland council Monday.    

“I'm sure in the past, you've heard a lot of hopeful 'wish-fors,'”...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 05 2011

“Castlegar has taken the cake this year,” - that from BC Assessment's deputy assessor, Dennis Hickson, in regard to residential property values in the region for 2010.

He said the average increase in assessed value for single family dwellings in Castlegar is 4.66 per cent, compared with Nelson's 1.92 per cent, Creston at 2.61 per cent, and Trail at 1.2 per cent.

“I'd say that's...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

The power goes out on a regular basis in the West Kootenay during the winter.

In light of the fact today is the first official day of winter, BC Hydro has introduced a new mobile-friendly version of www.bchydro.com that makes it easier for customers to access information on their smart phones during power outages.

The mobile site will work...

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