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by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 28 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There is expected to be a 40 per cent increase in the demand for electricity in BC over the next 20 years, according to BC Hydro, and the Crown corporation is in the process of drafting a 20-year plan to meet those needs.

Public input on the Integrated Resource Plan is being garnered through 12 open...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

Ed Note: the folllowing is a press release issued by the United Steelworkers Union.

The United Steelworkers Locals 9705 and 1-405 and Kootenay Savings Credit Union are pleased to announce they have ratied the agreement reached on the renewal of their collective agreement, which expired on Dec. 31, 2010, for their unionized East and West Kootenay locations. Both parties...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district is wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to over legislate building permits on small structures in rural areas, says one regional district director.

Walter Popoff of Area H has been trying to convince the Regional District of Central Kootenay Building Department and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

It’s that time of year again, when Castlegar gears up for spring and summer with the chamber of commerce’s 11th annual Home and Lifestyles Expo.

Chamber executive director Pam McLeod said this year’s offering promises to be better than ever, with 69 vendors and an exciting range of booths, services and products.
“We had about 2,300...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

One hundred and fifty unionized employees at Kootenay Savings Credit Union have rejected the company's latest offer by 81 per cent.

As a result, the union (Local 9705) and the company have said they are trying to set a date to sit down and begin bargaining process all over again.

Over 90 per cent of the union voted for a strike in January. Pension was the issue, but...

by Laila Yuile on Saturday Feb 26 2011

  From the Fraser Surrey Docks press release:

Fraser Surrey Docks was a fitting background for the official launch of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR)project on Monday, January 12th 2009, which was attended by Prime Minister...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 24 2011

There are more changes coming in the newspaper industry.

Eight months after selling off the Nelson Daily News and Prince Rupert Daily News to Victoria based Black Press, which immediately closed its door, parent company Glacier Media Group had decided to cease operations of both the press and mailroom at the Kamloops Daily News within the next 60 days...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Applications for the Columbia Basin Summer Works Program will be available Feb. 22.

Funding for the program has been increased to $500,000 up from $390,000 last year to allow more students to be hired. Fully subscribed in 2010, 90 per cent of businesses who participated in the program said they plan on applying again this year.

Launched as a pilot program last spring,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 18 2011

There will be $17 million in new funding in the 2011/12 fiscal year to support social, economic and environmental initiatives throughout the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced this week.

This is the largest allocation in CBT’s history and a 13 per cent increase over last year’s funding.

Budget allocations include:

by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...


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