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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.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For those about to surf, we salute you.

Cyber-surfing that is, as a new study is showing more Canadians are finding the Internet is their best bet when looking for a source of news.

However, for those looking to cash in on the online dash, they had better offer solid, original...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some of the problems inherent in the West Kootenay region’s main airport will be tackled by a new board created to oversee its operation, says the mayor of Castlegar.

Lawrence Chernoff told the board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay recently the West Kootenay Regional Airport...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 09 2011

Some key dates for the HST referendum were announced Friday.

• Monday, June 13 – Elections BC starts mailing out referendum ballots for the HST to all registered voters.

• Friday, June 24 – Majority of British Columbians have received the ballot.

• Friday, July 8 – Last day for unregistered voters to request a ballot...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 06 2011
Local consumers now have a chance to recognize their favourite Castlegar businesses, as the Chamber of Commerce rolls out their annual Business Excellence Awards … with a couple of exciting new twists this year.
First of all, folks can now cast their votes online at http://...
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...


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