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YOU CHOOSE: Chamber Business Excellence Awards now online

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://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P9G9X5J between April 1 and...

Kootenay Savings ratifies deal with staff

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...

Expo to draw thousands this weekend

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...

Castlegar kid takes top honours in regional contraption contest

Castlegar's own Laura Monsen, a student at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, took top honours in a region-wide competition challenging kids to envision the technology of tomorrow. Monsen's brainstorm: a global disinfectant to be used in airliners. In conjunction with the National Science and Technology Week, which ran from...

Jersey Emerald Mine could create 90 jobs: consultant

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily At least 90 jobs and $7 million annually in salaries will be injected into the region if the Jersey Emerald mine south of Salmo gets off the ground, the consultant for the tungsten mining project said Thursday. Ed Lawrence told the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors...

RCMP warn of US funny money

Police are warning local retailers to think twice before accepting U.S. $50-bills. Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said there have been four separate instances (two in Castlegar and two in Grand Forks), in which the counterfeit bills were passed, and for goods ranging, “from renovation supplies, to pizza to general merchandise.”...

City opts into regional tourism promotion

City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, voted to pay $4,350 for inclusion in a SnowSeekers promotion designed to funnel ski tourists for Rd Mountain and White Mountain through the Castlegar's regional aiport. "The West Kootenay Regional Airport would be promoted as 'the' airport ...to access the two ski hills,"...

West Kootenay business in running for BC Export Award

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Anders Malpass relocated his multi-million dollar business to South Slocan last year from Prince George because the West Kootenay area was perfectly positioned for his company to prosper. And his company responded, with Drop Designs earning a nomination this year from the Ministry of...

Celgar unveils its green energy project

Nelson Daily staff The wraps will be taken off the Green Energy Project at Zellstoff Celgar as the company hosts an official launch and ribbon-cutting for the energy-producing project this Friday. The Green Energy Project is a $55 million investment in the pulp mill's power production capacity, which began operating in the ...

Castlegar's Extra Foods no more - welcome Tom's No Frills, instead

 Today, the city's Extra Foods officially becomes Tom's No Frills grocery store. After weeks of renovations and changes, owner Tom Zelke is unveiling this new (to Castlegar) concept in food stores. “It's still a Loblaw's company,” he said, explaining the 'No Frills' ownership structure is different, as is some of the consumer...
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