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by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

A $2.5 million expansion underway to one of the region’s top lodges is providing the perfect prelude into what could be the best season ever in their 12-year history.

Construction is well underway at Baldface Lodge near Nelson on the new, 9,000-square-foot two-storey east wing building, said Marina Moroney, Baldface’s guest services manager.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Oct 03 2011

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is committing $65,100 to the purchase of equipment to establish the new retinology clinic. 

by Champion editor on Sunday Oct 02 2011

A need to revitalize the downtown core was identified in 2010, keeping it active, vibrant and sustainable.

City council struck a select committee — Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee — to find solutions to the problems in the downtown core. In August, the City chose MMM Group Limited to develop the renewal plan for downtown Trail. 

by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Teck Resources Ltd. plans to spend a total of $685 million on improvements at two of its major metals operations in British Columbia, the Vancouver-based mining company announced recently.

Teck said it will invest $210 million to increase capacity of an electronic waste recycling operation in Trail, B.C., where Teck has a major zinc smelter and hydroelectric plant.

by Champion editor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.

by Timothy Schafer on Saturday Oct 01 2011

For a society drowning under a deluge of packaging and printed material, help is on the way.

With the province announcing this year it will require industry and manufacturing to become responsible by 2014 for the materials they produce in packaging their goods, the first step in that journey begins Oct. 14 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) in Nelson.

by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Lecture Series and Columbia Basin Trust present John Siebert of Project Ploughshares, Wednesday Oct. 12 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. 

Founded in 1976, Project Ploughshares is the ecumenical peace centre of the Canadian Council of Churches and is committed to “breaking the cycle of war.”

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.