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(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Humble Bean Coffee and Tailout Brewery create one popular stout

Two Castlegar businesses have partnered together to create an espresso stout

Logging On — An increasing number of networkers, stars and searchers have taken interest in Nelson and its surrounding communities. Salmo’s Gary Glover and sons Chad and Shane are the new co-stars of Discovery Channel’s Mud Mountain Haulers. Photo courtesy Discovery Channel

BUSINESS BUZZ: 2022 year in review part 3

Darren Davidson recaps the year in local biz

The new owners at Busaba Thai Cafe, sisters Nid and Bell Padermchok, who hail from Bangkok, and their respective husbands Boom and Paul are from Udon Thani, in Thailand’s northeast. Canada’s Federal Government wants to attract a half million new faces from other places a year by 2025. The nation needs new folks to help solve its labour shortage. Nelson currently has 1,615 immigrants, or 15 per cent of the population. Photo: Darren Davidson

BUSINESS BUZZ: 2022 year in review part 2

Darren Davidson recaps all the important business news from last year

The new owners at Busaba Thai Cafe, sisters Nid and Bell Padermchok, who hail from Bangkok, and their respective husbands Boom and Paul are from Udon Thani, in Thailand’s northeast. Canada’s Federal Government wants to attract a half million new faces from other places a year by 2025. The nation needs new folks to help solve its labour shortage. Nelson currently has 1,615 immigrants, or 15 per cent of the population. Photo: Darren Davidson
After a three-year closure, one of the city’s oldest corner store locations is re-opening. Owner Amy O’Neil says the opportunity to launch The Uphill Market “was serendipitous.” The new store will offer everyday household and kitchen items, plus tea, coffee, sandwiches and soup — and the same candy collection the former Burrell’s location was famous for. The Uphill Market opens this month, and will be staffed by (left to right) Lindsay Clague, O’Neil, Caitlin Clague-McKechnie, and Rosie Davies. Photo: Darren Davidson

BUSINESS BUZZ: 2022 year in review part 1

Darren Davidson recaps all the important business news from last year

After a three-year closure, one of the city’s oldest corner store locations is re-opening. Owner Amy O’Neil says the opportunity to launch The Uphill Market “was serendipitous.” The new store will offer everyday household and kitchen items, plus tea, coffee, sandwiches and soup — and the same candy collection the former Burrell’s location was famous for. The Uphill Market opens this month, and will be staffed by (left to right) Lindsay Clague, O’Neil, Caitlin Clague-McKechnie, and Rosie Davies. Photo: Darren Davidson
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper

NEWS AND VIEWS: Don’t forget your community when holiday spending

Tom Thomson writes about keeping it local during a critical month for Nelson’s businesses

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Booksmyth Quality Used Books proprietor Stephen Fowler and Fish and Whistle Barbershop owner Ethan Melle have teamed up in the Nelson Trading Post location. “It’s the best waiting room in town,” laughs Melle, who approached Fowler with the idea a while back. The shop opened earlier this month. Photo: Darren Davidson

BUSINESS BUZZ: Glovers hit the small screen, barber teams up with bookstore

Startups, moves, and other Nelson business news from Darren Davidson

  • Nov 23, 2022
Booksmyth Quality Used Books proprietor Stephen Fowler and Fish and Whistle Barbershop owner Ethan Melle have teamed up in the Nelson Trading Post location. “It’s the best waiting room in town,” laughs Melle, who approached Fowler with the idea a while back. The shop opened earlier this month. Photo: Darren Davidson
The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa business showcase features entrepreneurs, businesses, artisans

Over 31 Ktunaxa businesses, including artisans, were involved in the showcase, and more than a dozen industries came by for the networking opportunities

The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)
Heads and tales: Nelson’s Lillie and Cohoe celebrated its 30th year in business earlier this month. The label launched in 1991 and has grown to include a staff made up of — clockwise from back corner, far left — Sharon Batcheller, Sandra York, Dia Doornberg, Anna Pokorny, Liz Cohoe, Maureen Snow, and not included in the photo, but a big part of the team nonetheless — Maria Patkora and Brandy Dick. Photo: Darren Davidson
Heads and tales: Nelson’s Lillie and Cohoe celebrated its 30th year in business earlier this month. The label launched in 1991 and has grown to include a staff made up of — clockwise from back corner, far left — Sharon Batcheller, Sandra York, Dia Doornberg, Anna Pokorny, Liz Cohoe, Maureen Snow, and not included in the photo, but a big part of the team nonetheless — Maria Patkora and Brandy Dick. Photo: Darren Davidson
Power and the People — This fine looking group of local yokels won a tour of Nelson Hydro’s vital and fascinating facilities a few Saturdays ago. The utility — one of the few municipal-owned hydro providers in Western Canada — is holding its 2023 Budget and Proposed Rate Increase open house Thursday, Sept 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson Innovation Centre. Photo: Tamarack Media
Power and the People — This fine looking group of local yokels won a tour of Nelson Hydro’s vital and fascinating facilities a few Saturdays ago. The utility — one of the few municipal-owned hydro providers in Western Canada — is holding its 2023 Budget and Proposed Rate Increase open house Thursday, Sept 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson Innovation Centre. Photo: Tamarack Media
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper

NEWS AND VIEWS: Let the Chamber know how best to serve you

Tom Thomson writes about how businesses can supply much-needed input

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Jesse Lockhart, owner of The Windsor Barber and Salon, with customer Dom Baker. The business has recently moved to a new venue at 506 Herridge Lane. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jesse Lockhart, owner of The Windsor Barber and Salon, with customer Dom Baker. The business has recently moved to a new venue at 506 Herridge Lane. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Husky location Nelson, shown here, and another in Trail, have been acquired by the Slocan Valley Co-op. Photo: Tyler Harper

Slocan Valley Co-op purchases two retail fuel locations

The co-op has purchased Husky stations in Trail and Nelson

The Husky location Nelson, shown here, and another in Trail, have been acquired by the Slocan Valley Co-op. Photo: Tyler Harper
Leeza Zurwick at her new brewery in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Leeza Zurwick at her new brewery in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Ben Glickman, CEO of Bitcoin Central, has distributed and maintained automated currency machines since 2018 with the company’s most advanced ATM unit located at Pacific Northwest Garden Supply. Photo: Darren Davidson
Ben Glickman, CEO of Bitcoin Central, has distributed and maintained automated currency machines since 2018 with the company’s most advanced ATM unit located at Pacific Northwest Garden Supply. Photo: Darren Davidson
The Kootenay Pass summit, seen here not long after the highway opened in 1963, is viewed by some as a dividing line between East Kootenay and West Kootenay. Photo: Art Stevens
The Kootenay Pass summit, seen here not long after the highway opened in 1963, is viewed by some as a dividing line between East Kootenay and West Kootenay. Photo: Art Stevens
Having completed most of the infrastructure repair work on side streets’ sewer, water and hydro lines that lead to mains buried beneath Baker Street, as was the case during the first stages of the Stores To Shores Hall Street revitalization in 2015, seen here, Baker’s trunk lines are slated for replacement starting in 2027. In May, a broken main caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to businesses on Baker’s 500 block. The city is confident the old mains can function properly until the replacement project begins. Photo: Darren Davidson

BUSINESS BUZZ: Flood fallout, Salmo’s smokin’, Beauties coming to Baker

Darren Davidson writes about all the latest in local business news

Having completed most of the infrastructure repair work on side streets’ sewer, water and hydro lines that lead to mains buried beneath Baker Street, as was the case during the first stages of the Stores To Shores Hall Street revitalization in 2015, seen here, Baker’s trunk lines are slated for replacement starting in 2027. In May, a broken main caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to businesses on Baker’s 500 block. The city is confident the old mains can function properly until the replacement project begins. Photo: Darren Davidson
International best-selling author Roz Nay has opened her own writing school in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
International best-selling author Roz Nay has opened her own writing school in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Delegates mingle at the BC Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 annual general meeting in Prince George. Photo: Tom Thomson

NEWS AND VIEWS: B.C. Chamber looks ahead at 2022 AGM

Tom Thomson writes about the provincial meeting for chambers of commerce

Delegates mingle at the BC Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 annual general meeting in Prince George. Photo: Tom Thomson