Local Business

Nelson’s SMRT1 Technologies to provide vending tech to Vancouver company

UpMeals will launch 22 machines across Canada using SMRT1’s personalized machines

Summer outdoor education for kids during pandemic

Wildsight has created dozens of online lessons, including activities, videos and more

  • Jul 16, 2020

BUSINESS BUZZ: Visitors versus the virus, Western Auto celebrates a half century, Lytle does a lot

Darren Davidson’s monthly column about business in Nelson

  • Jul 14, 2020

VIDEO: Not business as usual as Nelson slowly reopens

Local owners talk about the pandemic has changed how they operate

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Alberta opens up more businesses as COVID-19 cases decline
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Feds warned that agriculture sector near tipping point due to blockades
Kenney, Notley speak on Teck Frontier pullout

West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip

In the last 14 days there have been 46 new real estate listings in the West Kootenay.

Kootenay businesses struggling to find workers

People are opting to stay home and collect CERB rather than return to work.

BUSINESS BUZZ: Nelson businesses keep going despite difficult times

While many businesses have laid employees off, some are still trying to offer products and services

  • Apr 7, 2020

Who needs Amazon? Nelson businesses stay afloat with local deliveries

The city’s stores are closed, but candy, beer and lingerie can be had with just a phone call

Interfor cuts production and staff at Grand Forks, Castlegar mills

The curtailment is scheduled to last two weeks, amid pandemic-related market changes

COLUMN: Businesses prepare for COVID storm but avoid panic

Darren Davidson speaks with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

  • Mar 19, 2020

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

BUSINESS BUZZ: A look at business in Nelson from A to Z, Part 2

Darren Davidson takes over our business column with an alphabetical rundown

  • Jan 7, 2020

Promoter fundraises for new Kootenay Country Music Fest

UPDATED: Travis Pangburn has de-activated the $150,000 Gofundme campaign

Buddy’s Place opens as Nelson’s second cannabis store

The store, formerly known as Leaf Cross, is on Baker Street

Castlegar council approves 2050 renewable energy plan

City was last holdout in region to adopt West Kootenay EcoSociety’s measure

  • Nov 25, 2019

Castlegar woman to appear on Dragons’ Den

Happy Gut sells water kefir beverages and kits to make water kefir at home.