Local Business

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

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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.

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

DriveBC estimates road will re-open at 2:15 a.m.

Castlegar woman aiming to get rid of take-out containers

The Bring Your Own to Go Box movement is gaining momentum.

Celebrating excellence in the Columbia Valley

21st annual Business Excellence Awards

Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week

The chip dumper collapse on Oct. 6 is still under investigation

Kalesnikoff CFO recognized as lumber industry leader

Krystle Seed recognized as one of the top ten people under 40 in the lumber industry.

More Nelson restaurants for change this year

Five restaurants are participating in an event to support the Nelson Community Food Centre

  • Oct 10, 2019