Local Business

Ainsworth Hot Springs named Business of the Year

Chamber of Commerce also handed out awards in tourism, retail, hospitality, and more

BUSINESS BUZZ: Homecooked meals from South India

Bob Hall’s monthly roundup of Nelson business news

  • Mar 28, 2019

Nelson author launches Grocery Story April 7

New book about consumer-owned grocery stores pulls back the curtain on the grocery giants

  • Mar 25, 2019
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YVR president announces hike in airport improvement fee
Alberta politicians disappointed over court ruling on Trans Mountain pipeline
Dog owners, vets concerned after some dog foods possibly linked to heart problems
Alberta to hold $2.5M inquiry into funding for oil and gas opponents

TELUS to install fibre in Nelson

New cable will be in place this year

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmor Junction

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA affiliate

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

NELSON BUSINESS BUZZ: Baby, you’ve come a long way

Judy Banfield has sold Mountain Baby, and other business news from Bob Hall

  • Feb 22, 2019

Castlegar’s first pot shop to open on Friday

The Higher Path is the culmination of years of hard work by owner Jeff Thompson

Nelson’s Lang Business Systems purchased by Kelowna company

Innov8 will set up shop in Nelson

  • Feb 12, 2019

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

Nelson businesses Farm Fresh, Falls Music Lounge close

The Savoy Brewery is also closed, while the Savoy Hotel and Bloom Nightclub will stay open

  • Jan 29, 2019

BUSINESS BUZZ: The joys of a West Kootenay winter

Business Buzz appears in the Nelson Star once a month. Bob Hall is the communications co-ordinator at Selkirk College and a volunteer director with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Selkirk College raises tuition fees

Two-per-cent increase for domestic students

Selkirk College students protest proposed tuition increases

Students’ union says this year’s two-per-cent increase puts education out of reach for some

Selkirk College students protest proposed tuition increases

Sudents’ union says this year’s 2 per cent increase puts education out of reach for some

Former ski champ and MLA’s son hope to open Castlegar cannabis store next month

Felix Belczyk and Ben Conroy are in the approval process for local Spiritleaf outlet

Cottonwood Lake preservation group surpasses $50,000 fundraising goal

In 28 days, 393 donors have contributed to the fund

  • Jan 17, 2019

Hurting at the pumps: High West Kootenay gas prices surprise expert

Stations are charging double the average retail markup, says fuel analyst

Castlegar commission delays rec complex grant application decision — again

Millions have been slashed from the cost of the community complex project, but concern about the price tag remains

Business Buzz: The Buzz is Back in Nelson

Bob Hall is a volunteer director on the Nelson District Chamber of Commerce. His column appears in the Nelson Star once a month.

  • Dec 13, 2018