May 03

I Love Nelson

Community Dollars’ newest business to join our movement towards a healthier local economy!

Accepting 100% Community Dollars.

Talk to them about getting some great rates on advertising if you pay in Community Dollars.



Mar 20

New Economy Summit at UBC

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New Economy Summit

AMS Sustainability
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC

Feb 01

Canada’s Debt Clock

$605 billion and climbing!

This ridiculous debt is an unnecessary burden for tax-payers.
Ask you favourite politician when the government plans on helping the people of Canada, rather than banking executives. Government has the right to create money as equity rather than debt. Why are we fattening the financial sector while the average person goes further and further into debt?


Or, if that battle seems to big, try supporting your local complementary currency as a way to put the power of finance back into the hands of the people.

Dec 12

Kootenay Morning Show Interview

Morning coffee, the Morning Show, and Community Dollars.

In this interview Deb Kozac spoke with Michael Sheely on community, trust, and currency.

Change your money, change the world.


Dec 03

New Businesses

Welcome to some of the new businesses participating, including:

Aurora Gardens taking 50%

Yards R Us taking 50%

Kutenais Finest taking 20%

Dharma Consignment taking 100%

Traditional Thai Massage with Liz taking 100%

Au Soliel Levant Bakery taking 100%

Epiphany Cakes and Pastries taking 50%

Keep your eyes on our list as it continues to grow!


Nov 15

Uruguay’s National Complementary Currency

Advances are steady in Uruguay’s C3 currency system. Yet another country empowering itself in the midst of global financial crises.









Link to article.

Oct 23

Mackenzie King, Debt, and Japan

If you’re feeling discouraged by Statistics Canada’s recent report that Canada’s debt to income ratio is worse than expected (now sitting at 163.4%),  perhaps you will be inspired by the words of one of Canada’s most celebrated Prime Ministers, who is the face of our 50 dollar bill.

“Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talk of sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile… Once a nation parts with control of its credit, it matters not who makes the nation’s laws… Usury once in control will wreck any nation.”

Mackenzie King

 Meanwhile Japan, still suffering from a 20 year financial crisis, known originally as the Lost Decade, and now, the Lost Two Decades, reports an explosion of complementary currencies (now over 780) in response to failed fractional reserve banking.

For a glimpse into this phenomenon, check out this paper by Bernard Lietaer.

To give you a spooky primer for Halloween, have a look at our federal debt clock! (Warning: It’s scary!)

Oct 17

The 10% Shift

Thanks to Barry O’Neill, President of CUPE BC Division, for his presentation on the 10% Shift. This campaign shares some research about the impact of spending money at local businesses and the impact this has on the community as a whole.


Oct 02

Two Clicks To Win!

Help raise funds to develop Canada’s first regional currency!

Click on the image then click ‘vote’ for Community Dollars!

It’s that easy!

Sep 16

Great Day for a BBQ!

Wonderful food, wonderful people, wonderful weather for the Community Dollars BBQ featuring 5 of Nelson’s community groups who are using Community Dollars to help support their programs through exchanges with community members. Here’s a photo of Bonnie Baker getting some Community Dollars from Tamara Abramson of the Women’s Centre.

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