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Fortis/IBEW 213 lockout: No end near

It appears the lockout signs will remain for a while yet as the two sides continue to find no common ground. — The Nelson Daily photo

By Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

Heading into the fifth week of a lockout, the business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 213 says skilled workers are leaving FortisBC over the labour dispute, which looks a long way from over.

“I have no idea how long it’s going to go,” IBEW Local 213 business manager, Rod Russell told The Nelson Daily from Kelowna.

Scientists create microbattery using 3-D printer

Scientists create microbattery using 3-D printer

Scientists have successfully created a Lithium ion micro-battery the size of a grain of sand. A team of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Illinois were able to create the tiny battery using 3D printing technology.

B.C. farmers-market coupon program expanding

B.C. farmers-market coupon program expanding

A successful program that provides lower-income families, pregnant women and seniors with coupons for locally produced food is receiving an additional $2 million investment, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.

"We know that having access to healthy, fresh foods makes a huge difference in health," said Lake. "Unfortunately, for some British Columbians, it can be hard to access these nutritious necessities. This program will help us improve the health of B.C. families by offering improved access to locally produced food for those most in need."

Advertising Feature: Why Does Pinnacle PAC Offer Free Initial Consultations?

Advertising Feature: Why Does Pinnacle PAC Offer Free Initial Consultations?

Many professional firms offer “free initial consultations” to the public as an enticement to get customers in the door. It’s part of their promotional strategy to attract new customers.

Pinnacle PAC offers free initial consultations for a few other reasons.

Celgar to cut 85 jobs at Castlegar mill

Celgar to cut 85 jobs at Castlegar mill

Celgar managing director of operations Kevin Anderson told The Source today that 85 jobs will be cut from the mill over the next five years, most within the coming year.

He said no single portion of the mill or the staff base will be targeted, with the workforce reduction taking place mill-wide, across most departments.

OP/ED: MLA says Kootenay jobs at risk

OP/ED: MLA says Kootenay jobs at risk

A secret 10-year deal signed by forest minister Steve Thomson could have significant implications on B.C.’s pulp mills, including Celgar, says New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy.

“We know that mills are having to pay more to get fiber, and we know that as the timber supply problem gets worse, it’s only going to get harder for mills to get chips,” said Conroy, the MLA for Kootenay-West. “Yet the minister signed a sweetheart deal just before the election that locks a significant amount of wood chips in for export for 10 years.

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)'s most recent bid to buy Astral Media's television and radio services for CAD$3.4 billion has been approved on Thursday by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian regulatory body which supervises broadcasting and telecommunications.

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)'s most recent bid to buy Astral Media's television and radio services for CAD$3.4 billion has been approved on Thursday by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian regulatory body which supervises broadcasting and telecommunications.

BC Hydro fires five workers suspected of stealing electricity

BC Hydro fires five workers suspected of stealing electricity

BC Hydro fired five workers Thursday for allegedly stealing equipment and facilitating the theft of electricity related to a grow-op.

"BC Hydro has been investigating the actions of a small number of employees to determine if they violated BC Hydro’s Code of Conduct," said Greg Reimer, executive vice-president, Transmission & Distribution, BC Hydro in a statement on the company website.

Shambhala announces purchase of the Savoy Inn

The Savoy Hotel was the former home of the Flying Squirrel hostel. Now is will be the new home for Shambhala.

First it was the pub tenant in the former Savoy Inn Hotel.

Then a fire closed the restaurant and the hostel shut down.

Toss in the Esso gas station pulling up shop and the new owners closing down the Nelson Daily News in the 200 block of the street and the most western part of Baker Street was looking a might bit sketchy.

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