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by Contributor on Sunday Jul 03 2016

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson released the following statement today on the status of negotiations between Canada and the United States on softwood lumber:

“British Columbia appreciates that the federal government continues to make finding a negotiated solution to Canada-U.S. lumber trade a top priority. I am heartened to see that both...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 29 2016

There appears to be no turning back on a potential disruption to mail delivery after Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra officially rejected a letter from postal workers asking him to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks.

Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says in a media release this could mean Canada Post is indeed...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jun 22 2016

BC Premier Christy Clark famously denounced environmental activists as "the forces of NO," and proudly aligned herself with "the forces of YES" for industrial development, and in particular, the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry and the LNG projects her government is pushing -- along with the Site C dam to provide power for it. 

Are LNG projects a good thing for BC, or a bad thing in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 22 2016

Imagine Kootenay (IK) was awarded the top honour for marketing and innovation in the province last week by the BC Economic Development Association.

The IK partnership and website was recognized for their website and program branding work at the BC Economic Development Association Summit in Vancouver on June 15.

Imagine Kootenay competed as a regional program...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 21 2016

The Government of British Columbia is providing $1.18 million in B.C. Air Access Program funding to support infrastructure improvements at Trail Regional Airport, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

"Throughout B.C., airports serve as a vital transportation link and a lifeline for the many smaller communities they serve," said Stone. "When we rolled out...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2016

Finance ministers reached consensus on an agreement-in-principle to recommend a modest and balanced incremental enhancement to the Canada Pension Plan, starting in 2019 and phased in over seven years until 2025, B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced Monday.                               

The proposed enhancement will now be considered by the respective jurisdictions and, if...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jun 16 2016

Proponents of an expanded Canada Pension Plan rely on incorrect assumptions and flat out mistakes, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Canada’s finance ministers will meet next week in Vancouver to discuss expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) — a move that would increase mandatory...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 08 2016

Unionized staff at Kootenay Savings Credit Union have voted 94% in favour of job action, said Jeff Bromley of the United Steelworkers Locals 9705 and 1-405 in a media release Wednesday.

Bromley said the vote came after 17 days of negotiations during the past six months.

Bromley said the key sticking points remain the employer’s insistence on deleting long-standing language that...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jun 08 2016

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, but what if we celebrated oceans every day? Covering more than 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex and vibrant ecosystems, life-sustaining services, calming effects and unimaginable diversity, much of which we have not yet even discovered.

Summer is an...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 07 2016

The Gold Fever Follies will be an attraction again this summer of 2016, even though the MIners Uniion Hall is not available as a venue while renovations are under way.   The new location will have limited seating, so come to a show during July when attendance has historically been a bit lighter.  

The show will go on at the old Bank of Montreal building, now the...


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