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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 18 2016

It appears Kootenay Savings Credit Union is headed for a major labour disruption.

United Steelworkers Union 1-404 and 9705 members served 72-hour strike notice on Kootenay Saving Credit Union Monday night in Trail the union said in a media release Tuesday.

Kootenay Savings Credit Union countered by serving the Steelworkers with 72-hour lockout notice.

The...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 17 2016

It's amazing what we gradually accept as normal -- even admirable -- in how we treat each other in Canada. Practices that were once seen as a repugnant surrender to government indifference, like food banks, are now virtually celebrated as a high point of citizen engagement and promoted as such by our public broadcaster once a year. And other practices, like hospitals and seniors' care homes...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 16 2016

Premier Christy Clark announced Friday $100,000 in provincial funding for the Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) to continue and expand its mentoring programs, helping women throughout British Columbia learn indispensable business skills.

The announcement was made today at We for She: Championing the Next Generation, one of North America’s largest gathering of women’s organizations,...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

I’ve often thought politicians inhabit a parallel universe. Maybe it’s just widespread cognitive dissonance, coupled with a lack of imagination, that compels them to engage in so much contradictory behaviour. Trying to appease so many varying interests isn’t easy.

Rather than focusing on short-term economic and corporate priorities, though, politicians should first consider the...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

The City of Trail and Teck are pleased to announce $1.6 million in funding for the Trail Riverfront Centre, a new integrated library and museum facility that will enhance cultural and educational experiences for the community and anchor revitalization of Trail’s downtown core.

Teck will provide an initial donation of $500,000 in 2016, with the balance borrowed by the City of Trail and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is breaking the law by not testing B.C. farmed salmon for a virus that has spread like wildfire in Norway and Chile, before allowing them to be transferred into open-net ocean pens alongside wild fish.

“According to federal fisheries laws, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is required to ensure that farmed fish are not...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

A recent UBC study shows that snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.

The UBC study, a computer modelling exercise, found directing a building’s air handling units through a snow dump — snow collected and stored from winter road clearing operations — can reduce the need to use air conditioning during warmer parts of the year.

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by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Oct 12 2016

Tens of thousands of Canadians continue to venture abroad for medical care, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, Leaving Canada for Medical Care, 2016, estimates that 45,619 Canadians in...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Oct 11 2016

Last week I was the NDP representative at the House of Commons Finance Committee’s pre-budget consultation hearings in British Columbia and Alberta.  We heard from about a dozen witnesses each day, all with good ideas on how the federal government could help Canadians, their businesses and their communities through the 2017 budget.  I’d like to highlight a few of these issues...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2016

Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations.  On Thursday, October 20, 2016, credit unions and credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements...

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