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by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 22 2018

Canada’s environmental record ranks in the top ten among comparable high-income countries around the world, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“As Earth Day approaches, it’s important to acknowledge that Canada has an excellent environmental record when stacked up against the world’s richest, cleanest and...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Apr 19 2018

The big money party is over and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C. it's fitting that it went out with a bang in 2017.

First, though, a walk down memory lane for an appreciation of its shock and awe legacy on B.C...

by Community Futures on Monday Apr 16 2018

Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) is pleased to recognize Chris Bell for his years of volunteer work in Castlegar and the Central Kootenay. He has been involved in a variety of organizations, lending his good-natured expertise to many projects.

Since 2010, Chris Bell facilitated the Castlegar-based Kootenay Business Exchange, a peer-mentoring group established in 2006. He joined...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 16 2018

A care box for lonely students away from home, a home décor company and a clothing business that recycles clothing from a local thrift store are just a few young entrepreneurs looking to impress judges during the 2018 West Kootenay-Boundary Junior Dragons Den Regional competition Thursday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.

Billed as “The Next Big Idea”, Thursday’s JDD...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 10 2018

A joint task force from seven regional credit unions issued a press release Tuesday regarding their proposed amalgamation (said credit unions include Kootenay Savings, Nelson and District, Heritage, Grand Forks, Creston and Distric, Grand Forks and East Kootenay Community credit unions).

The press release is as follows:

The seven credit unions exploring the combination of their...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 09 2018

Ideas for making life better in the Kootenays through technology? The rewards could be more than the improvements themselves; there's a big cash award involved for winning this contest. Even if our team of communities doesn't win the grand prize, working together toward a shared goal can produce other lasting benefits, too.

Smart cities use data and technology to create efficiencies,...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Apr 09 2018

Spring seems to want to take its own sweet time in coming back to the southern Interior, and with that the gray days of winter are gradually being replaced by sun.  That comes as good news for us all, including the travelers who rely on regular flights in and out of our local airports.  Winter is a time of frustrating cancellations—turning back over Penticton, Castlegar, or Trail to return to...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 08 2018

Misguided government decisions that stalled revenues and failed to contain runaway costs are largely to blame for the financial crisis facing the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC), finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The current B.C. government recently acknowledged that ICBC was facing a $1...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 03 2018

Scientists, academics, environmentalists and communicators have urged governments to take the climate crisis seriously for decades. We’ve outlined the overwhelming evidence, generated discussion and offered myriad solutions.

We’ve confronted politicians who refuse to accept that a problem exists, or that we can do anything about it if it does. That’s...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 03 2018

Co-ops can form a more sustainable alternative to “business as usual.” They’re democratic and egalitarian.  They don’t depend on the mythical, and massively disproven, idea of “trickle-down economics.” They make positive contributions to their communities and operate on a set of co-operative...

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