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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 29 2011

 Two newcomers have thrown their hats into the ring for the  city council elections this fall, with two weeks still to go in the nomination window.

Sue Heaton, office administrator for BC Hydro, and Dan Rye, manager of Kootenay Market, have both committed to having their names on the ballot when Castlegar heads to the polls in November.
by Contributor on Sunday Sep 25 2011

As part of Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan, the province plans to support small business innovation and entrepreneurship by expanding access to venture capital tax credits, extending tax credits available to apprentices and employers, and working with business leaders to cut red tape and streamline administration of provincial taxes.


by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Sep 23 2011

It's a strange world.

Senior economist Armine Yalnizyan was commissioned by the National Post to make a case about income inequality for their opinion page, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has written.

The piece ran under the headline A problem for everyone. The overtitle (a quick summary of the...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 22 2011

CBT has announced the signing of an agreement with Columbia Mountain Open Network (CMON) to acquire CMON's broadband assets. The assets will be managed by the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a new wholly-owned subsidiary of CBT formed in an effort to expand broadband in the Basin.

"CBT saw the opportunity to continue the work of CMON in bringing broadband to the...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

Global energy intensity increased 1.35 per cent in 2010, reversing a broader trend of decline over the last 30 years, according to a new Vital Signs Online article from the Worldwatch Institute.

Energy intensity, defined as total energy consumption divided by gross world product, has been growing faster than the global economy for the past two years, even though energy intensity...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 20 2011

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and jobs could be created in B.C. by 2015, starting with the Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant.

Presently, the most advanced LNG project is the Kitimat LNG terminal proposed by Apache Canada Ltd., EOG Resources Inc, and Encana Corporation. This terminal is located on Haisla Nation territory.


by Contributor on Monday Sep 12 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) welcomed members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today at the Brilliant Dam and Expansion.

The representatives traveled from Nelson to view the many hydro facility developments along the Kootenay River and learn what’s ‘brilliant’ about Columbia Power’s facilities. 

This week, over 100 municipal leaders met at the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

Ask and you shall receive.

And Joyce Murray, Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra and former BC Environment Minister, asked what the Kootenay region needed.

The former East Shore resident wrapped up her two-day tour meeting Wednesday with community leaders from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, and the Queens Bay area to discuss key local issues related...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 02 2011

Cattle producers and processors in B.C. will continue to provide consumers with top quality beef thanks to a Government of Canada investment in a shared database traceability system. Member of Parliament Wai Young (Vancouver South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $276,000 to establish the B.C. Carcass Tracking and Quality Information System...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway could benefit from a $4.3 million injection of cash as the Province is seeking proposals to provide additional funding for Job Options BC training programs to help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and...


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