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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 24 2011

There are more changes coming in the newspaper industry.

Eight months after selling off the Nelson Daily News and Prince Rupert Daily News to Victoria based Black Press, which immediately closed its door, parent company Glacier Media Group had decided to cease operations of both the press and mailroom at the Kamloops Daily News within the next 60 days...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Applications for the Columbia Basin Summer Works Program will be available Feb. 22.

Funding for the program has been increased to $500,000 up from $390,000 last year to allow more students to be hired. Fully subscribed in 2010, 90 per cent of businesses who participated in the program said they plan on applying again this year.

Launched as a pilot program last spring,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 18 2011

There will be $17 million in new funding in the 2011/12 fiscal year to support social, economic and environmental initiatives throughout the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced this week.

This is the largest allocation in CBT’s history and a 13 per cent increase over last year’s funding.

Budget allocations include:

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by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By BC Federation of Labour

Job numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada show British Columbia continues to lose jobs.

BC lost 9,100 jobs in January and was the only province to see significant job losses. Most other provinces showed job gains, including Ontario which created 36,300 jobs in January, and Alberta which saw job numbers...

by Nelson Daily editor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Construction begins this week on the Waneta Expansion Project as the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam starts in earnest.

Crews are working to remove “overburden” in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas, according to a press release from the...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

by Nelson Daily editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The ultimate question of whether the Sinixt Nation exists or not will be one of the main side issues answered in BC Supreme Court when their court case to prevent logging on Perry Ridge resumes in Vancouver next month.

Arguments are still in process but have been adjourned this week until Feb. 3 as...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 26 2011
The growing pressure to address environmental concerns in the Grand Forks area led city council to increase the mandate of their air quality committee to become the new environment committee tackling air, water and climate change.
Chaired by Councillor Chris Moslin, the new committee held its inaugural meeting last week. Twenty-one people came out to the meeting to participate in...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.

Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.

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