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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 26 2011

A new state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber plant in Okanagan Falls, which officially opened Friday, features innovative technology that will change the way wood is used in B.C., providing another boost to B.C.’s forest industry and regional economic growth.

Structurlam’s new 1,400-square-metre plant expansion was supported by $5.7 million in provincial and federal...

by Anonymous on Friday Jun 24 2011

Half of all Canadian employees are disengaged at their work.

That message comes through loud and clear in a new survey, conducted over the past two quarters among nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including more than 2,000 workers in Canada (not including workers from the public sector).

Slightly more than one in three (36 per cent)...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Kootenay folk will now be able to give a green boost to the environment, and receive a carbon tax credit to boot.

FortisBC announced it has launched its renewable natural gas product offering for residential customers in the Kootenays. Eligible customers now have the option of designating 10 per cent of their household's natural gas usage as renewable natural gas....

by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2011

The recovery is over in Canada and the country has entered a new expansion phase.

Despite a relatively enviable position, Canada's economy will have to deal with a number of challenges. These include the winding down of government stimulus plans, budget cuts, as well as a currency whose high value is still hurting exports.

Interest rate...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 19 2011

A big broadband boost to the tune of $50,000 will be going out to the communities of Shutty Bench, Fletcher Falls and Ainsworth Hot Springs as the Province is providing cash to expand Internet service.

Overall, the province is providing $2.34 million to over 60 locales in rural B.C. to expand broadband Internet into B.C.’s rural communities in the effort to make B.C. “...

by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 19 2011

Finally, some news out of Victoria for the rural areas of BC: your property taxes are due.

Some of the more than 397,000 rural property owners in British Columbia and the Regional District of Central Kootenay may be wondering how to pay their property taxes by the July 4 tax deadline during a postal strike.

Despite the postal disruption,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 18 2011

Tax Freedom Day, the day when Canadians start working for themselves after paying off the total tax bill imposed on them by all levels of government, fell on Monday, June 6, two days later than in 2010, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Tax Freedom Day calculations.

However, Tax Freedom Day is actually 16 days later, on Wednesday, June 22, if governments paid for their current...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

Maurice Poulin, BA CAIB of Poulin Agencies Ltd. in Nelson was sworn in as the 2011-12 president of the Insurance Brokers Association of B.C. (IBABC) at the annual general meeting held in Burnaby last month.

Despite being the third-generation owner of Poulin Agencies Ltd., Poulin did not originally intend to pursue a career in the insurance industry.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

B.C. small businesses have innovative ideas on how to conserve energy, but many do not have the time or money to make their ideas happen.

The $550,000 LiveSmart Champion Program can help small business make their energy-efficient ideas a reality.

Small business can submit their energy saving ideas to the Ministry of Energy and Mines starting June 14, 2011. Applications will be...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

The US online advertising market is poised for rapid growth this year, with spending expected to exceed $31 billion, according to a new forecast by eMarketer.

The firm estimates online advertising spending in the US will grow 20.2% to $31.3 billion in 2011, up from $26 billion in 2010, when the market grew...

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