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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...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 07 2011

On the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Behind the Numbers, David Macdonald drew back the curtain on Federal Budget 2011, uncovering a plan to cut the deficit through an unprecedented cut to a third of public service sector jobs.

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by Anonymous on Monday Jun 06 2011

B.C.’s new Clean Technology Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Mines, MLA John Yap, will consult with industry on how to improve B.C.’s low carbon fuel requirements.

This will help B.C. grow the market for low carbon fuel, creating jobs and opportunities throughout the province.

It is expected the province will become more...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.

"Mike is retiring 39 years to the day that he joined Teck," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through...

by Anonymous on Tuesday May 31 2011

The Bank of Canada has held its interest rate at one per cent — impacting rates banks offer to businesses and consumers for borrowing and saving.

"The global economic recovery is proceeding broadly as expected," the bank said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday.

Statistics Canada said there was a 3.9 per cent expansion in the Canadian...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 30 2011

Talk about getting your money back.

The Minister of Finance said Chrysler Group LLC has repaid $1.7 billion in outstanding Canadian government loans following the completion of new refinancing transactions.

In 2009, during the depths of the global economic downturn, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario provided $1.7 billion...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 26 2011

The B.C. government’s plan to roll back the HST to 10- per cent (from the originally-planned 12 per cent) is getting mixed reviews in Castlegar.

 
Finance minister Kevin Falcon announced a plan yesterday that would see the HST reduced in two stages, the first one-per-cent reduction coming July 1, 2012 and the second on July 1, 2014.
 
Castlegar and...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 25 2011

Talk about dangling the carrot.

The Province is proposing to reduce the total HST rate to 10 per cent from 12 per cent in two stages, cutting the provincial portion by one percentage point to six per cent from seven per cent on July 1, 2012, and a further one percentage point reduction would take effect on July 1, 2014.

And here’s the kicker:...

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