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by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Jul 20 2011

Ever actually stopped at one of those “Information areas” along the highways in the region? You know the ones I mean. The ones featured at highway pull outs, coated with outdated ads and feature a surprisingly square, seemingly scale-less, essentially useless series of connect-the-dot lines between community names?

If you’ve ever wondered if anyone has found them useful, wonder no more....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

The Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than forecast.

“Better economic conditions and our prudent approach to spending mean we’ve been able to close the deficit gap considerably, ending the year with a deficit of $309 million and keeping us well on course to balance the budget in 2013-14 as planned,” Finance Minister...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Proposals are being sought for new industry-specific programs to provide more skilled workers in the Kootenay region, as well as North Coast, Nechako and Cariboo areas.

It’s anticipated that B.C. will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C.

To help meet the challenge...

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Saturday Jul 09 2011

 BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is outraged at the proposed United States (US) tax crackdown recently announced by the American government. 

By law, all individuals holding US citizenship are required to file annual income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, the new US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) obliges Canadian financial...
by Contributor on Thursday Jun 30 2011

No, it’s not a long weekend gouge, but expect to pay more at the pumps starting on Canada Day.

Effective July 1 the carbon tax on gasoline rises by 1.11 cents per litre to 5.56 cents per litre. Other fuels see a similar increase.

However, the Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit also increases by 10 per cent on July 1, bringing the payment to $...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Rural and remote areas of the West Kootenay-Boundary and across the province are expected to benefit from a $100-million, 10-year strategic telecommunications services contract the Province signed with TELUS Wednesday.

Under the contract, high-speed Internet connections will be improved for families and businesses in rural and remote B.C., and cellular coverage along...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

Public debate about taxes may be focused on the HST, but a new report suggests that the HST is only one piece of an inequitable provincial tax system, a system in which the richest 20 per cent of British Columbians pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us.

The report, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office, examines changes to the overall tax system...

by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 26 2011

As summer approaches thoughts start turning to lapping waves, crackling campfires and tranquil forests.

It’s the time of year when cottage, cabin or beach house fever starts to take hold.  

But the sunny dream of owning a vacation home may be dampened by the reality of property prices in many of the region’s popular vacation...

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)...

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