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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 22 2011

Members of the federal NDP B.C. Caucus are calling for stronger action by the federal government to protect Canadian citizens affected by a series of measures undertaken by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to US law, anyone who was born in the US is required to file US tax returns even though they have worked and paid taxes in Canada and have no US income....
by Contributor on Friday Nov 18 2011

The B.C. Economic Forecast Council has lowered its growth projections for the province this year and next in light of the worsening global economy.

On average, the council expects B.C.’s GDP growth to be 2.2 per cent in 2011, down from its 2.7 per cent forecast in January of this year. The council also predicts B.C.’s GDP will grow 2.2 per cent in 2012 and average 2.7...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Nov 06 2011
The sawmill in Grand Forks will be getting an overhaul over the next year-and-a-half as International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) pumps $24 million into the region.
 
The company’s announcement came last Wednesday, Nov. 2 when general manager Andrew Horahan unveiled their decision to invest $19 million in Grand Forks and $5 million in the Castlegar mill....
by Contributor on Saturday Nov 05 2011

 At its meeting Monday, Interfor's Board of Directors approved a $24-million capital plan to upgrade the Company's Grand Forks and Castlegar sawmills.

The plan involves the installation of a new small log line at Grand Forks to replace the existing two-line facility, along with funds to complete the installation of an automated lumber grading system. The Grand Forks project is...
by Anonymous on Wednesday Nov 02 2011

The NDP is demanding BC Hydro stop paying lavish executive bonuses, following an auditor general's report that revealed that the Crown corporation actually ran a $249 million deficit last year, the CBC reports.

NDP leader Adrian Dix says at a time when Hydro is looking at ramping up rates for customers, the current bonus system for executives doesn't make sense

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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 30 2011

B.C.’s minimum wage will increase to $9.50 on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

At the same time, the minimum wage rate for liquor servers will increase to $8.75.

This is the second increase to the minimum wage this year, and follows the announcment to increase minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 by May 1, 2012.

Non-hourly rates...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 20 2011

 This week, Oct. 17 – 21, is Small Business Week in B.C, but the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce has opted to blanket the entire month with commerce-conducive events.

“We subscribe to the go-big-or-go-home notion, so we decided to make it the whole month,” said chamber executive director Pam McLeod.
 
Some of the month’s highlights include a seminar on target...
by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Oct 20 2011
Boss Power Corp. surrendered its uranium exploration and mining rights to the Province of B.C. for $30 million this week.
 
The negotiated settlement comes after Boss Power launched a law suit in 2009 after the province announced a prohibition against uranium exploration and development in 2008. The agreement gives the Crown the mineral rights to the Blizzard uranium...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 17 2011

Nelson has gone international once again.

Los Angeles Times staff writer Chris Reynolds made a stop in the Heritage city recently to give a Coles Notes version to Californians of life north of the 49th parallel

Reynolds made the holiday trek from Los Angeles with his family to drink a little hemp ale, sample some hemp cookies and enjoy what Nelsonites...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 14 2011

The Nelson company that developed the popular Matrix multiple listing service platform used by 17 MLS service’s across North America has been sold.

One hundred per cent of Tarasoft Corp. was sold Sept. 15 to real estate information and analytics provider CoreLogic for an undisclosed price.

There was no mention made whether there would be job...

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