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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 have...

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...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

By: Rob McLister

Consumers hate mortgage prepayment penalties, largely because they don’t understand them.

Now, there is about to be a high-profile challenge of how mortgage penalties are calculated.

CIBC Mortgages Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC bank, has just been named the subject of a pending class action lawsuit.

The intended suit claims that...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

On Tuesday, what was shaping up to be a turbulent week for travellers appeared poised to fade back to normal as the federal government said it was taking its first step in blocking any labour action.

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt's office confirmed that she will refer the matter to the Canadian Industrial Labour Board on Wednesday....

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

The idea of co-generation may be one of the pieces of the puzzle in the Nakusp region as several groups are beginning to grapple with the idea of righting the village’s listing economic ship.

Although still in a draft report form, information and feedback has been gathered and recently released by a panel of local groups — including the Nakusp and Area Development Board (NADB) and the...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Oct 07 2011

Phase One of Castlegar’s over-$2-million airport-land servicing project is underway, and city officials spent some time this morning showing off the progress being made.

“Phase One is the hanging of the utilities under the (Kinnaird) bridge, being done by Acres Enterprises in conjunction with Seismic 2000,” said city councillor Kevin Chernoff. “Some of the funds required to facilitate...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Oct 07 2011

New jobs and an injection of $25,000 into the local economy each month is the bottom line for the ongoing Duncan Dam Spillway upgrade project in the Meadow Creek region, according to a BC Hydro spokesperson.

Mary Anne Coules said a Sept. 20 BC Hydro operations update meeting at the Lardeau Valley Community Centre in Meadow Creek held some interest in the ongoing gates...

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