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Liquor review creates lots of interest

The BC Government received more than 75,000 views on its Liquor Policy Review website.

Liquor, or changes to government regulations, definitely was a hot-button topic for the BC public as more than 76,255 people logged into the Liquor Policy Review website to voice their opinions.

Parliamentary Secretary John Yap said the consultation process saw an nprecedented level of engagement with the public, stakeholders and industry groups.

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Community Futures Boundary and the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the Small Business Awards, last Thursday. The awards were held above the curling rink, which was full with guests. 

"We had an overwhelming number of responses from the community for all of the nominations in all of the categories," said Sandy Elzinga assistant manager with Community Futures Boundary. "We felt it was extremely important for us to recognize all of the nominees."

B.C. government to study liquor in grocery stores

The BC Liquor store model may be a think of the past if consumers have their way. — The Nelson Daily photo

Beer from WalMart, wine at Save On Foods or spirits at the local corner store?

Purchasing alcohol in grocery stores could be a reality sooner than consumers think as the provincial government plows though the responses from the Liquor Policy Review.

"I've heard strong support for liquor sales in grocery stores and the added convenience it would afford B.C. families," said John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform in a government release.

BUSINESS PROFILE: Body Edge officially opens

Body Edge Fitness (file photo)

Body Edge Fitness is officially open after their grand opening Oct. 25 and 26.

The grand opening was held one month after they initially opened their doors and owners Al and Nancy Clark couldn't be happier with how things are going. 

"We have 199 paid members," said Nancy, adding that they had about 100 non-members stop in and check things out during their grand opening. 

During the opening they had Mountain FM broadcasting from their site, free admission to the gym for non-members and plenty of prizes and giveaways. 

CBT commits nearly $2 million over three years to Basin Business Advisors program

CBT commits nearly $2 million over three years to Basin Business Advisors program

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has committed $1,980,000 in funding over the next three years to the Basin Business Advisors(BBA) program. Delivered by Community Futures(CF), the program aims to build economic capacity in Basin communities by strengthening and supporting all business models.

Basin businesses to benefit from enhanced program

Basin businesses to benefit from enhanced program

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has committed $1,980,000 in funding over the next three years to the Basin Business Advisors(BBA) program. Delivered by Community Futures(CF), the program aims to build economic capacity in Basin communities by strengthening and supporting all business models.

Selkirk offers one-day course to help you deal with media

Lorna Visser of Carmanah Strategies

If interviewed by the media, would you be prepared to be spokesperson for your community group, charitable organization, interest group or business? If you’d like to brush up on your speaking and presentation skills, an upcoming Selkirk College media skills course will help improve your ability to get your message across.

College of the Rockies uses simulators to train haul truckers

A College of Rockies instructor puts a student through the paces using a training simulator. — Submitted photo

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration Wednesday of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies.

"Haul-truck simulators at the college are preparing students in the region for B.C.'s mining sector with hands-on training," said Virk.

"We expect thousands of jobs in the mining sector to open up over the next few years - particularly in the Kootenays - and we need to ensure we are training students in the right region with the right skills."

BUSINESS PROFILE: ASSESSx Technology

BUSINESS PROFILE: ASSESSx Technology

Jocelyn Cowie, a registered massage therapist, is a prominent specialist in pain and sports injury treatment and has spent 28 years perfecting her practice and in getting to the "point of pain." She also owns Ponderosa Pines Mountain Spa on Spencer's Hill in Grand Forks and is the CEO and founder of AssessX Technology Ltd

Pixar closure in Vancouver costs 100 jobs

Pixar closure in Vancouver costs 100 jobs

There will be no more Pixar in Vancouver as the computer animation giant shut its doors Tuesday, forcing 100 employees to the streets.

In a media statement, a Pixar spokesperson said the company decided to focus its efforts and resources under one roof at the company's Emeryville, Calif., location.
The statement went on to say the company was incredibly proud of the talented staff and the work they've done at Pixar Canada.
 
The Vancouver studio opened in 2010 to much fanfare.

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