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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 11 2011
Millions of moths infesting the forests in the Boundary region could threaten key lumber sources for the area.
 
The Western Spruce Budworm has made areas of the Boundary and Okanagan regions home for many years, but a current population explosion could be the largest ever seen in the area, reaching as far as the West Kootenays. Moths in the thousands invading...
by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

By Boyd Cohen, Triple Pundit

I am from the U.S. and have lived in Europe and, most recently, Canada for the 10 years since getting my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.

While I am no economist (my Ph.D. is in business), I believe that the recent U.S. debt crisis and the complete and utter failure of our politicians from the President...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The non-partisan, volunteer-supported initiative Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) has completed a first phase of community dialogue across the Province, designed to inform decision-makers about the people’s vision for BC forest lands.

The results are presented in an Interim Report posted on the website (http://bcforestconversation.com). Background...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 07 2011

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) will not be proceeding with its plan to develop a co-generation plant in Grand Forks after they received news that their bid to B.C. Hydro was unsuccessful. 

On August 2nd, Interfor announced that its proposal under Hydro’s Phase 2 Power Call to construct a 20 MW power plant at Grand Forks failed.
 
They went on to say...
by Mona Mattei on Saturday Aug 06 2011
With a target in sight of $1 million, Stephen Hill is literally hitting the pavement in Vancouver to raise the money needed to complete the purchase of the Midway mill site for Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI).
 
“I’m handing out brochures asking for assistance to pay off our deal with Fox,” said Hill. Hill has been working with the company since its inception and is the...
by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2011

The unemployment rate in the West Kootenay-Boundary still high as the figure for rose to 8.6 per cent in July.

Although that number is down from nine per cent in July of 2010, there are 1,200 less people that have jobs in 2011, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada's unemployment rate dipped to 7.2 per cent in July as the economy added 7,100...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 04 2011
The Cascade Power Project at Christina Lake could still be built by 2016 after the Ministry of Environment extended their environmental assessment permit despite opposition from the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary (RDKB).  
 
“The extension was because we have been unable to get an electricity purchase agreement with B.C. Hydro in their last call,” said Paul...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 03 2011

 The Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce has come up with a plan to help local businesses get in on the windfall that is the BC Seniors’ Games, according to executive director Pam McLeod.

“We’re fortunate in Castlegar, in that all of the 3,200 athletes competing in the Games have to go through an accreditation process to participate,” McLeod said. “That process will be...
by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2011

The federal government has renewed the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program, an initiative that helps Canadians save on home improvements and energy costs while protecting the environment.

“With this program, Canadians can make their homes more energy-efficient and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada,” said Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources,...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jul 28 2011
The public will decide on the expansion of the aquatic centre fitness facilities that will cost $1.5 million at referendum this year, but local business owners want the community to have more information about the true impact of this cost before the vote.
 
The vision to expand the fitness centre that operates under the Grand Forks Recreation Commission has been in the...

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