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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 08 2012
How close are meat producers to having a working mobile abattoir in the Boundary region?
In January 2011 Boundary meat producers met with government representatives to discuss the future of the meat industry in the Boundary.  At this meeting livestock producers said their number one priority was a licensed mobile abattoir, or mobile processing unit (MPU), with...
by Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012
By: Rob McLister, Canadian Mortgage Trends
Cheap money fuelled another buoyant year for real estate in 2011.
That helped housing values climb a wall of worry (prices...
by Erin Perkins on Saturday Dec 31 2011
A leaked government document about the future of Canada's border crossings -- including possible closure, reduced hours, sharing of facilities and remote monitoring --  lists Midway, Cascade, Nelway and Chopaka crossings.
The document, "Small Port Working Group - Initial Results and Paths Forward", was done collectively between Canada's Customs and Border...
by Erin Perkins on Tuesday Dec 27 2011
Ron Wyers loves to fly -- the freedom to travel, the speed of getting places and for the pure thrill of floating above it all.
But what is even better about Wyers is his business sense.
Wyers, 64, has been building, maintaining and modifying aircraft out of his Grand Forks shop, Western Aviation, since 2001. Western Aviation is nationally known...
by Erin Perkins on Sunday Dec 18 2011
Bridesville residents have had enough and they let the government and Emcon know it.
On the evening of Monday, Dec. 12, more than 60 people packed the Bridesville Community Hall to discuss what they feel is a deteriorating road service in their area.
Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater, two Emcon employees and Stephanie Gillis, a...
by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

A new provincial employment program will launch in April of 2012 and Community Futures Boundary will head the services across the region. 

In February 2010, the Ministry of Social Development tendered the contract to deliver the new Employment Program of British Columbia. This new program  will replace ten existing provincial and federally transferred employment programs with an...
by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 13 2011
Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) announced that Qtrade Financial Group (Qtrade) is their new partner for comprehensive wealth management services, including mutual fund dealer and online brokerage services.  The official transition of their mutual fund dealer took place December 1, 2011. Online brokerage services will be available early in the New Year.
“We are...
by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 09 2011

 A group of more than 50 scientists is publicly lobbying BC Hydro to reconsider its decision to close the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) office in Nelson, and to lay off staff in Castlegar, Nelson and Prince George.

The offices are to be closed by January 2012, and the program consolidated in Burnaby offices.
“In this particular...
by Contributor on Thursday Dec 08 2011

Canada’s key interest rate will end 2011 unchanged.


The Bank of Canada (BoC) left its policy rate at 1.00 percent this week, as anticipated.


In a statement, the Bank said European economic performance will be worse than expected, Canadian and United States growth are “slightly” better than expected, and inflation will “ease.”

It added: “With the target...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 02 2011

Huakan International Mining Inc. reports that it has closed the sale of its 100 percent interest in the Greenwood Gold Project, located near Greenwood, British Columbia, to Gold Crown LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, AMT Industries Canada Inc. (together, the "Purchasers").

The Greenwood Gold Project is comprised of the 200 tonne per day Greenwood mill and the Lexington-Grenoble,...


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