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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 14 2011

The financial piper will be paid by Trail’s Teck Metals Inc. for two chemical spills into local waterways the company was found at fault for in 2010.

Teck will pay $325,000 for depositing mercury into the Columbia River, and allowing a leachate to overflow into Stoney Creek.

In consultation with Teck, a decision was made to pursue an...

by Contributor on Friday May 13 2011

Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. 

In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meter using calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel....

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 10 2011

Canadian housing starts are down from last year's levels and lower than March, but starts in B.C. are up, said Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 179,000 units in April, according to CMHC. This is down from 184,700 units in March 2011.

“Housing starts moved lower in April mostly because of decreases in multiple...

by Andy George on Saturday May 07 2011
Over 1500 pounds of non-perishable food was collected by Grand Forks Curves members during the month of April for donation to Boundary Community Food Bank.
 
“This is the ninth year Grand Forks Curves has conducted a food drive,” acknowledged Manager Sonya Wood. “This year is special because we collected more food than ever before, and we aren’t finished yet. We have...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 05 2011
Despite the community anger over contracting for seniors services in Grand Forks, Golden Life Management is gearing up to break ground on their new complex care facility to be built by late 2012. Golden Life is a company based in Cranbrook that operates ten facilities across Southern B.C. and Alberta. Celeste Mullin, spokesperson for the company, said the company’s story is one of...
by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its calculations of estimated pension and severance payments paid to the 113 MPs who were either defeated or did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2011 general election.

Defeated and retiring MPs will collect $4.9 million in pension payments in their first year, reaching a cumulative total of $1115 million by age 80.

In...

by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

With the West Kootenay having become fertile soil for many innovative food system initiatives, another project is now underway which hopes to build the capacity within the West Kootenay to form a regional food system organization.

Often referred to as 'food councils,' 'roundtables,' 'networks' or 'coalitions,' hundreds of these types of regional organizations do already...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Nelson, Castlegar and the Kootenay region will be part of the province-wide call for suggestions on how the HST can be improved when a “tele-town hall” takes place this Thursday.

Running for one hour starting at 6:30 p.m., Minister of Finance Kevin Falcon and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom will engage the West and East Kootenay public only...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Apr 23 2011

Castlegar homeowners may be happy to hear that, although tax rates have increased, the average homeowner will actually be paying less this year, according to a report received by council at its regular meeting last Monday.

 
Director of financial services Andre Buss told council that, although tax rates have increased for residential rate payers, so too have homeowner...
by Andy George on Thursday Apr 21 2011
With 2010 returns on dividends to members and donations in excess of $200,000 to community projects, the Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) proudly showcased their achievements at their annual general meeting.
 
More than 180 people were in the house on Apr. 18 for their chance to win one of the six cash prizes up for grabs at the GFCU’s annual meeting. But the majority...

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