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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 26 2011

By The Council of Canadians

The Harper government is using the Canada-European Union trade talks to lobby the EU on its climate policy, according to recently released briefing notes.

But the connections between the proposed agreement and needed regulation of the tar sands doesn't end there.

The Council of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 24 2011

There are more changes coming in the newspaper industry.

Eight months after selling off the Nelson Daily News and Prince Rupert Daily News to Victoria based Black Press, which immediately closed its door, parent company Glacier Media Group had decided to cease operations of both the press and mailroom at the Kamloops Daily News within the next 60 days...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Open Gold Corp. is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling on its Eholt Property located in the Boundary District near the communities of Grand Forks and Greenwood in Southern British Columbia.

Full Force Diamond Drilling Ltd out of Peachland ,B.C. has been contracted to conduct a minimum of 1,500 meters of drilling on the 3 main mineralized areas, the Dead Honda. Seattle and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011
Based on earnings in 2010, the Board of Directors of Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) announced 10% patronage resulting in more than $1,000,000 in profits distributed back to their members.
 
“This is another distinction between us and other financial service providers,” explained Kelly Thomas, CEO. “When the surplus earnings are achieved, we put money back into the...
by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily editor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Construction begins this week on the Waneta Expansion Project as the $900-million powerhouse addition to Teck’s Waneta Dam starts in earnest.

Crews are working to remove “overburden” in anticipation of blasting for the new powerhouse intake and adit portal areas, according to a press release from the...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

The deal for the purchase of the former Pope and Talbot mill located at Midway, B.C. has been finalized.

Doug McMynn, president of the board of directors of Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) was pleased to announce, “It’s been a hectic week to finish off the negotiations however, we are happy and relieved it’s over and that the deal has been completed.”

The deal includes: a 10-year...

by Michael Wirischagin on Wednesday Feb 02 2011
The ranks of the unemployed in Grand Forks grew again this week as 19 people were laid off by Roxul Inc. Blaming seasonal shifts in business and high inventories, Roxul said that they are not sure how long the layoffs will last.
 
According to Roxul Inc.’s North American Government Affairs and Corporate Communication Manager Leslie McLaren these layoffs were effective...
by Contributor on Sunday Jan 30 2011

New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), is calling on Prime Minister Harper to urge the United States (US) government to immediately reverse yesterday’s decision to authorize the unrestricted cultivation of Monsanto’s hotly contested genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa in the US.

“It is certain that any GE alfalfa grown in the US will...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

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