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by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

Crews restored power to Christina Lake and Grand Forks after a tree took out the lines in the industrial area of the city in just under two hours on Wednesday.

The tree, accidently dropped on the lines on the old Canpar property, hit the line around 1:30 p.m. Many downtown businesses were unable to continue to serve the public and closed their doors during the outage.

"At this time...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 10 2011

In the Boundary region small businesses are driving employment and filling the needs for residents in a wide range of services. Starting a small business is difficult even in great economic times, but starting in a time of uncertainty is even more challenging.

Every year during small business week Community Futures (CF) Boundary takes time to salute local entrepreneurs and their efforts...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 06 2011
Could the creation of a heritage revitalization program for the City of Grand Forks be the catalyst to economic development? A committee of local business owners thinks so.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 5 the heritage committee rolled out their vision for the city’s downtown core. Overall, the plan reflects the recommendations in a report done by the Heritage Branch of B.C....
by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Not gone, and not forgotten — KBS remains, but in a new incarnation created to respond to listener demand.

Kootenay/Boundary listeners asked for more music variety. We listened and are giving our listeners what they asked for.

 
“The Kootenay/Boundary’s EZ Rock,” the region’s newest radio station, hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Oct. 5) at 9 a.m. — delivering more...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Oct 02 2011
City council put off a decision for a liquor licencing request for the Grand Forks Hotel’s pub at their last meeting after a neighbouring business appeared at council to complain about the proposed change.
 
The application from the hotel is to alter their liquor licence allowing for their patio area to accommodate 39 seats up from the existing 9 permitted. The city had...
by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project - Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust – have released the second quarter socio-economic monitoring report.

The socio-economic monitoring program is an important part of this large, community-focused project and ensures the impacts to the area are documented and available to the public. Since the beginning of the ...
by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

Global energy intensity increased 1.35 per cent in 2010, reversing a broader trend of decline over the last 30 years, according to a new Vital Signs Online article from the Worldwatch Institute.

Energy intensity, defined as total energy consumption divided by gross world product, has been growing faster than the global economy for the past two years, even though energy intensity...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 15 2011

A group of Grand Forks and Christina Lake business owners spent a couple of hours giving the Province of B.C. advice on Tuesday morning.

MLA John Les, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and MLA for Chilliwack, visited the Boundary this week as a part of an initiative for the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovations to explore how to defend and create jobs for B.C. and especially...
by Contributor on Monday Sep 12 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) welcomed members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today at the Brilliant Dam and Expansion.

The representatives traveled from Nelson to view the many hydro facility developments along the Kootenay River and learn what’s ‘brilliant’ about Columbia Power’s facilities. 

This week, over 100 municipal leaders met at the...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 02 2011

Cattle producers and processors in B.C. will continue to provide consumers with top quality beef thanks to a Government of Canada investment in a shared database traceability system. Member of Parliament Wai Young (Vancouver South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $276,000 to establish the B.C. Carcass Tracking and Quality Information System...

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