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by Contributor on Sunday Dec 26 2010
Monthly Boundary region meat draws for locally raised products have been a huge success over the last few months for both producers and the prize winners. The monthly draws put on by the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (also known as GFBRAS or the Ag Society) are helping to raise money for the society’s mobile abattoir project. 
The mobile...
by Nelson Daily editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Tension between directors was put aside last week as the Boundary Economic Development committee (BEDC) went on the road to Greenwood. With Regional Director for Area E, Bill Baird’s announcement that his area will continue to participate with the committee in 2011, they can now set their sights on next year’s work plan.
In November the committee dealt with challenges...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 19 2010
With nearly 60 percent of the needed funding in place, the dream of a local mobile abattoir is so close to reality you can taste it. The momentum of finding funding is speeding up the process for the project, started over two years ago by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
“We should be able to have the mobile unit up and running by...
by Anisah Madden on Thursday Dec 16 2010
It's clear that even after 30 years in accounting practice, Jim Burch, is still on top of the numbers.
Burch was recently awarded lifetime membership in the Certified General Accountant (CGA) Association, the highest designation that can be bestowed on a CGA in B.C. He was recognized for the many years of volunteer service that he has given on the provincial board,...
by Contributor on Thursday Dec 16 2010

In a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), two prominent economists propose changes to U.S. and Canadian mortgage finance polices to prevent a future financial crisis.


The report is authored by Doug Peters, former Secretary of State (Finance) and former TD Bank Chief Economist, and economic consultant...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 12 2010
With the clock ticking on the abandonment of the Kettle Falls International Railway the City of Grand Forks released their business case study to the public last week.
The report, commissioned by the City in September, does not specifically recommend one course of action, but provides extensive information on different options to be considered. Council received...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 11 2010

B.C.’s economy is expected grow moderately over the next year according to B.C.’s independent Economic Forecast Council.

“B.C.’s economy has performed better than expected this year,” said Finance Minister Colin Hansen. “Given ongoing instability in U.S. and European markets, the council agrees it is essential B.C. continue to exercise prudence as we move forward in...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 09 2010

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design, construction and operation of 40 new publicly funded residential care beds in the Grand Forks-Boundary area has been issued by Interior Health Authority (IH).

"These new residential beds will be a great benefit for Grand Forks and the surrounding area," said Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater. "This will ensure seniors get the care...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 05 2010

Modernization of the Grand Forks sawmill and the construction of a co-generation facility are still on track for International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor). The co-gen facility is contingent on approval of the purchase of power by BC Hydro, explained Vice-President and Chief Forester Ric Slaco, and their proposal may not be approved until mid-January of 2011. 

“Nothing has changed...


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