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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...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway could benefit from a $4.3 million injection of cash as the Province is seeking proposals to provide additional funding for Job Options BC training programs to help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Aug 30 2011
Squeaking in under the deadline wire, Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI) secured a loan this week for $1 million to complete the Midway mill purchase.
 
Working with the Heritage Credit Union over the weekend, Doug McMynn, president of BSI, said they were able to not only cover their outstanding debt to Fox Lumber Sales Ltd., but also hope to pay out another $1 million note...
by Contributor on Sunday Aug 28 2011

As the Kettle Valley Food Co-op enters year two of operation, they are "going nuts over beans." September will bring the second bulk ordering opportunity for co-op members.

Bulk items will include a variety of nuts, beans and other high demand food items, these products are not available from local producers and will be organic and of the highest quality. In addition this time we are...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 25 2011
The Grand Forks sawmill workers ratified their collective agreement last week after nearly two years in negotiations.
 
International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) and the United Steelworkers Union finalized their contract wording two weeks ago, and on Friday, Aug. 19 the workers voted with a 76 percent majority to accept the new agreement.
 
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by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011

In just three years, the environment has lost its status as one of the top five issues facing Canadians, with only 49 per cent ranking it as very important.

According to Bensimon Byrne's latest Consumerology Report, concern has fallen significantly since 2008 (down 11 points) and ranks behind issues such as the price of gas, adequate pensions, the state of...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011
By: Fred Marshall, forester and woodlot owner
 
While the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) has devastated central B.C. over the last few years, in the Boundary it has been moderately active but not devastating. However this moderate activity ended this spring with a significant increase in attacked trees being visible extending from the Big White summit towards Rock...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 18 2011
Rock Creek woodlot owner George Delisle was recognized this week as one of three foresters in B.C. who have excelled in their forest management practices.
 
Delisle received the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management from Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater at a presentation on behalf of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve...

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