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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...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 02 2010
Residents of Anaconda near the historic slag piles of Greenwood, B.C. are determined to voice their fears over carcinogens that could be released if a new mining proposal moves forward. Although the call for public input on the permit has closed, local Mary Jane Prutton said that the company’s initial presentation did not give enough information for the residents to understand the full...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 02 2010
Many of the people who attended the unveiling of the draft agricultural plan for the Boundary region were not convinced that the big picture direction provided by the author of the plan, James Calissi, is enough.
 
The regional agriculture plan was previewed last week as the consultant opened the draft up for feedback from the community at two meetings, one in Rock...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

When you think about the culture of Rossland you probably pull up the first two unmistakable pieces of the puzzle: a strong outdoor sporting culture and an impressive and continually growing arts scene. A more recent development, spearheaded by the Economic Development Task Force as part of the Strategic Sustainability Commission, has been sparked by the sale and refurbishment of the old Bank...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 25 2010

The Supreme Court of B.C. has found in favour of the City of Castlegar after owners of the City Centre Motel downtown requested a judicial review of city council's decision to order the structure demolished.

In the judgment, rendered Nov. 19, the Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith said, “I do not find the City to have been unreasonable in reaching the decision that it did.”...

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