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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jul 07 2011
Using open dialogue with community members in the Boundary, provincial forestry staff got feedback on new forest lands vision, policy statements and local priority issues in a recent meeting.
 
John Cathro, a consultant with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (Ministry of Forests), facilitated three-hour sessions with forestry professionals,...
by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

Public debate about taxes may be focused on the HST, but a new report suggests that the HST is only one piece of an inequitable provincial tax system, a system in which the richest 20 per cent of British Columbians pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us.

The report, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office, examines changes to the overall tax system...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

Business as usual begins again today as Canada Post workers return to work under federal government legislation ending the lock-out that started two weeks ago after 12 days of rotating strikes. 

In Grand Forks, everyone will be going to work at regular scheduled times and people should start to see mail in their boxes soon.
 
“We...
by Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2011

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced today they are joining hands in a new partnership to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs to help save children's lives.

"Partnerships are crucial in effective international development. CIDA is proud to have a long standing partnership with the Micronutrient Initiative," said Minister Oda. "Our...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jun 26 2011

The exploration and drilling program for Grizzly Discoveries Inc. in 2011 includes plans for discovering new mining options for silver as well as identifying the existing gold veins for future metal recovery.

Grizzly currently has a 100% interest in just over 225,000 acres in a single major block of mineral claims centered on the town of Greenwood, B.C. They commissioned APEX Geoscience...

by Andy George on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) held its first networking last Thursday night giving attendees their first look at the organization and membership benefits.
 
Cathy Martinoff, president of BCRCC, opened the seminar with an introduction to the board of directors which includes: Wendy Darbyshire, Dave Evdokimoff, Darla Ashton, Tammy Battersby, Dave...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 18 2011

Tax Freedom Day, the day when Canadians start working for themselves after paying off the total tax bill imposed on them by all levels of government, fell on Monday, June 6, two days later than in 2010, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Tax Freedom Day calculations.

However, Tax Freedom Day is actually 16 days later, on Wednesday, June 22, if governments paid for their current...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 16 2011
Community members had the chance to view Broadacres Care Facility on the weekend as owner Rod Gustafson prepares to sell the buildings after losing a bid to provide care under the Interior Health Authority (IHA).
 
Gustafson opened the facility’s doors to the public so they can see first hand the quality of the renovations completed. His hope was to encourage support...
by Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2011

CUPE library workers and the Grand Forks and District Public Library ratified a new three-year collective agreement after only one day of negotiations in May.

CUPE 2254 shop steward Renee Milaney called the talks, “respectful and responsive,” adding that “the library board set a cooperative tone during these negotiations that made the process fast, professional and productive.”

The...

by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Rotating strikes are underway as the Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) failed to come to an agreement by the drop-dead date of Thursday, June 2 presented by the CUPW.
 
When it comes to disruptions in the Grand Forks and Boundary areas, Grand Forks CUPW local 746 President Jessica Wirischagin said that there should be little to no...

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