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by Damien Gillis on Tuesday Aug 02 2011

There are many instances I've come across in the past number of years which suggest to me the Campbell/Clark Government places no real value on the lives of its citizens - this despite Premier Clark's "families first" motto.

That's a bold claim, I know - which is why I'm going to state my case here, drawing on several specific and egregious exhibits. I will not pretend to be...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 01 2011

Rossland’s Trail Creek Trail was the lone West Kootenay recipient of $25,000 worth of cycling infrastructure as the Province invested more than $1 million toward 17 cycling infrastructure projects across BC.

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by Alex Atamanenko on Friday Jul 29 2011

The President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), John Manley wrote a letter to Prime Minister Harper to congratulate him on winning a majority government and to outline the policies that corporate Canada would like to see him implement during the course of his tenure.

The CCCE is an organization representing the one hundred and fifty most powerful...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

China has taken over from the United States (US) as the largest consumer of wood from British Columbia in Canada, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, has said that the new figures show how the region has diversified its markets for the key products generated from the local forestry industry. The market for forestry products in China...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

The Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than forecast.

“Better economic conditions and our prudent approach to spending mean we’ve been able to close the deficit gap considerably, ending the year with a deficit of $309 million and keeping us well on course to balance the budget in 2013-14 as planned,” Finance Minister...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 17 2011

A range of perspectives were proffered from advocates of the forest industry, First Nations, professional foresters and biologists, conservationists, youth, current and past provincial and local politicians, and local concerned citizens in the summer series of Healthy forests-Healthy communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) Community Dialogue Sessions. The series has concluded...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

The City, Vancouver Police and provincial appointees, former Olympic czar  John Furlong and former Nova Scotia deputy justice minister Doug Keefe are all busy investigating what went wrong and led to Vancouver’s latest riot: they will fail.

The problem is they all have a lot in common: they all are or have been members of the public establishment, now investigating the establishment’s...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 07 2011

Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James has extended the timelines of the 2011 HST Referendum calendar.

“Under the authority of section 280 of the Election Act, I am issuing an Order to extend the timelines of the HST Referendum to compensate for the effects of the Canada Post labour dispute” said James. “Two key dates have been extended: the deadline to request a voting package is...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011

Public comments are now being sought on a new report that recommends short- and long-term actions to protect B.C.’s species at risk.

Developed by an independent, 10-member task force announced in the August, 2009 speech from the throne, members were chosen for their experience or expertise in a wide range of sectors, including environmental protection, mining, ranching...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 03 2011

B.C. businesses now have access to a comprehensive guide that provides information on how to create a business environment that is safe and comfortable for seniors.

Creating an Age-friendly Business in B.C. is a collaborative release between the Ministry of Health and the BC Chamber of Commerce.

The guide is designed to help new and prospective...

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