August 2016

Jail Time for Counselling Tax Evasion

Jail Time for Counselling Tax Evasion

From the Canada Revenue Agency

Ready, fire, aim — Vancouver's Red Hot Housing Market

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods it said.

It takes a certain skill set to try and fix a problem and possibly botch it up even more, but the B.C. government is certainly testing the idea as it flails about hoping to cool Vancouver's red hot housing market.

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods it said.

Since then its approach has gone from the market will correct itself, to a “bold action plan,” to legislating a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign ownership.

Ontario could boost struggling manufacturing sector by following Michigan's example

The study shows that these reforms coincided with a remarkable economic turnaround, during which Michigan's economy outperformed Ontario's.

To revive Ontario's battered manufacturing sector, policymakers could learn a lesson from Michigan where manufacturing employment and output have rebounded strongly following the recession eight years ago, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

City Abandons Boundary Extension Initiative

City Abandons Boundary Extension Initiative

Following several years of discussions and negotiations, Trail City Council is abandoning the boundary extension initiative that would have seen the City of Trail’s southern boundary extended into Electoral Area ‘A’, including land from the city’s existing southern boundary through to the Columbia Gardens Industrial Park and south to the U.S. border.

Body of Quebec teen found near Nakusp

Body of Quebec teen found near Nakusp

The BC Coroners Service is confirming that the body of a 19-year-old Quebec man who went missing near Nakusp has been found.

Zacharie Blouin, 19, went missing the evening of July 27, and was reported missing to police July 28.

“He was camping with friends at a forestry campsite near the 5600 block of Hwy 23 North, outside of Nakusp,” said Coroner Barb McLintock. “He went fishing by himself, which he did all the time but unfortunately, it appears he fell into the river.”

His body was recovered Aug. 7.

Unexpected winds causes major damage to pair of quads at Nelson Sprints Regatta

Rowers wait for rescue boats after the quad boat they were in snapped during Saturday's Nelson Sprints Regatta. — Photo courtesy Cristina Osadchuk

An unexpected wind extensively damaged a pair of Vernon Rowing Club quad rowing boats during Saturday’s Nelson Sprints Regatta on Kootenay Lake.

The strong winds whipped up Saturday afternoon on Kootenay Lake as the men’s quad race was ready to begin near the starting point near the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort war.

The boats were being used by members of the Kelowna Rowing Club.

The winds, coming from the north, whipped up whitecaps that flooded two of the damaged quads in the race, snapping the boats in half.

Bronze for Koot-Neigh Indigo Bowick at BC Summer Games

Indigo Bowick won a bronze medal in the equestrian vault competition at the BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford. —Submitted photos

Indigo Bowick and Ella Gotzy of Nelson were front and center in the equestrian competition at the recent 2016 BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford.

The two local Koot-Neigh equestrian vaulters represented Zone 1 as two of 13 athletes competing in equestrian vaulting competition.

There was three competitions in Canter D, and both athletes placed in the top half each day.

Gotzy had three personal best scores in compulsories while Bowick had two personal bests in freestyle as well as earned a bronze medal on Day 2.

 

Letter: Support for gazebo to honour Chinese Communities in Nelson

Letter: Support for gazebo to honour Chinese Communities in Nelson

To The Editor:

I am writing in support of our Chinese Communities request to erect a gazebo on the northwest corner of Hall and Vernon Streets.

The Chinese were one of the mass migrations that helped build British Columbia. Unlike the Doukhobor & Japanese influxes the Chinese were less of a mass movement but rather came as individuals and have largely beeen recognized as workers to build the railways and were treated as disposable after that.

Regional SAR Teams launch massive training exercise

Regional SAR Teams launch massive training exercise

Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from all over the southeast region of the province will converge on the Slocan Valley for a weekend of training exercises that will put all their skills to the test at West Kootenay SAREX 2016 August 20 – 21.

On Saturday, areas around Slocan Park and Pedro Creek forest service road will see increased actively as close to one hundred volunteers participate in a real life, real time exercise that puts their skills and abilities to the test. Rope rescue, tracking, medical assessment and evacuation of subjects will be the focus of this scenario.

Expect delays as rock slope stabilization happening on Highway 31

Rock slope stabilization now underway on Highway 31 north of Kaslo, in the vicinity of Lost Ledge Provincial Park.

A project is now underway to stabilize a rock slope on Highway 31 north of Kaslo, in the vicinity of Lost Ledge Provincial Park.

“This is a site of occasional rockfall activity, with loose rock and debris being deposited onto Highway 31,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

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