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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

While the wild days of the gold rush may be over, future miners are discovering there is still prosperity to be found in the West.

Supported by more than $1.6 million from the Province, this year the Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program will give 58 participants the skills and training they need to fill the jobs that mining companies are looking to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For those about to surf, we salute you.

Cyber-surfing that is, as a new study is showing more Canadians are finding the Internet is their best bet when looking for a source of news.

However, for those looking to cash in on the online dash, they had better offer solid, original...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some of the problems inherent in the West Kootenay region’s main airport will be tackled by a new board created to oversee its operation, says the mayor of Castlegar.

Lawrence Chernoff told the board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay recently the West Kootenay Regional Airport...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

The Bank of Canada announced Tuesday it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at one per cent.

The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1.25 per cent and the deposit rate is .75 per cent.

As anticipated in the January Monetary Policy Report (MPR), the global economic recovery is becoming more firmly entrenched and is expected...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 09 2011

Some key dates for the HST referendum were announced Friday.

• Monday, June 13 – Elections BC starts mailing out referendum ballots for the HST to all registered voters.

• Friday, June 24 – Majority of British Columbians have received the ballot.

• Friday, July 8 – Last day for unregistered voters to request a ballot...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 07 2011

The government of British Columbia has appointed a panel of senior officials to review BC Hydro and develop options to reduce the impact of hydro rate increases on B.C. families.

“Our goal is to find the right balance between investing in our hydro system, while keeping rates as low as possible for BC families – and this review will help us do just that,” said Energy...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 07 2011

In partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, the Province of BC is extending and improving its LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program, where homeowners can receive more than $7,000 in rebates for energy saving improvements and equipment.

The program is extended for an additional two years and rebates for improvements like insulation, draft-proofing and high-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 04 2011

The effects of the massive Waneta Expansion Project on the communities of the greater Trail area are now being scrutinized by a socio-economic monitor, named to the project this week.

The partners in the Waneta Expansion project — Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust — announced the hiring of Cathy Scott-May, a local consultant, as the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Apr 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A municipal finance twist that could have had many regional district taxpayers paying more this year instead will see a drop or no change in their taxation levels for 2011.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors delivered a bit of good news on Thursday as they nailed down the lid...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 01 2011

The Province is creating new employment centres which will make it easier to help people find work and provide stability for their families. 

The new Employment Program of BC was developed after consultation with stakeholders across B.C. over the past three years.

The proposed employment centres integrate all of the services currently offered...

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