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by Contributor on Wednesday May 24 2017

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the...

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

In response...

by Contributor on Monday May 22 2017

Are you curious about heat pumps?

Attend the Free Energy Savings event on May 30th to learn about heat pumps, energy assessments for your home, FortisBC rebates and low interest financing. 

FortisBC has partnered with the EcoSave Program to offer both Nelson Hydro and FortisBC Customers an opportunity to learn about energy savings.  Come and meet your local heating (...

by Contributor on Monday May 22 2017

Wayne Stetski, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, is hosting a Small Business Forum in Nelson at the United Church Hall Wednesday (May 24th). 

“Small businesses are the drivers of our local economies.  They provide jobs which support our families and keep rural communities vibrant,” Stetski said. 

“During the election I made a commitment to small business...

by Castlegar Source on Friday May 12 2017

Fortis Inc. ("Fortis"), (TSX/NYSE:FTS) and Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”), (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) today announced an agreement under which Fortis will purchase Teck’s two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam and related transmission assets in British Columbia, Canada, for $1.2 billion cash.

Under the agreement, Teck Metals Ltd. (“Teck Metals”) will be granted a 20-year lease...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday May 09 2017

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.

Ford wasn’t responding to worker demands; he was being a businessman. He expected...

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2017

By Ben Parfitt.  This article is from DeSmog  Canada.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the B.C. government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern B.C. to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

The 16 dams are among “dozens” that have been built...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 04 2017

Increases to assets, member deposits, community investment and positive-growth highlighted the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Nelson and District Credit Union Tuesday at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.

CEO Tom Murray told the members the NDCU has achieved these goals during a low interest period that continues to be a concern for...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 04 2017

Governments across Canada fail to properly implement carbon-pricing schemes, which could, in theory, both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the economy, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“Carbon-pricing in Canada doesn’t work the way ivory tower economists envision, and instead has become just...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday May 03 2017

Humans. Love us. Hate us. Wonderful. Horrid.

In this column, I am not trying to change anyone’s mind, in contrast to my two-part column of April wherein I was attacking capitalism and hoping to make converts to my opinion. Capitalism is still much on my mind, but I am not going to continue to analyse its effects, merely observe them.

Here I am only...

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