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by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2018

MP Wayne Stetski was instrumental in awarding $625,097 in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay-Columbia students.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students. The federal government provided $625,000 this year earmarked for youth employment in the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

How much time do citizens need to be informed enough to vote on an issue? Discussions about electoral reform and different forms of proportional representation compared with our long-standing system called “first-past-the-post” have been going on in BC for years. During that time, we've heard many opinions, but few as well-informed and thoroughly researched as those of Professor Arend Lijphart...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

Everyone knows the Slocan Valley is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in the world to reside.

But did you know that nestled in the picturesque valley are many successful small businesses.

One of those success stories is the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines.

This new business, located in Vallican, is designed to provide Outdoor Cultural...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 24 2018

Transportation accounts for about a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second-highest source, slightly behind the oil and gas industry. In the U.S., it’s the largest source of emissions and pollution. Despite continued improvements in personal vehicle fuel standards since 1975, Canada’s transportation emissions grew by 42 per cent from 1990 to 2015, partly because of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 24 2018

Future entrepreneurs took to the Dance Bear Inn on Baker Street Monday night to hear what a local panel of Millennial Generation people had to say about operating a business in today’s environment.

With MC Matt DeVito of Vince DeVito Shoes leading the forum as MC, entrepreneurs Jobina Mah of KC Restaurant, realtor Luke Mori of Fair Reality, Dancing Bear Inn co-owner Jamie Renney and...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2018

The Canada  Revenue Agency wants us all to file out tax returns on time.  For good reason: even low-income people need to file tax returns in order to benefit from such things as lower Medical Services Plan premiums, and other benefits. And it makes life easier for taxpayers and the bureaucrats too.  Here's a press release from the CRA with some helpful hints and links:

The...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 22 2018

Canada’s environmental record ranks in the top ten among comparable high-income countries around the world, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“As Earth Day approaches, it’s important to acknowledge that Canada has an excellent environmental record when stacked up against the world’s richest, cleanest and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 22 2018

They're back!

The Nelson Daily and Startup Nelson is again hosting a local group of entrepreneurs from the Millennial Generation in an evening chat Monday, April 23rd at the Dancing Bear Inn on 100 Baker Street in Nelson.

MC Matt DeVito of Vince DeVito Shoes leading the forum as MC.

The panel includes entrepreneurs Jobina Mah of KC Restaurant,...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Apr 19 2018

The big money party is over and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C. it's fitting that it went out with a bang in 2017.

First, though, a walk down memory lane for an appreciation of its shock and awe legacy on B.C. politics.

Between 2005 and 2017, B.C.'s political parties reported $206.9 million in donations ($250+), with the B.C. Green party raking in...

by Community Futures on Monday Apr 16 2018

Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) is pleased to recognize Chris Bell for his years of volunteer work in Castlegar and the Central Kootenay. He has been involved in a variety of organizations, lending his good-natured expertise to many projects.

Since 2010, Chris Bell facilitated the Castlegar-based Kootenay Business Exchange, a peer-mentoring group established in 2006. He joined...

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