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by Community Futures on Sunday Jun 11 2017

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to kick-start a business or help it grow.

According to a study by Intuit Canada, more than half of all small businesses in Canada get off the ground for less than $5,000 and that number is even higher (77 per cent) for sole proprietors. But that $5,000 can be difficult to borrow if you’re just starting out, have little or no credit history, and/or no...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Jun 09 2017

The Broadbent Institute and the Fraser Institute come up with different figures when analyzing the "tax burden" of Canadians.  There's a report produced by statistitian Richard Shillington and economist Robin Shaban for the Broadbent Institute that explains the differences: "...

by The Fraser Institute on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian families celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 9 this year, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations.

Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial and municipal governments. If you had to pay all your taxes up front, you’d give government every dollar you earned before Tax Freedom Day.

“It...

by CBT on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield thrives in change. He became an astronaut in 1992 and went on to become the first Canadian to walk in space, operate the Canadarm in orbit and command the International Space Station. He has since become a bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, sharing his experiences about managing complexity and change.

Which makes him a perfect...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. (KIS Ltd.) announced Thursday that it has purchased McBain Insurance Agency in Summerland.

John Sullivan, CEO of Kootenay Insurance Services and Kelly Marshall, CEO of Summerland Credit Union made the announced in a prepared statement.

“This provides a great opportunity for Kootenay Insurance to expand beyond the Kootenay Region with two companies...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday May 31 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more.  The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.

The local Italian community has had a truly national impact.  Two of the big players...

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...

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