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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 16 2018

A care box for lonely students away from home, a home décor company and a clothing business that recycles clothing from a local thrift store are just a few young entrepreneurs looking to impress judges during the 2018 West Kootenay-Boundary Junior Dragons Den Regional competition Thursday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.

Billed as “The Next Big Idea”, Thursday’s JDD...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Apr 12 2018

Poor energy policy choices — including Ontario’s Green Energy Act — have increased electricity prices for residents, cost tens of thousands of manufacturing workers their jobs and produced only minimal health and environmental benefits, finds a new collection of essays released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Ontario is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 10 2018

Seven credit unions in the BC Southern Interior continue to forge ahead in a regional amalgamation process with the hopes of better serving the needs of members and communities across the Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary Regions.

In a media release Tuesday, the seven partnering credit unions outlined the next steps as they continue to explore one united credit union.

The...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 09 2018

Ideas for making life better in the Kootenays through technology? The rewards could be more than the improvements themselves; there's a big cash award involved for winning this contest. Even if our team of communities doesn't win the grand prize, working together toward a shared goal can produce other lasting benefits, too.

Smart cities use data and technology to create efficiencies,...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 08 2018

Misguided government decisions that stalled revenues and failed to contain runaway costs are largely to blame for the financial crisis facing the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC), finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The current B.C. government recently acknowledged that ICBC was facing a $1...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 03 2018

Scientists, academics, environmentalists and communicators have urged governments to take the climate crisis seriously for decades. We’ve outlined the overwhelming evidence, generated discussion and offered myriad solutions.

We’ve confronted politicians who refuse to accept that a problem exists, or that we can do anything about it if it does. That’s...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 03 2018

Co-ops can form a more sustainable alternative to “business as usual.” They’re democratic and egalitarian.  They don’t depend on the mythical, and massively disproven, idea of “trickle-down economics.” They make positive contributions to their communities and operate on a set of co-operative...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 02 2018

Nelson Chamber of Commerce recently saluted its local businesses that continue to go the extra mile during its Business Excellence Awards at the Hume Hotel.

The awards go to businesses and business leaders that have achieved excellence in the community through efforts and initiatives.

These winners are businesses that display a sustained responsibility to economic growth as well...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 28 2018

A Nelson business is just one of the success stories behind the Export Navigator program.

And those success stories will have more time to grow after the Government of British Columbia said during a media briefing Wednesday afternoon at Lillie & Cohoe Millinery Design Studio in Nelson that the Export Navigator program has been extended for another year.

"Being able to...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 28 2018

There is a war between the rich and poor, 
A war between the man and the woman. 
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war 
And the ones who say there isn't.

Why don't you come on back to the war, that's right, get in it, 
Why don't you come on back to the war, it's just beginning.

Why don't you come on back to the war...

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