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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison said on the eve of Monday’s Federal Budget, Canada is at a crossroads.

Morrison said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “reimagined” economy is a risky “Ottawa- knows-best” approach that picks winners and losers by deciding which jobs, sectors, and regions of our country will be prosperous.

He said this unproven economic approach threatens the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

[Editor's note:  the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]

Anyone who’s read the book I wrote with Wayne Grady,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the final qualifying event will take place and feature solely women entrepreneurs.

Put on by the ...

by CBT on Monday Apr 05 2021

At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.

When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.

Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 27 2021

Teck Coal Limited was ordered to pay a total of $60 million in fines and monetary court orders Friday March 26, 2021, after a guilty plea was entered on two counts of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. In addition to the penalty, the company must also comply with a Fisheries Act Direction.

This sentence...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) said in a media release the organization one year into the pandemic has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Partnering with the BC Tech Association was the first step in providing crucial 1:1 support free of charge to non-tech businesses in the Kootenays...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.

ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.

ICBC said...

by Charles Jeanes on Thursday Mar 11 2021

The Third Promised Land: outer spaces and the star-colonizing project      

"We have to colonize Mars to ensure humanity's seed will survive if something happens on earth, like a nuclearthird world war or asteroid strike that could end human life."  -- Elon Musk, owner, SpaceX

“Elon Musk says he plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 by...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 01 2021

As part of Kootenay Savings ongoing commitment to giving back to the Kootenays, through good times and challenging times, the credit union has teamed up with their community-minded employees to distribute $9,500 in donations to seventeen deserving non-profit groups.

“Many local charities are struggling to deliver their programs within the constraints of COVID-19. We’ve been able to help...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and...

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