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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.

On March 16, 2020, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.

On March 18, 2020, the chief inspector of mines (CIM)...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

With businesses closing their doors in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the need for business supports is urgent. As a non-profit community economic development organization, Community Futures Central Kootenay is committed to helping businesses and communities through this crisis. Staff have been monitoring government announcements, curating business resources, hosting business...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

"The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and businesses urgently need support," said Premier John Horgan.

"Our action plan focuses on services to protect people's...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 20 2020

As a member-owned credit union, local decision-making and thriving communities are the cornerstone of who we are. The health and safety of our members, employees and communities are of utmost importance to us. 

With the extraordinary events around us evolving at a rapid pace, we’re proactively taking precautions against the spread of the virus and putting into place measures that can...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

The following is a press release issued by Interfor Wednesday afternoon, describing their actions in response to COVID-19:

INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) today announced it will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being impacted by COVID-19.  “We are very focused on ensuring the health...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, just unveiled the “first phase” of Canada’s “Economic Response Plan” – which includes $27B in direct support and aid to Canadians and $55B in tax deferrals.

The federal package includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which we shared with both the federal...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 17 2020

Teck is implementing extensive preventative measures across its offices and operations in order to safeguard the health of its employees, while continuing to operate safely and responsibly maintain employment and economic activity.

All Teck corporate offices have been closed and remote work implemented for all employees able to do so. Other measures being put into place at Teck’s...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Mar 16 2020

UPDATED:  RED Mountain Resort and Whitwater are both closed for the season.

RED is closed for lift skiing -- and also for ski touring and all forms of motorized access.  The area closed to skin-assisted wanderers, snow machines and other motorized vehciles, is shown in the attached map.  RED explains:

"As a reminder, the area is closed to...

by The Narwhal on Monday Mar 16 2020

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

The pipeline at the centre of the Wet’suwet’en conflict is also central to the province’s long-running effort to attract multinational corporations and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

On Feb. 23, Teck announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.

 

Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlining the reasons for the withdrawal. The letter is included below: 

Letter to Minister Wilkinson

Dear Minister:

I am writing to advise...

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