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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Proposals are being sought for new industry-specific programs to provide more skilled workers in the Kootenay region, as well as North Coast, Nechako and Cariboo areas.

It’s anticipated that B.C. will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C.

To help meet the challenge...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

The City, Vancouver Police and provincial appointees, former Olympic czar  John Furlong and former Nova Scotia deputy justice minister Doug Keefe are all busy investigating what went wrong and led to Vancouver’s latest riot: they will fail.

The problem is they all have a lot in common: they all are or have been members of the public establishment, now investigating the establishment’s...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 12 2011

Skip Triplett was appointed to lead the Community Gaming Grant Review, with the final report to be delivered by Oct. 31.

The former president of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Skip Triplett is now a partner in the governance consulting firm Triplett & Triplett.

During his long career, he has held executive, board and management...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 07 2011

Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James has extended the timelines of the 2011 HST Referendum calendar.

“Under the authority of section 280 of the Election Act, I am issuing an Order to extend the timelines of the HST Referendum to compensate for the effects of the Canada Post labour dispute” said James. “Two key dates have been extended: the deadline to request a voting package is...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jul 05 2011

There have been more sudden infant deaths in British Columbia in the first half of 2011 than for all of 2010.

Sudden infant deaths occur when a previously healthy baby dies in sleep-related circumstances, and no cause of death is found on autopsy.

The BC Coroners Service is urging parents to educate themselves on safe sleep practices to ensure...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011

Public comments are now being sought on a new report that recommends short- and long-term actions to protect B.C.’s species at risk.

Developed by an independent, 10-member task force announced in the August, 2009 speech from the throne, members were chosen for their experience or expertise in a wide range of sectors, including environmental protection, mining, ranching...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 03 2011

B.C. businesses now have access to a comprehensive guide that provides information on how to create a business environment that is safe and comfortable for seniors.

Creating an Age-friendly Business in B.C. is a collaborative release between the Ministry of Health and the BC Chamber of Commerce.

The guide is designed to help new and prospective...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 02 2011

Mosquuitos and the threat of West Nile virus are back.

West Nile virus, a disease that is spread from infected birds to humans through mosquito bites, has been present in B.C. since 2009.

The virus (WNv) was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of 2009 with the identification of WNv positive mosquitoes and two...

by Contributor on Saturday Jul 02 2011

B.C.’s public sector is officially carbon neutral, a first for any province or state in North America.

To kick-start carbon-neutral efforts, B.C. launched a $75-million public-sector energy conservation capital fund in 2008.

It has funded 247 energy projects in schools, hospitals, colleges, universities and other government buildings across...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 30 2011

Compliance and enforcement officers, conservation officers and recreation officers will be on patrol this Canada Day weekend in the West Kootenay-Boundary, ensuring people are following campfire safety regulations.

The regulations, introduced last summer, state that campfires cannot be larger than 0.5 metres in height and 0.5 metres in diameter (approximately a foot-and...

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