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by Contributor on Saturday Jun 18 2011

The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch has put in place a team of professional Crown prosecutors who will work with police and lead all aspects of the prosecution related to the June 15 riot, Premier Christy Clark announced Friday.

Evidence amassed in the coming weeks will determine the ultimate size and extent of the prosecutorial team required.

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by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jun 17 2011

Yes, of course, it is a big stretch to suggest that Preston Manning, for the former head of the Reform Party had anything to do with the rioting in Vancouver after the hockey game. But in trying to determine what is at the root of this mindless violent – and the almost equally mindless spectator sport of watching the violence and doing nothing – we need to examine just how it could be...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

British Columbia's cleantech industry is one of the province's fastest growing industries and has the potential to be a significant economic generator by creating thousands of new high paying jobs, attracting significant new investment and generating billions of dollars in exports.

These are among the findings of the Cleantech Report Card for British Columbia...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

B.C. small businesses have innovative ideas on how to conserve energy, but many do not have the time or money to make their ideas happen.

The $550,000 LiveSmart Champion Program can help small business make their energy-efficient ideas a reality.

Small business can submit their energy saving ideas to the Ministry of Energy and Mines starting June 14, 2011. Applications will be...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

Thirty-six B.C. communities — including Kaslo, Cranbrook and Fernie — have agreed to adopt a new building regulation that promotes the use of alternative energy by requiring all new single family homes built in their community to be solar hot water ready.

During construction, houses will be built to accommodate future installation of a renewable energy system. This includes having an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 13 2011

The Canadian Press

The B.C. government is expanding an anti-bullying program in schools across the province, targeting children in kindergarten and pre-school.

Premier Christy Clark says the Roots of Empathy program is recognized internationally as a way to teach young kids core values like respect, kindness and empathy.

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by Anonymous on Monday Jun 13 2011

This will only add fuel to the fire of parents blocked by a recent School District No. 8 board of trustees decision to not add a third French Immersion class.

According to a Vancouver Sun story, the popularity of French immersion programs in B.C. public schools just keeps on growing.

This year, the number of French...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 11 2011

If you ever wanted a bench in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to have your name on it, now is your chance.

People will have an opportunity to make their mark on one of the stunning vistas in BC Parks like Kokanee through a new program celebrating 100 years of provincial parks.

From the seashore overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the grasslands of the Okanagan and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 10 2011

Two new provincial government grants will inject $750,000 into the infrastructure of Nelson and Castlegar this year as the Towns for Tomorrow grant recipients were revealed Friday.

Nelson will receive $375,000 for its Mountain Station Reservoir disinfection upgrade project, constructing a building to house UV disinfection equipment.

This...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2011

At-risk or potentially vulnerable first-time families will get a better chance for a healthier start in life for mom and baby with a new nurse home-visitation program.

Healthy Start will focus public health resources from the second trimester of pregnancy to the child’s second birthday for young, low-income, first-time mothers.

The $23-...

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