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by Harvey Oberfeld on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

One of the best BC blogs, in my opinion, is done by Laila Yuile: I’m Laila Yuile and This Is How I See It. She has broken real news, taken on the powers that be, and opened up some great discussions on many, many topics of interest and importance to British Columbians.

 

And her recent response to some nasty insults and name-calling in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

The revival of mining in British Columbia was underlined Monday with the release of exploration spending figures for 2010 that were more than double the amount for 2009.

Speaking at Mineral Roundup 2011, Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes revealed $322-million was spent on mineral exploration last year. This represents the third-highest total in the province’s history and a 109 per...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2011

The Provincial government is reporting that over 100 actions have been completed or are underway in response to the March 2009 Working Roundtable on Forestry.

 

Examples of progress in response to roundtable recommendations include:

• Twenty-seven local governments have adopted Wood First resolutions, bylaws or...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

By Bev Van Ruyven

BC Hydro’s transformation to a more modern electricity grid will begin with the installation of 1.8 million digital smart meters into homes and businesses throughout the province.

This week marks the release of the business case for the Smart Metering Program  [PDF, 550 Kb]. It explains the...

by Laila Yuile on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

Just back from the Vancouver Sun live chat with Kevin Falcon, in which every question I submitted was given to Falcon except the last, because time ran out. So, what can you expect from Kevin Falcon if he were to be the leader of the Liberals, or worse yet--shudder--premier?

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 17 2011

BC Hydro is now maintaining water releases from Revelstoke Dam at or above 142 cubic metres per second, the first time a minimum flow has been maintained at the dam.

Although the level was recommended by the 2007 Columbia River Water Use Plan, four years of data collection on the mid-Columbia river productivity are now being applied “in an effort to benefit fish and...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jan 17 2011

Few developments in our era of savage capitalism are so powerfully symbolic of the new feudalism than the obscene compensation paid out to the new economic elite: the CEOs of the most powerful corporations in the country. The CCPA’s Hugh MacKenzie now reminds us yearly of this economic and social sickness by identifying exactly when the average CEO (of the 100 largest firms) has earned...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 06 2011

Camping fans can now start their warm weather vacation planning in the cold of winter with more reservable sites to choose from and a new, earlier opening date for the BC Parks Discover Camping reservation service.

The virtual doors are now open to book reservations – available for the first time online – for all group campsites and the Bowron Lake canoe circuit....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 04 2011

New standards for energy-efficient alternatives to 75W and 100W incandescent light bulbs came into force on Monday.

After Jan. 1, consumers will be able to find a range of light bulb options on store shelves, including both efficient light bulb options and incandescent light bulbs.

B.C. retailers can continue to carry the old incandescent 75...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

A pilot program will look at the viability of establishing weekend meat slaughter inspection in the North Okanagan.

Okanagan Poultry Producers is a mobile processing facility that works with up to 60 smaller-scale farmers from all across the North and Central Okanagan, and the Columbia Shuswap and Grand Forks region to slaughter and process their poultry.

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