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by Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The report of the June 15 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoff Riot was tabled today by its authors, Douglas J. Keefe, QC and John Furlong, OC, OBC.  

Entitled "The Night the City Became a Stadium: Independent Review of the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoffs Riot", the report and its 53 recommendations are the first comprehensive independent examination of the riot and the changes needed to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners officially opened Baker Gardens today, a new 36-unit modular housing development for seniors and persons with disabilities in Cranbrook.
“I am delighted to see that construction is complete on this project,” said David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay — Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Diane...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway could benefit from a $4.3 million injection of cash as the Province is seeking proposals to provide additional funding for Job Options BC training programs to help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 30 2011

Submitted By: B.C. Citizens for Green Energy

B.C. Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) is calling on the provincial government to think carefully before abandoning the policy of electricity self-sufficiency enshrined in B.C.’s Clean Energy Act.

The call to proceed carefully comes in response to a recent review of BC Hydro’s proposed 32 percent rate increase...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 30 2011

When Elections BC announced the turnout in this summer's HST referendum, it's likely a few bottles of champagne were popped. Cheap champagne, but still champagne.

It seemed conventional wisdom was cutting both ways as pundits weighed-in on who would benefit the most from what was seen as a higher than expected turnout: the scrap the tax proponents “ready to crawl over broken glass...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2011

B.C. and other Canadian exports are finding new markets for their products in China through the new China South Airlines (CSA) cargo service from Vancouver International Airport to Shanghai.

CSA chose Vancouver because of the great export potential through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and already have steady business.

Since July 2011, CSA has been moving B.C. seafood and heavy...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2011

The following facts provide a snapshot of British Columbia’s education system.

Enrolment for the 2011-12 school year

  • 540,696 estimated full-time public school students – a decrease of more than 57,000 students since 2000-01.
  • 57,858 estimated English-as-Second-Language students – 21 fewer than in last year.
  • 53,913 estimated Aboriginal students...
by Contributor on Sunday Aug 28 2011

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has confirmed the Province’s AAA credit rating will continue after British Columbians voted to bring back the PST plus GST tax system, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced Sunday.

Standard & Poor’s noted the Province has the solid revenue and expenditure flexibility necessary to meet its deficit targets and a moderate tax-supported debt burden...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 28 2011

The province is sending fire-fighting resources to Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Montana. 

Two airtankers, one birddog, and one air attack officer left for Boise, Idaho yesterday to assist local crews in their fire-fighting efforts. They are expected to help combat a number of fires that are currently burning in the state. 

Twenty Parattack personnel and one agency representative will...

by Contributor on Saturday Aug 27 2011

The Province will reinstate the combined 12 per cent PST and GST tax system following the referendum decision by British Columbians to extinguish the HST in B.C.

An action plan has been established to guide the transition process and help ensure an effective and orderly transition from the HST to the PST plus GST system in B.C.

The PST will be reinstated at seven per cent with all...


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