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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

Small businesses across B.C. will be able to access free energy-efficiency advice, equipment and incentives with the new LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program.

The $15-million, three-year LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program will help meet the needs of sectors such accommodations, retail, agriculture, offices and more than $4.5 million allocated for upgrades in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 31 2011

There is a species of aquatic invasive plant that may be putting Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake’s ecosystem at risk.

The plant in question is didymo (didymosphenia geminate), also known as ‘rock snot,’ an invasive freshwater algae that has recently been discovered in the area.

Once established, didymo can form a thick, brown, beige or white...

by Murray Dobbin on Sunday Jan 30 2011

The photographs are as stunning as they are inspiring. The world is now totally focused on the democratic rebellion in Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak, the dictator who Israel relies on for its current unassailable position, sends out the army to deal with demonstrators and what happens? The...

by Damien Gillis on Saturday Jan 29 2011

 On January 14, 2011, Agrimarine Holdings Inc. completed primary construction and installation of the world's first marine closed-containment salmon farm (it has several freshwater-based tanks already in operation in China) at Middle Bay, near Campbell River. The event was the culmination of years of research to develop a more sustainable form of salmon aquaculture that - unlike the open net...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 29 2011

A greener business and better market access are just two of the benefits B.C. fruit growers will have through the $5-million Tree Fruit Market and Infrastructure Innovation Initiative, announced today by B.C. Agriculture.

The B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association is now accepting proposals from all tree fruit associations, companies and processors that will create long-term...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Friday Jan 28 2011

This one should make you laugh, shake your head or maybe even cry.  It shows perfectly why so many Canadians don’t trust our politicians or our media.

On Wednesday, the Toronto Sun carried a story headlined “Feds shouldn’t foot bill for NHL-calibre arena:Iggy”

The piece revolved around Quebec City’s dream of  building a $400 million arena and convention centre, as part of...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

Developing literacy skills begins at home. Whether it's a book, board game, magazine, newspaper or website, all British Columbians are being encouraged to take part in a literacy activity with their families for 15 minutes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

Today and throughout this week, events celebrating literacy are taking place in schools,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Two companies have been signed to launch the province’s Smart Metering Program across B.C. later this year — with a regional office announced for Cranbrook.

B.C.-based Corix Utilities will install the 1.8 million meters to homes and businesses across the province.

International company...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.

Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.



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