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by Anonymous on Friday Apr 15 2011

The Province is continuing its fight against the mountain pine beetle epidemic with a $9-million infusion to help B.C.’s three beetle action coalitions continue their front-line battle.

The three coalitions have been developing and funding projects to help mitigate the current and anticipated economic, environmental and social impacts of the pine beetle epidemic....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 15 2011

By Nina Winham

Bring on your flickering fluorescents.
Unload your overburdened outlets.
Confess your energy offenses.

If you're a great candidate for an "energy makeover," BC Hydro wants you.

Right now, small-to-medium sized businesses and non-profits can apply to be the next...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

The mistake most people make in rating election debates is they assume all the candidates start as equals.  But unless they’re all neophites, that is simply not true: one is already the Prime Minister or Premier or Mayor--and it’s up to the others to knock him/her of the top perch.

It was a good debate, very civilized, but Harper did not fall.

I thought Gilles Duceppe had one of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

British Columbia's electricity system is one more major step closer to modernization Monday with the confirmation of Itron Inc. as BC Hydro's metering system provider to supply approximately two million new electric meters over the next two years as part of its Smart Metering Program.

Itron will provide its OpenWay smart meters, run over a multi-application...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 09 2011

Some key dates for the HST referendum were announced Friday.

• Monday, June 13 – Elections BC starts mailing out referendum ballots for the HST to all registered voters.

• Friday, June 24 – Majority of British Columbians have received the ballot.

• Friday, July 8 – Last day for unregistered voters to request a ballot...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 08 2011

NDP leadership candidate Nicholas Simons has dropped out of the race and is joining fellow leadership hopeful John Horgan, who many speculate is currently running third.

Simons is a two-term New Democrat from the Sunshine Coast and has served as the Opposition's critic for children and family development.

Simons refused to provide his social...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 07 2011

The government of British Columbia has appointed a panel of senior officials to review BC Hydro and develop options to reduce the impact of hydro rate increases on B.C. families.

“Our goal is to find the right balance between investing in our hydro system, while keeping rates as low as possible for BC families – and this review will help us do just that,” said Energy...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 07 2011

In partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, the Province of BC is extending and improving its LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program, where homeowners can receive more than $7,000 in rebates for energy saving improvements and equipment.

The program is extended for an additional two years and rebates for improvements like insulation, draft-proofing and high-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

Over one million British Columbians will receive their April quarterly payment of the BC HST Credit beginning this week.

The BC HST Credit is for lower-income individuals and families. Eligible lower-income British Columbians receive up to $230 annually for each family member through the B.C. HST Credit.

For example, the credit provides a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

The re-negotiations of the federal-provincial-territorial health accord are on the horizon, and everyone is looking for a way to save money and improve health.  Sound impossible?  Why don’t we put our money where our mouth is?


It’s a strange truth of Canadian public policy: the care of our lips, tongues, and throats is fully covered by public funding, but not our teeth and...


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