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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

Ousted MLA Bill Bennett is back with the BC Liberals after he was welcomed back to caucus Tuesday in a “consensus-style” decision.

Bennett was removed last fall over highly critical comments about then-premier Gordon Campbell’s leadership style, describing him as a bully who left some members suffering from symptoms similar to "battered-wife syndrome."

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 04 2011

The effects of the massive Waneta Expansion Project on the communities of the greater Trail area are now being scrutinized by a socio-economic monitor, named to the project this week.

The partners in the Waneta Expansion project — Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust — announced the hiring of Cathy Scott-May, a local consultant, as the...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Saturday Apr 02 2011

There are lots of questions remaining about the BC Rail scandal…. the biggest being 'why did the Liberal government pick up the $6M defence lawyers' tab for two convicted criminals?'.


This week I had a chance to keep that question--and story-alive, by appearing on broadcaster Stirling Faux on-line business show This Week in Money.  Here’s the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 01 2011

The Province is creating new employment centres which will make it easier to help people find work and provide stability for their families. 

The new Employment Program of BC was developed after consultation with stakeholders across B.C. over the past three years.

The proposed employment centres integrate all of the services currently offered...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 31 2011

New government data shows that more than 300 grizzly bears were killed in British Columbia last year, mostly as a result of trophy hunting.

Released by the David Suzuki Foundation at the start of B.C.’s spring bear hunt, official government records indicate 317 grizzlies died at the hands of humans in 2010. Almost four out of five of these deaths were attributed to the legal trophy...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

A $2-million provincial clinical and research study will help patients with a variety of complex chronic diseases, such as chronic Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, with screening, diagnosis and treatment.

There is a variety of debilitating complex chronic diseases where the cause is unknown, but where it is strongly suspected that an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

The new provincial leader of the Conservatives could be a former federal MP.

John Cummins appears set to be acclaimed as the new leader of the B.C. Conservative Party.

No other candidates entered the race by the deadline Tuesday night, but he has not yet been officially declared the new leader of the party.


by Harvey Oberfeld on Tuesday Mar 29 2011

Apppointed (not elected) Premier Christy Clark promised “change”. And as part of her honeymoon period in the public eye, the media has treaded rather softly in scrutinizing her early days in office.

She announced a raise in the minimum wage to be staged over time, but nevertheless welcomed by most British Columbians. Many were embarrassed by this rich province, with some of the highest...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

By turning off the lights for one hour between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, British Columbians saved 117 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.8 per cent during Earth Hour — almost twice as much as in 2010.

Power saved during Earth Hour was the equivalent of turning off about 7.8 million 15-watt compact fluorescent light...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 25 2011

British Columbians will have an earlier vote on the HST than previously scheduled and it will be conducted under the authority of the Referendum Act.

The Referendum Act ensures a simple majority vote will determine the outcome of the referendum. Further details on the referendum will be finalized by an order-in-council, but the...


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