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Selkirk College Trades Students Gain Modern Advantage

In the bustling shop spaces on Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, students training towards a career in trades are benefiting from a partnership with Columbia Basin Trust. Committed to building and enhancing the local workforce through post-secondary education, the Trust is supporting Selkirk College and College of the...

COLUMN: Who pays the hidden, exhorbitant costs of fossil fuels

Support for oil and gas projects is often justified on economic grounds: they fuel the economy and create jobs. But do those arguments hold up? Even leaving aside the enormous costs of climate-related disasters such as flooding, drought and increasing water scarcity, and pollution-related health impacts and premature deaths,...

B.C. increases student financial aid, eases repayment

Post-secondary students will soon have access to increased financial aid, with more flexible repayment terms to make education and skills training more accessible and affordable in the face of global inflation. "Access to finances shouldn't be a barrier to preparing for an in-demand career in B.C. This is an immediate-term ...

Daily Dose — A New Generation Farmer

Matthew Carr, Owner and Production Manager at Linden Lane Farms, runs a small fruit, vegetable, and nursery business on family land that has been farmed for generations in Krestova. The farm is located approximately eight kilometers north of the Highway 3A/6 junction at South Slocan and 31 km from Nelson. “It’s ...

BC to increase minimum wage June 1

On June 1, 2023, B.C.'s lowest-paid workers will get a pay raise with the general minimum wage increasing from $15.65 to $16.75 an hour. "Having a minimum wage that keeps up with inflation is a key step to prevent the lowest paid workers from falling behind," said Harry Bains, Minister of Labour. "These...

Nelson Chamber salutes local business at 2023 Business Excellence Awards

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce saluted local businesses and business leaders at the annual Business Excellence Awards Thursday evening at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort. The Business Excellence awards, held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, celebrates local business in and around the Nelson...

Enter the Beyond the River Stick-it! Contest and win!

Community Futures Greater Trail in partnership with the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the Beyond the River campaign and Stick-It! Contest.  The Stick-It! Contest officially kicks off on April 1.   “This initiative is our way of celebrating the Columbia River,” said Ron Perepolkin, Community...

Safe money services protect people from money laundering

People in B.C. can be confident that money services businesses they use will have greater oversight by the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) as a new provincial regulator. Money services businesses that deal in foreign exchanges, wire transfers, money orders, traveller's cheques or similar services outside of traditional...

Pacific Coastal Airlines suspends Vancouver – Cranbrook service

Pacific Coastal Airlines will end its regularly scheduled flight service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC). In a news release Thursday, Pacific Coastal Airlines said the last day of operations for flights between Vancouver and Cranbrook will be Friday,...

Why your passwords need to be as ugly as possible — BBB

Is your password difficult to crack? On March 15 is the Better Business Bureau’s Password Day, and they’re encouraging the public to protect themselves from fraud by changing their passwords to be more ugly, thereby making it harder for hackers to solve. Twenty five percent of Canadians changed their passwords less often than...

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