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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012
By: Rob McLister, Canadian Mortgage Trends
Cheap money fuelled another buoyant year for real estate in 2011.
That helped housing values climb a wall of worry (prices...
by Erin Perkins on Saturday Dec 31 2011
A leaked government document about the future of Canada's border crossings -- including possible closure, reduced hours, sharing of facilities and remote monitoring --  lists Midway, Cascade, Nelway and Chopaka crossings.
The document, "Small Port Working Group - Initial Results and Paths Forward", was done collectively between Canada's Customs and Border...
by Erin Perkins on Sunday Dec 18 2011
Bridesville residents have had enough and they let the government and Emcon know it.
On the evening of Monday, Dec. 12, more than 60 people packed the Bridesville Community Hall to discuss what they feel is a deteriorating road service in their area.
Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater, two Emcon employees and Stephanie Gillis, a...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Dec 11 2011

Interoute Construction Ltd. of Crescent Valley has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award for its paving work on the Fernie Ski Hill project.

The company was recognized for its work on the $5.5-million project to resurface Highway 3, from 12 kilometres east of Elko to Fernie Ski Hill Road, and for delivering a high-quality product under very...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 09 2011

 A group of more than 50 scientists is publicly lobbying BC Hydro to reconsider its decision to close the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) office in Nelson, and to lay off staff in Castlegar, Nelson and Prince George.

The offices are to be closed by January 2012, and the program consolidated in Burnaby offices.
“In this particular...
by Contributor on Thursday Dec 08 2011

Canada’s key interest rate will end 2011 unchanged.


The Bank of Canada (BoC) left its policy rate at 1.00 percent this week, as anticipated.


In a statement, the Bank said European economic performance will be worse than expected, Canadian and United States growth are “slightly” better than expected, and inflation will “ease.”

It added: “With the target...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 28 2011

B.C.'s deficit is now projected to rise by $313 million to $3.1 billion by the end of the fiscal year because of lower revenues, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced in Victoria on Monday.

"While British Columbia is still expected to continue to outperform most other North American economies, we expect revenues to decline and we are revising our deficit calculations...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 22 2011

Members of the federal NDP B.C. Caucus are calling for stronger action by the federal government to protect Canadian citizens affected by a series of measures undertaken by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to US law, anyone who was born in the US is required to file US tax returns even though they have worked and paid taxes in Canada and have no US income....
by Contributor on Friday Nov 18 2011

The B.C. Economic Forecast Council has lowered its growth projections for the province this year and next in light of the worsening global economy.

On average, the council expects B.C.’s GDP growth to be 2.2 per cent in 2011, down from its 2.7 per cent forecast in January of this year. The council also predicts B.C.’s GDP will grow 2.2 per cent in 2012 and average 2.7...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 16 2011

Council was crammed wall-to-wall for the public hearing before third reading of the new zoning bylaw on Monday night. Two distinct groups brought their concerns, but council passed the bylaw anyway, 5-2, with Coun. Laurie Charlton and Coun. Andy Stradling opposed.

One group raised concerns about the "infill zone"—discussed briefly at the end of this article—but this wasn't what swayed...


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