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by Contributor on Monday Oct 03 2011
The Columbia Basin Trust announced a $300,000 partnership with Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) to further develop the manufacturing and technology sector in the Basin.
 
The Manufacturing and Technology Sector Development Pilot Initiative is a two-year pilot initiative which will focus on the...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Oct 02 2011
City council put off a decision for a liquor licencing request for the Grand Forks Hotel’s pub at their last meeting after a neighbouring business appeared at council to complain about the proposed change.
 
The application from the hotel is to alter their liquor licence allowing for their patio area to accommodate 39 seats up from the existing 9 permitted. The city had...
by Contributor on Sunday Oct 02 2011

TD is predicting a significant increase in lumber prices by 2013 – and has praised British Columbia’s government for opening up new markets to counteract the slump in the U.S. housing market.

Leslie Preston, an economist at the TD banking group, stated that, “The B.C. industry and govern­ment have been very proactive in marketing wood for use in construction in China...

by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Teck Resources Ltd. plans to spend a total of $685 million on improvements at two of its major metals operations in British Columbia, the Vancouver-based mining company announced recently.

Teck said it will invest $210 million to increase capacity of an electronic waste recycling operation in Trail, B.C., where Teck has a major zinc smelter and hydroelectric plant....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 01 2011

The government’s financial statements were ripped apart by a recent report by the Auditor General, the Victoria Times Colonist reports.

The province is keeping books in an “unacceptable” way, the report claimed, with too few details, nor does it explain billions in spending.

John Doyle produced the report on the government...

by Champion editor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.

“B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community” award was handed out last week to Rossland — and Surrey, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Prince Rupert and Quesnel — by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger at a ceremony...

by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Agence France-Presse

Facebook on Friday begins rolling out its biggest ever shake-up, in a move observers say will not only profoundly alter how its 800 million users interact with the site, but will keep them coming back for decades to come.

The new "Timeline," revealed last week by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will also likely...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

The federal government re-introduced copyright legislation Friday with ramificatiosn for social media, balancing the needs of creators versus the users.

Copyright Modernization Act will help make Canada's copyright laws more modern, flexible, and in line with current international standards.

Modernizing Canada's copyright laws is an...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project - Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust – have released the second quarter socio-economic monitoring report.

The socio-economic monitoring program is an important part of this large, community-focused project and ensures the impacts to the area are documented and available to the public. Since the beginning of the ...
by Contributor on Sunday Sep 25 2011

As part of Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan, the province plans to support small business innovation and entrepreneurship by expanding access to venture capital tax credits, extending tax credits available to apprentices and employers, and working with business leaders to cut red tape and streamline administration of provincial taxes.

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