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by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Nov 06 2011
The sawmill in Grand Forks will be getting an overhaul over the next year-and-a-half as International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) pumps $24 million into the region.
 
The company’s announcement came last Wednesday, Nov. 2 when general manager Andrew Horahan unveiled their decision to invest $19 million in Grand Forks and $5 million in the Castlegar mill....
by Anonymous on Wednesday Nov 02 2011

The NDP is demanding BC Hydro stop paying lavish executive bonuses, following an auditor general's report that revealed that the Crown corporation actually ran a $249 million deficit last year, the CBC reports.

NDP leader Adrian Dix says at a time when Hydro is looking at ramping up rates for customers, the current bonus system for executives doesn't make sense

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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 30 2011

B.C.’s minimum wage will increase to $9.50 on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

At the same time, the minimum wage rate for liquor servers will increase to $8.75.

This is the second increase to the minimum wage this year, and follows the announcment to increase minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 by May 1, 2012.

Non-hourly rates...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Oct 26 2011
As plans for the Columbia-Washington upgrades solidify, the ISL Engineering design team will now turn their attention to the details of "staging" the construction to minimize the impact on businesses, residents, visitors, and traffic.

ISL project manager Kevin Terness told council on Monday that it was "critical" for the city to actively engage the business...
by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Oct 26 2011
The majority of the $8.8 million ISL Engineering have budgeted for the proposed Columbia-Washington upgrades—excluding "phase three" extras—are associated with hard-nosed realities like water pipes and storm drains, but the hottest debate revolves around the 20 per cent of the budget slated for sidewalks and streetscapes.

We address the ...
by Contributor on Sunday Oct 23 2011

Very good wall conditions and control were recorded at Roca’s MAX Mine near Trout Lake since the underground operations of Roca MAX Mine restarted at the end of July.

Crews have focused on new blasting designs and practices in an effort to demonstrate that previous experiences with wall sloughing, and geotechnical instability could be controlled....

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Oct 20 2011
Boss Power Corp. surrendered its uranium exploration and mining rights to the Province of B.C. for $30 million this week.
 
The negotiated settlement comes after Boss Power launched a law suit in 2009 after the province announced a prohibition against uranium exploration and development in 2008. The agreement gives the Crown the mineral rights to the Blizzard uranium...
by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Oct 19 2011
Accommodation revenue in Rossland was way up in 2010 to more than $2.6 million, some 18 per cent over 2009 and 9.5 per cent higher than the five year average according to the recently released annual report by Tourism Rossland executive director Deanne Steven.

It's been "a strong year for accommodation revenue,"...
by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 18 2011

The gap is growing, fast

The gap between the rich and everyone else is growing faster in Canada than almost everywhere else in the developed world.  
According to the Conference Board of Canada, only one small European country has a gap growing faster than Canada’s.

Corporate profits are way up.  Corporate taxes are way down...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 17 2011

Nelson has gone international once again.

Los Angeles Times staff writer Chris Reynolds made a stop in the Heritage city recently to give a Coles Notes version to Californians of life north of the 49th parallel

Reynolds made the holiday trek from Los Angeles with his family to drink a little hemp ale, sample some hemp cookies and enjoy what Nelsonites have...

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