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by Contributor on Monday Sep 12 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) welcomed members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today at the Brilliant Dam and Expansion.

The representatives traveled from Nelson to view the many hydro facility developments along the Kootenay River and learn what’s ‘brilliant’ about Columbia Power’s facilities. 

This week, over 100 municipal leaders met at the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

Ask and you shall receive.

And Joyce Murray, Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra and former BC Environment Minister, asked what the Kootenay region needed.

The former East Shore resident wrapped up her two-day tour meeting Wednesday with community leaders from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, and the Queens Bay area to discuss key local issues related...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has stepped up their search for U.S. citizens living outside of the country and not filing their returns.

Thousands of "lost" U.S. citizens living in Canada are getting the call from the IRS. Here are some tips on how to get caught up:

  • Dual citizens: Even if you moved to Canada and became a citizen, unless you go through the formal process...
by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway could benefit from a $4.3 million injection of cash as the Province is seeking proposals to provide additional funding for Job Options BC training programs to help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Aug 30 2011
Squeaking in under the deadline wire, Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI) secured a loan this week for $1 million to complete the Midway mill purchase.
Working with the Heritage Credit Union over the weekend, Doug McMynn, president of BSI, said they were able to not only cover their outstanding debt to Fox Lumber Sales Ltd., but also hope to pay out another $1 million note...
by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2011

Despite its massive size, the Waneta Dam expansion project has seen no massive amount of problems.

In fact, the project has reached more than 450,000 man hours without a lost time or major environmental incident.

“This is an important milestone for the project,” said Audrey Repin, spokesperson for the Waneta Expansion Project. “It defines our dedication to a high...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 28 2011

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has confirmed the Province’s AAA credit rating will continue after British Columbians voted to bring back the PST plus GST tax system, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced Sunday.

Standard & Poor’s noted the Province has the solid revenue and expenditure flexibility necessary to meet its deficit targets and a moderate tax-supported debt burden...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 28 2011

As the Kettle Valley Food Co-op enters year two of operation, they are "going nuts over beans." September will bring the second bulk ordering opportunity for co-op members.

Bulk items will include a variety of nuts, beans and other high demand food items, these products are not available from local producers and will be organic and of the highest quality. In addition this time we are...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 28 2011
Despite some indications of lower sales prices in the West Kootenay-Boundary, the housing market in B.C. and across Canada remains buoyant and mortgage trends show signs of encouraging further investments.
The Bank of Canada is ready to meet on Sept. 7 to set upcoming interest rates. Interest rates are a strong indicator for housing sales.
by Contributor on Saturday Aug 27 2011

The Province will reinstate the combined 12 per cent PST and GST tax system following the referendum decision by British Columbians to extinguish the HST in B.C.

An action plan has been established to guide the transition process and help ensure an effective and orderly transition from the HST to the PST plus GST system in B.C.

The PST will be reinstated at seven per cent with all...


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