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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 25 2011
The Grand Forks sawmill workers ratified their collective agreement last week after nearly two years in negotiations.
 
International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) and the United Steelworkers Union finalized their contract wording two weeks ago, and on Friday, Aug. 19 the workers voted with a 76 percent majority to accept the new agreement.
 
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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 21 2011

Mining is returning to the Princeton region as the Copper Mountain Mine celebrated its grand opening Friday. The mine brings jobs to the area and benefits the entire province.

Having started production in June 2011, Copper Mountain is the third-largest copper mine in Canada and the first major-metals mine to open in British Columbia since 1998.

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by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011

In just three years, the environment has lost its status as one of the top five issues facing Canadians, with only 49 per cent ranking it as very important.

According to Bensimon Byrne's latest Consumerology Report, concern has fallen significantly since 2008 (down 11 points) and ranks behind issues such as the price of gas, adequate pensions, the state of...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011
By: Fred Marshall, forester and woodlot owner
 
While the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) has devastated central B.C. over the last few years, in the Boundary it has been moderately active but not devastating. However this moderate activity ended this spring with a significant increase in attacked trees being visible extending from the Big White summit towards Rock...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 18 2011
Rock Creek woodlot owner George Delisle was recognized this week as one of three foresters in B.C. who have excelled in their forest management practices.
 
Delisle received the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management from Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater at a presentation on behalf of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

It all started back in 2000 with a ski holiday road trip from Calgary to Vancouver, and a highway closure near Revelstoke. Australians Kim Pegg and Peter Stuart’s original route west was supposed to have taken them along the Trans-Canada Highway until the weather intervened and they needed to take a detour. They’d heard of “that Red place” and decided to give it a go. Fate, it seemed,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 15 2011

Woodlot licensee George Delisle has received the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater announced today at a presentation on behalf of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson.

Delisle has managed a woodlot near Rock Creek since 1984, and is well known for educating local residents about...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Family members of most temporary foreign workers in British Columbia will be able to work for any employer in the province, thanks to a pilot project launched today.

Temporary foreign workers come to Canada to meet the needs of a specific employer who has been unable to find citizens or permanent residents for the available jobs.

An open work...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Led by strong gains to Asia and Europe, British Columbia’s exports for the first half of 2011 are up by nearly 14 per cent compared with first six months of 2010.

Figures released by Statistics Canada show that B.C.’s international merchandise exports from January to June were worth $15.9 billion, compared with $14 billion last year.

Solid...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Aug 14 2011

A government review panel has painted a picture of a bloated B.C. Hydro Corp. which is overstaffed by up to 1,200 employees.

Panel member Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland, acting deputy minister of advanced education, said Thursday that the Crown corporation is overstaffed in the communications, human resources and engineering departments.

The panel...

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