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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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 14 2011

The Nelson company that developed the popular Matrix multiple listing service platform used by 17 MLS service’s across North America has been sold.

One hundred per cent of Tarasoft Corp. was sold Sept. 15 to real estate information and analytics provider CoreLogic for an undisclosed price.

There was no mention made whether there would be job...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

By: Rob McLister

Consumers hate mortgage prepayment penalties, largely because they don’t understand them.

Now, there is about to be a high-profile challenge of how mortgage penalties are calculated.

CIBC Mortgages Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC bank, has just been named the subject of a pending class action lawsuit.

The intended suit claims that...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

Crews restored power to Christina Lake and Grand Forks after a tree took out the lines in the industrial area of the city in just under two hours on Wednesday.

The tree, accidently dropped on the lines on the old Canpar property, hit the line around 1:30 p.m. Many downtown businesses were unable to continue to serve the public and closed their doors during the outage.

"At this time...


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