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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

On Tuesday, what was shaping up to be a turbulent week for travellers appeared poised to fade back to normal as the federal government said it was taking its first step in blocking any labour action.

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt's office confirmed that she will refer the matter to the Canadian Industrial Labour Board on Wednesday....

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

The idea of co-generation may be one of the pieces of the puzzle in the Nakusp region as several groups are beginning to grapple with the idea of righting the village’s listing economic ship.

Although still in a draft report form, information and feedback has been gathered and recently released by a panel of local groups — including the Nakusp and Area Development Board (NADB) and the...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 10 2011

In the Boundary region small businesses are driving employment and filling the needs for residents in a wide range of services. Starting a small business is difficult even in great economic times, but starting in a time of uncertainty is even more challenging.

Every year during small business week Community Futures (CF) Boundary takes time to salute local entrepreneurs and their efforts...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Oct 07 2011

New jobs and an injection of $25,000 into the local economy each month is the bottom line for the ongoing Duncan Dam Spillway upgrade project in the Meadow Creek region, according to a BC Hydro spokesperson.

Mary Anne Coules said a Sept. 20 BC Hydro operations update meeting at the Lardeau Valley Community Centre in Meadow Creek held some interest in the ongoing gates...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 06 2011
Could the creation of a heritage revitalization program for the City of Grand Forks be the catalyst to economic development? A committee of local business owners thinks so.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 5 the heritage committee rolled out their vision for the city’s downtown core. Overall, the plan reflects the recommendations in a report done by the Heritage Branch of B.C....
by Contributor on Thursday Oct 06 2011

The average price for a standard detached home in Vancouver is approximately triple the national average, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released this week.

The average third quarter price for a detached bungalow increased 17 per cent year-over-year, selling for $1,022,375 - nearly three times the national average bungalow price of $349,974.

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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Not gone, and not forgotten — KBS remains, but in a new incarnation created to respond to listener demand.

Kootenay/Boundary listeners asked for more music variety. We listened and are giving our listeners what they asked for.

 
“The Kootenay/Boundary’s EZ Rock,” the region’s newest radio station, hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Oct. 5) at 9 a.m. — delivering more...
by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

A $2.5 million expansion underway to one of the region’s top lodges is providing the perfect prelude into what could be the best season ever in their 12-year history.

Construction is well underway at Baldface Lodge near Nelson on the new, 9,000-square-foot two-storey east wing building, said Marina Moroney, Baldface’s guest services manager.

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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...

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