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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2011

One of the biggest construction projects the region has ever known is now open for public viewing.

A new public viewing area opened last week across from the Waneta Expansion Project construction site.

The viewing area is located directly across Highway 22A and provides a safe place to observe construction and view interpretive signage about the project.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

 Today’s the big day – after years of anticipation, Chances Gaming Centre will finally be opening its doors in Castlegar.

Grand opening celebrations begin with an invitation-only reception, from noon to 4 p.m., with over 200 guests ranging from the local MP and MLA, as well as mayors-and-councils from all tri-city communities, to contractors and other members of the business community...
by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

China has taken over from the United States (US) as the largest consumer of wood from British Columbia in Canada, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, has said that the new figures show how the region has diversified its markets for the key products generated from the local forestry industry. The market for forestry products in China...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 24 2011
OmniTrax Inc. has given formal notice to the Canadian government of its intention to abandon the Kettle Falls International Railway servicing Grand Forks and northeast Washington State.
 
The notice to the Minister of Transportation of Canada comes after three years of initial notice to the Boundary region of the planned discontinuance of service. Last week’s notice is...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Jul 20 2011

Ever actually stopped at one of those “Information areas” along the highways in the region? You know the ones I mean. The ones featured at highway pull outs, coated with outdated ads and feature a surprisingly square, seemingly scale-less, essentially useless series of connect-the-dot lines between community names?

If you’ve ever wondered if anyone has found them useful, wonder no more....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

The Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than forecast.

“Better economic conditions and our prudent approach to spending mean we’ve been able to close the deficit gap considerably, ending the year with a deficit of $309 million and keeping us well on course to balance the budget in 2013-14 as planned,” Finance Minister...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Downtown merchants sponsored Moonlight Madness for locals and visitors alike on Friday night in Grand Forks.

Along with entertainment from local bands, and a dog parade, there were vendors and local groups lining the street with their wares. The annual show and shine for cars brought out some beautiful antiques for everyone to explore.

The Grand Forks Rotary club was selling...

by Andy George on Thursday Jul 14 2011
Attention all athletes: a new local business is ready to overhaul your training regimen. Game Face Sports Nutrition and Training can prepare your next steps toward fitness goals. Game Face is offering a tried and true program that accelerates body redevelopment by implementing changes to eating and training.
 
“It’s tailored for the individual athlete because not...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Proposals are being sought for new industry-specific programs to provide more skilled workers in the Kootenay region, as well as North Coast, Nechako and Cariboo areas.

It’s anticipated that B.C. will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C.

To help meet the challenge...

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Saturday Jul 09 2011

 BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is outraged at the proposed United States (US) tax crackdown recently announced by the American government. 

By law, all individuals holding US citizenship are required to file annual income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, the new US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) obliges Canadian financial...

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