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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 30 2011

Talk about getting your money back.

The Minister of Finance said Chrysler Group LLC has repaid $1.7 billion in outstanding Canadian government loans following the completion of new refinancing transactions.

In 2009, during the depths of the global economic downturn, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario provided $1.7 billion...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 25 2011

Talk about dangling the carrot.

The Province is proposing to reduce the total HST rate to 10 per cent from 12 per cent in two stages, cutting the provincial portion by one percentage point to six per cent from seven per cent on July 1, 2012, and a further one percentage point reduction would take effect on July 1, 2014.

And here’s the kicker:...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 25 2011
Right now, Tourism Rossland is in the rare but enviable position of having a chunk of money --and having  to decide how to spend it. With an anticipated $25,000 a year in revenue as part of the Province’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) expected to come in and the previous five year plan now expiring, Tourism Rossland has been reaching out to stakeholders for advice.
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by Contributor on Monday May 23 2011

The growing interest in small-scale bioenergy projects in the Kootenays will be the highlight of a two-day workshop next month in Cranbrook.

Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society (Trench Society), the intensive, hands-on workshop (June 13-14) is aimed at individuals and organizations currently at the planning stages of setting up wood biomass...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 23 2011

British Columbia's exports are forecast to increase 16 per cent this year and 11 per cent in 2012, according to a Global Export Forecast by Export Development Canada (EDC).

"British Columbia's exports will continue to expand at a double-digit pace through 2012, the only province to hit this mark, thanks to a resurgence in the forestry sector," said Peter Hall, chief...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday May 21 2011

Reputations: One needs look no further than the recent oil spills, tainted-food recalls and financial industry scandals to realize that in business today, they mean everything to corporations.

Canadian Business magazine has teamed with the Reputation Institute to assess the reputations of 50 of Canada's biggest companies who deal directly with consumers or...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 19 2011

Families who work for low wages face impossible choices — buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent.

The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems. In many cases it means that the adults in the family are working long hours, often at two or three jobs, just to pay for basic necessities.

They have little time to spend...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 18 2011

A developer looking to put 27 resort cabins in Shutty Bench, five kilometres north of Kaslo, has asked the regional district area to relax a floodplain building setback so he can build closer to the water.

Kevin Hoffart. owner of Wing Creek Resort, applied for the setback for five of the 27 cabins planned to be built within the 15 metre setback required from Wing Creek...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 17 2011

The world's first small-scale hydrogen liquefaction plant will be built in North Vancouver.

B.C.-based Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (HTEC), and Sacré-Davey Engineering, along with international partner Air Liquide, are building this innovative, high-tech plant — with $870,000 in provincial funding.

They will use local by-product...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 17 2011

Despite calls on the BC Liberals to declare the HST is the wrong tax at the wrong time, Christy Clark and her MLAs have done the opposite, says the Nelson-Creston MLA.

Michelle Mungall said the Liberals have not been upfront and honest with the HST about its effect on families and small businesses.

"This week, not only has the Minister of...

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