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by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jun 26 2011

The exploration and drilling program for Grizzly Discoveries Inc. in 2011 includes plans for discovering new mining options for silver as well as identifying the existing gold veins for future metal recovery.

Grizzly currently has a 100% interest in just over 225,000 acres in a single major block of mineral claims centered on the town of Greenwood, B.C. They commissioned APEX Geoscience...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 26 2011

A new state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber plant in Okanagan Falls, which officially opened Friday, features innovative technology that will change the way wood is used in B.C., providing another boost to B.C.’s forest industry and regional economic growth.

Structurlam’s new 1,400-square-metre plant expansion was supported by $5.7 million in provincial and federal...

by Anonymous on Friday Jun 24 2011

Half of all Canadian employees are disengaged at their work.

That message comes through loud and clear in a new survey, conducted over the past two quarters among nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including more than 2,000 workers in Canada (not including workers from the public sector).

Slightly more than one in three (36 per cent)...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Kootenay folk will now be able to give a green boost to the environment, and receive a carbon tax credit to boot.

FortisBC announced it has launched its renewable natural gas product offering for residential customers in the Kootenays. Eligible customers now have the option of designating 10 per cent of their household's natural gas usage as renewable natural gas....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 20 2011

Thirty years and $300,000. Those rather intimidating numbers combined with a commitment to a piece of property and the responsibility for its upkeep can make buying your first home a daunting prospect.

While it does take a big leap to first make that commitment, doing so can literally pay off in spades as a solid investment for the future.

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by Contributor on Monday Jun 20 2011

The recovery is over in Canada and the country has entered a new expansion phase.

Despite a relatively enviable position, Canada's economy will have to deal with a number of challenges. These include the winding down of government stimulus plans, budget cuts, as well as a currency whose high value is still hurting exports.

Interest rate...

by Andy George on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) held its first networking last Thursday night giving attendees their first look at the organization and membership benefits.
 
Cathy Martinoff, president of BCRCC, opened the seminar with an introduction to the board of directors which includes: Wendy Darbyshire, Dave Evdokimoff, Darla Ashton, Tammy Battersby, Dave...
by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 19 2011

With several new projects on the horizon and exploration activity the highest it has been in several years, the mining industry in the West Kootenay is looking to rebound from its drought, says the president of the Chamber of Mines Eastern BC.

Jack Denny said exploration activity is increasing in the region, with many of the projects “flying under the radar” in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 19 2011

A big broadband boost to the tune of $50,000 will be going out to the communities of Shutty Bench, Fletcher Falls and Ainsworth Hot Springs as the Province is providing cash to expand Internet service.

Overall, the province is providing $2.34 million to over 60 locales in rural B.C. to expand broadband Internet into B.C.’s rural communities in the effort to make B.C. “...

by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 19 2011

Finally, some news out of Victoria for the rural areas of BC: your property taxes are due.

Some of the more than 397,000 rural property owners in British Columbia and the Regional District of Central Kootenay may be wondering how to pay their property taxes by the July 4 tax deadline during a postal strike.

Despite the postal disruption,...

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