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by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Led by strong gains to Asia and Europe, British Columbia’s exports for the first half of 2011 are up by nearly 14 per cent compared with first six months of 2010.

Figures released by Statistics Canada show that B.C.’s international merchandise exports from January to June were worth $15.9 billion, compared with $14 billion last year.

Solid...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Aug 14 2011

A government review panel has painted a picture of a bloated B.C. Hydro Corp. which is overstaffed by up to 1,200 employees.

Panel member Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland, acting deputy minister of advanced education, said Thursday that the Crown corporation is overstaffed in the communications, human resources and engineering departments.

The panel...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 11 2011
Millions of moths infesting the forests in the Boundary region could threaten key lumber sources for the area.
 
The Western Spruce Budworm has made areas of the Boundary and Okanagan regions home for many years, but a current population explosion could be the largest ever seen in the area, reaching as far as the West Kootenays. Moths in the thousands invading...
by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

By Boyd Cohen, Triple Pundit

I am from the U.S. and have lived in Europe and, most recently, Canada for the 10 years since getting my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.

While I am no economist (my Ph.D. is in business), I believe that the recent U.S. debt crisis and the complete and utter failure of our politicians from the President...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

There has been $60,000 raised towards the goal of $800,000 needed to pay off an American lender as the village of Midway attempts to save their sawmill, reports The Vancouver Province.

Residents of Midway, two hours west of Nelson, came together in January to buy their mill, shut down in 2008 by Fox Forest Products of Montana....

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The non-partisan, volunteer-supported initiative Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) has completed a first phase of community dialogue across the Province, designed to inform decision-makers about the people’s vision for BC forest lands.

The results are presented in an Interim Report posted on the website (http://bcforestconversation.com). Background...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Aug 09 2011

North American stock markets witnessed another massive sell-off on Monday as investors grew increasingly worried about the health of the global economy.

In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index closed with a loss of 491.21 points, or roughly four per cent, at 11,670.96. It has now lost 1,145 points over three trading days.

In New York,...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 07 2011

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) will not be proceeding with its plan to develop a co-generation plant in Grand Forks after they received news that their bid to B.C. Hydro was unsuccessful. 

On August 2nd, Interfor announced that its proposal under Hydro’s Phase 2 Power Call to construct a 20 MW power plant at Grand Forks failed.
 
They went on to say...
by Mona Mattei on Saturday Aug 06 2011
With a target in sight of $1 million, Stephen Hill is literally hitting the pavement in Vancouver to raise the money needed to complete the purchase of the Midway mill site for Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI).
 
“I’m handing out brochures asking for assistance to pay off our deal with Fox,” said Hill. Hill has been working with the company since its inception and is the...
by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2011

The unemployment rate in the West Kootenay-Boundary still high as the figure for rose to 8.6 per cent in July.

Although that number is down from nine per cent in July of 2010, there are 1,200 less people that have jobs in 2011, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada's unemployment rate dipped to 7.2 per cent in July as the economy added 7,100...

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