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by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Rotating strikes are underway as the Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) failed to come to an agreement by the drop-dead date of Thursday, June 2 presented by the CUPW.
 
When it comes to disruptions in the Grand Forks and Boundary areas, Grand Forks CUPW local 746 President Jessica Wirischagin said that there should be little to no...
by Contributor on Thursday Jun 02 2011

By Felicity Lawrence, guardian.co.uk

With food prices reaching record highs again this year, what goes on inside a 650-foot Chicago skyscraper topped by a statue of the goddess Ceres is coming under intense scrutiny.

It is here...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

BNN (Business News Network) has taken on the thorny topic of soaring CEO pay in Canada.

Two former CEOs joined CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan for a discussion about CEO pay and came to agreement on three important points: Executive compensation has gotten out of line; workers at the bottom and middle of the income spectrum need a boost, and higher taxes on the richest...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.

"Mike is retiring 39 years to the day that he joined Teck," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through...

by Anonymous on Tuesday May 31 2011

The Bank of Canada has held its interest rate at one per cent — impacting rates banks offer to businesses and consumers for borrowing and saving.

"The global economic recovery is proceeding broadly as expected," the bank said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday.

Statistics Canada said there was a 3.9 per cent expansion in the Canadian...

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...

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