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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 05 2011

The decision to keep or nix B.C.'s controversial harmonized sales tax leaves the public's hands after 4:30 p.m. PT Friday afternoon.

That's when Elections BC starts carefully verifying ballots are from registered voters and tallying up the results.

Ballots can be dropped off at any of Elections BC's five collection centres in the Lower...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 04 2011

Keep building that bunker, the global economy is teetering on the brink of another recession as markets took a nosedive Thursday, the Financial Post reports.

A 3.40 per cent drop in the Toronto Stock Exchange was coupled with a $5.30 drop in West Texas Intermediate crude oil to $86.63 U.S. a barrel, while the loonie was off by 1.61 cents, at $1....

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 04 2011
The Cascade Power Project at Christina Lake could still be built by 2016 after the Ministry of Environment extended their environmental assessment permit despite opposition from the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary (RDKB).  
 
“The extension was because we have been unable to get an electricity purchase agreement with B.C. Hydro in their last call,” said Paul...
by Rachel Selkirk on Thursday Aug 04 2011

The summer heat is finally upon us and a newly-minted clothing company--Frozen Laundry--is melting hearts and catching eyes with their inspired line of adventurewear. The company was born out of a frustration with shopping and an interest in fashion design.

“I couldn’t find good, locally made, high-quality and ethically sourced sportswear, especially for women,” explained Ali Becker...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 03 2011

 The Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce has come up with a plan to help local businesses get in on the windfall that is the BC Seniors’ Games, according to executive director Pam McLeod.

“We’re fortunate in Castlegar, in that all of the 3,200 athletes competing in the Games have to go through an accreditation process to participate,” McLeod said. “That process will be...
by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2011

The federal government has renewed the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program, an initiative that helps Canadians save on home improvements and energy costs while protecting the environment.

“With this program, Canadians can make their homes more energy-efficient and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada,” said Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources,...

by Anonymous on Sunday Jul 31 2011

A message from BC Hydro's Greg Reimer:

The BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has announced a review of the security and privacy of customer data collection through the smart meter program.

As we take the responsibility of protecting the privacy and security of personal information very seriously, we’ve made it a top priority of the program.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 31 2011

All of the secrets of the Columbia Basin Trust have been cracked open for public viewing — financial investments, spending and program and initiative activities — as the 2010/11 Annual Report and 2011 Report to Residents are now published.

The Annual Report reflects CBT's performance for the 2010/11 year, ending...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jul 28 2011
The public will decide on the expansion of the aquatic centre fitness facilities that will cost $1.5 million at referendum this year, but local business owners want the community to have more information about the true impact of this cost before the vote.
 
The vision to expand the fitness centre that operates under the Grand Forks Recreation Commission has been in the...
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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