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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

The Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than forecast.

“Better economic conditions and our prudent approach to spending mean we’ve been able to close the deficit gap considerably, ending the year with a deficit of $309 million and keeping us well on course to balance the budget in 2013-14 as planned,” Finance Minister...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Downtown merchants sponsored Moonlight Madness for locals and visitors alike on Friday night in Grand Forks.

Along with entertainment from local bands, and a dog parade, there were vendors and local groups lining the street with their wares. The annual show and shine for cars brought out some beautiful antiques for everyone to explore.

The Grand Forks Rotary club was selling...

by Andy George on Thursday Jul 14 2011
Attention all athletes: a new local business is ready to overhaul your training regimen. Game Face Sports Nutrition and Training can prepare your next steps toward fitness goals. Game Face is offering a tried and true program that accelerates body redevelopment by implementing changes to eating and training.
 
“It’s tailored for the individual athlete because not...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Proposals are being sought for new industry-specific programs to provide more skilled workers in the Kootenay region, as well as North Coast, Nechako and Cariboo areas.

It’s anticipated that B.C. will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C.

To help meet the challenge...

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Saturday Jul 09 2011

 BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is outraged at the proposed United States (US) tax crackdown recently announced by the American government. 

By law, all individuals holding US citizenship are required to file annual income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, the new US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) obliges Canadian financial...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jul 07 2011
Using open dialogue with community members in the Boundary, provincial forestry staff got feedback on new forest lands vision, policy statements and local priority issues in a recent meeting.
 
John Cathro, a consultant with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (Ministry of Forests), facilitated three-hour sessions with forestry professionals,...
by Contributor on Thursday Jun 30 2011

No, it’s not a long weekend gouge, but expect to pay more at the pumps starting on Canada Day.

Effective July 1 the carbon tax on gasoline rises by 1.11 cents per litre to 5.56 cents per litre. Other fuels see a similar increase.

However, the Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit also increases by 10 per cent on July 1, bringing the payment to $...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

Rural and remote areas of the West Kootenay-Boundary and across the province are expected to benefit from a $100-million, 10-year strategic telecommunications services contract the Province signed with TELUS Wednesday.

Under the contract, high-speed Internet connections will be improved for families and businesses in rural and remote B.C., and cellular coverage along...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Jun 28 2011

Public debate about taxes may be focused on the HST, but a new report suggests that the HST is only one piece of an inequitable provincial tax system, a system in which the richest 20 per cent of British Columbians pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us.

The report, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office, examines changes to the overall tax system...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2011

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced today they are joining hands in a new partnership to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs to help save children's lives.

"Partnerships are crucial in effective international development. CIDA is proud to have a long standing partnership with the Micronutrient Initiative," said Minister Oda. "Our...

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