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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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by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

 Today’s the big day – after years of anticipation, Chances Gaming Centre will finally be opening its doors in Castlegar.

Grand opening celebrations begin with an invitation-only reception, from noon to 4 p.m., with over 200 guests ranging from the local MP and MLA, as well as mayors-and-councils from all tri-city communities, to contractors and other members of the business community...
by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

China has taken over from the United States (US) as the largest consumer of wood from British Columbia in Canada, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, has said that the new figures show how the region has diversified its markets for the key products generated from the local forestry industry. The market for forestry products in China...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 24 2011
OmniTrax Inc. has given formal notice to the Canadian government of its intention to abandon the Kettle Falls International Railway servicing Grand Forks and northeast Washington State.
 
The notice to the Minister of Transportation of Canada comes after three years of initial notice to the Boundary region of the planned discontinuance of service. Last week’s notice is...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Jul 20 2011

Ever actually stopped at one of those “Information areas” along the highways in the region? You know the ones I mean. The ones featured at highway pull outs, coated with outdated ads and feature a surprisingly square, seemingly scale-less, essentially useless series of connect-the-dot lines between community names?

If you’ve ever wondered if anyone has found them useful, wonder no more....

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...

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