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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...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday May 21 2011

Reputations: One needs look no further than the recent oil spills, tainted-food recalls and financial industry scandals to realize that in business today, they mean everything to corporations.

Canadian Business magazine has teamed with the Reputation Institute to assess the reputations of 50 of Canada's biggest companies who deal directly with consumers or...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 19 2011

Families who work for low wages face impossible choices — buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent.

The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems. In many cases it means that the adults in the family are working long hours, often at two or three jobs, just to pay for basic necessities.

They have little time to spend...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 18 2011

A developer looking to put 27 resort cabins in Shutty Bench, five kilometres north of Kaslo, has asked the regional district area to relax a floodplain building setback so he can build closer to the water.

Kevin Hoffart. owner of Wing Creek Resort, applied for the setback for five of the 27 cabins planned to be built within the 15 metre setback required from Wing Creek...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 17 2011

The world's first small-scale hydrogen liquefaction plant will be built in North Vancouver.

B.C.-based Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (HTEC), and Sacré-Davey Engineering, along with international partner Air Liquide, are building this innovative, high-tech plant — with $870,000 in provincial funding.

They will use local by-product...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 17 2011

Despite calls on the BC Liberals to declare the HST is the wrong tax at the wrong time, Christy Clark and her MLAs have done the opposite, says the Nelson-Creston MLA.

Michelle Mungall said the Liberals have not been upfront and honest with the HST about its effect on families and small businesses.

"This week, not only has the Minister of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

After several months of planning, the newly-formed Nelson Kootenay Lake (NKL) Destination Tourism Marketing Organization has launched its premier logo and slogan for the region.

“The logo is designed to attract first-time and repeat visitors from the regional rubber-tire market as well as from national and international markets,” said Tom Thomson, chair of the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has withdrawn its rate-restructuring proposal to raise insurance rates of drivers who get a speeding ticket or other moving violations.

The move followed a meeting Monday with the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond, who stated that ICBC has been instructed to ensure it applies a test of, “being...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 14 2011

The financial piper will be paid by Trail’s Teck Metals Inc. for two chemical spills into local waterways the company was found at fault for in 2010.

Teck will pay $325,000 for depositing mercury into the Columbia River, and allowing a leachate to overflow into Stoney Creek.

In consultation with Teck, a decision was made to pursue an...


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