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by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 17 2018

The growth rate of small business startups in Canada — a key measure of entrepreneurial activity — is on the decline due, in part, to the country’s aging population, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Entrepreneurs drive innovation and technological advancement, but as Canada’s population ages, there...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 16 2018

While rivers grow and flow over their banks and spread through communities in southern BC, flooding streets and homes and businesses, people in those communities may have trouble imagining a risk of wildfire, even if they had time and energy to do more than deal as best they can with damage from the floodwaters and the trauma they're enduring. Our hearts go out to them.

Already, though...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 15 2018

Following a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, an investigation determined that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction had failed to follow the law in calculating entitlement to income assistance benefits.

The Ministry had improperly imposed a policy of a one-month suspension the earnings exemption, which allows income assistance recipients to retain a...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 09 2018

Canada has taken a major step in cleaning up its oil and gas sector. We’re the first country to commit to methane emission regulations for the industry, marking an important shift toward climate protection.

The new regulations help uphold a major plank in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, under which Canada committed to cutting oil and gas industry methane...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 03 2018

By forcing Canadian workers to contribute more to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ottawa and the provinces will inadvertently shrink the pool of money available for investments in Canada — potentially up to $114 billion by 2030, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“A shrinking pool of domestic...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 02 2018

New goings-on in the Kootenay music world: a local group is putting a new spin on the resurgence of vinyl with a brand-new project. It’s called The VinylCast, and it aims to deliver music on vinyl to music lovers – right to their doors.  (Or post offices, as the case may be.)  It launches globally this month, and will also put Rossland on the map as a must-...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2018

Premier John Horgan and Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, have issued the following statement in response to Amazon’s announcement that it will create 3,000 new jobs in British Columbia by 2022, in addition to the 1,000 new jobs the company announced in November 2017:

“Today’s announcement by Amazon reflects the strength of British Columbia’s economy and the talent...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 01 2018

ROSSLAND -- The Government of British Columbia is working with the Columbia Basin Trust to build 167 new homes for people struggling to find housing they can afford, in ten Kootenay communities.

Rossland will receive funding to develop 24 housing units, planned to be built on the western side of the land known as “the Emcon lot.” The project was initiated by the City of Rossland, and...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2018

MP Wayne Stetski was instrumental in awarding $625,097 in federal assistance to create summer jobs for Kootenay-Columbia students.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Initiative contributes annually to aid in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students. The federal government provided $625,000 this year earmarked for youth employment in the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

How much time do citizens need to be informed enough to vote on an issue? Discussions about electoral reform and different forms of proportional representation compared with our long-standing system called “first-past-the-post” have been going on in BC for years. During that time, we've heard many opinions, but few as well-informed and thoroughly researched as those of Professor Arend Lijphart...

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