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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 07 2021

Interfor is announcing a $35-million improvement project in its Castlegar facility, according to vice-president of western operations Andrew Horahan.

In an interview Friday, Horahan said the project will have immense value for the community.

“We’re excited to be starting a project in Castlegar, rebuilding and replacing our planer mill,” he said. “It will improve grade, improve...

by Contributor on Friday May 07 2021

An altercation between logging contractors and activists in the Walbran Valley this week where an Indigenous man was allegedly assaulted and racial slurs hurled at protesters is being condemned as “completely unacceptable” by the company and First Nation that own the forestry tenure.

Huumiis Ventures, a Huu-ay-aht First Nation company, and Western Forest Products issued a joint...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 30 2021

The Nelson & District Credit Union, with branches in Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, also distributed close to $110,000 to community organizations within the West Kootenay region.

“Thanks to the efforts of your NDCU team during unprecedented times, I am proud to report that we had a strong year,” said Tom Murray, CEO of NDCU.

“Earnings...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

As Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) prepares for its 70th Annual General Meeting, planned as a virtual online event, the Credit Union released financial results for 2020.

The past year’s high points were growth in assets, members’ deposits and comprehensive income, while also distributing close to $110,000 to community organizations within its service area.

Highlights:...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison said on the eve of Monday’s Federal Budget, Canada is at a crossroads.

Morrison said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “reimagined” economy is a risky “Ottawa- knows-best” approach that picks winners and losers by deciding which jobs, sectors, and regions of our country will be prosperous.

He said this unproven economic approach threatens the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

[Editor's note:  the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]

Anyone who’s read the book I wrote with Wayne Grady,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the final qualifying event will take place and feature solely women entrepreneurs.

Put on by the ...

by CBT on Monday Apr 05 2021

At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.

When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.

Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 27 2021

Teck Coal Limited was ordered to pay a total of $60 million in fines and monetary court orders Friday March 26, 2021, after a guilty plea was entered on two counts of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. In addition to the penalty, the company must also comply with a Fisheries Act Direction.

This sentence...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) said in a media release the organization one year into the pandemic has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Partnering with the BC Tech Association was the first step in providing crucial 1:1 support free of charge to non-tech businesses in the Kootenays...

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