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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

Twenty firefighters and two dozers are continuing to make good progress the fire burning in the Perry Creek area.


With forecasted wind gusts expected this week, the Southeast Fire Centre is expecting smoke to increase on the four-hectare Perry Creek fire.

Discovered Monday afternoon, this person-caused fire is now 100 per cent guarded....

by Contributor on Monday Aug 22 2011

A two-hectare wildfire has broken out between Cranbrook and Kimberley, but is not threatening any homes.

The Perry Creek fire occurred Monday and is considered active, but it is now 25 per cent guarded.

Although this is not an interface fire, nor is the fire threatening any structures, smoke from this fire is visible from Highway 95A.

by Alex Atamanenko on Monday Aug 22 2011

I have often talked and written about the negative effects of trade agreements, in particular NAFTA, on the ability of our farmers to make a decent living producing good quality food. 

I have used the example of BC fruit and vegetable producers who were once protected by in season tariffs but as a result of NAFTA have been put out of business or are struggling to compete with the...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 21 2011

By: Jordan Bateman, B.C. Director of Canadian Taxpayers Federation

BC Liberals and NDP MLAs don’t agree on much these days, but they are in lockstep when it comes to hiding their expenses from the public.

This reluctance to be transparent contradicts what is happening in democracies around the world. In England, political expense fraud sparked a total revamp of their...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011

People in the West Kootenay have one more kick at the Gaming review can, courtesy of the East Kootenay.

BC’s Community Gaming Grant Review will visit Cranbrook for a community forum on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.

Skip Triplett, appointed last month by Premier Christy Clark to lead the independent review, is...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

It’s the easiest way to dismiss what we see going on: a mindless group of hooligans, drunks and thieves wreaking havoc for havoc’s sake — and for profit.And that’s what the “official”  investigations always conclude afterwards. But they’re wrong.

There are several common threads that link the disturbances throughout the UK right now, France last year, Vancouver in June: all are...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2011

Work is afoot in BC to halt the growing losses of bee colonies in the first industry-wide step to mitigate the epidemic.

The Province will be giving $25 million to Genome BC in support of its ongoing research in the attempt to address bee-specific infectious diseases, as well as other issues of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, human health, bioenergy, mining and the...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Family members of most temporary foreign workers in British Columbia will be able to work for any employer in the province, thanks to a pilot project launched today.

Temporary foreign workers come to Canada to meet the needs of a specific employer who has been unable to find citizens or permanent residents for the available jobs.

An open work...

by Anonymous on Monday Aug 15 2011

Convenience stores and gas bars across British Columbia – from Mac’s to 7-Elevens to independents – are partnering with the Province to help make the healthier choice the easy choice.

The Healthy Convenience Store initiative is a collaboration between the Province and the Western Convenience Store Association (WCSA).

Participating stores will...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Led by strong gains to Asia and Europe, British Columbia’s exports for the first half of 2011 are up by nearly 14 per cent compared with first six months of 2010.

Figures released by Statistics Canada show that B.C.’s international merchandise exports from January to June were worth $15.9 billion, compared with $14 billion last year.



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