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by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 20 2020

How many cannabis retailers does Rossland want?

At Tuesday’s meeting of Rossland City Council, an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Board, seeking permission to open a non-medical cannabis  retail store, was on the agenda. The application...

by aeon on Wednesday May 13 2020

By Dirk Philipsen; first published in Aeon

Adam Smith had an elegant idea when addressing the notorious difficulty that humans face in trying to be smart, efficient and moral. In The Wealth of Nations (1776), he maintained that the baker bakes bread not out of...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday May 06 2020

 Water-repellent forest floors, soil erosion and a lack of tree cover all influence how snowpack melts in the spring

By Natalia Balcerzak, Local Journalism Initiative reporter for ...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 06 2020

For the first time, Kootenay job seekers will be able to prepare themselves for rewarding careers in the retail, accommodation, food service and tourism sectors from the comfort of their own homes.

Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) RAFT program has gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free five-week training and certification program is being...

by CBT on Friday May 01 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a reliable food supply and has increased the demand for locally grown products.

To help Columbia Basin food producers meet this call, Columbia Basin Trust is introducing two new programs: one that provides loans for operational and equipment needs and one that provides wage subsidies to hire workers.

“In response to...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Apr 29 2020

By Andrew Longhurst  and Kendra Strauss, from “Policy Notes” via the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on serious problems in Canada’s seniors’...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Apr 21 2020

Editor’s Note:  This report attempts to capture the substance of the meetings and to include all information of importance, but not every comment or question is included.      

Councillors Present:...

by Dick Cannings MP on Saturday Apr 18 2020

On Friday, the federal government rolled out its long-awaited initiative to support the oil and gas sector., a sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the world-wide lockdowns that have ensued.  Oil prices, already low at $50 per barrel, plunged as demand dropped.  Within weeks, a barrel of Western Canada Select was cheaper than a Starbucks latte.

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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 16 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, April 16, 2020:  Teck Resources Limited  (“Teck”) today announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts. This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.

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by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Apr 15 2020

As British Columbians are bludgeoned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government should do all it can to ease the financial burden caused by the virus and the ongoing economic lock down.

That includes lowering our mandatory ICBC auto insurance rates.

While other Canadian auto insurance companies are ...

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