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Charitable giving in Canada hits 10-year low

The study finds that 21.3 per cent of Canadian tax filers claimed charitable donations in 2014, the last year of available data, down from 25.1 per cent in 2004.

The percentage of Canadians claiming charitable donations on their taxes—and the amount they’re giving as a percentage of their income—is the lowest it’s been in a decade, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

A new business in an old building on our main street

"The Office"

This new business means business.  That is, it's there to make business easier for people with home-based businesses to work when the home office is too noisy, or doesn't offer broadband, or when a separate place to meet with clients would be helpful.  Or for people from out of town to work for a while, as needed.  Or to record a podcast.  The space is also available for after-hours meetings, receptions or presentations.

COLUMN: Tread Lightly

Too much stuff?

How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.

Library and Museum grants upped; TRP gets some; Taxes; Deanne Steven leaving Tourism Rossland

Library and Museum grants upped; TRP gets some; Taxes; Deanne Steven leaving Tourism Rossland

Rossland City Council, November 12, 2016:  Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting. 

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Andrew Zwicker, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Aaron Cosbey.  Absent:  Marten Kruysse

PUBLIC HEARING:   A slight clash of views over housing

The Public Hearing was scheduled  to consider three Bylaws:

Conservative MP tables Heritage-friendly private bill

Peter van Loan, Conservative Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe in Ontario.  Picture by photographer Nikos Papathanasiou

On December 6, Peter van Loan, Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites, introduced a Private Member’s Bill for the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Canada. Designed to support those who invest in our cultural heritage, this Bill will have the potential to encourage rehabilitation of properties in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

The Rec Site: Free Public Recreation, or For-Profit Business?

Snow-covered Igloo cabin and a portion of Mt. Plewman.  Photo by Sara  Golling

With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium.  We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded.  And yet, we still compete for space.  Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat bikers in the winter) and others fighting to occupy the same hills and valleys with their favourite activity.  Some of those activities don't mix very well.

Nelson Brewing releasing coffee stout to celebrate Christmas

For Christmas we thought, we should do something special, and Oso was the obvious one we wanted to bring for Christmas — NBC Marketing and Sales Manager Al McLeod. — John Boivin photo, The Nelson Daily

There’s a special batch of Christmas cheer fermenting at the Nelson Brewing Company this month.

Next week Nelson’s oldest craft brewery will release “Oso Negro Prince of Darkness Organic Coffee Stout”, a coffee-infused concoction to celebrate the season, and the company’s 25th anniversary of creating unique beers in the Kootenays.

“For Christmas we thought, we should do something special, and Oso was the obvious one we wanted to bring for Christmas,” says NBC Marketing and Sales Manager Al McLeod.

SUMMER JOBS FOR STUDENTS

Member of Parliament Richard Cannings

NOW OPEN – EMPLOYER 2017 CANADA SUMMER JOBS APPLICATIONS

Ottawa, ON – Richard Cannings, MP – South Okanagan-West Kootenay - is pleased to announce that it is time for all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees to apply for funding from the Government of Canada.  The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program begins on December 7, 2016 to January 20, 2017.

This time, Local Governments talk to Feds on future of Columbia River Treaty

This time, Local Governments talk to Feds on future of Columbia River Treaty

Local government representatives Mayor Deb Kozak and Mayor Karen Hamling met with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, federal officials and regional MPs in late November to emphasize the importance of working with local governments in the Columbia Basin before reaching decisions about the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT)

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