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by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

It all started back in 2000 with a ski holiday road trip from Calgary to Vancouver, and a highway closure near Revelstoke. Australians Kim Pegg and Peter Stuart’s original route west was supposed to have taken them along the Trans-Canada Highway until the weather intervened and they needed to take a detour. They’d heard of “that Red place” and decided to give it a go. Fate, it seemed,...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 11 2011
Millions of moths infesting the forests in the Boundary region could threaten key lumber sources for the area.
 
The Western Spruce Budworm has made areas of the Boundary and Okanagan regions home for many years, but a current population explosion could be the largest ever seen in the area, reaching as far as the West Kootenays. Moths in the thousands invading...
by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

By Boyd Cohen, Triple Pundit

I am from the U.S. and have lived in Europe and, most recently, Canada for the 10 years since getting my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.

While I am no economist (my Ph.D. is in business), I believe that the recent U.S. debt crisis and the complete and utter failure of our politicians from the President...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

There has been $60,000 raised towards the goal of $800,000 needed to pay off an American lender as the village of Midway attempts to save their sawmill, reports The Vancouver Province.

Residents of Midway, two hours west of Nelson, came together in January to buy their mill, shut down in 2008 by Fox Forest Products of Montana....

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 07 2011

International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) will not be proceeding with its plan to develop a co-generation plant in Grand Forks after they received news that their bid to B.C. Hydro was unsuccessful. 

On August 2nd, Interfor announced that its proposal under Hydro’s Phase 2 Power Call to construct a 20 MW power plant at Grand Forks failed.
 
They went on to say...
by Mona Mattei on Saturday Aug 06 2011
With a target in sight of $1 million, Stephen Hill is literally hitting the pavement in Vancouver to raise the money needed to complete the purchase of the Midway mill site for Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI).
 
“I’m handing out brochures asking for assistance to pay off our deal with Fox,” said Hill. Hill has been working with the company since its inception and is the...
by Rachel Selkirk on Thursday Aug 04 2011

The summer heat is finally upon us and a newly-minted clothing company--Frozen Laundry--is melting hearts and catching eyes with their inspired line of adventurewear. The company was born out of a frustration with shopping and an interest in fashion design.

“I couldn’t find good, locally made, high-quality and ethically sourced sportswear, especially for women,” explained Ali Becker...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 02 2011

The federal government has renewed the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program, an initiative that helps Canadians save on home improvements and energy costs while protecting the environment.

“With this program, Canadians can make their homes more energy-efficient and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada,” said Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 26 2011

 Today’s the big day – after years of anticipation, Chances Gaming Centre will finally be opening its doors in Castlegar.

Grand opening celebrations begin with an invitation-only reception, from noon to 4 p.m., with over 200 guests ranging from the local MP and MLA, as well as mayors-and-councils from all tri-city communities, to contractors and other members of the business community...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 24 2011
OmniTrax Inc. has given formal notice to the Canadian government of its intention to abandon the Kettle Falls International Railway servicing Grand Forks and northeast Washington State.
 
The notice to the Minister of Transportation of Canada comes after three years of initial notice to the Boundary region of the planned discontinuance of service. Last week’s notice is...

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