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by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Apr 05 2012

The Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) of the Sustainability Commission (SC) presented council with a package of six recommendations for "Rossland economic development focus areas" that the city could take to the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC or LCI) to help Rossland "increase its return on its investment in the LCIC"—but the reception from council was unexpectedly chilly....

by Andrew Bennett on Tuesday Apr 03 2012

Council has deferred decisions on the final design for the upcoming Columbia-Washington renovation until all the tender documents from prospective contractors are received and council can debate the merits of various plans with "hard numbers" in hand.

The tender deadline was extended beyond the original closing date of Mar. 27 to Apr. 2. CAO Victor Kumar explained that most of the...
by Adrian Barnes on Monday Mar 26 2012

During tough economic times like these one can get eye strain searching for silver linings among the masses of grey cloud. However, Rossland’s Dean Bulfone remains confident in the town and the region as he presses forward with his Evergreen Ridge development. At the moment, Bulfone is proud to be involved in the building of the first Energuide 80 house in the Rossland and Greater Rossland...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) - The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is a tax-free benefit available to low-income seniors living in Canada, who are receiving, or are eligible to receive, Old Age Security (OAS). Enrollment is not automatic, you MUST apply for this supplement.

Age Tax Credit - You can claim this amount if you were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2011...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The wheels are now in motion for the Kootenay Co-op to move to the other end of Baker Street in Nelson after a special resolution to purchase the Extra Foods building was overwhelmingly approved.

During a special general meeting Monday at the Best Western Baker Street Inn, that attracted more than 100 members, the resolution — that the Cooperative invest over 75% of its financial...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The BC Liberals’ announcement that they have approved the development of a resort in the Jumbo Valley is both surprising and a devastating blow to the area, says Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy.

“People in Kootenay West have written and e-mailed me to say they strongly disagree with building a resort in the Jumbo Valley,” said Conroy.  “It doesn’t make sense environmentally or...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 19 2012

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are pleased to announce another major milestone has been reached with the substantial completion of intake and tunnel excavation.

“With the excavation portion of the project complete, the Waneta Expansion remains on budget and on schedule for completion in 2015,” said Rich Coleman, Minister of...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Mar 14 2012

Rossland's auditor, Amed Naqvi of the firm Berg, Naqvi, Lehmann (BNL), described the upcoming audit to council on Monday evening, and he also explained the important role of "concerned citizens" in the process.

Each year, municipal records are subject to a third party audit to ensure that the business of the city was procedurally legal and properly accounted, but limitations prevent...
by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Mar 14 2012

In response to opposition to the Columbia Ave redesign with a wider sidewalk and parallel parking on the north side "feature block" between Queen and Washington, Bill Profili led a delegation to council on Monday evening to support the design.

Profili said, "I'm here on behalf of a group of individuals who are very interested in Rossland and the downtown core, and ways to enhance...
by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Mar 12 2012

No new provincial dollars has Selkirk College staff scrambling to find an expected million-dollar shortfall in the budget for the next academic year.

The recent provincial budget confirmed that the funding levels for college operations throughout B.C. for the coming year would remain unchanged.

However, those funds will then be reduced over the successive two years.

“If...

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