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by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 18 2011

The gap is growing, fast

The gap between the rich and everyone else is growing faster in Canada than almost everywhere else in the developed world.  
According to the Conference Board of Canada, only one small European country has a gap growing faster than Canada’s.

Corporate profits are way up.  Corporate taxes are way down...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 17 2011

Nelson has gone international once again.

Los Angeles Times staff writer Chris Reynolds made a stop in the Heritage city recently to give a Coles Notes version to Californians of life north of the 49th parallel

Reynolds made the holiday trek from Los Angeles with his family to drink a little hemp ale, sample some hemp cookies and enjoy what Nelsonites have...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 13 2011

By: Rob McLister

Consumers hate mortgage prepayment penalties, largely because they don’t understand them.

Now, there is about to be a high-profile challenge of how mortgage penalties are calculated.

CIBC Mortgages Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC bank, has just been named the subject of a pending class action lawsuit.

The intended suit claims that...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

 Two property tax exemption bylaws were adopted unanimously by council last night, the first granting "permissive" exemptions to a wide variety of non-profit organizations and the second granting a "revitalization" exemption to this year's only applicant, Quince Tree Enterprises for upgrades to the historic BMO building.


The revitalization tax exemption bylaw was debated and...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Oct 12 2011

 Rossland's energy diet is now in full swing with many of the 250 free energy assessments for residences already booked following two well-attended sign-up meetings at the Miners’ Hall Tuesday evening.

This unique program is being piloted in Rossland thanks to our excessive energy bill, some 40% higher than the average British Columbian, and also thanks to lots of hard volunteer work...
by Contributor on Thursday Sep 22 2011

CBT has announced the signing of an agreement with Columbia Mountain Open Network (CMON) to acquire CMON's broadband assets. The assets will be managed by the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a new wholly-owned subsidiary of CBT formed in an effort to expand broadband in the Basin.

"CBT saw the opportunity to continue the work of CMON in bringing broadband to the...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

Downtown business owners are impatient to know how the Columbia-Washington infrastructure renewal project is coming along and, more to the point, what impacts to expect.

"Businesses don't operate month to month, they operate year to year; businesses need to know now," said John Greene, owner of Rossland Hardware, at a meeting last Thursday between Mayor Greg Granstrom and business owners...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 15 2011

A group of Grand Forks and Christina Lake business owners spent a couple of hours giving the Province of B.C. advice on Tuesday morning.

MLA John Les, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and MLA for Chilliwack, visited the Boundary this week as a part of an initiative for the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovations to explore how to defend and create jobs for B.C. and especially...
by Contributor on Monday Sep 12 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) welcomed members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today at the Brilliant Dam and Expansion.

The representatives traveled from Nelson to view the many hydro facility developments along the Kootenay River and learn what’s ‘brilliant’ about Columbia Power’s facilities. 

This week, over 100 municipal leaders met at the...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 02 2011

Cattle producers and processors in B.C. will continue to provide consumers with top quality beef thanks to a Government of Canada investment in a shared database traceability system. Member of Parliament Wai Young (Vancouver South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $276,000 to establish the B.C. Carcass Tracking and Quality Information System...

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