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by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Feb 29 2012

Chris Dadson, president of Kootenay-Rockies Tourism (KRT), presented council with interesting tourism statistics on Monday evening, and showed off a brand new "Connected Travel" initiative for smartphones that they hope will help fulfill KRT's mandate to enhance the region's visitor economy.

While the Canadian Tourism Commission promotes Canada...
by Contributor on Monday Feb 13 2012
Red Mountain Academies recently received a $45,000 grant from Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust that ensures growth of the program! The grant is specifically to spread the word to families across Canada and around the world about the high-caliber program we have here in Rossland.
 
The Academy provides programs in four sports (alpine ski racing,...
by IntegrityBC on Wednesday Feb 08 2012

IntegrityBC chastised the BC Liberals today for leaving the impression that they're selling access to Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour Citizens' Services and Open Government, through her presence at a $50 a plate Liberal fundraising lunch tomorrow in Surrey.

There's something incredibly oxymoronic about the minister...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2012

ArtsBC, with support from Canadian Heritage/Patrimoine canadien and the BC Arts Council present the BC Arts Sustain­ability Semesters, a goal-oriented program designed to increase the capacity of BC’s non-profit arts and cultural organizations. The purpose is to help organizations make progress toward increasing their economic sustainability and viability.

Project advisors include the...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 05 2012

The Province has completed a comprehensive review of options for provincially operated meat inspection services at Class A and B licensed abattoirs.

This ensures that B.C. continues to provide the most effective, safe meat inspection system possible when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) steps back from this role. The Report on the B.C. Abattoir System Inspection Review can be...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 02 2012

Madison's Lumber Reporter has learned that the United States' claim against Canada, for alleged subsidies on British Columbia's timber stumpage rates, has been reduced from US$499 to US$303.6 million.

In the American rebuttal of Canada's defense, which was filed on Dec. 23, 2011 but only made public this week, the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office is asking for almost 40 percent...

by ProPublica on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

By Michael Grabell in ProPublica.

A common criticism of President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything – that while the New Deal built bridges and dams, all the stimulus did was fill some potholes and create temporary jobs.

Don't tell...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 30 2012

In 2009 and through 2010 a growing concern was voiced among professional foresters and biologists, conservationists, academics, community leaders, forest industry support companies and First Nations that British Columbia (BC) forests are in need of greater attention to meet societal expectations over the long-term.

This concern generated the Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 30 2012

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver closed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program to any new registrants on Sunday, January 29. The sudden closing of the program comes two months before its official end date on March 31, 2012. The government has limited participation to 250,000 registered homeowners.

Industry estimates show that by capping registration the federal...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Jan 25 2012

A handshake deal went sour for the Rossland Lions Club last summer when major roofing contractor Flynn Canada Ltd.—which was in town to rebuild the arena roof in 2010 and City Hall's roof in 2011—reneged on an agreement and forced the club to scramble after local contractors and funds instead.

Bill Profili of the Lions described the soured side-deal to council on Monday evening.Flynn's...

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