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by Anonymous on Tuesday Aug 09 2011

North American stock markets witnessed another massive sell-off on Monday as investors grew increasingly worried about the health of the global economy.

In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index closed with a loss of 491.21 points, or roughly four per cent, at 11,670.96. It has now lost 1,145 points over three trading days.

In New York,...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2011

The unemployment rate in the West Kootenay-Boundary still high as the figure for rose to 8.6 per cent in July.

Although that number is down from nine per cent in July of 2010, there are 1,200 less people that have jobs in 2011, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada's unemployment rate dipped to 7.2 per cent in July as the economy added 7,100...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 05 2011

The decision to keep or nix B.C.'s controversial harmonized sales tax leaves the public's hands after 4:30 p.m. PT Friday afternoon.

That's when Elections BC starts carefully verifying ballots are from registered voters and tallying up the results.

Ballots can be dropped off at any of Elections BC's five collection centres in the Lower...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 04 2011

Keep building that bunker, the global economy is teetering on the brink of another recession as markets took a nosedive Thursday, the Financial Post reports.

A 3.40 per cent drop in the Toronto Stock Exchange was coupled with a $5.30 drop in West Texas Intermediate crude oil to $86.63 U.S. a barrel, while the loonie was off by 1.61 cents, at $1....

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 Anonymous on Sunday Jul 31 2011

A message from BC Hydro's Greg Reimer:

The BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has announced a review of the security and privacy of customer data collection through the smart meter program.

As we take the responsibility of protecting the privacy and security of personal information very seriously, we’ve made it a top priority of the program.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 31 2011

All of the secrets of the Columbia Basin Trust have been cracked open for public viewing — financial investments, spending and program and initiative activities — as the 2010/11 Annual Report and 2011 Report to Residents are now published.

The Annual Report reflects CBT's performance for the 2010/11 year, ending...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 27 2011

One of the biggest construction projects the region has ever known is now open for public viewing.

A new public viewing area opened last week across from the Waneta Expansion Project construction site.

The viewing area is located directly across Highway 22A and provides a safe place to observe construction and view interpretive signage about the project.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 18 2011

The Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than forecast.

“Better economic conditions and our prudent approach to spending mean we’ve been able to close the deficit gap considerably, ending the year with a deficit of $309 million and keeping us well on course to balance the budget in 2013-14 as planned,” Finance Minister...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 13 2011

Proposals are being sought for new industry-specific programs to provide more skilled workers in the Kootenay region, as well as North Coast, Nechako and Cariboo areas.

It’s anticipated that B.C. will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C.

To help meet the challenge...

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