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by Contributor on Friday Sep 30 2011

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project - Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust – have released the second quarter socio-economic monitoring report.

The socio-economic monitoring program is an important part of this large, community-focused project and ensures the impacts to the area are documented and available to the public. Since the beginning of the ...
by Contributor on Sunday Sep 25 2011

As part of Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan, the province plans to support small business innovation and entrepreneurship by expanding access to venture capital tax credits, extending tax credits available to apprentices and employers, and working with business leaders to cut red tape and streamline administration of provincial taxes.

B.C....

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Sep 23 2011

It's a strange world.

Senior economist Armine Yalnizyan was commissioned by the National Post to make a case about income inequality for their opinion page, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has written.

The piece ran under the headline A problem for everyone. The overtitle (a quick summary of the...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

Global energy intensity increased 1.35 per cent in 2010, reversing a broader trend of decline over the last 30 years, according to a new Vital Signs Online article from the Worldwatch Institute.

Energy intensity, defined as total energy consumption divided by gross world product, has been growing faster than the global economy for the past two years, even though energy intensity...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 20 2011

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and jobs could be created in B.C. by 2015, starting with the Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant.

Presently, the most advanced LNG project is the Kitimat LNG terminal proposed by Apache Canada Ltd., EOG Resources Inc, and Encana Corporation. This terminal is located on Haisla Nation territory.

Kitimat...

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 Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

Ask and you shall receive.

And Joyce Murray, Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra and former BC Environment Minister, asked what the Kootenay region needed.

The former East Shore resident wrapped up her two-day tour meeting Wednesday with community leaders from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, and the Queens Bay area to discuss key local issues related...

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...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has stepped up their search for U.S. citizens living outside of the country and not filing their returns.

Thousands of "lost" U.S. citizens living in Canada are getting the call from the IRS. Here are some tips on how to get caught up:

  • Dual citizens: Even if you moved to Canada and became a citizen, unless you go through the formal process...
by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway could benefit from a $4.3 million injection of cash as the Province is seeking proposals to provide additional funding for Job Options BC training programs to help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and...

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