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by Anonymous on Sunday Jun 26 2011

As summer approaches thoughts start turning to lapping waves, crackling campfires and tranquil forests.

It’s the time of year when cottage, cabin or beach house fever starts to take hold.  

But the sunny dream of owning a vacation home may be dampened by the reality of property prices in many of the region’s popular vacation...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 26 2011

A new state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber plant in Okanagan Falls, which officially opened Friday, features innovative technology that will change the way wood is used in B.C., providing another boost to B.C.’s forest industry and regional economic growth.

Structurlam’s new 1,400-square-metre plant expansion was supported by $5.7 million in provincial and federal...

by Anonymous on Friday Jun 24 2011

Half of all Canadian employees are disengaged at their work.

That message comes through loud and clear in a new survey, conducted over the past two quarters among nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including more than 2,000 workers in Canada (not including workers from the public sector).

Slightly more than one in three (36 per cent)...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

The US online advertising market is poised for rapid growth this year, with spending expected to exceed $31 billion, according to a new forecast by eMarketer.

The firm estimates online advertising spending in the US will grow 20.2% to $31.3 billion in 2011, up from $26 billion in 2010, when the market grew...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.

"Mike is retiring 39 years to the day that he joined Teck," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through...

by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday May 22 2011
Postal service to the Grand Forks area will not be disrupted on May 26 as the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continues to work to resolve their contract dispute with Canada Post.
 
Grand Forks CUPW local 746 President Jessica Wirischagin told the Sentinel that May 25 was the earliest they could go on strike, but a last minute offer by the union is now on the...
by Michael Scott on Thursday May 19 2011

 On May 18th, a sunny Wednesday morning, supporters of peoples affected by Goldcorp’s mining operations in Latin America held a vibrant demonstration addressing Goldcorp’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place at the heart of Vancouver’s business sector.

Demonstrators rallied outside the Pan Pacific Hotel, where the shareholders’ meeting took place.  “We ask and demand that the...

by Contributor on Friday May 13 2011

Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. 

In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meter using calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel....

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its calculations of estimated pension and severance payments paid to the 113 MPs who were either defeated or did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2011 general election.

Defeated and retiring MPs will collect $4.9 million in pension payments in their first year, reaching a cumulative total of $1115 million by age 80.

In...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2011

 

Selkirk’s Business Administration students squared off against one another at the college’s sixth annual Business Competition held at its Castlegar campus at the end of the term. 
 
First-year students competed for the best marketing campaign, while second-year students strove for best business case analysis. Working in teams, students prepared campaigns and...

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