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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Mar 05 2021

The B.C. government has extended the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program to ensure businesses have the time they need to apply.

One of the main requirements has also been lowered to ensure more businesses are eligible.

“We continue to listen to B.C. businesses about what they need to navigate through the second wave of this pandemic and...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 01 2021

As part of Kootenay Savings ongoing commitment to giving back to the Kootenays, through good times and challenging times, the credit union has teamed up with their community-minded employees to distribute $9,500 in donations to seventeen deserving non-profit groups.

“Many local charities are struggling to deliver their programs within the constraints of COVID-19. We’ve been able to help...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Feb 02 2021

Many sectors have been hard hit by the pandemic, and agriculture is one of them.  Despite concerns about food security and pleas to buy local, orchardists and farmers in the region have had a number of serious headwinds facing them over the past year.

B.C. apple growers have had to deal with huge production from just across the border in Washington State for decades. They have responded...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 25 2021

In a world of rapid change, Dr. Sarah Breen is working to ensure rural British Columbia is included in research and equipped with the knowledge to flourish into the future.

The BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development (RIC) was established in 2006 with the goal of developing regional capacity, economic diversification and support provincial/national networks. Breen...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2021

In a year unlike any other, Small Business BC is celebrating the perseverance of small businesses by asking the public to nominate their favorite entrepreneurs for a Small Business BC Award.

This year, Small Business BC’s annual awards will honour entrepreneurs who were creative, determined and most of all, there for their communities when they needed them the most. Starting on January...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 23 2021

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

By Kate S. Petersen for Environmental Health News

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

By Corey A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein, and Paul Ehrlich, for The Conversation

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

The research ...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located in...

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