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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

Open Gold Corp. is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling on its Eholt Property located in the Boundary District near the communities of Grand Forks and Greenwood in Southern British Columbia.

Full Force Diamond Drilling Ltd out of Peachland ,B.C. has been contracted to conduct a minimum of 1,500 meters of drilling on the 3 main mineralized areas, the Dead Honda. Seattle and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelsonites will have to wait a while longer for their big screen fix as the City has confirmed the partners in Nelson Cinemax have “breached” their agreement with the City and the theatre’s opening is now dubious.

Formal notice has been sent to the partners in Nelson Cinemax — the proposed new name...

by George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

In December 2010, the Kootenay...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

The deal for the purchase of the former Pope and Talbot mill located at Midway, B.C. has been finalized.

Doug McMynn, president of the board of directors of Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) was pleased to announce, “It’s been a hectic week to finish off the negotiations however, we are happy and relieved it’s over and that the deal has been completed.”

The deal includes: a 10-year...

by Michael Wirischagin on Wednesday Feb 02 2011
The ranks of the unemployed in Grand Forks grew again this week as 19 people were laid off by Roxul Inc. Blaming seasonal shifts in business and high inventories, Roxul said that they are not sure how long the layoffs will last.
 
According to Roxul Inc.’s North American Government Affairs and Corporate Communication Manager Leslie McLaren these layoffs were effective...
by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jan 28 2011

I don't think I have ever re-cycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes. In November, 2007, I wrote a column for the Tyee and rabble focusing on Conservative finance Minister Jim Flaherty's five year tax cut plan. This up-coming cut to corporate taxes (by 1.5%, binging the level to 15%, the lowest in the G7)) is the final...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 27 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The ultimate question of whether the Sinixt Nation exists or not will be one of the main side issues answered in BC Supreme Court when their court case to prevent logging on Perry Ridge resumes in Vancouver next month.

Arguments are still in process but have been adjourned this week until Feb. 3 as...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 26 2011
The growing pressure to address environmental concerns in the Grand Forks area led city council to increase the mandate of their air quality committee to become the new environment committee tackling air, water and climate change.
Chaired by Councillor Chris Moslin, the new committee held its inaugural meeting last week. Twenty-one people came out to the meeting to participate in...
by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jan 17 2011

Few developments in our era of savage capitalism are so powerfully symbolic of the new feudalism than the obscene compensation paid out to the new economic elite: the CEOs of the most powerful corporations in the country. The CCPA’s Hugh MacKenzie now reminds us yearly of this economic and social sickness by identifying exactly when the average CEO (of the 100 largest firms) has earned...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 16 2011
International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) has broken their silence in the conversation about the mill slated to re-open in Midway. Interfor says that information presented by Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) and Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. in their meetings being held across the region are not accurate and that the re-opening of the Midway mill may well jeopardize the future of the Grand...

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