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Decision time for B.C. carbon tax
Public comments accepted until April 8, and then Premier Christy Clark has to decide on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Dam expansion done as BC Hydro demand slumps
Four per cent rate increase expected next year to keep up with big maintenance, construction of Site C on the Peace River
Invermere employment centre holding open house for four-year anniversary
local WorkBC Employment Services Centre and EK Employment have continued to grow and adapt
Possible partnership creates potential employment opportunity in Radium
Tourism Radium will be considering the possibility of creating a full-time employment opportunity for an events co-ordinator
B.C. presses for LNG approval after delay
Natural gas minister Rich Coleman says latest delay to Petronas-backed project at Prince Rupert must be 'overcome'
B.C. LNG projects get new momentum
Woodfibre LNG wins federal approval, major shift by Las Kwa'laams to support Prince Rupert port with conditions
Signs of spring for B.C. mining industry
Gold projects at Barkerville and in the northwest moving ahead, as metal prices and steelmaking demand revive in Asia
Spruce beetle spreads in B.C. Interior
Biggest infestations in 30 years identified in Prince George area, spreading with help from recent dry, warm and windy conditions
Minister monitoring new college fees
Fees increasing above 2% cap for colleges and universities must be for new services, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson says
Invermere’s creative economy booms
Invermere has a booming creative economy, and those in valley’s arts community are keen to see it grow even more.
New penalties coming to B.C. mine regulations
Administrative penalties already exist in forestry and oil and gas industries, prosecution penalties also increasing
Local bee industry profiting from buy-local business model
Beekeepers in B.C. and in the East Kootenay region have not been stung by the ever-changing honey industry.
Vancouver company plans to open new mine in valley
A new mine could be up and running here in the Upper Columbia Valley as early as next year.
Dragons’ Den looking to dole out dough to local entrepreneurs
Producers for the acclaimed CBC reality show, Dragons’ Den, are touring the country, holding auditions for small business entrepreneurs
Shell postpones LNG decision to late 2016
Shell, Mitsubishi, Korea Gas and PetroChina agree to stick with Prince Rupert project despite world-wide oil and gas price slump
DOI awaits proposals for concession stand
The District of Invermere (DOI) has issued a call for applicants who are interested in operating the Kinsmen Beach concession stand.
Kootenay-Columbia MP urges local employers to apply for wage subsidy program
Deadline for submitting applications to Canada Summer Jobs 2016 (CSJ) is Friday, February 26th, 2016.
Court okays ban on pharmacy reward points
Prescriptions blocked from B.C. supermarket loyalty programs
Forest industry waits for Pacific trade deal
B.C. wood products are shut out of some Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei by high import tariffs
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Northwest mineral survey released, Premier Christy Clark promises BC Hydro payment relief for struggling mining industry