Business

B.C. braces for new U.S. lumber trade action

Notice of American litigation follows expiry of last Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement in October

Jr. Dragons’ Den to Help Young Entrepreneurs

Junior Dragons’ Den and Junior Achievement (JA) British Columbia are teaming up to help young entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.

  • Nov 25th, 2016

Council takes a step towards approving Inter-Community Business Licenses

ICBLs will allow businesses to operate in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford with one license.

  • Nov 24th, 2016
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          Log scanning pioneered to find flaws in timber

          Skeena Sawmills wants to be B.C.'s first mill to use CT scanning technology to produce high-grade wood from lower-grade stands

          • Nov 23rd, 2016

          Longer trucks save forest companies money, fuel

          BC FOREST FUTURE: Nine-axle log trucks reduce costs, carbon emissions on longer hauls needed in areas affected by mountain pine beetle

          • Nov 22nd, 2016

          Trump election casts shadow on softwood lumber trade

          Donald Trump's crusade against NAFTA could embolden the U.S. Lumber Coalition to renew its battle against B.C. lumber exports

          B.C. Liberal delegates back ride sharing

          B.C. Liberal Party members say Metro Vancouver is the last major city in North America to keep Uber out

          B.C. works to track mobile data spread

          With 12,000 fast-evolving mobile devices, the B.C. government needs strict security, Auditor General Carol Bellringer says

          U.S. lumber trade faces uncertain future

          U.S. industry free to file formal complaints against B.C. wood products as of today, Canadian producers look to China and Japan

          B.C. aiming to improve tenant protection

          Housing Minister Rich Coleman says solution to rent increase loophole will take time, NDP's John Horgan wants action now

          B.C. mine cleanup marks deal with Alaska

          B.C. takes over Tulsequah Chief cleanup, agreement signed to protect Taku, Unuk, Alsek and Stikine Rivers

          Computer system cost control needed: auditor

          Auditor General Carol Bellringer says big computer upgrades are a problem the world over, not just at ICBC and the B.C. health ministry

          Fernie Chamber of Commerce releases business survey results

          The Fernie Chamber of Commerce has released the results from the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) survey.

          • Sep 21st, 2016

          The Valley Social finds a home on Second Ave

          Since opening its doors in early July, the Valley Social has been a hub of activity.

          Central Coast ferry service to be upgraded

          New vessel would replace MV Nimpkish on Bella Bella-Bella Coola run, provide 'high end' service to Great Bear Rainforest

          Fernie’s Mountain High Travel under new ownership

          Lori Caravetta has become the new owner of Mountain High Travel and Tours (MHTT) believing there's a need in the area for a travel agency.

          B.C. plots strategy for wood products exports

          Sales to China decline as Canada-US softwood lumber talks near deadline for possible US trade action

          Lumber exports shift to U.S. as China sales slump

          Asian demand for B.C. wood products peaked in 2013, analyst says China sales on pace for 50 per cent drop

          B.C. approves Valemount glacier resort plan

          Designer of Kicking Horse and Jumbo resorts gets approval to proceed with $175 million project east of Prince George

          Banks Island miners face 18 pollution charges

          Gold mine near Prince Rupert shut down last summer for permit violations, owners charged for failing to report spill