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B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

The B.C. government has started engineering work to widen sections of the main route from Alberta into northeast B.C., the first step to a four-lane industrial route from the provincial border to Fort St. John.

Black Press buys Cranbrook, Kimberley dailies

Black Press, British Columbia's largest publisher of community newspapers and websites, has announced the purchase of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and the Kimberley Daily Bulletin from Don Kendall.

RTA reaching out to contractors as modernization nears

Rio Tinto Alcan reached out to Vancouver industry last Wednesday, not only hunting for contractors for its modernization mega-project but promoting local industry and the northern lifestyle to the south.

Broken cable causes to Internet slowdown in Prince Rupert

Last week Prince Rupert’s Internet users experienced severely slower Internet speeds for almost two days.

Tanker ban and asbestos use key targets for MP

The federal NDP held their national party convention in Vancouver recently, where among other things they passed a resolution making an oil tanker ban off the North Coast one of the party’s policy goals.
Municipalities defend business tax rates

Municipalities defend business tax rates

B.C. cities and towns still charge businesses almost three times the residential rate on average, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Falcon urges business to sell HST

Falcon urges business to sell HST

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says there are still many people making up their minds about the harmonized sales tax.

Ridley Terminals, Suncor headed to arbitration

After a lengthy period of inactivity, the court case involving Suncor Energy Inc. and Ridley Terminals has picked up again as the two sides proceed to arbitration over more than initially discussed.

Ecotrust Canada opens office in Prince Rupert

Due to an increasing demand for their approach and their services, Ecotrust Canada has moved their Skeena regional office to a new home on 3rd Avenue West, in Prince Rupert.
Joint Review Panel provides Prince Rupert residents details on how to have a say

Joint Review Panel provides Prince Rupert residents details on how to have a say

The allure of game seven of the Stanley Cup finals kept almost everyone in Prince Rupert away from the Enbridge Northern Gateway public information meeting held the same night at the North Coast Convention Centre.