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Surveying the situation

Surveying the situation

Vince Boothe of Hinterland Surveying and Geomatics does initial surveys outside the old DQ for future development on Monday. No official word yet on what’s in store for the downtown location.
B.C. boosts venture capital tax breaks

B.C. boosts venture capital tax breaks

The B.C. government will add an extra $3 million to its small business venture capital tax credit and set up an expert panel to review business taxes in B.C., Premier Christy Clark announced Wednesday.
Sparks flying

Sparks flying

John Gallo of Johnny’s Muffler in Trail tacks on a new exhaust system in his downtown garage.
Fruitvale dancer opens ballet studio

Fruitvale dancer opens ballet studio

With 17 years of Royal Academy of Dance training under Trail instructor Carol Bonin and on-the-job instructor experience, Danielle Labelle has seized this opportunity to give back to the community with a skill she’s honed from a young age.
Minister unmoved by power producers' plea

Minister unmoved by power producers' plea

Energy Minister Rich Coleman expects to decide this fall on changes to B.C.'s clean energy legislation, including a possible reduction in independent power purchases by BC Hydro.
B.C. power producers press their case

B.C. power producers press their case

Independent power producers, a climate scientist and an advocate for aboriginal development urged the B.C. government Wednesday to stick with B.C.'s plan to become self-sufficient in clean energy.
Ice cream finale

Ice cream finale

Eighteen-year-old Simone Fischer is serving up the last local Dairy Queen cones today on the Trail restaurant’s last day of operation. Details on what will replace the fast-food business in the building owned by Ferraro Foods are not clear.
Bizz Buzz - Artist opens dowtown studio

Bizz Buzz - Artist opens dowtown studio

Local artist and resident Shawna Erback will be opening her new studio downtown mid-September.
B.C. housing industry still waiting for HST Plan B

B.C. housing industry still waiting for HST Plan B

In the wake of the HST referendum, housing contractors hope B.C. consumers won't wait 18 months to spend on renovations and new homes.

KSCU tops as a boss

Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) was tapped as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada for the second year in a row Wednesday.