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New Energy villas is a new development in Jiangsu province

B.C. wood moves up China’s value chain

Forest Minister Steve Thomson's annual trade mission visits resort community in Jiangsu province using wood frame construction

New Energy villas is a new development in Jiangsu province
Artist's rendering of a separate liquor store space attached to a grocery store.

Big-box stores excluded from liquor sales

Stores must be at least 10,000 square feet with most sales from groceries, Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says

Artist's rendering of a separate liquor store space attached to a grocery store.
There were some hot concept cars and glamorous rides at the 2014 Paris Auto Show – from Lamborghinis to Audis

Driveway: The Most Beautiful, Brightest Supercars from Paris’s Auto Show

Set against the iconic Eiffel Tower and the roofs of France's largest city, Zack Spencer checks out the hottest concept cars for 2015.

There were some hot concept cars and glamorous rides at the 2014 Paris Auto Show – from Lamborghinis to Audis

Stunning views at Odessa Group’s Harrison Highlands

Beautiful homes, amazing views and a fantastic location combine at Odessa Group's Harrison Highlands.

Aerial photo shows work to contain Mount Polley tailings after dam breach at the mine near Williams Lake Aug. 4.

Opposition demands Mount Polley reports

Environment Minister Mary Polak says inspection results stay under wraps until mine tailings spill investigations are complete

Aerial photo shows work to contain Mount Polley tailings after dam breach at the mine near Williams Lake Aug. 4.
Allowing breweries and distilleries on farmland

Opposition strong to expanded farmland uses

The popular ideas for Agricultural Land Reserve changes were to allow breweries and distilleries, as well as leasing farms

Allowing breweries and distilleries on farmland
Natural gas minister Rich Coleman (left)

Coleman plays down Petronas LNG threat

Talks going well with Malaysian energy giant, B.C.'s tax not a deal-breaker for LNG development, minister Rich Coleman says

Natural gas minister Rich Coleman (left)
Aerial photo shows upstream dike and sumps to contain tailings at Mount Polley mine

Mount Polley dike completed, investigators move in

New dike makes breach safe, allows downstream work on sumps to prevent further tailings to escape as mine investigation continues

Aerial photo shows upstream dike and sumps to contain tailings at Mount Polley mine
Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman.

Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

Divided cities need unified defence against unions, report advises government

Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman.

B.C. businesses brace for strike impact: survey

43 per cent of CFIB members expect lost sales, disruption

Finance Minister Mike de Jong said he's disappointed with the slow job growth in B.C.

B.C. surplus won’t sweeten teacher offer

Forest fires costly this year, but tax and natural gas revenue have recovered to help boost surplus forecast to $266 million

Finance Minister Mike de Jong said he's disappointed with the slow job growth in B.C.
Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo was the winner of last year's Reno Me! with FortisBC contest.

RenoMe! with FortisBC winner looking forward to end of her reno

Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo is almost finished the renovation she won during the RenoMe! with FortisBC contest.

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Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo was the winner of last year's Reno Me! with FortisBC contest.
Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo was the winner of last year's Reno Me! with FortisBC contest.

Building the outdoor room of your dreams

Melissa Tolsma is blogging during the renovation she won last year as part of the RenoMe! with FortisBC contest.

Melissa Tolsma of Nanaimo was the winner of last year's Reno Me! with FortisBC contest.
Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett visits steelworkers on the Northwest Transmission Line

Northern mines await Mount Polley probe

Morrison mine permit put on hold, Red Chris to get independent tailings pond review to present to Tahltan Nation before operating

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett visits steelworkers on the Northwest Transmission Line
Bill Good will speak at the Fraser Valley Economic Summit.

Bill Good keynote speaker at economic summit in Abbotsford

Former CKNW radio talk show host Bill Good is confirmed as the emcee and final keynote speaker

Bill Good will speak at the Fraser Valley Economic Summit.
The Mitchell deposit is the largest of four ore bodies permitted for mine development northwest of Stewart B.C. near the Alaska border.

Northwest gold mine gets B.C. approval

KSM mine property has copper, silver and molybdenum, one of the biggest ever approved by B.C.

The Mitchell deposit is the largest of four ore bodies permitted for mine development northwest of Stewart B.C. near the Alaska border.
The B.C. government allows wine and cider making on farmland

Consultation sheds light on farmland changes

Relaxed farm leasing rules in rural zones, allowing breweries and distilleries are being considered in new regulations

The B.C. government allows wine and cider making on farmland
Nanaimo's Melissa Tolsma won the Reno Me! with FortisBC contest last year.

Something old, something new

Reno Me! with FortisBC winner Melissa Tolsma continues her renovation.

Nanaimo's Melissa Tolsma won the Reno Me! with FortisBC contest last year.
Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake Jan. 20

Lumber, pellet mills still have dust hazard

Sawmill wood dust compliance has increased to 85% in latest inspections, but pellet and OSB mills have work to do

Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake Jan. 20
White areas of map indicate the floodplain of the Fraser River.

Fraser River risks threaten economy: report

Business groups back urgent action on flood works

White areas of map indicate the floodplain of the Fraser River.