Metal Tech Alley Supply Chain Blog

Metal Tech Alley’s integrated innovative sectors are supported by one of the largest industrial supply chain clusters in Western Canada. Bespoke digital services, environmental science, hydrotechnical, machining, manufacturing of ultra-high purity metals, sandblasting, and battery recycling are just a few of the services available in the Metal Tech Alley supply chain.  Our diverse landscape is…

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Trail Regional Airport Undergoes Improvements Worth Almost $9M

Trail Regional Airport Transformed The Trail airport is being upgraded, to the tune of almost $9 million Posted at Kootenay Business Magazine by Marie Milner Robert Baker, manager of the Trail airport, looks forward to completion of a brand new terminal building and an upgraded runway.— Photo courtesy Robert Baker The Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) is undergoing improvements…

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As FortisBC’s operations centre nears completion in Castlegar, we look at the benefits and features of the new facility by Jillian Clark, posted at Kootenay Business Magazine The new building will include 23,000 square feet of office space.— Photo courtesy FortisBC FortisBC is in the midst of a major facility upgrade in the Kootenays. As…

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Free Keynote Panel Focuses on Economic Future in Rural Canada

Free Keynote Panel Focuses on Economic Future in Rural Canada NELSON – Strengthening rural economies through entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development will be the focus of a panel discussion at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on September 20. In partnership with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Federation (CRRF), Selkirk College is hosting the 29th annual CRRF conference –…

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Economic Development Highlights of 2017 BC Budget Update

Economic Development Highlights of 2017 BC Budget Today’s 2017 BC Budget Update contains a series of priority initiatives of the new provincial government and allows for an update to the fiscal projections contained in the final budget of the previous government, released in February of this year. Changes from February The Province’s high-level fiscal outlook…

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New Programs Benefit Basin Residents

Columbia Basin Trust delivers $39 million in programs and services last year (Columbia Basin) – Columbia Basin residents and communities benefitted from nearly $39 million in programs and services through Columbia Basin Trust, as released in its 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report this week. The Trust also invested $10 million in new business loans and…

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