Nelson Company, D-Pace, Wins $100M USD Contract

Just this week D-Pace, a Nelson based high-tech manufacturing company, announced that it won a $100 million US dollar contract. BC Minister of Jobs, Trades, & Technology, Bruce Ralston, and Rick Glumac, Parliamentary Secretary for Technology visited D-Pace to congratulate the team on their successful bid. This contract will be a collaborative project between D-Pace…

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West Kootenay Region to Participate in Federal Immigration Pilot

In January of this year, the federal government launched the application stage of a pilot program to facilitate immigration to rural and northern communities. This program is aimed to mitigate the effects that an aging population and youth exodus are having on rural communities. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the labour force…

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Slocan company receives $290K in funding

Last week, the provincial government awarded local company, Eagle Graphite, $290K to develop clean energy vehicle battery technology. This funding has been awarded through the Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) Program for the CEV sector which is part of the provincial CleanBC plan. Speaking to this announcement Minister Michelle Mungall said “Under our CleanBC plan, we…

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$500K from Rural Dividend Fund for Metal Tech Alley!

On April 18th, MLA Katrine Conroy visited i4C Innovation Centre to announce funding from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development through the Rural Dividend Fund being awarded to numerous West Kootenay communities! The total funding for the region amounts to $1.1 million and has been distributed among nine communities from…

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