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Warning About Christmas Charities

Warning About Christmas Charities

Dec 3, 2004 / 5:00 am

News Release The Holiday Season brings out the giving spirit in many of us, and consumers wanting to help those less fortunate have no shortage of charities to...

Fortis Raking In The Bucks

Fortis Raking In The Bucks

Dec 2, 2004 / 3:15 pm

News Release FortisBC recently released its 2004 third quarter results, reporting higher earnings versus the same quarter last year. "Earnings for the third...

Bombardier Job Cuts

Bombardier Job Cuts

Dec 1, 2004 / 1:00 pm

Bombardier Inc. is eliminating 2,200 jobs at its rail division as the company reported falling third-quarter profits on Wednesday. The Montreal-based firm said...

QHR Reports Loss

QHR Reports Loss

Nov 30, 2004 / 4:39 am

Kelowna based and publicly traded QHR Technologies has released its financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. QHR produces software for...

BCs Surplus $2 Billion

BC""s Surplus $2 Billion

Nov 29, 2004 / 11:36 am

The Campbell government says the 2004/05 surplus is now forecast to be $1.9 billion, $1.1 billion higher than the $865 million surplus forecast in September’s...

Okanagan Dominates Wine Awards

Okanagan Dominates Wine Awards

Nov 29, 2004 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan almost swept the second annual Lieutenant Governor's awards of excellence held at Government House, Victoria The Honourable Iona Campagnolo and BC...

Loonie Above 85 cents U.S.

Loonie Above 85 cents U.S.

Nov 27, 2004 / 11:28 am

The Canadian dollar closed above 85 cents US Friday for the first time since 1992, as the U.S. dollar declined further on concerns over American trade and...

WTO Sanctions US Trade

WTO Sanctions US Trade

Nov 26, 2004 / 7:36 am

Will it make a difference? Today the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved sanctions against the U.S. because of its Byrd Amendment that was ruled illegal two...

WestJet -- Kelowna/Toronto

WestJet -- Kelowna/Toronto

Nov 25, 2004 / 1:34 pm

News Release WestJet today announced enhancements to its 2005 winter schedule, including the addition of two new non-stop routes. Beginning January 10, 2005,...

Mega Project Lobbying

Mega Project Lobbying

Nov 25, 2004 / 5:00 am

The Edmonton based company that hopes to build a mega-project in downtown Kelowna is busy lobbying local business owners. The Lawson Landing development,...

Columbia Basin Sell Stopped

Columbia Basin Sell Stopped

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:00 am

BC Hydro will not purchase the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and Columbia Basin Trust Energy Inc (CBTE) afterall. The move comes after the Columbia Basin...

Gas Pushes Up Price Index

Gas Pushes Up Price Index

Nov 23, 2004 / 7:37 am

Consumers paid 2.3% more in October for the goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket than they did a year earlier. This increase...

UNBC Lab Gets $1M

UNBC Lab Gets $1M

Nov 22, 2004 / 1:36 pm

News Release The Province will provide more than $1 million through the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) for three high-tech projects at the University...

Coal Bed Methane Possibilities

Coal Bed Methane Possibilities

Nov 21, 2004 / 1:20 pm

The head of Shell Canada Ltd. says a ''step up'' in the long-term outlook for oil prices means that the Calgary energy giant can expand its activities in...

Korean Free Trade Talks

Korean Free Trade Talks

Nov 20, 2004 / 10:43 am

Prime Minister Paul Martin and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun have announced that Canada and South Korea will explore the feasibility of negotiating a...

Kmart & Sears To Merge

Kmart & Sears To Merge

Nov 17, 2004 / 7:57 am

Sears Press Release Kmart Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KMRT) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE:S) announced today they have signed a definitive merger agreement...

Federal Surplus $6 Billion

Federal Surplus $6 Billion

Nov 16, 2004 / 4:18 pm

Finance Minister Ralph Goodale said the federal government should achieve an $5.9-billion surplus this year. That compares to $9.1 billion in 2003-04, he told...

PSP Reports 1st Qtr Loss

PSP Reports 1st Qtr Loss

Nov 16, 2004 / 7:39 am

Kelowna's Pacific Safety Products Inc. (PSP: TSX Venture Exchange) has released its first quarter results. PSP recorded $2.4 million in sales for the quarter...

Black Facing Fraud Charges

Black Facing Fraud Charges

Nov 15, 2004 / 3:14 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against Canadian-born Conrad Black, the former chairman and CEO of Hollinger International,...

JA Makes Kelowna Monopoly

JA Makes Kelowna Monopoly

Nov 15, 2004 / 5:00 am

Kelowna Mayor Walter Grey and local media personalities will join Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) Okanagan and some of its many students,...

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