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New 236 area code rolled out in B.C.

British Columbia’s fourth area code, 236, is being rolled out on Saturday, just six years after the 778 area code was introduced, in order to meet the rising demand for new numbers. Officials say our love of smartphones and other wireless technology has meant a sharp increase in the demand for new telephone numbers. While residential users don’t need to make any changes to their equipment, businesses that restrict long distance calls will need to […]

Northern Lights College Receives Support for Job Training in Wind Energy Sector

The investments of $225,000 and $100,000 by the Harper government and NVIT respectively will help to construct and install a tower for training workers to build and maintain turbines for capturing wind-generated energy. This tower will allow students access to the training that is necessary to attain the certification that is required by most wind turbine companies. “Our government’s top priority is the creation of jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and our investment today will […]

Canfor Sale of Fort St John OSB Plant is Finalized

Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) announces that further to its news release of November 28, 2012, it has completed the sale of its 50 percent interest in the Peace Valley Oriented Strand Board (OSB) joint venture in Fort St. John, B.C., to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) (“LP”).  LP is now the sole owner of the Peace Valley OSB mill.  The proceeds of the sale are $77 million including working capital.  In addition, Canfor will receive further […]

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