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by City of Castlegar on Friday Apr 16 2021

The City of Castlegar has extended its six-month Open Streets Pilot Project to October 31, 2021 in support of our business community.

Open Streets makes streets, sidewalks, parking areas and open spaces available so businesses can meet physical distancing. It also encourages our residents to get outside and feel safe.

“The Open Streets Pilot extension supports the hard work...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

[Editor's note:  the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]

Anyone who’s read the book I wrote with Wayne Grady,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the final qualifying event will take place and feature solely women entrepreneurs.

Put on by the ...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

An incident Sunday at Teck had Trail residents concerned and curious as to what was happening, leading to a variety of Facebook conversations speculating on the matter.

Teck’s Community Engagement Leader, Carol Vanelli Worosz, cleared up the matter with the Trail Champion.

“On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at approximately 9 p.m., there was an operating disruption at the No.1...

by CBT on Monday Apr 05 2021

At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.

When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.

Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness...

by City of Castlegar on Tuesday Mar 30 2021

The West Kootenay Regional Airport has received funding to support COVID-19 recovery following significant revenue losses resulting from the global pandemic and its devastating impacts on the aviation industry.

The airport received $720,000 from the Province of B.C.’s COVID Airport Relief Program which supports operations at regional airports that provide regional forest fire services...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) said in a media release the organization one year into the pandemic has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Partnering with the BC Tech Association was the first step in providing crucial 1:1 support free of charge to non-tech businesses in the Kootenays...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.

ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.

ICBC said...

by Charles Jeanes on Thursday Mar 11 2021

The Third Promised Land: outer spaces and the star-colonizing project      

"We have to colonize Mars to ensure humanity's seed will survive if something happens on earth, like a nuclearthird world war or asteroid strike that could end human life."  -- Elon Musk, owner, SpaceX

“Elon Musk says he plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 by...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Mar 05 2021

The B.C. government has extended the deadline for the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program to ensure businesses have the time they need to apply.

One of the main requirements has also been lowered to ensure more businesses are eligible.

“We continue to listen to B.C. businesses about what they need to navigate through the second wave of this pandemic and...

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