Innovative Radon Training Coming to the East Kootenay

 Jenny Byford, Health Promotion Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Herbert Antil and Winnie Cheng, Regional Radiation Specialists, Health Canada.

This February, Cranbrook will be visited by building industry professionals from British Columbia, Alberta, and the United States for the Kootenay region’s first-ever radon measurement and mitigation certification course. With the support of Health Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society is organizing the training for building and construction professionals to help ensure that there is capacity to address elevated radon levels in the Southern Interior of BC.

Hire a Summer Student -- Wage Subsidies Available

Sara Einarson at the Element


Application forms for popular Summer Works Program available February 19

(Columbia Basin) – If you own a small business in the Columbia Basin, you can get financial help to hire a student over the summer by applying for a wage subsidy from Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program.

An Individual vs His Community: Pulling in Different Directions.

coastal scene

Coastal First Nations Say Eagle Spirit Pipeline Announcement Is Misleading; Pipeline Has No Support on BC Coast

First Nations opposition to heavy oil exports on the BC coast is unanimous, including in Eagle Spirit President’s home community of Lax Kw’alaams.

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA (February 12, 2015) - The Coastal First Nations say a recent announcement by Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. is misleading because it ignores unanimous opposition among First Nations communities on the BC coast.

Neonics: Bad For Bees, Bad For Us

Photo from David Suzuki Foundation

Science Matters
Vol. 17, No. 6
10 Feb 2015

Bees matter, so restricting neonics is the right thing to do

By David Suzuki

Canfor cuts shift at Canal Flats Mill; 81 employees hurt by decision

Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) is scaling back operations at its Canal Flats Mill by dropping a shift. — Photo courtesy

Canfor announced to their Canal Flats employees (Thursday) February 5 that the mill would be going from two shifts to one affecting 81 employees due to lack of economically available fiber effective May 4, 2015.

“This is devastating news for our members, their families, Canal Flats, surrounding communities and the Local Union” said Doug Singer, President of United Steelworkers Local 1-405 in Cranbrook.

Interior Health proceeds with next stage of privatizing laundry services

Loaded carts of laundry may be gone to a private company soon now that Interior Health has decided to proceed with the next phase of finding external providers for laundry services. — Photo courtesy Interior Health

The writing appears to be on the wall for 17 full-time equivalent employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital laundry services as Interior Health enters the next stage of a process that will determine the future of its laundry services.

IH has started the process to seek Request for Solutions (RFS) from pre-qualified service providers identified through the recent Request for Qualifications process.

Hugh Keenleyside improvement project continues

Hugh Keenleyside improvement project continues

BC Hydro has offered an update on the Hugh L. Keenleyside Spillway Gates Reliability Upgrade Project as work on the project continues to ensure the long-term reliability of the spillway gates.

Project overview

The Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam project will complete a combination of replacement, refurbishment, and addition of new equipment on the spillway and low-level outlet gates. The scope of work includes upgrading the mechanical components, electrical power systems and the protection and control systems at the facility.

Premier announces new funding to support mining in B.C.

Teck Resources, with a smelter in Trail, welcomes the announcement.

Funding in Budget 2015 will establish a Major Mines Permitting Office to improve the co-ordination of major mine permits across government, add staff to conduct more inspections and permit reviews, and maintain improved turnaround times for notice of work permits, Premier Christy Clark announced Monday.

"Up to 10 new mines are expected to proceed in the next few years and this new funding will make sure we are ready to support these projects and ensure the safety of this important industry as it continues to grow," said Premier Christy Clark.

2nd Rossland Winter Market -- January 31-- Read All ABout It!

2nd Rossland Winter Market -- January 31-- Read All ABout It!

Saturday January 31st marks the Rossland Mountain Market's second winter market of the season!

Tribunal to hear human rights complaint against Celgar

Tribunal to hear human rights complaint against Celgar

The BC Human Rights Tribunal has decided it will hear a complaint against Castlegar’s Zellstoff Celgar which alleges discrimination against women in non-union, supervisory positions.

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