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Don’t venture alone! Meet the Business Sherpa

Don’t venture alone! Meet the Business Sherpa

Building a business is heavy work, and the Business Sherpa can ease that journey, with free coaching, targeted resources, and interactive progress-tracking tools designed to take Basin manufacturing or technology businesses to the summit of success.

$1.6-mill project proposed to revitalize downtown core

$1.6-mill project proposed to revitalize downtown core

Castlegar New Vision Housing Society is currently seeking funding for a $1.6-million project that could help rejuvenate the downtown core while providing affordable housing for singles, city council heard at its regular meeting Monday evening.

Society spokesman Dan Sahlstrom told council that Columbia Basin Trust and BC Housing have a pool of $10 million in grant money for capital housing projects in the basin, and the society is now qualified to apply, having completed a need/demand study here in Castlegar.

Out of Left Field: Council cost itself by passing the buck

Out of Left Field: Council cost itself by passing the buck

I think, in the six years I've been here, I've only criticized city council twice. Not because they're my buddies, or I'm afraid they'll get mad at me, but rather because I've found them to be very capable, and I largely agree with the direction in which they're guiding our city.

At Monday night's regular council meeting, however, I was extremely disappointed to see them handle a political hot potato by essentially chucking it at the Chamber of Commerce.

Trail considering mediator for boundary expansion negotiations

Trail considering mediator for boundary expansion negotiations

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the City of Trail:

The City of Trail announced last week it will be moving forward with the boundary extension referral process which may result in the city extending its boundaries into Electoral Area A. The process would include the City of Trail negotiating a fair agreement with the regional district services that will be impacted. The city continues to be committed to pursuing the boundary extension by following proper protocol as outlined by Provincial legislation and policy guidelines that deal specifically with boundary extensions.

BC says no to Northern Gateway Pipeline

BC says no to Northern Gateway Pipeline

The following is a press release issued by the Environment Ministry:

British Columbia has made its final written submission to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel. In the submission, the province states that it cannot support the project as presented to the panel because Northern Gateway has been unable to address British Columbians' environmental concerns.

Lotto 6/49 ship finally comes in for Surrey's Harry Black

Not one, but two winning tickets for Surrey's Harry Black.

A Surrey man, who has been playing the same numbers for the past 35 years, finally saw his ship come in in the April 13 6/49 draw.

The Lower Mainland player won half of a record-breaking B.C. Lottery Corporation grand prize with not just one, but two winning tickets.

The BCLC said that each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4-million Lotto 6/49 draw in April were worth close to $15.8 million.

Harry Black, 66, of Surrey, had two of those tickets.

Trail expansion plan meeting opposition

RDKB Area A Director Ali Grieve

A regional district director is expressing strong opposition to a boundary expansion plan proposed by the City of Trail, after an agreement was reached last week between Trail and Teck to allow the plan to move forward ( http://trailchampion.com/news/city-and-teck-broker-agreement-massive-expansion-trail-boundaries-24858#.UaU ).

Monsanto protest draws hundreds

Monsanto protest draws hundreds

On May 25, as many as 200 people from all walks of life participated in raising awareness by “marching against Monsanto”. The event began at Millennium Park, where a table was set up to make protest signs, and participants were given research papers and information. The group facilitators hosted a wide variety of speakers discussing Monsanto Co., GM seeds and the effects these have on local farming and agriculture.

MP supports today`s march against Monsanto in Castlegar

MP supports today`s march against Monsanto in Castlegar

Alex Atamanenko, MP (BC Southern Interior) is hoping there will be a massive turnout for the May 25th march against Monsanto, the leading seller of genetically engineered (GE) seeds, at events scheduled around the world, including Castlegar.

Crunching the numbers: Some facts in break-down of new Trail/Teck deal

The bottom portion, outlined in red dots, indicates the proposed expansion area

The City of Trail is offering more specific numbers regarding its plans to expand city boundaries to include the Columbia River Valley (encompassing the airport and Waneta Dam) almost all the way to the U.S Border (see attached map).

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