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Jazz announces more flights to Castlegar's regional airport

Jazz announces more flights to Castlegar's regional airport

Castlegar will be seeing more flights at its regional airport, according to a press release issued today.

"The West Kootenay Regional Airport is pleased to advise that Jazz Air has increased its summer passenger service to better meet the needs of the travelling public in the West Kootenay region," the release said.

Airport manager Gerry Rempel said Jazz Air has added an additional daily trip to Vancouver, now providing four flights a day seven days a week.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Pinnacle PAC welcomes two associates home

Justine Jarrett, CA

Pinnacle Professional Accounting Corporation (Pinnacle PAC) is proud to announce two new associates: Justine Jarrett, CA and Chris Brien, CA have returned from the West Coast to the West Kootenay to practice with Pinnacle PAC.

Justine is originally from Rossland and is thrilled to be back in town. She is currently practising from both Pinnacle’s Rossland and Castlegar offices. Justine is delighted to have returned home to do what she loves ... accounting, and so much more. She loves the outdoors, skiing, hiking, and hanging with her family.

Interfor closes deal to allow for increased Castlegar production

Interfor closes deal to allow for increased Castlegar production

International Forest Products Limited, better known as Interfor, announced today it has closed its deal to purchase two timber tenures in the Kootenay Region from Springer Creek Products Limited Partnership.

Creston couple earns prestigious honour, jobs on the way

And the winner is . . . everyone.

A Creston couple has been recognized as producing the “Best Pure Juice Prodcut in the World" during the at the World Juice Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Susan & Gary Snow believe that their innovative and world class pure cherry juice is leading the way in attracting world-wide interest. With several national & provincial awards under their belts, they may very well be on their way.

Awareness of their product is steadily circulating throughout North America & Europe, with the latest request coming from Florida.  

MP pens letter in defense of Castlegar's post office

MP pens letter in defense of Castlegar's post office

Mr. Deepak Chopra, President

Canada Post Corporation

2701 Riverside Drive

Ottawa, ON   K1A 0B1

 

Dear Mr. Chopra,

I have just learned from the Castlegar local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that Canada Post has served notice of its intent to open a postal franchise office within one half of a kilometer from the main corporate post office located at 1011-4th Street.

Income tax only a portion of our total tax bill

Income tax only a portion of our total tax bill

Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios, The Fraser Institute

Unless analyzing tax policy is part of your day job, you likely avoid thinking about what ultimately can be a polarizing topic. But with the deadline for filing our income tax returns around the corner, we’re all forced to at least temporarily think about taxes. The deadline after all is a sharp reminder of how much income tax we paid throughout the year.

Selkirk teams with local business to compost for Earth Day

Selkirk teams with local business to compost for Earth Day

For two weeks this year, in celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the downtown Castlegar office of RHC Insurance, with the help of Gaia Janitorial Services, is sending their compostables like lunch scraps, coffee grounds and used paper towels over to Selkirk College.

In 2011, Selkirk College began operating a large composting vessel as part of a pilot composting program on their Castlegar campus.

Stop 'genetically modified alfalfa' protest comes to Nelson

A large group of protesters flocked to the Kootenay Co-op Tuesday for Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa. — The Nelson Daily photo

People from the Nelson area joined fellow protesters across Canada outside the Kootenay Co-op in Nelson Tuesday for Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa.

Rallies, called for by the National Farmers Union-Ontario, and supported by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, were held to stop the introduction of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa (http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/GE-Crops-and-Foods-Not-on-the-Market/Alfalfa).

BC Conservatives slam top-heavy Interior Health

Interior Health stretches from Williams Lake in the north to Cranbrook, Grand Forks and Penticton in the south.

By Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

Just on the heels of Interior Health presenting its new Community Integration plan, the BC Conservative party has slammed IH for the amount of money and positions it has in administration.

Radon gas danger to residents may cause platform problems for provincial candidates

Radon gas danger to residents may cause platform problems for provincial candidates

An issue that came before council last night could prove contentious enough to end up a platform issue in the upcoming provincial election, according to councillor Deb McIntosh.

This after a presentation, at council's regular meeting, by Dana Schmidt, of the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society.

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