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by Contributor on Monday May 28 2012

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the government of B.C.

Premier Christy Clark, along with Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government were joined by local families at the Vancouver Aquarium today to announce that B.C.'s Family Day will take place on the second Monday in February each year, beginning in 2013.

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by Castlegar Source on Thursday May 24 2012

A smash-and-grab theft at local liquor store Wednesday morning has RCMP asking the public to come forward with any information they may have, according to Cpl. Dan Pollock.

"Castlegar RCMP received a complaint of a break-and-enter to the Castlerock Liquor Store located at 1101 4 Street," he said. "Overnight, unknown culprits threw rocks through the business windows to gain entry to the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 24 2012

City council heard, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, that Castlegar's fledgling community foundation will be taking wing in a comparatively dramatic way, thanks to a $147,000 donation from Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU).

"That donation is kind of what gave us the momentum to get started," said foundation president Dan Salekin. "It means we'll be able to have money flowing...

by Alex Atamanenko on Thursday May 24 2012

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko added his voice today to the growing calls from his constituents demanding that the Conservative government reverse the cuts to the Community Access Program (CAP) hidden in the federal omnibus Budget Bill C-38 that will affect rural and low-income Canadians.  

“CAP used to have more service locations than Canada’s favourite doughnut shop and has...

by Contributor on Monday May 21 2012

New Democrats are calling on the B.C. Liberals to defend the B.C. fruit industry by working with the federal government to keep the province free of genetically modified fruit.

"The B.C. tree fruit industry produces healthy products that are world famous for flavour and purity.  Growers are concerned that this marketing advantage will be undermined if the introduction of...

by Mona Mattei on Monday May 21 2012

The Boundary Sawmill start-up took top marks last week as community project of the year at the B.C. Economic Summit.

The Economic Development Association of BC (EDABC) and BC Hydro announced the winners of the 2012 BC Economic Development Awards at the banquet held Tuesday, May 15, in Richmond, B.C. Mayor Randy Kappes was on hand to receive the award.

“We were pleasantly...

by Contributor on Friday May 18 2012

The province of B.C. has committed to consult with First Nations and residents of the Columbia River Basin to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty, including one in Castlegar June 6.

The provincial Columbia River Treaty 2014 Review will conduct economic, environmental, social, financial, legal and hydrological analyses in order to make a decision...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 17 2012

If you could ensure women in the Kootenay Boundary access to mammography with less radiation, better results and the capacity for non-surgical biopsies would you even question the potential?

It’s a clear win situation for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation in their quest to purchase digital mammogram equipment. Grand Forks businesses and service organizations agree. That...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 17 2012

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, councillor Dan Rye and city manager John Malcolm returned to Castlegar optimistic after a full day of meetings with provincial ministers, ministerial staff and elected representatives May 9.

Rye said the trio met with, among others, Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell, opposition critic for Small...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 17 2012

Grappling with dramatic funding cuts hasn't prevented Selkirk College from looking toward an ambitious future, if a series of local community consultations is any indication.

Selkirk College staff and administration representatives travelled to each of the six regional communites in which one of the nine college sites are located, beginning with Grand Forks on April 23, Nelson on May 2...

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