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by Contributor on Monday May 14 2012

The province is investing more than $13 million in Highway 3 improvements, with more than $3 million to be spent in the West Kootenay region.

Four projects valued at $13 million will get underway this year, improving safety and travel for residents, visitors and commercial drivers on Highway 3 in the West Kootenay, Similkameen and Upper Fraser Valley.

In the West Kootenay,...

by Erin Perkins on Sunday May 13 2012

It's official.

The City of Greenwood now has the trophy plate to prove it has the best tasting municipal water in the world.

City mayor, Nipper Kettle, was presented the award during a "Best Tasting Water in the World" ceremony in Greenwood Friday, May 11.

More than 200 people packed the McArthur Centre in downtown Greenwood to see the award and take their first sip of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 10 2012

By Nyree Marsh, The Nelson Daily

Kootenay gardeners have a fantastic new place to get everything they need to make their garden inspirations come to life; Dig Garden Centre just celebrated its Grand Opening at Playmor Junction in the South Slocan.

Conveniently located between Nelson and Castlegar, Dig owners Mark and Lori Loran, have created a one stop...

by Contributor on Sunday May 06 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued byt the Forest Practices Board.

A Forest Practices Board investigation into a complaint about the forest practices of Meadow Creek Cedar Ltd. near Kootenay Lake found failures to comply with forestry legislation and unsound practices, according to the investigation report released Friday.

"We found that some of Meadow...

by Wikinews on Thursday May 03 2012

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the oil and gas industry are creating earthquakes. 

New information from the Midwest region of the United States points out that these man-made earthquakes are happening more frequently than expected. While more frequent earthquakes are less of a problem for regions like the Midwest, a geology professor from the...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 03 2012

Tax and regulate say B.C. mayors calling for the end of prohibition of marijuana to lower violence in their communities.

Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor joined his voice to the call that came out last week from the eight mayors of Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver City, Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Lake Country and Metchosin. The joint letter from the mayors called on leaders at all...

by Contributor on Thursday May 03 2012

Wednesday  is the last day to sponsor a sculpture in this year’s SculptureWalk, then it’s full steam ahead to the Installation Day and Opening Gala on May 26.

We will soon be welcoming 30 new sculptures into Castlegar’s downtown core – our biggest event yet. It’s a stellar crop this year, featuring unique, stunning works of art created by talented artists from...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 02 2012

Last month, low-level outlet gate five was removed from the dam for refurbishment. This process will take approximately three months and entails removing, inspecting and either replacing or refurbishing all of the parts; removing the existing seals; inspecting all existing welds; recoating the gate; installing the new seals; and inspecting and repairing the gate guides and other supporting...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday May 01 2012

Tuesday was a great day for low-end wage earners as the provincial government held true to their word by implementing the third increase to the minimum wage over the past year.

This increase follows on a commitment by the Clark government in March 2011 to increase minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 per hour by May 1, 2012.

At the same time, the minimum wage rate for liquor...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 29 2012

Recently released court documents suggest the B.C. Liberal government may have overpaid millions of taxpayers' money to settle a claim from Boss Power Corp. for their Beaverdell uranium mining project.

The documents, released to the New Democrats (NDP) and energy and mines critic John Horgan, show three independent evaluations on the valuation of the claim ranged from $5.6 million to...


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