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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...

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...


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