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by Erin Perkins on Thursday Mar 29 2012

The Regional District Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) lost no time when the spring thaw hit to execute a court-ordered removal of ten unapproved structures from Peter Demski's property on Granby Road in rural Grand Forks this week.

The wrecking crew arrived on the morning of Wednesday, March 28 with dump trucks and a trackhoe to take down ten trailers and remove the debris from the unapproved...

by Erin Perkins on Tuesday Mar 27 2012

Grand Forks and Christina Lake Fields stores are among 141 Canadian stores slated for closure by HBC this fall.

"HBC is closing their entire Fields store chain," said Tiffany Bourre, external communications manager for HBC.

"It was a strategic decision to grow our other HBC banners."

The popular Grand Forks location may be spared if a pending deal with Fields Holding...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 22 2012

Castlegar city council voted unanimously, at their regular meeting Monday night, in favour of a development permit variance that essentially kills two birds with one stone.

It could be argued that opportunities don’t often come along to further both economic and social sector goals, but this situation clearly fit the bill, according to councillor Kevin Chernoff.

Aspiring business...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Mar 21 2012

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) - The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is a tax-free benefit available to low-income seniors living in Canada, who are receiving, or are eligible to receive, Old Age Security (OAS). Enrollment is not automatic, you MUST apply for this supplement.

Age Tax Credit - You can claim this amount if you were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2011...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The wheels are now in motion for the Kootenay Co-op to move to the other end of Baker Street in Nelson after a special resolution to purchase the Extra Foods building was overwhelmingly approved.

During a special general meeting Monday at the Best Western Baker Street Inn, that attracted more than 100 members, the resolution — that the Cooperative invest over 75% of its financial...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

The BC Liberals’ announcement that they have approved the development of a resort in the Jumbo Valley is both surprising and a devastating blow to the area, says Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy.

“People in Kootenay West have written and e-mailed me to say they strongly disagree with building a resort in the Jumbo Valley,” said Conroy.  “It doesn’t make sense environmentally or...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Mar 20 2012

Toilet paper supplies in Trenton, the capital of the US state of New Jersey, may run out by week's end following their city...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 19 2012

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are pleased to announce another major milestone has been reached with the substantial completion of intake and tunnel excavation.

“With the excavation portion of the project complete, the Waneta Expansion remains on budget and on schedule for completion in 2015,” said Rich Coleman, Minister of...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Mar 12 2012

No new provincial dollars has Selkirk College staff scrambling to find an expected million-dollar shortfall in the budget for the next academic year.

The recent provincial budget confirmed that the funding levels for college operations throughout B.C. for the coming year would remain unchanged.

However, those funds will then be reduced over the successive two years.

“If...

by Erin Perkins on Friday Mar 09 2012

Grand Forks resident, Christopher James Cusack, 47, has been charged with two counts of arson endangering life in connection with the fires at the Grand Forks Hotel and the Winnipeg Hotel in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 7.

Within two hours of the fires being reported, Grand Forks RCMP had Cusack in custody and by 8 p.m. that same night he had been formally charged.

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