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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

Area Conservatives have given Rossland's Stephen Hill the nod to take a run at re-capturing the riding in the next federal election, in a 161-to-132 upset over incumbent Tory nominee Rob Zandee.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting municipalities, regional districts and First Nation communities to participate in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart) http://www.cbt.org/watersmart, which is working to establish a comprehensive approach to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in domestic water consumption by 2015.

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2009

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

The province is taking action to restore full emergency care to  protect British Columbians, Minister of Health Services Kevin Falcon  announced today in introducing legislation to end the strike by CUPE 873, the union representing BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) paramedics and dispatchers.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

EdNote: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government

As B.C. continues to experience increased pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, health officials are reiterating important messages regarding the use of antivirals to treat infection
from this novel virus.

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 22 2009

Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) leading-edge initiative, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, is wrapping up Phase 1 with two communities in the Columbia Basin now equipped with action plans on how to adapt to impacts of climate change at a local level...and three more ready to get started on new work, including Castlegar.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 14 2009

MP Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) said he is pleased with federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley’s statement Thursday that the government will finally agree to the amendments to Bill C-50 that the NDP has been calling for; namely,  to ensure long-tenured workers who applied for EI benefits as of January 4th, 2009 or later will qualify for extended benefits of up to 20 weeks.

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Oct 11 2009

A massive police crack-down on outdoor marijuana grow-ops this summer saw RCMP seize 14,130 pot plants from 88 sites throughout the region.


Inspector Nick Romanchuk said the investigative team even included an RCMP helicopter from Kelowna.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

The province will build a new secure, state-of- the-art corrections facility adjacent to the existing Surrey Pretrial Services  Centre and connected by tunnel to both the courthouse and police station, Solicitor General Kash Heed announced today.

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