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by Contributor on Monday Feb 08 2010

A workplace human rights complaint can cost an employer money, time and reputation. Small business employers, which are 43% of B.C. businesses, can be hit especially hard if the case goes to a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing. Legal fees might reach $20,000 to $30,000.

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2010

(Trail, BC) When Jim Urquhart shut down his meat business a couple of years ago, local people who had become accustomed to the taste of his incredible sausage offerings mourned the loss of their favorite flavours. Many knew they’d never taste the like again. It seems, however, that they’ll get at least one more chance to break their fast upon Jim’s offerings.

by Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday Feb 02 2010

Rick Mercer's Rossland Winter Carnival episode aired Tuesday evening on CBC. Watch it here. Also, over the weekend, the Telegraph caught up with Mercer on his cell phone for a quick chat about his time in the Mountain Kingdom.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 01 2010

Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) Community Initiatives (CIP) and Affected Areas Programs (AAP) are currently accepting applications across the Basin for community-supported projects.

The CIP and AAP are CBT's largest and longest running programs and will provide communities with $3.3 million in 2010. This is the third of a three-year $10 million-commitment by CBT.

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 28 2010

Cannabis is the word of the week as the premier of the documentary two years in the making hits the airwaves tonight on CBC. The show, Cannabiz, follows the evolution of the marijuana culture and industry in the Grand Forks area from the mom and pop growers to the more criminalized elements evident today.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010
The five public post-secondary institutions providing education and training to British Columbia’s Southern Interior are joining forces to collaborate on new training opportunities and services.
by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

Youth groups from all across the West Kootenays are sharing their compassion and concern for disaster stricken Haiti by banding together to hold a fundraising event at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Jan.30 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be collected and passed on to the Canadian Red Cross for the Haitian relief effort.


by Contributor on Saturday Jan 16 2010

The following is a letter from Jim Reimer, pastor of the Kootenay Christian Fellowship, who is in Haiti right now with a group of students from Mount Sentinel school.

Today is January 15. We started the day with a large tremor at 4 am. It shook our shelter and sent the kids running. To be awakened in this manner was quite scary.