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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

By Sean McDevitt

It's sometime after midnight on a warm August weekend, and Johnny Winter sits in contemplative silence as the road passes beneath the wheels of his tour bus.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is announcing changes to its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP), which are being implemented to better meet the needs of program applicants.

Environmental groups wishing to apply for funding should take note of these revisions:

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

Nelson will host six flu clinics this fall as the IHA’s public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for the launch of this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign beginning Oct. 11.

The first Nelson clinic goes Nov. 2 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at the Prestige Inn and then Nov. 9 (same time) also at the Prestige. Both are drop-in clinics.

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

A $2.5 million expansion underway to one of the region’s top lodges is providing the perfect prelude into what could be the best season ever in their 12-year history.

Construction is well underway at Baldface Lodge near Nelson on the new, 9,000-square-foot two-storey east wing building, said Marina Moroney, Baldface’s guest services manager.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Oct 03 2011

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is committing $65,100 to the purchase of equipment to establish the new retinology clinic. 

by Champion editor on Sunday Oct 02 2011

A need to revitalize the downtown core was identified in 2010, keeping it active, vibrant and sustainable.

City council struck a select committee — Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee — to find solutions to the problems in the downtown core. In August, the City chose MMM Group Limited to develop the renewal plan for downtown Trail. 

by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Teck Resources Ltd. plans to spend a total of $685 million on improvements at two of its major metals operations in British Columbia, the Vancouver-based mining company announced recently.

Teck said it will invest $210 million to increase capacity of an electronic waste recycling operation in Trail, B.C., where Teck has a major zinc smelter and hydroelectric plant.

by Champion editor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.