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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2017

Interior Health is advising residents of the Slocan Community Health Centre that on May 16, Dr. Mike Magier gave notice he will be leaving his position  towards the end of the summer.

Magier has not given a formal date for his departure.

"Interior Health would like to acknowledge Dr. Magier for his decade-long service to this community and wish him well for the future," the...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 23 2016

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company has long history in the community, and this year, employees at the Thrums-based wood products manufacturer wanted to give back in a big way: providing Christmas gifts and meals to 28 families in need.

“Those of us with steady, well-paying jobs are lucky, and we wanted to help out the folks who are struggling right now - especially kids, so we partnered...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

Air Cadets from the Kootenay area cadet squadrons recently returned home to the Castlegar Airport from a three-week training courses.

Every summer, approximately 40% of cadets attend summer training at no cost for the cadets. Cadets even receive a small training bonus.

“The best part of the summer was launching the rockets we made," said Cadet Matthew Bullen, 561 Nelson Osprey...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 11 2015

The Waneta Expansion owners, Fortis Inc., Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust, welcomed over 250 Waneta Expansion Project workers and family members to Birchbank Picnic Grounds recently for a worker appreciation BBQ.

Workers along with their families enjoyed a complimentary BBQ, kids activities, door prizes, roving magician, and live performances by the Slocan Union Band and the...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 05 2015

The RDCK is pleased to announce extended operating hours at the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station and the Ootischenia Landfill.

The extended hours are in response to the high volume of users at those facilities.  
 
“After receiving feedback from residents requesting longer hours at these sites, the RDCK is pleased to be able provide this increase in service,” says Paul...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 12 2014

November 19 (Wednesday) is GIS DAY at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

The campus will host a day of activities for regional GIS professionals, industry partners and Selkirk College students and instructors. 

The day, facilitated each year by Selkirk’s Geospatial Research Centre, will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Jon Corbett , from UBC Okanagan.

There will be presentations,...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 21 2014

Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC is going on a bike and speaking tour of the Kootenays this week.

The “Bikes not Pipes” tour will pedal from Nelson up the Slocan Valley to Silverton and New Denver, then over to Kaslo.

Come out to discuss the growing anti-pipeline movement to protect BC, resist tar sands growth and climate change.

The tour will be hosting...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 02 2013

The TELUS Community Ambassadors have been busy of late, raising money to support programs in and around the West Kootenay region.

“The TELUS Community Ambassadors are a group composed of present TELUS employees, retired TELUS and B.C. Tel employees and their spouses, who choose to join the Community Ambassadors as a means to contribute to their community,” said spokesperson Marge Witton...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 05 2013

Two regional marketing organizations are using collaboration to promote the Kootenay Rockies region, with Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Invest Kootenay formally entering a partnership to work together on regional marketing initiatives aimed at tourism and business investment.

The two organizations see a strong link between tourism and investment attraction, since investment interest is...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 07 2013

Sixteen projects that support social well-being and address social issues in Basin communities have been approved to receive $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

“These projects tackle diverse social issues and will affect people of many ages across the region,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “They will complement and strengthen the social supports already in place within...

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