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by Contributor on Friday Dec 17 2010
To: Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid - Minister of Education
Since September 2008, S.D.20 (Kootenay-Columbia) engaged its staff and communities in a Planning for the Future process to determine how best to use its facilities in order to ensure that maximum funds flow to classrooms and educational programs. Educational priorities have always been our main concerns and...
by Castlegar Source on Friday Dec 17 2010

Nelson police have identified a person of interest in the case involving an apparent sexual predator trying to lure women over the past two months.

Nelson Sgt. Howie Grant said, however, that women should still be very vigilant.

“(Be) observant, walk/jog in pairs, and carry a cell phone,” he cautioned. “Call 9-1-1 immediately if approached by this individual (and give) your...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports

Another B.C. Major Midget Hockey League team realized the hard way there are no easy games to be had in the Kootenays.

The Kootenay Ice took three of four points from the North Island Silvertips in BCMMHL action during the weekend in Castlegar.

The Ice road the red hot scoring of Nelson’s Dryden Hunt...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Vernon will have some strong representation at the upcoming B.C. Men’s Curling Championship after the Aron Herick and Darin Heath rinks of the Central Okanagan City qualified for the provincial tournament followings wins at the Men’s Interior playdowns Sunday in Kamloops.

Herick, third Tobin Senum, second Marc Fillion and lead...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Tempers ran a little higher than usual at the regular meeting of Castlegar city council Monday night, after Mayor Lawrence Chernoff presented - for the second time in as many weeks - a utility hike recommended by city director of financial services Andre Buss.

The staff report outlining the rationale behind an increase of about 2.8 per cent for water, sewer and garbage services was...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

 The looming February deadline for the removal of Castlegar's ultrasound machine to Trail is no more ...and, in fact, never existed at all, according to Interior Health's Thalia Vesterback.

“That wasn't our intention at all,” Vesterback said. “I think we created some of that confusion by saying we were suspending the decision to move the machine at the same time we said we're losing...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

 Contention continues even after School District 20 (SD 20) voted 5-3 Monday night in favour of a motion that will table the Planning for the Future document that recommended closing schools in Rossland and Castlegar.

The district will proceed, instead, with 'education focussed' public consulations, in keeping with a new mandate from the Ministry of Education (no schedule has...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

 After hearing the perspectives of many of the key players in the latest round of nastiness inspired by School District 20's (SD 20's) Planning for the Future document, I can only conclude that the well-being of the entire region is at stake, and in more far-reaching issues than education alone.

The angry rhetoric being wantonly tossed around – and in the venue where we...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Slippery roads are believed to be the main cause of a two-car accident one kilometer west of the Beasley Fire Hall on Highway 3A Sunday afternoon.

Nelson RCMP said in a press release that a car was rounding the corner when it caught its wheels in slush on the shoulder of the road causing the vehicle to veer into the on-coming lane striking another car head on.

Fortunately the...

by Donovan Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

 Anyone who's comfortable with technology is accustomed to questions from friends and family. There are some horror stories out there and a lot of long-running jokes, but most of us enjoy the chance to be helpful to the people we care about. One thing I've noticed is that many of the questions I get have been asked over and over again. What if there was a way to centralize these commonly-asked...


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