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by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2010

B.C. Liberal Health Minister Kevin Falcon is dismissing the impact of cuts to the surgical program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital to the region’s health care system and Kootenay residents, says Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.

“It is the responsibility of the health minister to protect and improve health care in the Kootenays. But...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 15 2010

The Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series will be starting its new season on February 23 with internationally recognized scholar, anthropologist, land claims researcher, policy adviser, film-maker and writer, Dr. Hugh Brody.

Dr. Hugh Brody will show a segment of his film Meaning of Life and share his research related to aboriginal land claims and aboriginal youth.


by Contributor on Monday Oct 19 2009

 The Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, East Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, received a Union of British Columbia Municipalities UBCM) Community Excellence Award for the Carbon Neutral Kootenays Project. This project, delivered in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), is helping regional districts and local governments reduce their corporate emissions and become carbon neutral by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009
After promising during the election to protect health care services, the B.C. Liberals and the Interior Health Authority are cutting 14 per cent of medically-necessary hip and knee replacements. Adrian Dix, NDP Health Critic said, ”During a board meeting yesterday, IHA CEO Murray Ramsden reported that the number of hip and knee replacements would be 328 less than the number of procedures...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

Castlegar, BC – Before a public meeting in Kaslo on Wednesday that drew 1100 citizens from the town and other Kootenay communities, MP Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) told one of the largest crowds ever assembled against a proposed Independent Power Project (IPP) “This Glacier-Howser IPP must be stopped in its tracks!”

Addressing a rally outside the local school where the...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday May 13 2009

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy won a resounding victory yesterday, garnering a whopping 67% of the vote in the BC Provincial Election. Controy's percentage was the fourth highest in the province. At the same time, the referendum on the Single Transferable Vote (STV) went down to defeat, winning only 39% of the vote; the measure needed 60% in order to pass.

Provincially, the election...


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