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Coquitlam RCMP invite the public to sign a condolence book for Const. David Wynn

Coquitlam RCMP invite the public to sign a condolence book for Const. David Wynn

It is with great sadness that the RCMP learned of the passing of Const. David Wynn, who was shot in the line of duty January 17, 2015.

"As a way to express our support to Const. Wynn’s family and friends, and to our RCMP family in St. Albert, the Coquitlam RCMP has set up condolence books at our Main Detachment and Community Police Stations in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam," said a press release issued Thursday.

Get between the covers with your local library during this weekend's exciting kick off to Literacy Week

Get between the covers with your local library during this weekend's exciting kick off to Literacy Week

This coming weekend is a huge one for the Castlegar and District Public Library, with oodles of not-to-miss programming for the entire family.

Librarian Arlee Venier says the library is kicking off Family Literacy Week in style, starting with a giant book sale in the large meeting room downstairs, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Venier says there will be tons of excellent books sorted by genre through which shoppers can browse, and purchase terrific finds by donation to the library (this is an important fund-raiser for the venue).

River Talks — Blaming Americans? Not so fast in this case

 River Talks — Blaming Americans? Not so fast in this case
Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the natural and human history of the rivers of the upper Columbia River Basin. 

She speaks frequently at conferences and symposia throughout the Basin on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and its effects on Basin residents.  She has recently completed a manuscript titled A River Captured – history and hydro-electricity in the upper Columb

Basin Water Conservation Action and Collaboration Lauded as Model for Success

Basin Water Conservation Action and Collaboration Lauded as Model for Success

Since 2010, Water Smart communities in the Columbia Basin have steadily reduced local water consumption—and academics, experts and utility professionals from across Canada are taking note.

Water Smart is a Columbia Basin Trust water conservation program that helps regional districts and municipalities in the Basin address their local water conservation needs. Its aim is to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in community water consumption by 2015.

Council committee to expand mandate in response to explosion of tech opportunities

While Chernoff undertakes internet research to find innovative solutions to civic issues, he occasionally encounters applications with less lofty end products.

A city council standing committee is looking to change its name and increase its mandate to ensure Castlegar keeps pace with rapidly evolving opportunities, according to city councillor Kevin Chernoff.

Chernoff, reporting at Monday night’s regular council meeting on behalf of the Green Committee, said it makes sense to change the committee name to include the word ‘technology’ as well.

Two young Castlegar boys draw police attention with 'How to Kill Your Teacher' video

Two young Castlegar boys draw police attention with 'How to Kill Your Teacher' video

Two local youth achieved more attention than they bargained for after posting a video on YouTube discussing a violent theme, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.

Bursaries a boon for Selkirk students

A graduate of Nakusp Secondary School, Resort & Hotel Management Program student Kim Hill is one of the many students who has benefitted from the substantial scholarship and bursary opportunities at Selkirk College.

Learning to deal with financial pressure is as much a part of post-secondary life as final exams, but financial aid opportunities at Selkirk College help ease stress for students focussed on success.

When she enrolled in the Selkirk College Resort & Hotel Management Program (RHOT) straight out of Nakusp Secondary School in 2013, Kim Hill discovered one of the biggest challenges was how to pay the bills at the end of the month. Though she had a student loan, Hill was looking for some relief and applied for the Robert Leoppky Bursary.

Moms go virtual to help keep infants healthy

Jaime Colby of Grand Forks and her newborn daughter Avery do a virtual check up with her midwife in Nelson. The tele-maternity program offers new mothers the option to meet through video conferencing with a maternity care provider in another community. — Submitted photo

For the first time in B.C., expectant mothers can participate in virtual visits with their maternity care provider directly from their local family doctor’s office, thanks to new tele-maternity (video conferencing) technology developed as a part of a Shared Care/Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice pilot project. The project is funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health.

KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Hitting the ground running

Kettle River -- file photo

It's often a concern when environmental plans are completed that they will do little more than sit on a shelf. Thanks to the leadership and dedication of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and many other project partners, the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan has 'hit the ground running' and has a number of exciting projects underway and in the works.

LETTER: Open Letter to Grand Forks Mayor Frank Konrad and GF City Council

LETTER: Open Letter to Grand Forks Mayor Frank Konrad and GF City Council

To Mayor and Council of the City of Grand Forks,

I write you today as a concerned citizen of this amazing City. I am compelled to write to you about some concerns I and many other citizens have arising from the Regular City Council meeting this past Monday January 12th, 2015.  I was unable to attend the meeting in person but was able to watch the live video feed of the meeting on GFTV.COM. Please allow me to explain my concern.

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