Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Yesterday, members of the federal NDP Riding Association for South Okanagan – West Kootenay (SO-WK) came together and, along with hundreds of others who voted by mail-in or online balloting, chose Richard (Dick) Cannings as their candidate in the 2015 election. 

Born and raised in Penticton, Cannings’ books and radio appearances have made his name a familiar one throughout British Columbia.

Selkirk College Resort & Hotel Management Program Get Introduction to Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Director of Operations David MacGillivary poses with the Selkirk College hospitality program students that came out to a special presentation at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson last week. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

As students in the Selkirk College Resort & Hotel Management (RHOT), Hospitality and Professional Cooking programs dove into their second month of studies, a visit by the head of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise helped provide additional incentive to make good use of their time learning about the industry.

Nestled in one of the most iconic locations in Canada, the Chateau Lake Louise has left visitors in awe of the soaring mountain peaks that surround the resort, majestic Victoria Glacier and the breathtaking emerald lake for more than a century.

Council candidate David Grantham, in his own words

Council candidate David Grantham, in his own words

My name is David Grantham and I am running for Castlegar City Council.

I personally would like to challenge the City of Trail to stand up and do what is right for the entire region and all their brothers, sisters, and friends in neighbouring communities, and to agree to the fact that we all know to be true, "We need a new Regional Hospital".  I personally could care less where one gets built, it just needs to be done, not just for the sake of Castlegar, but for the sake of all in our entire region. The sooner we start acting as one, which is needed with this ever changing global economy, the sooner we start down a path as a progressive and dynamic region. Our entire region needs to change focus from one of self protectionism, to that of a region with forward thinking and new ideas, which could only help our small businesses who struggle to survive in these changing times. Either you change and adapt your way of thinking, or time passes you by.

Council candidate Bruno Tassone, in his own words

Council candidate Bruno Tassone, in his own words

While I’m proud of the city we live in, I think we can sharpen it up a little bit. I’m an advocate to restore health care services in this town, including ambulance service and our hospital hours. We need to take a more active role in lobbying the government, and getting them to realize the benefit of the crossroads of the Kootenays.

COMMENT: 9 reasons not to vote for Greg Granstrom this fall

COMMENT: 9 reasons not to vote for Greg Granstrom this fall

Greg Granstrom astonished me on Facebook last week, a real shocker that had nothing to do with either his decision to run for councillor instead of mayor, nor the "friend request" I received from him the next day.

(Which I accepted.)

Council candidate Kere MacGregor, in his own words

Council candidate Kere MacGregor, in his own words

Having lived and worked in Castlegar for the last 20 years, I am humbled at the opportunity to run for Castlegar City Councillor.  This amazing community has provided me with an incredible place to raise my family, operate our businesses, work at a job that is meaningful, vigorously participate in the vast recreational opportunities and most of all, be happy.  The gratitude I feel towards living and working in Castlegar has inspired me to repay some of which I have gained by running for public office.

Dam Safety Review holds no surprises but highlights risks

There are concerns that need to be addressed at the HB Mine site says a Dam Safety Review. — Photo courtesy TMTV News

There were no surprises from the HB Mine site Dam Safety Review but there are definitely concerns to be addressed, loss of life being one of them.

“We’re well positioned to be in compliance,” said the RDCK’s resources recovery manager Mike Morrison.

The RDCK acquired HB’s tailings pond when it bought the Salmo property in 1998 for use in connection with its landfill site.

Province deliberating on Jumbo compliance decision

A concrete foundation at the site of Jumbo Glaicer Resort. Photo courtesy Tommaso Oberti.

The future of the Jumbo Valley is currently in limbo, as the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) recently found the project to be in non-compliance with several conditions of its environmental assessment certificate, which expired earlier this week on (Sunday) October 12 – and some are questioning whether construction has substantially started.

Whitewater, Red Mtn. move into second round of Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest

Whitewater and Red Mountain advanced to the second round of the Ski Town Throwdown competition.

It appears Whitewater and Red Mountain are heading for a collision course in the Powder Magazine 2014 Ski Town Throwdown contest.

This, of course, should the two local ski resorts based in Nelson and Rossland, respectively, advance into the third round.

Both Whitewater and Red Mountain took down first round opponents as the competition kicked off earlier this month.

Whitewater outlasted Girdwood Alaska while Red Mountain ousted powerhouse Whistler/Blackcomb.

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