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by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 24 2010


Last week The Source ran an interview with Dr. Andre De Greef, head of surgery at KBRH, addressing doctors' concerns about looming cuts to the OR. This week, we’ve got a reply to that story from Frank Marino, the Health Service Administrator for Trail and Castlegar.


When did you hear from surgeons about the issue and paying for their own nurses? They’ve said they...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 24 2010

The federal budget, which was announced on March 4, demonstrates an understanding that colleges, institutes and polytechnics are integrated with the industrial and technological drivers of the economy, and Selkirk College president Marilyn Luscombe is pleased with the support shown for post-secondary education.

“This budget acknowledges and supports the key role of colleges in supplying...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 24 2010

Columbia Basin Trust is advising Basin residents that the application deadline for its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) has been extended to April 1, 2010.

CBT is looking to residents and groups in the Columbia Basin for innovative projects that will help strengthen Basin-wide ability to meet environmental challenges.

The EIP has provided more than $3.5 million in funding...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Mar 19 2010

Zellstoff Celgar general manager Al Hitzroth will be attending this Monday night's budget unveiling at the Community Forum, appearing as a delegation to speak to,  "the critical need for major industry tax decreases in order for the mill to remain competitive in today’s international markets," according to a city press release issued this afternoon.
 

Along with the budget,...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 19 2010

The Nursing program at Selkirk College has partnered with Interior Health to promote wellness in the workplace. Over the last few months, first and third year Nursing students and the Interior Health’s Chronic Disease Management Department have collaborated their efforts to empower employees of organizations to get healthy by holding on-site “Hearts at Work” fairs. 

The fairs...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 19 2010

This year, Kootenay Permaculture, in cooperation with Selkirk College, is offering a 72 hour Permaculture Design Course in a six weekend (12 day) format. The course will start on April 3 and run for three weekends in April and three weekends in May. It will be offered at the Silver King Campus in Nelson.

The goal of the course is to help initiate more permaculture projects in Nelson and...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 18 2010

In a sensitive case that has discrimination based on sexual orientation up against the right to religious freedom; the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rejected Grand Forks respondents Les and Susan Molnar’s request for dismissal last week. According to the complainants, Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, the Molnars refused them a room at their bed and breakfast home in June, 2009. On Mar. 3, the...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 17 2010

Photo by Nick Chernoff: some of the chaos wrought by would-be burglars in a break-in on St. Patrick's Day.

Trowelex may be the only company in local history to make money off a break-in.

The luck of the Irish is a double-sided coin for the folks at Trowelex - 17 minutes into St. Patrick's Day, they received a call from the alarm company indicating there was a break-in in...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 17 2010

 

"On March 12, a Castlegar resident received a call from a male claiming to be her grandson in Calgary," said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. "This male knew her grandson's name, and sounded like him. The male provided a story about how he had been arrested and needed money to bail him out of jail."

The victim in this matter, Mathew explained...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 17 2010

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the City of Castlegar:

Castlegar is once again challenging neighbours in the West Kootenay to do their part to slow climate change. Earth Hour is a global movement to encourage people to reduce energy consumption and bring attention to a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Participation is easy.

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