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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement today:

 
“After considerable soul searching and discussion with my family I have decided to ask the BC Liberal Party executive to hold a leadership convention at the earliest possible date to select a new leader for our party.
 
“Over the last few weeks, our government has continued to move forward...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The other shoe could drop on the ailing West Kootenay economy if Californians vote to legalize marijuana during mid-term elections Tuesday.

On the block is Proposition 19, a move to legalize marijuana at the state level (but remain illegal at the federal level), allowing municipal governments to legalize the use and possession...

by Donovan Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 Last week I talked about taking your virus-infested computer to a good technician. The trouble with that advice is finding a good technician isn't always easy, especially if you're not comfortable with computers. It's one of many cruel ironies the universe has to offer: the people who have the greatest need for a good technician are the people who are the least able to differentiate...

by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

I know there are so many people here in the Mountain Kingdom who are so excited about winter they can barely contain themselves. This is a ski and winter sport mecca, so I get that. People look forward to this season all year and obsess over snow predictions as a Wall Street investment banker might obsess over the stock market. I get it. Really, I do.

There are a significant number of...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Nov 01 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee.

Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

The government has finally listened to the Royal Canadian Legion and Canada’s New Democrats and will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign. When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies. This...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

Grade 8 science students at six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

"CBT recognizes the importance of actively engaging youth in water issues in the Basin, "said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Through this program we are trying to show...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Oct 31 2010

Interior Health is being anything but vague in dispelling a rumour that Trail's critical care units are slated for closure.

The rumour, disseminated at least in part by email, indicated that the new heliport at Trail's hospital will allow IH to transport critical care patients to larger centres, thus closing the critical care units now operating at the Kootenay Boundary Regional...
by Castlegar Source on Saturday Oct 30 2010

Thursday saw RCMP execute two search warrants, resulting in the seizure of hundreds of marijuana plants and the arrest of two local men.

The first warrant, executed in Thrums, saw police seize 582 mature plants as well as associated growing equipment, and 45-year-old homeowner Ca Senh Voong was arrested and has been charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 29 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The plans are now in the bag for carbon neutrality in three regional districts, 28 municipalities and several First Nations.

The Carbon Neutral Kootenays (CNK) project completed phase one of the work of detailing carbon neutral action plans for the...

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