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by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 13 2010

An unexpected turn of events took the wind out of the sails of the many people prepared to continue the fight for the survival of their small school. At School District 51’s meeting of the Board of Trustees last Tuesday, May 11, trustees unanimously voted to stop the Beaverdell school closure consultation process, but voted to continue consulting with the community to create the future....

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 29 2010

There’s no easy answer for School District 51’s Board of Trustees in the case of the possible closure of the Beaverdell Elementary School if the decision is based on the public meeting held on Tuesday, Apr. 27 in Beaverdell. The community came out in full force to support their small school with over 100 people attending the first meeting in the closure consultation process. The board heard...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

The number of grizzly bears dying at the hands of humans in British Columbia is regularly exceeding the provincial government’s own limits on bear kills – largely because of trophy hunting, according to new research released on the first day of the bear hunting season in B.C.

 
In a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and...
by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Mar 25 2010

This week, the Telegraph sat down with George Penfold, the Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk College and author of the recent report, "Economic Overview: West Kootenay Boundary", as reported last week in these pages. During our discussion, Penfold spoke about population growth (or lack thereof), regional economic development...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 11 2010

The long-brewing storm of discontent at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital has boiled over in the past few weeks, with stories being picked up on provincial and national news broadcasts. Doctors are upset about how Interior Health has been run and how they’ve allotted funds. This, coupled with a lack of dialogue with decision makers and proposed cuts that will inhibit their ability to...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series is
excited to announce the upcoming lecture of Nobel Laureate and founder
of the Canadian chapter of Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without
Borders), Dr. James Orbinski.

Dr. Orbinski is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the
Order of Canada-designations that recognize his achievements...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 04 2010

 

It started with three people who wanted to make a difference and it has turned into a collective fundraising effort focused on long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

“Grounds for Haiti is a grass-roots effort that people have just jumped on board to support,” says volunteer Kari Colbachini;“When this was first being brainstormed, it became something tangible that we all felt we...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 01 2010

Trophy hunters are turning British Columbia’s protected areas into graveyards for grizzlies, despite the province’s reputation as one of the last continental safe havens for the bears, according to new research by the David Suzuki Foundation.

 
The Foundation has identified more than 60 provincial parks where grizzly bears – which no longer exist or are at risk of extinction ...
by Contributor on Monday Feb 22 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is pleased to announce that 19 local governments will be participating in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart) to address water conservation in the region.

CBT is partnering with 17 municipalities and two regional districts to embark on this ambitious initiative to reduce community water use across the Basin by 20 per cent by 2015....

by Contributor on Saturday Feb 20 2010

MLAs Katrine Conroy and Michelle Mungall have written a letter to the Minister of Health, Kevin Falcon, describing to him the concerns that area surgeons, anesthetists and operating room nurses have with the decision by the IHA to cut surgeries at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

In their letter dated February 15, 2010, Conroy and Mungall described to the Minister that the KBRH...

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