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by Contributor on Monday May 31 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is partnering with the Province of British Columbia to construct 114 affordable housing units for seniors and persons with disabilities in eight communities throughout the Basin; Cranbrook, Kimberley, Creston, Baynes Lake, Golden, Revelstoke, New Denver and Valemount will each see projects built as a result of the partnership.

"One of our goals is to...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday May 18 2010

A glimmer of light is indeed at the end of the tunnel for the railway serving Grand Forks and northwest Washington. A proposal developed by a collaboration between the railway operators, OmniTrax, and the users of the line including International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor), Pacific Abrasives, International Reload Systems and Columbia Cedar, was presented to local and regional government...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday May 17 2010

 What is Youth Pulling Together?

Based on the “Nab the Bully” program of the Fraser Basin Council, Youth Pulling Together (YPT) encourages youth to become local stewards by giving them the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to identify and control invasive plants on the school ground or a nearby invasive plant site.

Why is it important?

Invasive plants (also called...

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...


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