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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...

by Andrew Zwicker on Saturday Feb 20 2010

Between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. today a rotating group of at times 30 or more strong protested what they believed to be the steady and continuous destruction of our area's healthcare system.

This is the fourth year in a row that Jim Albo has stood outside of the hospital on February 20th. “The first few times it was just me and maybe a friend or two out here. This year I’ve got all...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 19 2010

The following is a press release from the Valhalla Wilderness Society

The BC government, under the cover of the current Olympic fun and games, has quietly presented an agenda for shooting wolves from helicopters. For several years now, BC has been killing wolves by trapping them throughout the Interior Wetbelt, to aid mountain caribou recovery.

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2010

(Trail, BC) When Jim Urquhart shut down his meat business a couple of years ago, local people who had become accustomed to the taste of his incredible sausage offerings mourned the loss of their favorite flavours. Many knew they’d never taste the like again. It seems, however, that they’ll get at least one more chance to break their fast upon Jim’s offerings.

Jim has...
by Contributor on Saturday Jan 16 2010

The following is a letter from Jim Reimer, pastor of the Kootenay Christian Fellowship, who is in Haiti right now with a group of students from Mount Sentinel school.

Today is January 15. We started the day with a large tremor at 4 am. It shook our shelter and sent the kids running. To be awakened in this manner was quite scary.

It is now 8:40 am and as I was typing that...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Dec 29 2009

My office has recently learned of the latest credit card scam, which I thought would be worthwhile sharing with readers during the holiday season.

The scam works like this:

A person will call saying - 'This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge Number is 12460, your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling...

by Jim Cooperman on Monday Nov 23 2009

As the Olympic spotlight begins to shine on British Columbia, citizens need to learn more about the shameful exponential increase of habitat destruction caused by off-road vehicle ‘wreckreation.’ Not only is the backcountry environment getting trashed, but non-motorized trails are being over-run by irresponsible ATV and motorbike riders, in some cases making these trails unusable for cycling...


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