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Enhanced patient care and improved conditions for health-care workers are coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) as a new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy have been approved by the provincial government.

Pulling together the annual City budget is one of the most complex duties that staff and council performs each year and one that I take very seriously. As a result, at the last council meeting on Feb.

I’m writing this in response to a widely-publicized column by MP Richard Cannings earlier this week about issues in his riding.

He says, “This week one issue dominated the conversation—housing, housing, housing.”

But there’s no mention of it in reference to Castlegar.

There has been much discussion in the community over the recently proposed 2019-2023 municipal budget and what I believe to be its overly ambitious 37-per-cent increase on residential taxation.

Regional News

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a perfect penalty kill and a complete performance to help them to their third win in a row as they earned a 4-2 victory over the Langley Rivermen at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night. 

There's a bit of a Swiss cheese – full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz to Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report that "accused the two of “flagrant overspending” including inappropriate expenses, lavish foreign trips, and questionable retirement and pay benefits."

The reasoning underlying some of their expenses may not be...