RCMP said the body of a man missing since (Saturday) January 26, 2019 has been located.
In a media release police said the body was found Friday (February 1).
No details were released, including if this is the body of missing Winlaw man, Ty Larstone.
To The Editor:
While the focus is on the extravagant, and alleged illegal, spending by two top minor officials at the BC Legislature, everyone is overlooking the fact that according to the BC Comptroller General, the cost of running the Legislature and paying our MLAs has jumped from $6.4 million per MLA in 2004/05 to $17.7 million per MLA in 2018/19.
The Kootenays region has all but been spared of winter thus far in 2019.
That all appears to be changing after Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake Thursday.
City council has asked to be given a comprehensive list of alternatives vis-a-vis local bylaw enforcement as part of the city's operational budget discussion at a meeting Wednesday evening.
Currently, the city has one half-time bylaw enforcement officer contracted through Commissionaires BC at a cost of $36,800.
A hot-button social issue arose in Wednesday night's operational budget meeting when city Director of Civic Works Lucas Pitts brought forward what would otherwise be a simple housekeeping issue.
The concern is creating a bylaw governing overnight camping in city parks – not by residents, but by homeless people who haven't anywhere else to sleep.
New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $185,000 in funding for four local not-for-profit organizations in the West Kootenays. The organizations, which offer important public safety services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.
Last night was the first of three meetings intended to change the paradigm of how mayor, council and city staff present, not just the budget, but the budget process to the Castlegar public.
By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal
BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.
We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below.
Thoughtexchange has been going from strength to strength since its inception.
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