Columbia Basin Trust fills vacant positions on board

Suzan Hewat is joining the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust, becoming part of the 12-member Board which helps ensure that the organization continues to support the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. “I’d like to welcome Suzan, who, with fellow new members Angus, Karen and Christine, will be part of a Board […]

Interfor Announces Lumber Production Curtailments Across All Regions of North America

Interfor today announced plans to reduce its lumber production by approximately 175 million board feet between May and September of 2024, representing just under 10% of its normal operating stance. The temporary curtailments will impact all of Interfor’s operating regions, including the US South, through a combination of reduced operating hours, prolonged holiday breaks, reconfigured […]

Seeking full-time maintenance person

MAINTENANCE PERSON BASIS: Full-time, Permanent WAGE: $25 – $30/hour The Woodland Park Housing Co-Operative is seeking a full-time Maintenance Person. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Maintenance Person assists with routine maintenance. Job Description:  Coordinate the preparation of housing units prior to the arrival of new members by identifying and performing required repairs such […]

RDCK Local Conservation Fund helping support local water, wildlife and habitat

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program Eight important conservation projects were approved last month by Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2024. A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides dedicated funding to valuable conservation projects in Electoral Areas A, D, E, […]

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC Launches New Grant Program to Support Outdoor Initiatives Across the Province

There’s a significant milestone for outdoor enthusiasts across British Columbia as the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORCBC) unveils the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program. This initiative is designed to empower communities and volunteer organizations in their efforts to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and stewardship across the province. As a leading advocate for […]

Study finds battery hub feasible for BC's Southern Interior

The federal government’s plan to phase out gas and diesel passenger vehicles by 2035 requires the Canadian economy to shift, with battery recycling at the forefront in the Lower Columbia region of BC’s Southern Interior. Economic development agency Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) is leading the charge by investigating ways to further augment the region’s […]

New report puts $6.4 billion price tag on partial clean up of water pollution from Elk Valley coal mines — Wildsight

A leading voice for conservation in southeastern British Columbia said a report shows that the partial clean-up cost of water pollution from coal mines in the East Kootenay will be substantial. A new report commissioned by Wildsight, a non-profit charity that protects biodiversity and encourages sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions, has […]

Recovery and Relocation of Pontoons at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam

Starting on Monday, March 18, BC Hydro will be undertaking work to recover and relocate two of the floating guide wall pontoons that sunk in January of 2020 due to adverse weather. As a result of low reservoir levels, these sunken pontoons have become a hazard. The removal of these pontoons will allow the public […]

Columbia Basin Trust adds trio to Board of Directors

 Three new members are joining the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust, becoming part of the 12-member Board which helps ensure that the organization continues to support the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. The new members are Angus Graeme from Nelson, Karen Hamling from Nakusp and Christine Hoechsmann from Cranbrook. Departing […]

Bell Media company announces cuts to 9% of workforce

By Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Radio stations in Kingston that were previously owned by Bell Media are now properties of My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Move 98.3 FM and Pure Country 99 are being acquired by MBC, who also own MyFM stations in both Gananoque and Napanee. (Radio stations in the West Kootenay formerly owned by Bell […]
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