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 […]

Teck Trail Operations Conducting KIVCET Boiler Replacement This Spring

As previously announced, Trail Operations will be undertaking maintenance work in the spring of 2024. The work will focus on the KIVCET radiant boiler, which has been in use since 1997 and requires replacement. In addition, several other projects and maintenance work in the lead smelter will be executed during this time. Work is expected […]

Plant Operator Program Opens Door to Opportunity at Teck

Entry into an exciting and rewarding career in the industrial sector is only a short program away at Selkirk College. Teck Trail Operations is one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc/lead smelting and refining complexes. To make it function on a daily basis, the intricate operation requires a community of dedicated employees with a […]

BC Chamber Calls for Nominations to the 2024-25 Board of Directors

The BC Chamber of Commerce has launched its search for five (5) new Directors to join its 2024-25 Board of Directors.Four vacancies will be filled by individuals from Northwest BC, Central BC, the Kootenays, and the LowerMainland/Southwest. The fifth vacancy can be filled by an individual from any of the seven economic regions of BC. […]

Osoyoos Indian Band and Mercer Celgar Work Together to Enhance the Use of Waste Wood

Aligning with the provincial government’s goal to decrease the burning of slash piles and increase the utilization of wood fibre that has traditionally been wasted, the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) and Mercer Celgar (Celgar) are collaborating to rethink conventional practices. With funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), the collaboration is helping recover […]

FROM THE HILL: Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling at Teck Resources Smelter

I’ve written in a previous column about the exciting developments in battery recycling in Trail. There, KC Recycling is one of western North America’s largest lead-acid battery recyclers and Cirba Solutions (formerly Retriev) is a major recycler of literally every other kind of battery. Both these businesses are important components of the circular economy we […]

Canadians Win Prestigious North American Honey Awards

Canadian beekeepers have won several first place awards at both the North American Honey Show and the American Honey Show, two prestigious juried events showcasing the best honey products on the continent. Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee, who own two honey brands, Honey Bee Zen and Swan Valley Honey, of Creston, B.C., won first […]

Two new gold projects near Castlegar

Riverside Resources Inc.  has successfully acquired two new gold projects in the Castlegar area. This region is known for hosting significant gold and base metals mineral systems. The Company has entered a simple option to acquire the Deer Park and Sunrise projects, which are prospective for precious and base metals and have been explored for […]

Slocan Valley Co-op to purchase The Dam Restaurant & Bar

The Slocan Valley Co-op is excited to announce its members we will become the new owners of a community landmark, The Dam Restaurant & Bar. In a recent media release, the Slocan Valley Co-op said this latest investment, which was months in the making, begins a new chapter for the Co-op after previously announcing intentions […]
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