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by Erin Perkins on Thursday May 24 2012

The layoffs of 19 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in the Kootenay Lake School District and the closures of the two District Resource Centres has local teachers feeling angry and upset, said Nelson District Teachers' Association union representative Tom Newell.

"Teachers are angry, upset and scared that programs are being dismantled," said Newell.

by Contributor on Thursday May 24 2012

Youth from across the Basin met at CBT’s Youth Action Summit in Kimberley on May 3 to 6, 2012, to get inspired, educated and empowered to create action events in their own communities. The result is CONNECT: Youth Action Month, which will see 18 youth-inspired and -created Action Events happening right now across the Basin.

by Contributor on Wednesday May 23 2012

Les Johnson of GFTV was on hand when the Grand Forks Fire Department arrived on the scene of the Interfor Mill fire yesterday. The small fire was doused within an hour of the crew's arrival.


Watch the video for a first hand view!

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday May 23 2012

A Grand Forks man who was struck with a glass liquor bottle during a bush party on Sunday, May 13 has been released from Kelowna General Hospital.

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday May 22 2012

I recently had a very interesting meeting with a representative of Teck Trail Operations and learned something that I am not sure many people are aware of.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2012

For a dialysis patient, healthy veins are a life line. But sometimes when Renal staff plan to create a permanent vascular access (called  an AV fistula) to facilitate the necessary blood flow for hemodialysis, they find a patient’s veins have been damaged from previous IVs or lab work.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2012

Live roller derby action once again rolls into high gear as the ladies of the West Kootenay Womens Roller Derby League prepare to take to the track for “Tropicarnage”. 

by Mona Mattei on Monday May 21 2012

The Boundary Sawmill start-up took top marks last week as community project of the year at the B.C. Economic Summit.

The Economic Development Association of BC (EDABC) and BC Hydro announced the winners of the 2012 BC Economic Development Awards at the banquet held Tuesday, May 15, in Richmond, B.C. Mayor Randy Kappes was on hand to receive the award.