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by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 06 2010

A couple of years ago a friend and I were talking business and she said to me, “I’m American and I run my business the American way, not Canadian.” She was referring to the kill or be killed business culture of the United States. It’s hard to imagine that just by crossing the 49th parallel that the entrepreneurial spirit takes a different form.

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 06 2010

With the momentum gained by community donations, partners have come forward to make the Christina Lake North Bay Buoy Project to protect sensitive wetlands in the north part of the lake possible. The project, a partnership between the Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS), the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), and B.C.

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday May 03 2010

Another Monday, and more than a million British Columbians head off to work: to earn a living,  pursue careers, provide services for clients, satisfy their own desire to contribute to society and share the stories and challenges of their lives with their closest co-workers. Lisa Reimer, however, is forced to stay home.

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 02 2010

Hailed as well on his way to becoming a Canadian institution following in the footsteps of Ian Tyson and Stompin’ Tom Connors, cowboy singer and songwriter Tim Hus is bringing his storytelling style music to Grand Forks on Saturday, May 15.

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 29 2010

There’s no easy answer for School District 51’s Board of Trustees in the case of the possible closure of the Beaverdell Elementary School if the decision is based on the public meeting held on Tuesday, Apr. 27 in Beaverdell. The community came out in full force to support their small school with over 100 people attending the first meeting in the closure consultation process.

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy will not be available for her official duties as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for approximately one month, beginning on May 7th, 2010.

Conroy and her husband Ed will be participating in a ‘domino’ kidney transplant in May, which will ultimately see Ed receive a much needed kidney transplant. 

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2010

The Columbia Basin Trust is offering Community Service awards in partnership with four Basin-based Colleges. The 22 awards, valued at $2,000 each, are divided amongst students attending Selkirk College (10), College of the Rockies (10), Valemount Campus of College of New Caledonia (1) and the *Revelstoke Centre of Okanagan College (1).

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 27 2010

Thanks to abundant community support, the third year Nursing students at Selkirk College have once again travelled to Guatemala as part of their practicum and commitment to learn more about the common roots of health challenges in the north and south.