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by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

The pretty village of Kaslo on Kootenay Lake has a population of less than 2,000 and one licensed daycare, the Periwinkle Children’s Centre. The centre has a long history in the community and also a long history of the same problems repeating themselves.  Sarah Lawless, chair of the board of directors for the non-profit centre, calls this situation “the Periwinkle Curse.”

by Contributor on Monday Nov 08 2010

The Selkirk Saints men’s and women’s volleyball teams will not be playing in the British Columbia Colleges’ Athletic Association (BCCAA) league this year, but will undertake an exhibition season in preparation for a stronger, revitalized program in 2011-2012.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The other shoe could drop on the ailing West Kootenay economy if Californians vote to legalize marijuana during mid-term elections Tuesday.

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

So the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan drama is about to come to a head Wednesday with the Harper government’s decision on whether or not to approve the takeover bid by Australia’s mega corporation BHP Billiton.  Most are predicting that Harper will cave under the pressure from Brad Wall, Saskatchewan Party premier and Harper’s closest ally amongst all the premiers.Wall is a very effective a

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Nov 01 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee.

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

The government has finally listened to the Royal Canadian Legion and Canada’s New Democrats and will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign. When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies.

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

Grade 8 science students at six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 29 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The plans are now in the bag for carbon neutrality in three regional districts, 28 municipalities and several First Nations.