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by Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 09 2019

“The future doesn't exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we're the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.”  – David Suzuki

While attending high school in the early 1960s, I lived in Kitsilano – the now upmarket Vancouver neighbourhood ...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 09 2019

It can be challenging travelling in the winter and even more so crossing the border, but Tourism Rossland has confirmed that a Spokane Airport Shuttle, facilitated by Kootenay Gateway Mountain Shuttle, will run 7 days a week, December 13, 2019 to March 29, 2020, to get skiers to the hills in Rossland or Nelson.  The shuttle will also serve locals who want to head south to shop...

by City of Castlegar on Sunday Sep 08 2019

The City of Castlegar has released the West Kootenay Regional Airport Master Plan Executive Summary.

The West Kootenay Regional Airport Master Plan provides guidance for future development of the Airport over a 25-year horizon. It includes a land use plan, development concepts, capital financial plan, and a revenue plan.

“Our Council is pleased to have this plan in place to help...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

British Columbia’s annual allowable rent increase for 2020 has been set at 2.6%, the province’s annual rate of inflation — 2% lower than it would have been prior to the reduction government made in 2019.

“Renters need secure housing they can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That’s why we removed the additional 2% above inflation that the old...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

The Ktunaxa Nation will receive $16.1 million in federal government support to protect the Qat’muk area, also known as the Jumbo Valley.

It covers 211,045 hectares in the southeastern area of BC in the central Purcell Mountains. Developers have been trying to build the Jumbo Glacier Resort there for over 25 years.

“This is an important investment in expanding protected areas,...

by RDKB on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired a new Senior Energy Specialist.

Freya Phillips hails from Rossland via the United Kingdom and Australia and arrived at the RDKB Trail office on August 12. In a scant few weeks, she has established relationships with other local government energy specialists in the Central Kootenay region, begun research into which businesses and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

Once upon a time, I heard, Rossland had the Golden Nugget Saloon and its Dancing Waiters during Golden City Days. Inquiries led me to Jim Albo, who told me the story.

“It started in 1972. Rossland was going to be 75 years old, and the celebration was getting organized.  They were looking for somebody to run a beer garden, and I belonged to the Knights of Columbus at that time, and we...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 02 2019

The Nelson downtown was buzzing with excitement Sunday afternoon as spectators lined Baker Street to witness in person the annual Kootenay Pride Parade.

The parade was part of a week of celebrations by the local LGBTQ community.

Baker Street was lined with people waving rainbow flags as the parade snaked through the downtown core, starting at the former Central School parking lot...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 01 2019

Members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) were on the picket lines Sunday in Balfour as part of a weekend strike that shutdown the Kootenay Lake ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.

Ferry workers walked the picket line in front of the entrance ramp, shutting down the MV Osprey and MV Balfour to routine travel during the Labour Day long weekend.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 29 2019

Kootenay Pride 2019 kicked off the week of celebrations with the raising of the banner over Baker on Monday prior to raising the Pride and Transgender flags in front of City Hall.

Pride events continue through the week before the annual parade Sunday (September 1) beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday, at Touchstones Museum, is Queer Date Night from 5 -7 p.m.

On the same evening...

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