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by Contributor on Thursday Jan 31 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $185,000 in funding for four local not-for-profit organizations in the West Kootenays. The organizations, which offer important public safety services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“People show what they care about when they volunteer for organizations like these,” said Conroy. “And these people care...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Jan 31 2019

By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal

BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.

B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) ordered BC Hydro to release the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below.

Thoughtexchange has been going from strength to strength since its inception.

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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Extreme sport meets indigenous activism in The Radicals, a provocative film by Beyond Boarding, at the Miners’ Hall in Rossland on February 7, at 7:00 pm.  An official selection of the Banff Mountain Film Festival (2018), the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (2018), Whistler Film Festival (2018), and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (2019),...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

The Kootenay Music Awards return in 2019 for an annual celebration of: diversity, creativity, and community musicians. The Kootenay Co-op Radio is proud to be presenting the awards for the third consecutive year.

Expect live performances coming in from across the Koots, an exciting awards ceremony, and some truly fantastic prizes for our winners. This year’s celebration will be held on...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, met with local officials from Grand Forks and the surrounding region last week as recovery work continues following the devastating flooding that hit the region in May 2018.

In October, Premier John Horgan designated Rice to work with Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in carrying out recovery...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

Cranbrook, B.C. The Western Hockey League announced today in  media release that the WHL Board of Governors have approved the relocation of the Kootenay ICE franchise to Winnipeg, effective for the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season.

“The WHL appreciates the support we have received from the City of Cranbrook, the corporate community, and, in particular, hockey fans in the...

by Dan Kraus on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.

My swamp has two sources that keep it wet: water that seeps from the ground, and runoff from snowmelt and heavy summer rains. All...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

Earlier in the day Nelson Police were experiencing difficulties with its telephone lines, specifically 9-1-1.

Nelson Police in a media release said as of 7 p.m., the phone line issue has been resolved.

Nelson Police said residents requiring emergency service may now call 9-1-1 as per normal.

URGENT: 9-1-1 lines down at NPD

The Nelson Police...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jan 28 2019

From the RCMP report:

On January 24, 2019, around 9:00 pm the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment received a report that a man was bitten by a coyote in the lower parking lot of the Red Mountain Ski Resort, in Rossland, BC. The bite broke the skin and the man sought medical attention at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail, BC.  The BC Conservation...

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