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Powder University kicks off in the West Kootenay

Public domain photo by Tim Bottomley, library.byways.org

This season Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH Heli-Skiing) is expanding their Powder University curriculum to include five new trips under the all new Powder U.

Powder 101: The Intro – Girl’s School

Four-day program, March 8-12, 2012, CMH Revelstoke.

The group will have its own dedicated pair of guide/instructors to turn each run into an alpine classroom.

Uranium claims returned to Province

Boss Power Corp. surrendered its uranium exploration and mining rights to the Province of B.C. for $30 million this week.
 
The negotiated settlement comes after Boss Power launched a law suit in 2009 after the province announced a prohibition against uranium exploration and development in 2008. The agreement gives the Crown the mineral rights to the Blizzard uranium deposit located near Big White Ski Resort and Beaverdell, B.C.
 
The province will pay Boss Power Corp.

Update: Occupy Nelson Camp experiences first taste of violence, NPD arrest intoxicated man

Occupy Nelson protester Brett Rhyno helps keep the local camp outside Nelson City Hall clean Wednesday before an intoxicated male created a fuss. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Police Department was called to an altercation involving two males Wednesday evening at the Occupy Nelson camp in front of Nelson City Hall.

At 7:30 p.m., NPD attended the scene where two males were engaged in a verbal dispute and disturbance.

NPD members conducted an investigation into the incident and it was alleged that a 25-year-old Nelson man entered the protest grounds in an intoxicated state.

Occupy Grand Forks joins the movement

Grand Forks joined the global Occupy Together movement on Saturday with a protest, music, sharing experiencees and adding their voice to the cause.

Over the three hours suggested for the protest, people came and went enjoying sunshine, snacks and commaraderie as they gave of their time and enthusiasm. The gathering was not marred by violence or outbreaks, unlike some of the protests worldwide.

Nelsonites join forces with protestors around the world to send message to top one percent of income earners

The street outside City Hall was jammed with people holding signs Saturday during the Occupy Nelson protest. — Bruce Fuhr photo

A protest that started four weeks ago in New York's financial district found its way Saturday to the streets of Nelson.

CBT co-hosts information sessions on Columbia River Treaty in Trail and Castlegar

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is hosting information sessions about the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) in Trail and Castlegar. The sessions are hosted in partnership with local governments and the CRT Local Governments' Committee.

"The information sessions  will help people who live in the Canadian portion of the Columbia Basin better understand what the CRT is, how it works and what considerations exist for the future," said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO.

Castlegar,
Wednesday, October 19
Castlegar and District Recreation Centre
2101 6th Avenue

Nelson-based Tarasoft sold to California company

The Nelson company that developed the popular Matrix multiple listing service platform used by 17 MLS service’s across North America has been sold.

One hundred per cent of Tarasoft Corp. was sold Sept. 15 to real estate information and analytics provider CoreLogic for an undisclosed price.

There was no mention made whether there would be job losses in Nelson as a result of the sale, but U.S.-based CoreLogic said in a press release it would incorporate Tarasoft into its MarketLinx division.

Cold weather shelter set to open for winter

(L-R) Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison, Elliot Teskey, and Kristine Eyre, directors of BETHS, get a little help from Sam Eyre as they demonstrate the shelter's beds; Photo, Mona Mattei
The Boundary region’s emergency cold weather shelter is preparing for its second season of operations and will open on schedule to welcome people Nov. 1.
 
Operated by the Boundary Emergency and Transition Housing Society (BETHS), the shelter is calling for help from new volunteers and donors as it gets organized for the coming winter season.

Tree takes out power lines

Crews restored power to Christina Lake and Grand Forks after a tree took out the lines in the industrial area of the city in just under two hours on Wednesday.

The tree, accidently dropped on the lines on the old Canpar property, hit the line around 1:30 p.m. Many downtown businesses were unable to continue to serve the public and closed their doors during the outage.

"At this time power has been restored to customers at Christina Lake and our crews are working hard to safely restore power at Grand Forks," explained Neil Pobran FortisBC spokesman.

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