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22 area residents receive CBT volunteer awards

Thanks to their commitments to volunteering, 22 Basin residents have received money to pursue post-secondary education or training through the 2010 College Community Service Awards (CCSA), funded by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The $2,000 awards are available to Basin residents who have taken a hiatus of at least one year after completing high school and wish to continue their education. Unlike many awards, they are based on volunteer service, not academic achievement.

BC Greens call on Premier Gordon Campbell legislate changes to the Initiative Act

 “Like others, I was astonished by Premier Campbell's statement that the result of the Initiative vote on September 24, 2011 will be binding on the government if a simple majority of those voting vote to get rid of the HST," said Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk. “Greens want to know if the comment was one of Campbell's impulsive off the cuff remarks that will be clarified later to mean something quite different or if this comment reflects a plan to improve the Recall and Initiative Act itself.

Alex Neve to speak in West Kootenay: A call for renewal of Canada's fading human rights leadership

Selkirk College and Amnesty International will be launching the fall Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series with a passionate and important talk by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada.

His lecture, Protecting Human Rights: What’s Happening to Canada’s Voice, will focus on the concerns surrounding Canada’s fading human rights leadership and will put a powerful call out for renewal and revitalization to Canada’s policies and reputation as a human rights leader.

Mobile abattoir to be built in 2011

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Chair Marguerite Rotvold speaks with Ron Duffel of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport; Photo, Mona Mattei
If all goes according to plan, Grand Forks and area will have a mobile abattoir in 2011. A series of meetings held over the last week by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) indicated that the abattoir will be supported by the area meat producers despite the changes in regulations introduced by the provincial government in April of this year.
 
The meetings, held at Community Futures Boundary, hosted Ron Duffel from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Kathleen Gibson of the B.C.

Fire Bulletin: Smoky conditions expected to return

With shifting winds in the forecast, smoky conditions are expected in the next several days throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

The forecast shows that prevailing winds will change over the next few days. This change is expected to bringing smoke from the central interior regions of British Columbia, where the majority of large fires continue to burn, to the Southeast Fire Centre. This is likely to bring hazy, smoky conditions.

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