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By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Feb 05 2017

The city will be pulling on its reserves to help fund a new $5.6-million substation construction in order to reduce its power purchasing costs.

City council granted the early budget approval of $500,000, to be funded from capital reserves (gas tax reserve), for city staff to proceed with the design of the estimated $5.6-million electrical substation.

The project cost...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Feb 05 2017

Wayfinding signage designs chosen by the community have yet to be approved by city council as final decision on the project has been tabled.

At its Jan. 16 regular meeting city council was perplexed with the final look and location of the signs, despite having significant input from the community and business community on its development.

The community had voted for...

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

Are you tired of riding in the singles line? Skied Dating returns this February with two events to choose from. Head to RED Mountain Resort on Saturday, Feb. 11, or Whitewater Ski Resort on Sunday, Feb. 12 to experience a fun and easy way to meet other singles who also love to ski or snowboard.

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jan 30 2017

The horse came before the cart as city council tried to muscle in on a regional district/Community Futures-led community hall initiative before its input was officially required.

Grand Forks city council grappled in its regular meeting Jan. 16 with the notion of relinquishing control over the initial planning for a community hall, proposed recently by Area D regional district...

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 26 2017

The Province has provided $129,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Grand Forks and Osoyoos/Oliver.

“It’s very important to patients and their families in rural areas to have access to care and support close to home,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.

“This funding will help ensure that people don’t have to travel too far outside of their own community...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 26 2017

Sgt Laurel Mathew of the Castlegar RCMP said in a media release that the missing Pass Creek woman has been found in Kelowna.

Darilee Nolie was located in Kelowna at the hospital and is safely with Police there Mathew explained.

"She is fine, and will be brought back home to Castlegar in the near future," Mathew explained;

"Thank you to everyone who took the time to share...

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jan 18 2017

The future of rural education is being investigated online with the Boundary’s MLA at the helm as the province tries to develop a new education strategy for areas outside its major urban areas.

Led by Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson — Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education — an online discussion about the meaning and the ...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jan 10 2017

In a media release, the Canadian Cancer Society calls the recent BC Government announcement to provide the HPV vaccine to all genders through schools a significant move forward in public health policy.

The Society believes this change, which will take place in September 2017, will have an enormous impact in reducing children’s future risk of  HPV related cancers.

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jan 09 2017

The process has begun to crunch the numbers on the city’s next budget and financial direction, and the public is invited to toss their two cents into the endeavour.

Over the next five months financial deliberations by Grand Forks city council will trim the financial fat and herald new spending streams, culminating in the adoption of bylaws for a new financial plan and a tax rate for mid...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 29 2016

E-Comm, the largest 9-1-1 call centre in British Columbia, released its top 10 of the worst calls from 2016 Thursday.

The call centre handles approximately 1.35 million emergency calls per year for 25 regional districts and communities spanning from Vancouver Island to Alberta and from the U.S. border, to north of Prince George.

Call-takers Jim Beland and Chris Faris...

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