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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 09 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, it has started recruitment for a new physician for the Slocan Community Health Centre to take over Dr. Mike Magier’s practice.

Magier informed Interior Health May 16 he is leaving the area later this summer.

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By Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay.

Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization providing literacy programs for children, families,...

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 30 2017

The tale of transient camps continued in May in Grand Forks as the problem of people starting illegal temporary residence continues to escalate.

City bylaw services reported that it had removed 12 more transient camps during the last month, with a "relatively large" camp removed four separate times from the Grand Forks area.

Last month the city’s bylaw services and the RCMP...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 25 2017

Fees for a fourth Habitat for Humanity housing project in Grand Forks has been given fiscal support by city council.

Council agreed by resolution to waive $8,840 in development fees, after requesting a staff report last month on the total amount of fees and charges Habitat for Humanity Southeastern BC (HFHSEBC) was asking for.
 
Coun. Colleen Ross said that...
By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 23 2017

The details and emotion of the proceedings of Grand Forks city council in-camera meetings will continue to remain largely behind closed doors, despite an attempt to get the meetings electronically recorded.

City council defeated a late motion last Monday night during its regular meeting in council chambers by Coun. Beverley Tripp to direct city staff to electronically record in-...
By Timothy Schafer on Friday May 19 2017

In the wake of a special report on the local government role in the regulation of marijuana, the city's mayor was adamant Grand Forks will not be sanctioning what is still an illegal substance.

Mayor Frank Konrad told council during its committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday the city would not be enacting legislation for a substance that is still considered illegal, and put the...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 16 2017

Recycle BC, responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout the province, will begin directly managing curbside recycling in the Boundary Region of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), on July 1, 2017 the the non-profit organization said in a media release Monday.

The communities joining the...

By Bob Hall on Sunday May 14 2017

A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate change on a delicate ecosystem.

Just prior to completing their two-year IEP diploma,students and their instructors traveled from Castlegar to Calvert Island on the central coast of British Columbia. As part of the...

By Contributor on Wednesday May 10 2017

Eight local police officers attended a ceremony Wednesday in Kelowna in recognition of making Alexa's Team for 2016.

Alexa's Team was created by the Middelaer family in memory of their four-year-old daughter, Alexa, who was killed by an impaired driver while she was feeding a horse in Delta in 2008.

The team was formed to help bring awareness to the seriousness of impaired...

By Letters to the editor on Monday May 08 2017

To The Editor:

A strategy to end strategic voting:

The political landscape in British Columbia has been plagued by polarized politics for as long as anyone can remember.

Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise and/or wasting their vote all together. The way out of this mess is to reform our voting system so that our votes are accurately...

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