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By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

The form and character of a new women’s transition house was subject to city council scrutiny as it weighed in on the potential new development.

On Monday July 17 in council chambers the city approved the development permit for the Women’s Transition House to be located on 19th Street north of 68th Avenue.

The only need was to address its form and character, with the rest of the...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 27 2017

As the risk of fire grows in the Boundary region so does the problem of transients along the city’s riverfront property.

With at least 10 transient camps scattered along the river front in Grand Forks — and many of them lighting fires at night during a province-wide campfire ban — the problem is a bigger issue than mere homelessness.

And some people have become vocal in council...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Since it all began

Background in brief, for newcomers: Quite a lot has happened since the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) and Justin Dexter, the local District Recreation Officer for the  Ministry of Forests, signed a management plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site (the Rec Site) in 2014. Some ratty but well-loved old cabins, a few of them no...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue saved a boater today after engine problems led to an accident.

Captain Grant Tyson said they got the call at 4:59 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5:07 p.m.

“A recreational fisherman was out for an evening fish when he experienced motor trouble,” Tyson explained. “The occupant tried to row his way to shore, but the current was too strong. The...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

There are 32 wildfires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre district as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin.

He said there were seven new fires yesterday (five of which were lightning-caused) and two new blazes today. Of the 32 fires, 20 are either under control or being held.

Four notable fires in the region include:  one in Lardo Valley...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Grand Forks RCMP is issuing a warning to the public about a driveway sealing scam circulating through the Boundary following several complaints from residents in the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.

Sgt. Jim Fenske, Detachment Commander for Grand Forks RCMP, said in media release Tuesday the complaints involve three men believed to be from the United Kingdom....

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 24 2017

The city is looking to undertake the fostering and growth of innovative — small home, cluster home and eco-homes — homes in Grand Forks with the revamping of several bylaws and regulations.

In May city staff recommended city council consider changes in context of other issues in the Official Community Plan in regards to innovative homes in order to address the housing shortage pressure...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 21 2017

Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.

Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.

“At this time we are treating this fire as suspicious and...

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 21 2017

There won’t be a question anymore surrounding the use of municipally-owned and operated facilities in Grand Forks as the city has finally nailed down a new policy to cover nearly every usage scenario.

On Monday night city council adopted the Use of City Property or Facilities policy at its regular meeting, putting on paper and into...

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