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By Rossland Recreation on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

The Recreation Department would like to introduce a few new programs at the Rossland Arena and are looking for some enthusiastic Hockey Instructors. We’d like to introduce a “Little Gretzky’s” program – a hockey program for kids ages 3-5 years, on Tuesday mornings from 11:00-12:00pm, and a Co-Ed Recreational Hockey program for kids ages 10+, also on Tuesdays, from 3:30-4:45pm.

For the...

By Nelson Daily editor on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

The idea of co-generation may be one of the pieces of the puzzle in the Nakusp region as several groups are beginning to grapple with the idea of righting the village’s listing economic ship.

Although still in a draft report form, information and feedback has been gathered and recently released by a panel of local groups — including the Nakusp and Area Development Board (NADB) and the...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

It’s that time of year again – the 12th annual Rossland Mountain Film Festival! 

A big thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, the members of the Nelson & District Credit Union, for once again making this happen.

There are some changes this year with the format.  Typically having Friday and Saturday late night events, we’ve condensed our films and entertainment and will be having...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2011

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology will be presenting the 2011 Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) on Saturday, November 26.

This event will form part of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.

The program of short films will showcase a selection of locally-made videos from local youth film producers mixed with some of the...

By Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 10 2011

In the Boundary region small businesses are driving employment and filling the needs for residents in a wide range of services. Starting a small business is difficult even in great economic times, but starting in a time of uncertainty is even more challenging.

Every year during small business week Community Futures (CF) Boundary takes time to salute local entrepreneurs and their efforts...

By Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 10 2011
With the potential for new agriculture products in the Grand Forks valley being a hot topic for economic development recently, a workshop on an up and coming berry called haskap, will give farmers, or even backyard gardeners, insight into this new crop.
 
Championed by the agriculture committee working on the economic development plan for the city, the idea for...
By Wildsight on Sunday Oct 09 2011

After three years of study, researchers have found no Eurasian water milfoil in Lake Windermere or Columbia Lake.

Eurasian watermilfoil is notorious across North America for its ability to choke out aquatic habitat and cost governments millions of dollars to control.

Its absence is a nice surprise for Rachel Darvill, Wildsight’s Columbia...

By Contributor on Saturday Oct 08 2011

Legislation to ban mining and energy development in B.C.’s Flathead River Valley is a welcome first step but the Flathead remains far from protected, conservation groups said today.

“This legislation does not protect the Flathead from logging in a proposed National Park, trophy hunting, new road access and quarrying,” said Casey Brennan, Southern Rockies program manager...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 08 2011

The Edgewood Community School will see $40,000 in energy improvements as the regional district strives to make the School District 10 building more energy efficient.

Consulting engineers identified high efficiency air to water heat transfer system as a suitable heating, ventilation and air...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 06 2011

 All those raked leaves, brush trimmings and grass clippings you’re dealing with this autumn don’t have to hit the landfill, thanks to the City of Castlegar.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff says the city’s yard waste program has been a popular one for several years now, as residents embrace green alternatives presented to them by the civic works department.
 
“There...

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