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By Contributor on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is partnering with BC Ideas to provide five $10,000 cash awards to reward innovative solutions addressing issues which will improve the lives of residents in the Columbia Basin region.

BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities is an online competition seeking to identify solutions to deal with challenges facing BC communities now and in the future. This “...

By Christine Esovoloff on Thursday Jun 21 2012

One of my good friends is turning 30 this month, so I thought I would dedicate this column to her and lay out certain things that she can expect this coming year.

I have been 30 for a total of eight months now, so I thought it was only right for me to share my wisdom on the subject.

Now before all of you 40-, 50-, or 60-somethings and beyond start rolling your eyes at me, may I...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said letters are coming in fast and furious from across the region in support of the West Kootenay Regional Airport's bid to entice WestJet to Castlegar … with some glaring omissions.

"We've received letters from most communities - not all, but most - and we're getting them from residents, businesses, everyone. About 10 a day, right...

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: This summer, key sections of provincial highway and local side roads in the West Kootenay region will be resurfaced to improve safety and travel for local residents, tourists and commercial vehicles.

 A $1.7-million contract has been awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. of...

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 18 2012

A Trail man is facing five criminal charges stemming from a recent shoplifting/resisting arrest incident in Castlegar, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On June 15, RCMP received a report that an adult male had stolen a bottle of liquor from the Uptown Liquor Store,” she said. “The suspect was not identified or located at that time.”

On June 16, she continued, at...

By Christine Esovoloff on Thursday Jun 14 2012

'Tis the season for weddings, and I have two friends getting ready to walk down the aisle this summer. It is so much fun….the preparing, the planning, and the decorating. But it is also so much work.

The decision-making; the color-scheming; the guest list ...

On top of all that, you need to make all of these decisions with another person - that's a whole lot of...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 14 2012

Four area chambers of commerce have offered regional airport representatives their endorsement in a bid to encourage WestJet to come to the Kootenays – meanwhile the Castlegar chamber is being flooded with letters of support from local businesses.

Just last week, WestJet invited members of the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory Committee (including Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 14 2012

On June 14 and 15, musicians (and Rossland residents) Nicola Everton and Michael Gifford (pictured here, flanked by Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Columbia Power’s Audrey Repin) will play at Talarico Place in Castlegar and Columbia View Lodge in Trail as part of their tour of 10 communities in the coming week.

This is part of a special concert series presented in the West...

By Amber Hayes on Tuesday Jun 12 2012

There is a discussion brewing in many of our communities right now about the opportunity to access broadband. If your community is in the Columbia Basin catchment area like my home town of Rossland the conversation is likely taking place for you as well.

The Columbia Basin Trusts subsidiary Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation is offering an amazing opportunity to our communities by...

By Christine Esovoloff on Thursday Jun 07 2012

All of the celebrations surrounding SunFest recently have me thinking about small-town dynamics. I am definitely a small-town girl through and through. I love the community support, the sense of safety, and being able to walk down the main drag and wave at a dozen people I know as they drive by. Don’t get me wrong, I have my moments of yearning for the big city.

Particularly the shoe...

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