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Trail kids net professional filming gig for Silver City Days

Trail kids net professional filming gig for Silver City Days

Five Trail teens got the experience of a lifetime while bringing a whole new realm of publicity for Silver City Days' 50th anniversary this year.

City communication and events coordinator Andrea Jolly said she was surprised by the initiative shown by Grade 11 J. L. Crowe student Eric Gonzalez, 17, when he approached her offering his videography skills to the city.

“I thought that was impressive initiative, and he was very poised and professional,” she said.

Strengthening Our Relations - Regional Aboriginal Youth & Educators Conference

Strengthening Our Relations - Regional Aboriginal Youth & Educators Conference
In May 2012, the Selkirk College community celebrated the unveiling of an Aboriginal Gathering Place at the school’s ​Castlegar campus.

Food for thought: Teenager-approved pulled pork sandwiches

Food for thought: Teenager-approved pulled pork sandwiches

Sorry I'm a day late with this. On long weekends, I always confuse Sunday and Monday (see, TOLD you I was the ADHD poster child!) at any rate, I hope you find this recipe worth the wait! Thanks to Melissa for the original idea, which I tweaked to my family's taste (we like added heat and spice, and I put garlic in almost everything).

Ingredients:

1 pork shoulder roast (we used eye of round beef, and it was a little too stringy - pork will work better because of its higher fat content)

Chamber hosts "Accelerate your business" one day bootcamp

Chamber hosts "Accelerate your business" one day bootcamp

Castlegar Chamber & Mountain Transport Institute is pleased to host award-winning entrepreneur Donald Cooper to Castlegar on June 26th, 2013 at the Sandman Hotel  Businesses are invited to take advantage of this extraordinary 1-day opportunity to learn from a world-class, bottom-line visionary in the areas of management, marketing and profitability for small and medium size businesses.

Out of Left Field: Election results a mixed bag

MLA Katrine Conroy with her campaign team

Well, that was just about the most bizarre election ever.

Not on the local front – that came out exactly as expected, with incumbent NDP MLA Katrine Conroy taking a landslide victory with 10,606 votes (or 62.99 per cent of the popular vote), Liberal candidate Jim Postnikoff getting 3,592 votes (21.33 per cent), independent Joseph Hughes walking away with 2,239 votes (13.3 per cent), and independent Glen Byle taking 400 votes (2.38 per cent).

Selkirk Fine Woodworking Year End Show

Selkirk Fine Woodworking Year End Show

The students of Fine Woodworking at Selkirk College invite the public to their 2013 Year End Show, May 24th – 26th. 

They will be showing their work at the Nelson Trading Company building at 402 Baker Street in Nelson.

73-year-old Castlegar woman faces two years in jail

73-year-old Castlegar woman faces two years in jail
On May 15, 73-year-old Joyce Ramsden was convicted of trafficking in cocaine and sentenced to two years in jail.
 
Forty-four-year-old Rodney Gritchen was found guilty of Possession of cocaine and handed a $400 fine.
 
The matter regarding the third male, 49-year-old Peter Nevakshonoff, is still before the courts and he is scheduled to appear in September.

Grand Forks could be getting a Canada Post outlet

Canada Post retail outlet -- photo by Canada Post

Canada Post is looking to open a franchise outlet in Grand Forks. The franchise will be based out of an established business, but it hasn’t been determined which business will host the new outlet.

“We have a retail group that talks to businesses,” said Canada Post spokesperson John Caines on the process of finding the right business. He added that often business will approach them because an outlet will bring more traffic into their stores.

UPDATE: Local Fortis job action minimal

There were no picket signs near the sign at West Kootenay Road Monday. — The Nelson Daily photo

Update:

A 72-hour job action notice that could've seen as many as 225 Fortis BC employees, including those here in Castlegar, Trail, South Slocan, Warfield and Rossland, on strike as of Sunday hasn't amounted to much, according to Fortis spokesman Neal Pobran.

Pobran said no action was taken Sunday, and minimal action is being taken today (Monday).

Advanced polling turn-out mirrors 2009 numbers in Kootenay West/ Kootenay East boasts better numbers

Advanced polling turn-out mirrors 2009 numbers in Kootenay West/ Kootenay East boasts better numbers

The results are in for advanced polling Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so far (with Saturday's due this afternoon) in the B.C. election, and while the province in general is seeing a voter-turn-out increase of about 20 per cent over 2009 numbers, Kootenay West district is very much on par, with only 14 more voters than we saw by this time in the 2009 election.

Kootenay East, despite having fewer registered voters, is enjoying a significantly greater turn-out.