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by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Council announced the city has signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years.

The decision comes almost a year of evaluations and deliberation.

Heinrich was selected to be Interim CAO after the departure of Doug Allin in March 2017. Previously, she had performed as Interim CAO in...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The city will be turning to one of the major culprits of climate change and asking them to help fund the costs associated with the environmental degradation it has caused.

A resolution will be brought forward to the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments’ annual general meeting this year to request fossil fuel companies help fund the costs associated with climate change, and...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Jan 18 2018

To The Editor:

The Dogwood Initiative, like it’s sister group LeadNow, grew to substantial influence during the Harper and Clark era in large part by consolidating anti-pipeline activism into a political and fundraising force. 
 
After both the Keystone and Northern Gateway appeared to be down for the count, campaigners on both...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Another year and another crop of boys and girls participating at the annual Novice Half-Ice Minor Hockey tournament in Nelson.

Novice teams teams from Spokane, Nakusp, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar each took to the ice for games during the Half...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 18 2018
The L.V. Rogers Junior Boy's Basketball teams opened the New Year with a couple of weekend wins over Boundary Central Secondary Roadrunners of Midway.
 
Keegan Carmichael and Fynn Keywood combined for 37 points to lead the Junior Bombers to a 71-50 over the Road Runners.
 
In the other contest, the LVR Grade 9s...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Interior Health is backtracking on its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC) a media release said Thursday.

IH said its delaying any formal changes pending additional recruitment efforts and further discussions on a long-term service model that will meet local health care needs — meaning the emergency department in New Denver will...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

It is official!

After a three year campaign, Nelson CARES has reached the Room to Live fundraising goal of $690,000 to refurbish and maintain Ward Street Place, an affordable housing block in downtown Nelson.

“We could not have done this without the full support of the Nelson community. The community and the broader region have been with us every step of the way," said...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

With over half of the city’s workforce travelling in from outside city limits the parking situation in Nelson has become further entangled.

In order to help untangle that snarl the city has moved to create a slate of parking spaces dedicated strictly to the commuting community, with lower daily rates than it would cost at an average downtown parking space.

The intent is to...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.

“Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, the Trail and Greater Regional Fire...

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