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Environmental projects get $1.07 million from CBT

Grizzly bears are but one of many species which will benefit from CBT's Environment Grants Program.

Forty-nine projects were approved for funding in 2016 with a combined total of $1.07 million from Columbia Basin Trust's Environment Grants program. The projects address one or more of the program’s four goals: Ecosystems, Climate, Water and Environmental Education.

“We know residents value a healthy environment,” said Tim Hicks, Columbia Basin Trust Manager, Water and Environment. "We are pleased to support so many worthwhile projects that will contribute to environmental well-being.”

Projects in the Castlegar region are:

A solo skier with a sprained knee; Rossland SAR to the rescue

It's cold out there.  Where's a cabin when you need one? Not too far away, fortunately.

The Rossland Range Recreation Site's day-use shelters are mostly used by hikers, bikers, skiers and snowshoers to warm up in while they toast their cheese sandwiches on a stove.  But on January 31, the new Sunspot Cabin also provided warmth and shelter for an injured skier while she waited for help to arrive.

Speed dating? Try Skied Dating!

The chairlift can be a fine place to meet people.

Are you tired of riding in the singles line? Skied Dating returns this February with two events to choose from. Head to RED Mountain Resort on Saturday, Feb. 11, or Whitewater Ski Resort on Sunday, Feb. 12 to experience a fun and easy way to meet other singles who also love to ski or snowboard.

Editorial: Medical Assistance in Dying

Editorial:  Medical Assistance in Dying

The Rossland Telegraph interviewed a local doctor  (let's call this person "Dr. X") to learn what people in our area suffering from "grievous and irremediable" conditions that result in enduring and intolerable suffering can expect if they conclude that they want to have medical assistance in dying (MAID). 

Paramedics: an essential service, or just healthcare workers?

A heart attack victim receiving expert care

There you are, flat on the floor with crushing chest pain.  "Heart attack!" you think, while the world goes a bit grey and fuzzy.  But you're able to reach your phone and dial 911.  Is this an emergency?  Are the paramedics who come to tend  you essential, or just nice to have, like a clean floor to lie on while you wait for help to arrive?

A Vigil in Rossland

Some of the crowd in Harry LeFevre Square on Tuesday evening, standing up for a peaceful and understanding culture.  Photo by Dave Cornelius.

On Tuesday evening, Rossland’s Harry LeFevre Square was filled with light from the many candles held in mittened hands by Rosslanders who turned out in the cold to show solidarity with Muslims everywhere and all others fleeing persecution, throughout the world.

Great Day for SPCA

The SPCA was a big winner after the government announced an additional $5 million to support o replace or renovate aging shelters, keeping vulnerable animals safe.

The B.C. government announced Tuesday an additional $5 million to support the BC SPCA’s eight-year Facilities Development and Service Plan to replace or renovate aging shelters, keeping vulnerable animals safe.

North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite joined with members of the BC SPCA for the announcement. This $5-million funding announcement will allow the BC SPCA to embark on the initial stages of Phase 2 of its facilities plan, which includes a new Vancouver campus.  

Cardio room repair pushes NDCC renos to over $6 million

The $260,000 surprise brings the total cost of the project to $6,085,976. — RDCK photo

It’s any home renovator’s nightmare — you cut a hole in a wall and find a major problem lurking behind it.

That’s what happened with the Regional District of the Central Kootenay’s renovation of the Nelson Aquatic Centre last year- and it has cost taxpayers more than a quarter-million dollars to fix.

We need to ban big money from politics

We need to ban big money from politics

With 2017 settling in, topping news and Facebook discussions is the US election. Big changes down south, and many are worried about what the future will bring. Mass rallies for human rights while the new US President acts swiftly to dismantle President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and approve the previously rejected Keystone and Dakota pipelines.
 

BC Hydro's $2.5-mill reno of Castlegar offices nearing completion

BC Hydro employees are looking forward to moving back into their newly-renovated digs. Photo by Devon Hoggan

BC Hydro is nearing completion of their $2.5-million renovation of their offices, according to spokeswoman Mary Anne Coules, who said the project is expected to be completed on schedule by April of this year.

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