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by KAST on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

 The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) congratulates Executive Director, Sean Smillie, on his return to the video game industry for an exciting new role as an executive producer for a Quebec and Los Angeles-based game studio. The Board will miss Smillie’s driven nature and positive leadership and appreciates his continued support while Smillie and...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Jun 14 2021

Central Mountain Air will suspend service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport next month.

The last flight is scheduled for Monday, July 5.

“We’re obviously disappointed but we recognize air travel and the industry is only beginning to recover,” says Mayor, Kirk Duff. “On behalf of the City and West Kootenay travellers, I would like to thank Central Mountain Air for its...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jun 11 2021

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.

"The good news is that ICBC is in a strong...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jun 07 2021

For many small business owners in the region the real fear during successive waves of COVID-19 might not have been the virus or restrictions placed on business, it was how to achieve a greater presence online for their business, says the coordinator of the region’s COVID Rapid Response Team.

Although business owners in the upper demographic might agree on the need to achieve a more...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 31 2021

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing to $15.20 an hour and the lower discriminatory minimum wage for liquor servers ending the province said Monday in the media release.

Over the past four years, B.C.’s general minimum wage has increased from $11.35 to $15.20 per hour. It has benefited close to 400,000...


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