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by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 17 2012

If you could ensure women in the Kootenay Boundary access to mammography with less radiation, better results and the capacity for non-surgical biopsies would you even question the potential?

It’s a clear win situation for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation in their quest to purchase digital mammogram equipment. Grand Forks businesses and service organizations agree. That...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 17 2012

Grappling with dramatic funding cuts hasn't prevented Selkirk College from looking toward an ambitious future, if a series of local community consultations is any indication.

Selkirk College staff and administration representatives travelled to each of the six regional communites in which one of the nine college sites are located, beginning with Grand Forks on April 23, Nelson on May 2...

by Bill Metcalfe on Tuesday May 15 2012

 

The City of Nelson decided on May 7 to dissolve its volunteer Heritage Commission. This change would see the commission’s policy function given to the Cultural Development Commission (CDC), and city staff would take over the Heritage Commission’s role in deciding on applications for colour and design changes from building owners.

Councillor Paula Kiss, who...

by Contributor on Monday May 14 2012

The province is investing more than $13 million in Highway 3 improvements, with more than $3 million to be spent in the West Kootenay region.

Four projects valued at $13 million will get underway this year, improving safety and travel for residents, visitors and commercial drivers on Highway 3 in the West Kootenay, Similkameen and Upper Fraser Valley.

In the West Kootenay,...

by Erin Perkins on Sunday May 13 2012

It's official.

The City of Greenwood now has the trophy plate to prove it has the best tasting municipal water in the world.

City mayor, Nipper Kettle, was presented the award during a "Best Tasting Water in the World" ceremony in Greenwood Friday, May 11.

More than 200 people packed the McArthur Centre in downtown Greenwood to see the award and take their first sip of...

by Contributor on Sunday May 13 2012

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Experienced Wall Street executives and traders concede, in private, that Bank of America is not well run and that Citigroup has long been a recipe for disaster.

But they always insist that attempts to re-regulate Wall Street are misguided because risk-management has become more sophisticated — everyone, in this view, has become more like Jamie Dimon, head...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 10 2012

By Nyree Marsh, The Nelson Daily

Kootenay gardeners have a fantastic new place to get everything they need to make their garden inspirations come to life; Dig Garden Centre just celebrated its Grand Opening at Playmor Junction in the South Slocan.

Conveniently located between Nelson and Castlegar, Dig owners Mark and Lori Loran, have created a one stop...

by Contributor on Sunday May 06 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued byt the Forest Practices Board.

A Forest Practices Board investigation into a complaint about the forest practices of Meadow Creek Cedar Ltd. near Kootenay Lake found failures to comply with forestry legislation and unsound practices, according to the investigation report released Friday.

"We found that some of Meadow...

by Anonymous on Thursday May 03 2012

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the oil and gas industry are creating earthquakes. 

New information from the Midwest region of the United States points out that these man-made earthquakes are happening more frequently than expected. While more frequent earthquakes are less of a problem for regions like the Midwest, a geology professor from the...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 03 2012

Tax and regulate say B.C. mayors calling for the end of prohibition of marijuana to lower violence in their communities.

Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor joined his voice to the call that came out last week from the eight mayors of Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver City, Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Lake Country and Metchosin. The joint letter from the mayors called on leaders at all...

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