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By Contributor on Saturday Jun 11 2011

The Village of Midway and the City of Greenwood have been invited to jointly apply for a new community forest.

The community forest will have an allowable annual cut of up to 23,000 cubic metres within the Boundary Timber Supply Area with an initial term of 25 years. The area selection and agreement is subject to First Nations consultation.

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By Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.

Hundreds of students from five continents and more than 25 countries have come to study and experience life in the West Kootenay over the past quarter century. 

"Over the years, our Kootenay communities have welcomed international...

By Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Supported by funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) and led by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC), the students and other partners took action to remove the knotweed infestation east of Trail, along Casino Road. With partnership from the Native Plant Study Group and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the project will also include...

By Andy George on Thursday Jun 09 2011
Over the past few months there has been an increasing number of questions about the quality and availability of recycling programs for used oil and other toxic chemicals. Eco-fees paid when purchasing the products that are supposed to fund programs to care for the environment. Mayor Brian Taylor took on the challenge of recycling a large quantity of oil to see just how hard it would be to...
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 09 2011
Grand Forks celebrated clean air day with an environmental fair complete with elementary school students’ solar car races and decorative kites.
City Councillor Chris Moslin and local resident Paul Pinard have been instrumental in organizing the second year of solar celebrations. With funding from FortisBC, solar car kits were given to students in grades 5 – 7 at the two local...
By Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2011

CUPE library workers and the Grand Forks and District Public Library ratified a new three-year collective agreement after only one day of negotiations in May.

CUPE 2254 shop steward Renee Milaney called the talks, “respectful and responsive,” adding that “the library board set a cooperative tone during these negotiations that made the process fast, professional and productive.”

The...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

The BC River Forecast Centre is issuing a high streamflow advisory for the Kettle and Boundary Regions, including the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.

River levels in the region have been rising in response to the warm temperatures associated with a weak ridge of high pressure over southern BC.  

Area automated snow pillows have reported a daily loss of snow water...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

Construction of the new $2-million Arrow Fire Zone Primary Attack Base in Castlegar  is now complete, bringing wildfire staff and equipment into one location.

The two-storey, 540-square-metre (5,800-square-foot) fire base is strategically located near a major intersection on Highway 3A.

The new building will be occupied by 65 seasonal Wildfire...

By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

 Bring on the local food. Be it striped peppers, purple tomatoes or a squash variety you’ve never heard of before, the Rossland REAL Food Mountain Market is gearing up once again to deliver local treats of all sorts to the Mountain Kingdom.

 

Building on their success last year with the move from Saturday mornings to Thursday afternoons the market is looking to continue to expand...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 07 2011

The BC River Forecast Centre is issuing a high streamflow advisory for the Kettle and Boundary Regions, including the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.

River levels in the region have been rising in response to the warm temperatures associated with a weak ridge of high pressure over southern BC.  

Area automated snow pillows have reported a daily loss of snow water equivalent...

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