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By Andy George on Thursday Jun 02 2011
Outcry from recent public meetings about Interior Health Authority (IHA) and their contract awarding processes, communications, and decision making have spurred individuals intimate with the issues to come forward as a group. This steering committee aims to understand the views of IHA, while communicating the desires of the community that IHA is sworn to serve.
 
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By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.

"Mike is retiring 39 years to the day that he joined Teck," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through...

By Michael Wirischagin on Tuesday May 31 2011
Residents of Grand Forks living at or near the Granby and Kettle rivers are not in the clear yet as water levels on the two rivers that run through the area are expected to rise again as soon as Friday.
 
Over the weekend water levels on the Granby River fell by three feet while on the Kettle River levels dropped by two feet. This reduction in the level of water was...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 31 2011

The region’s premiere expedition adventure race is going national as Global Television and PBS have committed to broadcasting an hour-long, high-definition documentary across Canada and the USA after the July race.

The Raid the North Extreme (RTNX) — a six-day, non-stop expedition race in the West Kootenay, July 23-31 — broadcast is the first airing of a five-year...

By Allyson Kenning on Tuesday May 31 2011

It’s been 18 years since I’ve been a serious hockey fan. In 1993, the Montreal Canadiens went to the Stanley Cup - and won against Los Angeles. Back in those days, I was a big time Habs fan--something I got into when I was 14 and bored. And I was into it big time.

 
I knew all the stats and I watched the Saturday night games in French because Radio Canada always had a...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 30 2011

The West Kootenay Herb Growers Association based in Edgewood will receive $3,500 to continue with its agroforestry project to cultivate and harvest hawthorn.

The targeted funding comes from Canada and B.C. in support of business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability under the Growing Forward Agreement.

A total of $4,659,166...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 29 2011

THE CITY OF GRAND FORKS HAD EXPERIENCED A MAJOR WATER BREAK ON FRIDAY, MAY 27. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BREAK HAD BEEN ISOLATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

 
IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY DISCOLORED WATER, PLEASE RUN YOUR TAPS UNTIL THE WATER RUNS CLEAR.
 
ALTHOUGH CITY WAS CONFIDENT THAT NO CONTAMINANTS HAD ENTERED THE WATER SYSTEM, IN DUE DILIGENCE, TESTS WERE ...
By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 28 2011
The high streamflow and flood watch advisories issued for the Kettle river has ended.
 
River levels topped out Friday in response to heavy rainfall throughout the region. They have been dropping since then. While the water levels remain high in some areas, at this point, river levels are expected to continue to recede through the weekend and early week....
By Rachel Selkirk on Friday May 27 2011

Rossland Radio Cooperative  has been approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to make an important jump from a five-watt to a 20-watt radio station license.

 

The station made its debut as an internet radio station in 2005, and later was approved for an FM license. “We incorporated as a non-profit cooperative in 2005, and we got...

By Andy George on Thursday May 26 2011
Greenwood and Midway are ready to take the next step to submit their application for a community forest.
 
The small cities got word this month that the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has considered their inquiries to form a community forest, and issued a formal invitation to submit an application.
 
“This is that...

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