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By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Nov 08 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An innovative and energy-saving approach to water treatment in the Arrow Creek area just east of Creston has earned the regional district a provincial award.

FortisBC has handed the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Arrow Creek water treatment plant works supervisor, Robin...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A one-year interim contract for fire service for 2011 for Ainsworth/Woodbury was agreed to last week by Kaslo village officials, the regional district and the Kaslo fire department.

However, some information and public feedback is still needed in order to finalize a long-term fire...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 05 2010

By Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust

The establishment of nine priorities will help the Columbia Basin Trust allocate resources to address Basin needs, says its president and CEO.

Neil Muth said the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has finalized its 2011-2015 Strategic Priorities, providing “overarching direction” for...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

For the people who attended the recent 2010 Columbia Basin Trust Symposium, consider yourself engaged.

And for those that didn’t, there is still a chance to delve into the topics of economic development, alternate energy, community engagement and building resilient organizations.

Information presented at these sessions can be found online at:...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 02 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The seeds of an agricultural plan have been sown for the region, with an eye towards improving the quantity and quality of agricultural production in the West Kootenay.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is creating an Area Agricultural Plan, conducting a planning process to research, develop policy alternatives and...

By Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

Grade 8 science students at six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

"CBT recognizes the importance of actively engaging youth in water issues in the Basin, "said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Through this program we are trying to show...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 28 2010

The federal government will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign.

When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies.

This means they would have...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The primary driver for the library referendum ‘yes’ vote in southern Area H was the pilot project the library ran for nearly one year in Winlaw, says the area’s director.

Walter Popoff said the pilot project only ran for one year, but it whetted the appetite for people for permanent library...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The community of Procter will soon have a new fishing dock to call their own.

In an effort to encourage fishing, the West Arm Outdoors Club — through the Regional District of Central Kootenay — has taken it upon themselves to create a wharf on the site of the old federal dock in Procter....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

In the spring of 2010, two families — the O'Neills from Winlaw and the Doells from Rossland — went on a journey of connection to Nepal.

These families each have teenage children who were born in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. The purpose of their two-month journey was to reconnect their children with their birth families and with...