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By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

MP Alex Atamanenko has taken up the cause of various professional police associations across the country in their efforts to obtain an effective labour relations system for the RCMP, based on the principle of collective bargaining. Currently, the RCMP is the only police agency in Canada that does not have the right to collectively bargain with their employer and on their behalf Atamanenko has...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The Nelson Municipal Library just added a new book to its collection.

Facebook is now part of the city’s library system, with the city-owned service creating a new page in celebration of International Literacy Month.

Throughout the month of September, people of all ages are...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Sep 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer
The Nelson Daily

Inspiration is close at hand as one of the most influential Canadians of our time is coming to the West Kootenay this Wednesday.

Geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki will be speaking at Castlegar's Mir Centre for Peace (7:30 p.m.) in another installment of the lecture series on his recent book, The Legacy —...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Sep 20 2010

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 17 2010

Police have released security camera photos relating to four ATM beark-ins and thefts through out the region in recent weeks, including one at the regional airport in Castlegar.

They also described the car as a silver, four-door, full-sized sedan, with no tinted windows.  The vehicle appears to be a 2004 or newer model Mercedes CLO 320 .  The car may have lower profile tires and silver...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Sep 17 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nearly 400 jobs and $200 million in wages will be pouring into the Kootenay region as the Waneta expansion project for Pond d'Oreille River was officially announced recently.
An agreement in principle was reached between the Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia Basin Trust with Fortis BC for the construction of a...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Sep 16 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The company with plans to put an independent power project on Glacier/Howser creeks has submitted a fish and fish habitat report on one of the two creeks to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
AXOR's Purcell Green Power has submitted additional information required by the EAO for Howser Creek, in the wake of the EAO...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 16 2010
Although the deer count done by the Grand Forks deer committee on Tuesday morning showed less deer population than last year’s fall count, the ratio of fawns to does indicates the herd is on the rise. Brian Harris, wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Environment, said that in natural conditions there would be 25 – 30 fawns per 100 does, this year’s numbers are averaging 70 fawns to 91...
By Contributor on Thursday Sep 16 2010

Thanks to their commitments to volunteering, 22 Basin residents have received money to pursue post-secondary education or training through the 2010 College Community Service Awards (CCSA), funded by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The $2,000 awards are available to Basin residents who have taken a hiatus of at least one year after completing high school and wish to continue their...

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

 “Like others, I was astonished by Premier Campbell's statement that the result of the Initiative vote on September 24, 2011 will be binding on the government if a simple majority of those voting vote to get rid of the HST," said Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk. “Greens want to know if the comment was one of Campbell's impulsive off the cuff remarks that will be clarified later to mean...

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