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 education. Unlike many awards, they are based on volunteer service, not academic achievement.
“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 something quite different or if this comment reflects a plan to improve the Recall and Initiative Act itself.
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) invites Basin youth ages 15-29 to sign up now for CURRENTS: Columbia Basin Trust Youth Water Forum 2010, being held at Halcyon Hot Springs in Nakusp, September 24-26, 2010.
On Aug. 23, Nakusp and Slocan Lake RCMP took down a large outdoor marihuana grow operation. The grow op was located on Crown land near McKean Road in Winlaw. The three adult male suspects were arrested on scene, attending to the plants.
Selkirk College and Amnesty International will be launching the fall Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series with a passionate and important talk by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada.
His lecture, Protecting Human Rights: What’s Happening to Canada’s Voice, will focus on the concerns surrounding Canada’s fading human rights leadership and will put a powerful call out for renewal and revitalization to Canada’s policies and reputation as a human rights leader.
A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.