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By Contributor on Monday Feb 04 2019

The City of Grand Forks, through the Boundary Flood Recovery Team, applied to Infrastructure Canada on January 11, 2019 for $49.9 million in funding for flood infrastructure.  The intent is to protect both residential neighbourhoods and vulnerable areas in the downtown core, and to recreate wetland areas. The Federal Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) program is reviewing the...

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 04 2019

A local man is facing charges after an altercation at Ferraro's last week, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 31, (at) around 4:20 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment were contacted by Ferraro Foods grocery store with a report of a male suspect for shoplifting and assaulting one of the owners," Wicentowich said. 

"The owner and...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 04 2019

Local firefighters are reminding residents to drive to winter conditions after tragedy was barely averted this morning when slippery roads caught more than one driver off guard.

Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby said crews were called to an MVI about five kilometres east of Fruitvale at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

“She (the driver) had to be extricated, as her vehicle had come to rest on its...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Feb 03 2019

A new small home development proposed for an area on the north end of Grand Forks could prove to be the answer for the housing crunch in the city.

The city has given the first two readings on a bylaw to create a new comprehensive development zone to accommodate creation of a mobile home park and ecological reserve — north of Boundary Drive — opening it up for a forthcoming public...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 03 2019

I am so monumentally, over-the-top thrilled to introduce to you our new page, Good News Sunday. (I thought about giving it a jaunty abbreviation, then GNS made my twisted little brain think GNuS, which made me think about a cartoon I'd seen about Fake Gnus ... hence the cartoon at the top of this page).

And while you can correctly surmise from my opening paragraph that I intend for The...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, met with local officials from Grand Forks and the surrounding region last week as recovery work continues following the devastating flooding that hit the region in May 2018.

In October, Premier John Horgan designated Rice to work with Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in carrying out recovery...

By Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jan 28 2019

From the RCMP report:

On January 24, 2019, around 9:00 pm the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment received a report that a man was bitten by a coyote in the lower parking lot of the Red Mountain Ski Resort, in Rossland, BC. The bite broke the skin and the man sought medical attention at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail, BC.  The BC Conservation...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Saturday Jan 26 2019

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is now accepting applications for rebates as part of the Wood Stove Exchange Program. This program, funded by the Government of British Columbia and the BC Lung Association, provides homeowners with rebates when they exchange their old wood...

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 24 2019

The preliminary hearing for RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Const. Jason Tait should be wrapping up today or tomorrow in Castlegar court.

The hearing, which began Monday, stemmed from an incident on Jan. 28, 2015, in which Tait fatally shot Waylon Jesse Edey, 39 , of Yahk, B.C., on Kinnaird Bridge (Hwy 3) in Castlegar (Edey was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his...

By CBT on Thursday Jan 24 2019

Is your business growing or succession planning? Columbia Basin Trust's Career Internship Program may be able to help meet your resourcing needs. Applications are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"This program helps create jobs and increases employment opportunities for recent college and university graduates, a workforce that is essential when it comes...

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