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Interfor workers in Castlegar/Grand Forks ratify five-year deal

Interfor workers in Castlegar/Grand Forks ratify five-year deal

A meeting in Castlegar Monday saw Interfor workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of a new five-year deal, according to a press release issued this morning:

Following four days of bargaining in late February with INTERFOR for members at the Castlegar and Grand Forks Sawmills, USW Local 1-405 and 1-423 announced today that the members have ratified a new five-year collective agreement.

LETTER: Our Canada Post matters to everyone!

LETTER: Our Canada Post matters to everyone!

Dear Editor:

Another week, another non-winner in the $50-million Lotto Max draw

Another week, another non-winner in the $50-million Lotto Max draw

This story is getting to sound like a broken record.

Another week has passed and another $50-million Lotto Max draw was not won.

Three prizes of $221,245.70 in the LOTTO MAX 6/7+Bonus category from Friday's (March 7, 201)  were won by winning tickets purchased in British Columbia and Ontario (the latter winners of two tickets).

Eight of the 30 $1 Million MAXMILLIONS prizes offered were purchased in Edmonton (2) Calgary, Winnipeg, Ontario (3), British Columbia (2) and Quebec.

MP hosting community forum in Midway

MP hosting community forum in Midway

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is hosting MP community forums this month in Princeton and Midway.  The Forum being held in Midway is a joint meeting for both the area communities of Greenwood and Midway. 

McDonalds possibly coming to GF

McDonalds possibly coming to GF

Grand Forks’ social media groups have been abuzz with talk about a McDonalds franchise possibly coming to town.

According to city staff, this could happen, but the process is still in the early stages.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Doug Allin said a developer is making an application for a development permit. The City has given the developer a list of criteria they have to meet and when that is completed, they will come before Grand Forks’ city council to get approval for the permit.

Councillor defends downtown

Councillor defends downtown

Ed. Note: This letter is in response to a variety of comments on The Source's Facebook page regarding the closure of Kootenay Savings Credit Union's downtown branch.

Dear Editor:

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Oh, nope, sorry ... just a local Credit Union changing its service model.

Inconvenient? Yes.

End of the world? No.

So many people have downtown Castlegar dead and buried. What a shame.

Councillor calls for more downtown incentives in wake of bank closure announcement

Councillor calls for more downtown incentives in wake of bank closure announcement

Castlegar city councillor and downtown business owner Florio Vassilakakis is calling for more tax-based incentives to draw businesses to the downtown core, after Kootenay Savings Credit Union announced, this week, plans to close its downtown branch.

“I understand there are business decisions to make, but it's a disappointment to see another business abandoning the downtown core,” he said. “It creates a snowball effect – there are very few reasons to come downtown anymore.”

Downtown Kootenay Savings branch slated for closure

Downtown Kootenay Savings branch slated for closure

Kootenay Savings Credit Union will be closing its downtown Castlegar branch in early May, but leaving ATM and night deposit services at that location, according to vice-president of Marketing Dario Cescon.

Cescon said they'll be consolidating their services at their new Crossroads branch, which opened in September 2011.

City to take over airport Feb. 15

City to take over airport Feb. 15

The City of Trail is very pleased to be officially taking ownership of the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) on Feb. 15.

After several months of negotiations and discussions on how to move forward, the city is now ready to start making the transition with the newly-acquired facility. In order to acknowledge the takeover, the city will be hosting a small celebratory event at the airport on Feb. 15 from 12 to 3 p.m.

CBT offers wage subsidies to hire a student this summer

Rossland’s The Red Pair Shoe Store was one of the businesses that benefited last year from the Trust’s Summer Works Program.

If you own a small business in the Basin, you can get financial help to hire a student over the summer by applying for a wage subsidy from Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program. Application forms are available starting February 21, 2014, at cbt.org/summerworks. Because the program is popular, you’re encouraged to submit your application form as soon as possible.

Rossland’s The Red Pair Shoe Store was one of the businesses that benefited from the program last year.

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