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Lower Kootenay Indian Band to purchase Ainsworth Hot Springs

There's a new owner at Ainsworth Hot Springs after the Lower Kootenay Indian Band entered into an agreement to purchase the popular tourist destination in April 2015.— Photo courtesy Trip Advisor

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is getting a new owner.

Chief Jason Louie made the announcement in a press release Thursday that the Lower Kootenay Indian Band is purchasing the popular tourist destination on Kootenay Lake in April 2015.

The purchase price made available in the media release.

Chief Louie said this is an important economic develop investment for his people and it has historical significance too.

Pharmasave renovates and adds Canada Post office

Pharmasave renovates and adds Canada Post office

The Pharmasave Grand Forks in Grand Forks is the latest addition has officially opened it's new Canada Post outlet.

The new postal outlet, operated by owners Laura and Graeme Carlson, offers all standard Canada Post products and services.

Canada: "A Backwater of Ignorance"

Tar Sands Work (Jiri Rezac photo)

On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change.  Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need  for action.

PODCAST: How to get great stories about your business in the world's biggest publications with Fiona Richads of Cartolina

PODCAST: How to get great stories about your business in the world's biggest publications with Fiona Richads of Cartolina

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Large number of Canadians continue to leave country for medical care

Large number of Canadians continue to leave country for medical care

The Fraser Institute

Teck Trail faces laundry list of environmental charges

Teck Trail faces laundry list of environmental charges

Teck Metals Ltd. was notified today of charges under the Fisheries and Environmental Management Acts in relation to four separate incidents at Teck Trail Operations that occurred between November 2013 and July 2014.

In each case, the incidents were immediately reported to the appropriate regulatory agencies, and there was no risk to human health and no indication of any harm to aquatic health or the environment. Daily provincial permit levels were not exceeded.

New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit

New finance ministry fact sheet omits a bit

When something changes from one week to the next for no apparent reason, it sparks some curiosity, as is the case with the B.C. finance ministry's “Keeping taxes low for B.C. families” fact sheet posted to its website only a week after the provincial budget.

It favours spin right from the top. The first two lines, classic.

“B.C. families generally have one of the lowest overall tax burdens in Canada including income taxes, consumption taxes, property taxes, health care premiums and payroll taxes.”

Top Better Business Bureau scams for 2015

Top Better Business Bureau scams for 2015

The recent scam affecting the West Kootenay brought to the public's attention by Nelson Police Department comes at number six on the top-ten Better Business Bureau scams for 2015.

Every year for the last 22 years BBB B.C. has put together a list of the top scams affecting British Columbians.

The BBB work alongside our community partners to develop a list identifying which scams are actively phishing for your identity and money.

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by Teck:

Teck Trail Operations will begin construction on a $40 million groundwater treatment plant as part of our overall groundwater remediation plan. The remediation plan was submitted to Environment Canada in 2012, and is designed to address groundwater affected by the site’s historical activities.

More Locally Raised Meat

Farm Food Fork

Following the success of the 2014 conference, where over 400 people attended over two days to celebrate and discuss the challenges with our local food system, the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is putting on a one day event in 2015 focused solely on the issue of sustainable local meat production (the two day conference will return in 2016).

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