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Butter Chicken for Charity -- at Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas in Rossland

Butter Chicken for Charity -- at Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas in Rossland

A Rossland resident and business owner is pairing up with the KBRH Health Foundation to serve butter chicken for charity at this year’s Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas event on December 5th.

Avtar Powar, owner of Casa Alpina in Rossland, will be donating 500 servings of butter chicken to hungry festival goers in the name of charity, with the help of the KBRH Health Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Interested in the Cannabis Industry?

Interested in the Cannabis Industry?

Marijuana:  Anticipating Changes in Legislation

A recent press release from the "Women Grow:  Kootenay Chapter"  says,

"Are you interested in cultivating a career in the cannabis industry? Would you like to know more about cannabis and the future of the industry in general?

Teck Trail to lose between 70 and 80 jobs in 2016, most via attrition

Teck Trail to lose between 70 and 80 jobs in 2016, most via attrition

Trail will be losing between 70 and 80 jobs as Teck Cominco reduces its operating costs for 2016.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Teck officials indicated a $650 million reduction in overall spending for 2016 throughout their global operations.

Teck Trail spokesman Richard Deanesaid this will mean, for Trail,  a reduction in capital spending in 2016 and a five-per-cent reduction in Trail Operations’ workforce between now and the end of 2016. 

BUSINESS FEATURE: Trail entrepreneur gets creative and branches out

BUSINESS FEATURE: Trail entrepreneur gets creative and branches out

A Trail entrepreneur is getting creative and diversifying to ensure her company’s success and keep her little part of the city’s downtown thriving.

Lorraine Johnston opened the clothing store Sonsie on Cedar Avenue on May 9of this year, selling new and consignment plus-sized clothing, as well as purses, accessories, shoes, etc.

She said business was not as bustling as she could have hoped. Nothing daunted, she started looking for options.

More Galleries Opening in Rossland for Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas

Rossland Art Gallery:  Photo by Ryan Flett

With 4 new art galleries/studios opening for Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas on December 5th in Rossland, the event is going to be an exciting day for artists and art patrons alike.

River Talk — Columbia River Treaty exhibit coming to Touchstones

River Talk — Columbia River Treaty exhibit coming to Touchstones

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, is forthcoming in 2016.  Recently, her travelling exhibit on the Columbia River Treaty, curated for Touchstones Nelson, won a national award from the Canadian Museum Association.

Market analysis a critical next step in better air service for Castlegar

Market analysis a critical next step in better air service for Castlegar

A recent survey sent out to regional businesses by Vancouver-based consultancy Operations Economics Inc.  via the Chamber of Commerce asking detailed questions about business use of local flights and airport services seems to be causing some confusion among residents as to what the city hopes to gain in the process.

The information garnered, according to city councillor Kevin Chernoff, will actually help the city in creating a solid business model to induce carriers like our current one, Air Canada, or prospective ones like West Jet, to increase the air capacity for the city – including the systems, aircraft and operators to allow for more reliable landings and take-offs.

Columbia Valley economy takes big hit with closing of Canfor mill at Canal Flats

The doors of the biggest employer in Canal Flats, Canfor, has shut down its sawmill operations effective Monday. — Submitted photo

The Canfor Mill as Canal Flats officially closes its doors Monday said the United Steelworkers Local 1-405 in a media release.

As of Monday (November 9), after over a 100 years of sawmill operation in or around Canal Flats that history has come to an end. 

 
“This has been devastating for our members, their families, Canal Flats, surrounding communities and the Local Union” Doug Singer, President of United Steelworkers Local 1-405 in Cranbrook said in the media release.

Nelson Hydro rolls out plans for Community Solar program

The pre-sale kick off event, (Tuesday) November 17 is scheduled for the Baker Street Best Western in Nelson. — Submitted photo

Ready, set . . . time to make solar power.

Nelson Hydro is ready to take the Heritage City into the solar energy world the introduction of Community Solar program.

The program will offer solar energy to its customers. 

In a media release the City of Nelson said this type of community solar project makes solar more accessible, since not everyone can install solar PV on their own roof, due to shading, renting or cost.

Reform of public land management needed in Alberta to address competing demands and reduce politicization

Reform of public land management needed in Alberta to address competing demands and reduce politicization

Land management in Alberta and much of Western Canada can be enhanced if policies ensure that property rights are well-defined and transferable, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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