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OP/ED: City explains benefits of boundary extension

OP/ED: City explains benefits of boundary extension

As the Boundary Extension Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the City of Trail’s intent to extend its boundaries into Columbia Gardens (Electoral Area A) proceeds, the City would like to reiterate the benefits and advantages of the boundary expansion to the public and media.

Rose-Colored Glasses and Danceable Blues Ensure Everything is Alright at Small Business Faire

Grand Forks' Spring Small Business Faire -- Michelle Croissant

Approximately 16 vendors were set up Saturday for this year's Spring Small Business Faire at the Seniors Hall in Grand Forks City Park. In addition to giving local businesses an opportunity for networking and marketing their wares, the Fair also helps raise money for the Agricultural Society through a hot lunch by donation and door prizes. 

From handmade chocolates and baked goods to jewelry and educational toys, there was something for everyone. The hot lunch consisted of vegetable minestrone, with or without macaroni, served with a bun, dessert and tea or coffee.

Trail begins consultation via mail with residents impacted by boundary extension

Trail begins consultation via mail with residents impacted by boundary extension

Residents who will be effected by the City of Trail's proposed boundary extension can expect to receive a letter this week (if they haven't already) asking them whether they support the move, according to Trail CAO David Perehudoff.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Lisa's Bistro "Gourmet on the Go"

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Lisa's Bistro "Gourmet on the Go"

Lisa’s Lakeside Bistro – “Gourmet on the Go” - named after the owner/operator Lisa Smith.

Address: 1675 Hwy 3, Christina Lake, BC, V0H 1E0 (Christina Lake Living Arts Welcome Centre)

Phone: 250-447-2554

Hours: 7 days a week open at 7am – 4pm Sun-Thurs & 7am – 8pm Thurs/Fri with free Wi-Fi

Menu Breakfast and lunch menu:  Sandwiches made on local organic “From the Hearth” bread $6-9

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Raising a Little Hell and Raising a Lot of Cash – Community Venture Capital is Something to Sing About

Raising a Little Hell and Raising a Lot of Cash – Community Venture Capital is Something to Sing About

How do residents revive a declining rural town into a thriving, economically sustainable community that is invested in its future? Christina Lake may have found the solution and wants to get everyone on board with the vision.

Christina Gateway Community Development Association coordinator Sandy Mark believes Christina Lake needs to apply the lessons being learned across Canada by other rural communities. “Very poor, small communities have raised millions of dollars...so we figure we should be able to." 

LETTER: BC Wildlife Federation slams BC Hydro's management of Arrow Lakes fish populations

LETTER: BC Wildlife Federation slams BC Hydro's management of Arrow Lakes fish populations

The Kootenay region has endured a disproportionate amount of ecological damage due to numerous upper Columbia Basin hydro developments that have generated considerable economic benefits to the province, but also caused significant social and environmental damage to the region. The most recent dam at Revelstoke caused huge disruption and losses to fish and wildlife populations that were identified at public hearings in Revelstoke in 1978.

Changes to ALC Act amendment not enough, says local agriculture advocate

The government is stepping back, but not enough says ALR advocates

Public outcry over the province’s proposed changes to the Agriculture Land Commission Act has the provincial government considering stepping back a bit from its original plan.

However, the changes do not do enough according to one Nelson resident on the forefront of the fight to protect farmland in the province.

Nelson resident and Co-Chair of the BC Food Systems Network, Abra Brynne met the second reading of the altered Bill 24 with “outrage.

“It’s so disappointing to see Bill 24 going to second reading yesterday,” Brynne said.

City says 'yes' to hotel tax

City says 'yes' to hotel tax

City council voted unanimously tonight to support a Chamber-of-Commerce-led request for a two-per-cent accomodation tax bylaw request (which requires final approval by the province).

City councillor and Finances and Corporate Services Committee chair Kevin Chernoff said this means, in layman's terms, that if you stay in a hotel in Castlegar for $100, you'll be charged an extra $2 for the tax.

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