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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 22 2022

The application period for Columbia Basin Trust grants is near and the two former programs have combined forces into one new grant program.

The CBT has combined the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs into one, noted CBT president and chief executive officer Johnny Strilaeff recently, with the Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) program replacing them both.

“While it has a new name the grants will still have the same purpose to support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities,” he said.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 21 2022

One of the most active bear seasons in some time in 2022 in Nelson could prompt city council to dive into the dumpster of how to handle waste management in the new year, but it comes at considerable cost.

Acting on a notice of motion from Oct. 25 — brought forth by outgoing mayor John Dooley — the item appeared on the agenda Dec. 6 for council consideration, recommending a complete review of the waste management strategy in the city.

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Dec 20 2022

Ever since surviving a brain tumour at age three, Paige Purcell has wanted to give back to other families going through challenging medical situations.

Paige and her mother Andrea have worked together for nearly a decade to meet their latest fundraising landmark: $100,000.

“Never in a million years did I think this is something that would happen,” Andrea Purcell told The Nelson Daily Daily Dose reporter Sarah Lord.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 19 2022

Larry Olson of the Balfour Golf Course was recent recognized by the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Olson, born and raised in Kaslo, was acknowledged as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards ceremony earlier this month in Victoria.

By Contributor on Monday Dec 19 2022

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together, but I’ve been very lucky,” said Mather.  

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 19 2022

West Kootenay/Boundary residents should be able to experience a White Christmas Day after Environment Canada issued another Snowfall Warning Tuesday for the region, with accumulations expected between 10cm — for Boundary — to 20cm — for West Kootenay/Kootenay Lake.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is expected Tuesday and into the evening for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, East Kootenay, South Elk Valley, Grand Forks, Midway Christina Lake as well as Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

By Bob Hall on Friday Dec 16 2022
In the age of multi-device information access at your fingertips, a freshly renovated computer lab at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Library is urging students to explore the lifeblood of post-secondary learning.
Made possible with funds provided by Columbia Basin Trust through its ongoing support of enhancing student experience, the new $100,000 computer lab has added more work stations, the latest computer technology and a learning space that places emphasis on the role libraries play in higher education.
By Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 15 2022

Pointing their acquired skills and knowledge towards leadership work on a wide range of community projects, fourth-year students in Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program completed the fall semester with tangible outcomes for the health care sector.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 14 2022

In media release Wednesday, the staff, leadership, and Board of Directors announced that Grand Forks Credit Union (gfcu) members have voted in favour of a merger with Gulf & Fraser* that will take effect on January 1, 2023.

The media release said the merged credit union will better serve their collective membership, employees, and communities through scale and combined resources.

"This result guarantees a more robust credit union in the Boundary," said gfu Board Chair, Michael Strukoff.

By RDKB on Tuesday Dec 13 2022
“I love firefighting,” says Carlene Pires, who has become the first-ever female captain within the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service (KBRFR).  “I just so happen to be a woman too,” she adds.

Carlene is proud of her paid-on-call (POC) job as well as the determination and accomplishments that have engineered her rise to the top.  She hopes that any publicity generated will encourage more aspiring firefighters, regardless of age or gender, to join the service during the KBRFR’s annual spring recruitment drive.