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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Feb 11 2010

Last fall Paul McCavour toured the Boundary Similkameen riding to set up volunteers to fight the harmonized sales tax (HST) slated to be initiated in B.C. next July. Now that Elections BC has approved in principal the Citizen’s Initiative Petition to fight the HST, it is time to get busy, said Fight HST organizer McCavour.

“People are still upset at the deception and are galvanized to do...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Feb 04 2010

As the deadline approaches for motions to be made at local government levels to take forward to the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ (UBCM) next meeting, a series of motions will be made next week at council meetings across the Boundary region to move their issues closer to the next level. Each year local governments get the chance to draw provincial attention to a local or regional issue facing...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 31 2010

It’s official. The financing proposal for the continued construction of paths around the city of Grand Forks, B.C. has been defeated by the local residents. But at their last meeting, city council approved an alternate plan to be able to match the funding from the federal government in order to proceed with the project as planned. With a near full gallery on hand, council had to consider...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 14 2010

With the defeat of the proposal for a long-term lease-purchase financing option to purchase garbage equipment and an electrical truck, Grand Forks city council expressed worries over the stability of their electrical utility services. An alternate approval process (AAP) for the financing of the electrical truck was wrapped up with the controversial garbage services proposal. As a result of the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 07 2010

BC Southern Interior Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko is concerned that the federal Conservative party is heading for a spring election as a result of the closing of parliamentary sessions until March. But Atamanenko will be using the break to take time and meet with his constituents.

The public is invited to meet MP Atamanenko and discuss issues with him at the Grand Forks Public...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 07 2010

At a special 5:00pm meeting of city council this past Monday night, the arena roof replacement issue was back on the table, this time with the intent of moving the project forward to the next step of undergoing an alternate approval process to borrow the money needed for the project.

Having originally decided not to move forward with a $400,000 federal grant from Western Economic...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 03 2010

Irene Perepolkin is the area D director (rural Grand Forks) for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

As this is my first term as Director there was a lot to learn about the position and about the workings of politics. I sat on many committees throughout the year representing my area. The Boundary economic development committee (BEDC) meets monthly and works to encourage...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Dec 31 2009

Rossland’s new CAO Victor Kumar has been on the job now since December 1st. This week the Telegraph caught up with the city's new manager to learn more about him and his plans, hopes and aspirations for his time in Rossland.
 
Born in the Fijian Islands in the 1950s, Kumar worked his first full time job for three years in labour and immigration with the Fijian national...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 31 2009

Grace McGregor is the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) representative for area C – Christina Lake. In this article, McGregor give a review of activities in her area. 2009 has been another busy year for Christina Lake as plans were made and work started on the Christina Lake Living Art Centre, the solar aquatic system and the beginning of dialogue for the Christina Lake...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Dec 28 2009

Grand Forks City Council is considering a bylaw that would ban the use of bow and arrows within city limits as a result of complaints received recently from community members. Currently, it is legal to bow hunt within the city limits. Bow hunting has mostly been used as a way to control the deer population and the nuisance they have become.

According to the staff report from Lynn Burch,...

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