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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 15 2010

Monday evening, the people of the West Kootenay organized in a show of strength unseen in this area in recent years. An estimated 1,500 plus people lined Hospital Road in Trail with signs, drums and vocal chants protesting the proposed cuts to the O.R. at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. The rally was timed to coincide with the meeting at KBRH between local surgeons, IHA and health...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 01 2010

At the last meeting of the Grand Forks deer committee the city and conservation officers acted swiftly in response to citizens’ deer complaints. A group of five community residents came to the committee meeting to raise the alarm over the deer in City Park. Their complaints were heard, and by the end of the meeting council and the conservation officer had a plan to respond.

“We just...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 01 2010

Flowers, solar energy, and garbage topped the list of topics at the last meeting of Grand Forks City Council on Monday Mar. 29. The meeting included both a primary meeting and a regular meeting. Delegations from the Boundary Museum Society and local business owner Martin Campbell opened the meeting. The Museum Society provided an update on their work in the new location at Fructova and their...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 28 2010

A full gallery came out to lend their perspectives on the proposed change of location for a dog park in Grand Forks at the last city council meeting. Almost one year ago city council approved an enclosed dog park area in downtown's city park. Since that time, a formal society has formed, the Grand Forks Dog Park Society, and they have been actively fundraising to cover the costs associated...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 14 2010

Grand Forks City Councillor Chris Moslin sat in the Mayor’s chair at their last meeting on Mar. 8 on behalf of Mayor Brian Taylor who was away. The regular meeting of council dealt with a number of ongoing business items including the proposed multi-use sports field, notice of motion to move the location of the proposed dog park, an update on the city trail project, a decision on the extension...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 11 2010

The Village of Midway unveiled their economic development and diversification plan on Monday, Mar. 8 at a community meeting. Completed by Diana Brooks, regional project manager for the Ministry for Community and Rural Development, the plan has been in the works over the last couple of years. The plan was initially developed by council, and then presented to village residents for feedback and...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2010

People who lost their jobs and other victims of this recession are the losers in this budget while banks whose profits just doubled hit the jackpot, said New Democrat Leader Jack Layton.

“Budgets are about choices. Mr. Harper has chosen to enrich banks and oil companies, the most profitable corporations in the country, with billions in spending on corporate tax cuts rather than help...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2010

B.C. Liberal Health Minister Kevin Falcon is dismissing the impact of cuts to the surgical program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital to the region’s health care system and Kootenay residents, says Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.

“It is the responsibility of the health minister to protect and improve health care in the Kootenays. But...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 06 2010

MLA’s Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy will join Opposition Environment Critic Rob Fleming at the Selkirk Castlegar Campus on March 18. Rob will be discussing his 2009 Copenhagen Conference experiences. He will also speak about the positive changes that can happen towards a Green Economy. Rob will be speaking on Thursday, March 18, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge at the...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 04 2010

Would you be willing to cut back on recreation services in Rossland to make sure that our roads, water and sewer systems were up to date and in working order? If you had a finite amount of money to work with and had to choose between funding one item or another in the operation of the city where would you draw the line?

These are but two of many difficult questions city staff and...

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