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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 17 2010

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the City of Castlegar:

Castlegar is once again challenging neighbours in the West Kootenay to do their part to slow climate change. Earth Hour is a global movement to encourage people to reduce energy consumption and bring attention to a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Participation is easy.

Turn off...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 17 2010

It's all about the money, honey – at least it will be this Monday night, when a special council meeting will see the unveiling of Castlegar's proposed 2010 budget and five-year financial plan ... and, possibly, the future role Celgar will play within it.


The meeting, to be held at the Community Forum at 7 p.m., is a first-glimpse opportunity for the public to see and understand...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Mar 16 2010

A composting expert is coming to Grand Forks for an all-day workshop! Hosted by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society and the Boundary Organic Producers Association, Mario Lanthier with CropHealth Advising and Research out of Kelowna B.C. will present: Soil Biology to Improve Plant Health.

Lanthier’s company offers services in plant health care and...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 14 2010

When Paul Pinard first decided to join the Good Sam Club he was interested in their discounts for camping with his recreation vehicle (RV). But as he looked further into the Club, he discovered that they have a lot to offer RV owners. After being a member for so many years now he’s been rewarded with a lifetime membership, Pinard and a group of Sam Club members have created a local branch of...

by Mona Mattei on Friday Mar 12 2010

The Grand Forks Fire Department responded quickly to the call from a home owner at 4650 Hillview Road about a fire in their chimney this morning (Mar. 12). The owner of the house said that they noticed a noise in the chimney and saw a small fire which she attempted to douse. She placed the call "just in case." 

When trucks arrived on the scene there was minimal smoke visible, but once...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 12 2010

The Canadian Avalanche Centre is issuing a special avalanche warning for the southern Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, the Kootenay-Boundary area, and the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. This warning is in effect for this coming weekend, Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14. For a map of the affected areas, please go to: http://...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 11 2010

After nearly a year of silence from Aquilini Renewable Energy, they have met the deadline of Mar. 11 set by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) by providing a detailed proposal for the development of a waste-to-energy plant at Christina Lake. Opponents of the plant, the group named Protect Christina Lake, say that’s not enough.

John Negrin confirmed yesterday that he had...

by Michele Dean on Thursday Mar 11 2010

The senior’s hall at City Park was almost filled to capacity as 75 men and women shared coffee, juice and tasty pies while honouring women who are making significant contributions to the Boundary community. The fourth annual Outstanding Women of the Boundary Awards celebration, hosted by the Boundary Women’s Coalition, was held on Mar. 6. The celebration is a local event recognizing...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 11 2010

The Rossland Foodies and their mission to get a community garden established in town have become a little more real over the winter, both in name and project. 

For starters the “Foodies” have officially become Rossland REAL Food. “I can’t stop using “The Foodies”, but we have changed our name to Rossland REAL Food. The REAL is capitalized, but I can’t remember exactly what it stands for...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 11 2010

Food security has become an increasingly common topic in the news and in conversations over the last five years. Locally, people have gotten behind the new agriculture projects such as the community gardens, Kettle Valley Food Co-op and the Boundary Seed Bank. The Boundary Seed Bank is starting into its second year with hopes to get more growers on board to increase their stock, and to help...

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