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Balfour residents to vote again on water system

Voters in the Balfour Water Service Area will go to the polls on June 17th.

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay is going to try one more time to get residents of the Balfour area to agree to borrow money to pay for improvements to their water system.

Voters in the Balfour Water Service Area will go to the polls on June 17th in a referendum to borrow just under $600,000 to renovate their aging water system.

The RDCK has received $2.8 million in grants from the federal and provincial governments to upgrade the water system, but has to borrow the remaining $583,000, or about 17 per cent of the project’s total cost.

No one injured after young grizzly charges man on Great Northern Trail

The public is being asked to use extra caution while walking the Great Northern Trail.

Nelson Police Department is asking the public to take extra caution when walking the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail after a local man was charged by a young grizzly bear Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 26) on the Great Northern Trail between Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery.

The man was walking along the trail talking on a cell phone when a young grizzly bear charged at the man.

The man stopped as the bear charged again.

The bear stopped before running off into the bushes.

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Castlegar and area residents are going to get another hands-on opportunity to help shape the future of the Complex, and of local recreation in general, at a public open house slated for next week.

This, after a $25-million recreation referendum in November 2010 was overwhelmingly defeated (roughly 40 per cent of registered voters weighed in, with 20.94 per cent voting in favour and 79.06 per cent voting against).

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff scoring, registering 14 points as the Cougars captured the BCMML League title. Dubois is currently preparing for the Midget National Championship (Telus Cup), being hosted by the Cariboo Cougars, from April 24 to 30.

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Poll indicates children's health may become platform issue in provincial election

Today, BC Healthy Living Alliance is releasing results from their Health Priorities Survey which shows that 80% of residents in the Interior are very concerned about the impact of physical activity on children’s health – followed by nutrition (64%) and poverty (60%).

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Demographic information is critical for planning – whether you are a non profit, a local government, business, or any other type of organization. “Understanding your population, from numbers to gender to age and beyond, can help inform what services and programs are needed, as well as what challenges may be on the horizon”, says Dr.

Daffodil Dash to use flower power to fight childhood cancer

Trail's Lynn Gould is encouraging everyone to participate in this year's Second Annual Daffodil Dash this Sunday.

Honouring a promise she made to her late granddaughter, Trail resident Lynn Gould lights a candle every Thursday for all the children who are living with cancer and for those who have passed on.

Lynn also continues the advocacy work started by Natasha Rose Gould, an incredible 12-year-old girl who lost her battle with an incurable brain tumour, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) in 2016. In the last year of Natasha’s life, she became a North American spokesperson for children battling cancer and inspired everyone around her, including Lynn.

Chamber hosts all candidates meeting May 1

Chamber hosts all candidates meeting May 1

The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) is hosting an all candidates forum, Monday, May 1 at the Grand Forks Seconday School (GFSS) auditorium. Candidates are scheduled to speak from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Audience members will have a chance to stand up and ask questions or hear the candidates answer questions that were previously submitted. 

Expect to see all four candidates at the forum: Linda Larson (Liberal), Colleen Ross (NDP), Peter Entwistle (Independent) and Vonnie Lavers (Green Party). 

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West Boundary Residents to Receive Green Bin Collection Service

This is an opportunity for West Boundary residents to divert 40% of their garbage from the landfill.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is bringing the successful green bin organic waste diversion program to West Boundary residents starting July 1st, 2017.

The RDKB Board of Directors have approved a 5-year contract to Alpine Disposal and Recycling to provide weekly garbage and green bin collection services to nearly all residents from Christina Lake to Carmi.

Habitat for Humanity looks to the city for help on three new builds in 2017

Grand Forks city council was asked to approve variances and waive fees for two lots on 72nd Ave.

Habitat for Humanity is looking to build three new homes in the city this year but is looking for a little help from the city to get started.

On Monday Habitat for Humanity Southeast B.C. (HFHSEBC) asked Grand Forks city council to approve variances and waive fees for two lots on 72nd Ave.

Bob Huff, executive director for HFHSEBC, asked the city to provide relief in the development charges, service charges and permit fees associated with building a duplex on one lot and a single family home on the other.

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