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by Contributor on Sunday Mar 28 2010

Aquilini Renewable Energy failed to meet the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s (RDKB) deadline for the company’s Christina Lake rezoning application. Although they submitted a feeble “technical report” at the last minute, Aquilini did not follow the RDKB’s directive to meet with the community by Mar. 11.

Barring a last minute ploy by Aquilini, the Area Planning Commission (APC)...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 08 2010

To the residents of the Kootenay Boundary;

There has been significant attention around the changes Interior Health is making to the Operating Room at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. These changes are going forward next month and will ensure Interior Health is equitably distributing the resources available in the Kootenay Boundary for the range of core services provided.

KBRH...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 06 2010

The huge issue of school closures (Beaverdell and Midway Elementary schools) is facing the people of the West Boundary. The Board does have some valid points supporting these closures; school populations are declining as are the funds required to support the local schools. However, there are other funding sources available; meaningful financial assistance to support the continued operation of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 02 2010

People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.

You may or may not know that in October, 2009 a road safety issue was reported by the School District #51 (SD #51) maintenance...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 28 2010

As a parent (boys gr 1 and 4) and an experienced consultant on the governance of not-for-profit organizations I wanted to thank you very much for your article: Parents break out of apathetic attitudes to challenge educational institutions.

In Edmonton our student performance has stagnated for the last five years or so, our...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 25 2010

Raising Broilers: An easy way to fill your freezer and make extra money

The first thing I noticed when I moved to Grand Forks was the amount of land that everyone had. I grew up in Calgary where I could see what my neighbour was having for supper from my kitchen window. When we moved here I was trying to figure out how to make some extra money and saw an...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 18 2010

Introduction

The Okanagan Region is a roughly triangular shape extending from the USA border between Manning Park and Christina Lake north to Mara Lake. The dry and mild climate is attractive to people to live and work and supports significant agriculture ventures. There is also a wide diversity of wildlife including two species of deer (mule and white-tailed).

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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 17 2010

How do you make the world better? One random act of kindness at a time! Yes, this week is Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Week.

A RAK is a spontaneous and selfless act performed to assist someone, cheer someone up, or make a someone smile. No one has ever been hurt by practicing or receiving a RAK.

You can celebrate RAK by performing any of the following: put someone else first; say...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 09 2010

Dear Boundary Citizens,


There has been many many issues and decisions made over the last 15-20 years that have affect our children. Years before that, one room schools with dedicated teachers, for example Margret Harpur and Agnes White, taught children up in Bridesville and Rock Creek ( Kettle Valley.)

Who am I to decide what issue is the most important one of the week...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 08 2010

To the Editor:

Regarding: Whooping Cough Outbreak and Pertussis Vaccine for Children

As a public health specialist physician who is the Medical Health Officer for the Kootenay-Boundary area (including Castlegar), it is my responsibility to ensure all residents of the region get the best health information possible on which to base their decisions for themselves and their families...

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