To The Editor:
While the focus is on the extravagant, and alleged illegal, spending by two top minor officials at the BC Legislature, everyone is overlooking the fact that according to the BC Comptroller General, the cost of running the Legislature and paying our MLAs has jumped from $6.4 million per MLA in 2004/05 to $17.7 million per MLA in 2018/19.
The Kootenays region has all but been spared of winter thus far in 2019.
That all appears to be changing after Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake Thursday.
A hot-button social issue arose in Wednesday night's operational budget meeting when city Director of Civic Works Lucas Pitts brought forward what would otherwise be a simple housekeeping issue.
The concern is creating a bylaw governing overnight camping in city parks – not by residents, but by homeless people who haven't anywhere else to sleep.
By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal
BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.
We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below.
Thoughtexchange has been going from strength to strength since its inception.
The Kootenay Music Awards return in 2019 for an annual celebration of: diversity, creativity, and community musicians. The Kootenay Co-op Radio is proud to be presenting the awards for the third consecutive year.
Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, met with local officials from Grand Forks and the surrounding region last week as recovery work continues following the devastating flooding that hit the region in May 2018.
Cranbrook, B.C. – The Western Hockey League announced today in media release that the WHL Board of Governors have approved the relocation of the Kootenay ICE franchise to Winnipeg, effective for the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season.
I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.
Grand Forks Wolves jumped out to a quick 17-4 lead en route to a 40-23 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay High School Junior Girl's Basketball action Monday at the Hangar.
After surrendering the first two points of the game, the Wolves outscored the Bombers 15-2 to take command of the game before halftime.
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