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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 6 June 2010 - 12:58pm

Dear Editor,

I'm writing in light of concerns expressed in Kootenay Boundary communities about the future of the Critical Care Transport Team. I know there was interest when our President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Halpenny spoke about our strategic direction for transportation at the recent West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board meeting.

Interior...

by Contributor on 15 April 2010 - 11:49am

Dear Editor;

I am sure you have heard that the School Board has voted to begin the process for the possible closure of Beaverdell Elementary.

Most of the parents that I have spoken with, in both the east and west end of the district, believe that keeping the elementary school open in Beaverdell is extremely important for both the families and community.

Please talk to the...

by Mona Mattei on 8 April 2010 - 2:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce of the City of Grand Forks, the largest chamber group in the Boundary region, was first off the mark to agree to look at how the Boundary region businesses could create a region-wide chamber. The third meeting of the regional groups and local government representatives, hosted by the Boundary Economic Development Committee (BEDC) in Greenwood last Thursday, Apr. 1, to...

by Contributor on 28 March 2010 - 2:04pm

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 8 March 2010 - 3:10pm

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 6 March 2010 - 2:21pm

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 2 March 2010 - 11:32am

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 28 February 2010 - 1:17pm

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 25 February 2010 - 10:13am

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 18 February 2010 - 9:25am

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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