The Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and A.M. Ford will be partnering to help raise money in support of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Team program. Greater Trail community members will have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for the sports team by test driving a Ford vehicle. A.M. Ford will be working with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to host the one-day event that will take place on September 25, 2010.
Leo Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers is coming to the Kootenays on October 2. He will be speaking at a fundraising dinner for the Kootenay West NDP at the Labour Centre in Trail.
“It’s a great honour for us to get such a distinguished labour leader to speak at our dinner in Trail,” said Katrine Conroy, the NDP MLA for Kootenay West.
The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.
Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.
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The RCMP investigation into local ATM thefts (incluing one in Castlegar, see Local banks targeted) has a new twist, as a fourth offence has now been committed, and police are releasing descriptions of suspects.
With FortisBC as a partner, Roxul Inc. recently upgraded its Grand Forks manufacturing plant with new energy efficient equipment, saving thousands of dollars in electricity costs annually.
Kristopher Ede from Invermere takes the prize for the SCRATCH Writing Challenge Readers’ Choice Award. The 18-year-old won this portion of the creative writing challenge, put on by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), with his short story “the girl with the plastic pirate hat and the boy who loved her so.” Ede’s story earned 29 per cent of readers’ votes, and will receive a $300 bookstore gift certificate.
For 3,794 people who are linked into the ‘Help save the B.C. Black bears’ Facebook site, and Allen Piche, the man responsible for feeding them, word that the bears at Christina Lake are not facing imminent destruction will be a relief. Barry Penner, Minister of the Environment for B.C., said the suspects who were feeding the bears will need to ween them off their cushy lifestyle by winter.