Think about it. If you could walk away with more than $32 million and only have to spend 36 months of your life in a federal prison (maybe even minimum security farm), would you do it? That’s almost a take of a million dollars a month … former investment adviser and convicted multiple fraudster Ian Thow has been alleged to have done pretty close to that
Thow pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of fraud, involving $8 Million bilked from trusting clients. But news reports have alleged he owed about $32 million to clients when he fled to the U.S. in 2005. He was captured in 2009.
A run-away semi-truck tire caused some chaos Monday afternoon when it smashed through the parking lot of Common Grounds coffee shop on Columbia Avenue.
Castlegar RCMP Staff Sgt. Laurel Mathew said coffee shop patrons probably got a bit of a suprise at around 1:45 p.m., when a massive tire rolled off the Kinnaird overpass offramp and hit three parked cars.
“The driver of the semi was east-bound on Highway 3 when a tire from his trailer burst off the rim and rolled down the offramp,” she says. “The tire struck three parked vehicles, causing some damage.
Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series is
excited to announce the upcoming lecture of Nobel Laureate and founder
of the Canadian chapter of Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without
Borders), Dr. James Orbinski.
Dr. Orbinski is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the
Order of Canada-designations that recognize his achievements and ongoing
commitment to excellence in humanitarianism and global health. He was
President of the International Council of Doctors Without Borders at the
The smallest city in B.C. took top honours for their water last week. Greenwood placed as the bronze winner in municipal water at the 20th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Another regional area, Beaver Falls, took home the silver, while the gold went to Hamilton, OH.
Held in the historic spa town in West Virginia, the Berkeley Springs International is the largest and longest running water tasting competition in the world. “We consider it the Olympics of Water,” says Jill Klein Rone, longtime producer of the event.
For the third weekend in a row, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for large sections of B.C. The warning includes the backcountry areas of the North Rockies and the Columbia Mountains, from Mackenzie south to the US border and east of Prince George, Kamloops and Osoyoos. Also included are the South Chilcotin Mountains, north of Pemberton. The warning is in effect immediately, through to Monday March 8.
Is radon gas putting you or your family at risk of lung cancer?
That's the question Dana Schmidt is trying to get all Castlegar residents to ask, as he continues to promote radon-gas testing in this, the second-worst radon hot-spot in the province.
The Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new heliport at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
The project has been made possible by the generous donations of a number of different groups:
$100,000 Signature Sponsor Kootenay Savings Credit Union Foundation
$100,000 West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Board
$50,000 Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.
$50,000 Private donation of required land
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.
Eaters and producers are joining the Kettle Valley Food Co-operative around the Boundary region over the next few weeks. With funding support from the Co-operative Development Initiative, a granting program of the federal government delivered by the Canadian Co-operative Association, the newly formed Co-op is recruiting members and developing their initiatives for 2010. Information sessions being hosted as outreach by the Co-op, are assisting them to reach their goal of signing up 60 members by the end of March.
Trophy hunters are turning British Columbia’s protected areas into graveyards for grizzlies, despite the province’s reputation as one of the last continental safe havens for the bears, according to new research by the David Suzuki Foundation.