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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jun 11 2021

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.

"The good news is that ICBC is in a strong...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 31 2021

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing to $15.20 an hour and the lower discriminatory minimum wage for liquor servers ending the province said Monday in the media release.

Over the past four years, B.C.’s general minimum wage has increased from $11.35 to $15.20 per hour. It has benefited close to 400,000...

by City of Castlegar on Thursday May 27 2021

Air Canada will return to the West Kootenay Regional Airport with flights to and from Vancouver starting June 28, 2021.

Travellers can now book the Air Canada Express flights, which are operated by Jazz Aviation LP, at for Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon travel on upgraded Dash 8-Q400 aircraft which seats 78 passengers.

“Air Canada’s return is promising news...

by KAST on Thursday May 20 2021

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Selkirk College’s Applied Research and...

by Valerie Rossi on Thursday May 20 2021

KC Recycling Ltd. has been awarded $852,000 from the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund to jumpstart a $1.2 million plant upgrade, which will create a circular solution to recycling the plastic cases on car batteries already processed at the Trail, BC operation.

This May, the largest recycler of automotive batteries...

by Contributor on Sunday May 16 2021

Starting next week, Insurance Coopertation of BC (ICBC) will begin moving forward with issuing millions of Enhanced Care refunds to eligible customers.

With the launch of Enhanced Care on May 1, ICBC insurance now costs less. Savings started automatically on May 1 and that means ICBC will be sending millions of British Columbians a one-time, pro-rated refund.

Each customer's...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 07 2021

Interfor is announcing a $35-million improvement project in its Castlegar facility, according to vice-president of western operations Andrew Horahan.

In an interview Friday, Horahan said the project will have immense value for the community.

“We’re excited to be starting a project in Castlegar, rebuilding and replacing our planer mill,” he said. “It will improve grade, improve...

by Contributor on Friday May 07 2021

An altercation between logging contractors and activists in the Walbran Valley this week where an Indigenous man was allegedly assaulted and racial slurs hurled at protesters is being condemned as “completely unacceptable” by the company and First Nation that own the forestry tenure.

Huumiis Ventures, a Huu-ay-aht First Nation company, and Western Forest Products issued a joint...

by Castlegar Source on Monday May 03 2021





The Castlegar and District Business Recovery Advisor position is a one year, P/T contracted position that will directly assist in supporting businesses in recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.  This...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 27 2021

An incident at Teck yesterday led to a temporary traffic interruption, which in turn led to several posts on social media with residents asking what was going on.

Jayne Garry, Community Relations Leader for Teck Trail Operations, responded to an email query about the event. as follows:

  • Teck Trail Operations reported a small ammonia leak inside its Fertilizer Operations on...
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