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By CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program now provides wage subsidies for level 1 and 2 apprentices in 17 different types of trades. The program will...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been busy lately, filling key staff positions to better serve the public a media release said Monday.

The RDKB has filled six positions during the pasts two months — two general managers, two managers and two unionized staff.

“We are really pleased to have found top-notch talent for all six of our vacant positions. Each of our new...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

An Alberta woman has died after a motorcycle accident near Needles Monday, according to BC RCMP Traffic Services spokesman Const. Michael Halskov.

He said Central Kootenay RCMP were called to the scene in the 12000 block of Hwy 6 west of Needles at around 3:30 p.m., at which time they requested the attendance of the North Okanagan Traffic Services.

“It was determined that a large...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Temperatures in the Boundary are expected to continue into Wednesday before cooling a few degrees Environment Canada said.

The 36 C heat has forced Environment Canada to continue a Heat Warning for the Boundary Region, at least into Wednesday.

“A prolonged stretch of well above normal temperatures is continuing across the southern interior as a ridge of high pressure remains...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Taking place Aug. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map,...

By City of Castlegar on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Government! Government! Government!

Despite your initial reaction, government is not a four letter word. Too often, we criticize it and complain about it as if it were the enemy. Federal and provincial partisan governments get lumped in with local government often leaving a sour taste in people’s mouth.

But your local government is different. It is designed to be representative...

By CBT on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Seventeen projects that aim to improve the lives of Columbia Basin residents by addressing social issues will soon be making a positive difference with nearly $965,000 in Social Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Through projects like these, the Trust is supporting the efforts of community organizations to help Basin residents address challenges, and improve the quality of their lives...

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 30 2018

A plea by one city councilor to heed “public concern” regarding allowing cannabis grow operations to set up in the city was ignored as the council moved ahead on third reading for a bylaw to regulate cannabis in Grand Forks.

Beverley Tripp said the public meeting regarding the Zoning Bylaw amendment — which defined the zones and location criteria where cannabis retail sites and...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 30 2018

Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.

Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.

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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2018

No, you didn’t read that headline wrong – police attended a call that was both funny and sad after vandals pushed a sculpture off a wall onto the sidewalk last Friday night.

“Well, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall …,” said RCMP Acting Sgt. Brett Turner – referring to the sculpture in question.

The Humpty Dumpty sculpture was featured in the 2015 Sculpture Walk and was sponsored by...

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