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By Contributor on Thursday Aug 25 2011

Columbia Power has provided a $2000 sponsorship to the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society to support the completion of an addition to the Miral Heights/Ravens Rock trail system. Slated for completion in late September, the addition is a 3.5 km loop starting and ending at the apex of the Miral Heights Trail, winding through mixed forest and rock bluffs.

With its low elevation and...

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 24 2011

Outdoor recreation in the Golden area is getting a boost with the construction of a new trail up Golden Hill.

Families will soon be able to cycle and walk along a new paved two-metre-wide pathway on the hill that will run parallel to the Trans-Canada Highway for just over one kilometre.

The path will connect to Station...

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 24 2011

Believe it or not, the Grand Forks' Fall Fair is fast approaching. Amidst the planning for exhibits, mini-chuckwagon races and vendors, Chris-Anne Gilmore, owner of Your Dollar Store With More and head of the Parade Committee, is busy helping to organize the 2011 Fall Fair Parade.

This year's parade has the theme “Looking to the Future”. The parade is open to any...
By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2011

Forty-five environmental projects throughout the Columbia Basin will be receiving a total of $580,000 in support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) through its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).

"It is a priority for CBT to encourage long-term stewardship of Basin resources and help build the capacity of residents to take action in meeting environmental...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 21 2011

Mining is returning to the Princeton region as the Copper Mountain Mine celebrated its grand opening Friday. The mine brings jobs to the area and benefits the entire province.

Having started production in June 2011, Copper Mountain is the third-largest copper mine in Canada and the first major-metals mine to open in British Columbia since 1998.

By Allyson Kenning on Thursday Aug 18 2011

If you’re like me, a cat person who does a lot of walking around town (not with the cat, obviously), you might have been noticing an awful lot of missing cat signs posted on telephone poles and community bulletin boards. It seems that every few days, there is a new sign up announcing another vanished cat. Pickles, Thumbs, and Lily are just some amongst many beloved four-legged feline friends...

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 18 2011

When one walks into the Cutter Theatre, a short drive over the US border in Metaline Falls, one is in for a very pleasant surprise. Once the Metaline Falls School designed by architect Kirtland Cutter in 1912, it’s confounding to imagine how close this iconic 30,000 square foot building ever came to the wrecking ball. But in the early 1970s the brick building stopped functioning as a school;...

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 17 2011

Employees, contractors and owners of the Waneta Expansion Project celebrated 415,000 man hours without a lost time or major environmental incident. Lunch and prizes were provided to 180 workers to thank them for their dedication to a high standard of safety, environmental protection and quality.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 15 2011

Woodlot licensee George Delisle has received the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater announced today at a presentation on behalf of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson.

Delisle has managed a woodlot near Rock Creek since 1984, and is well known for educating local residents about...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Aug 12 2011

Habitat for Humanity broke ground for the first time ever in Castlegar last Saturday, and the build continues a steady pace toward fruition.

In a ceremony held at 2 p.m., Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Coun. Gord Turner, and other dignitaries got to try their hand with a shovel in honour of the project.

West Kootenay Habitat chair Chuck...