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by Andrew Zwicker on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:24am

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:20pm

Gerrymandering:  How a Minority of the Votes can Win ALL the Power

In a recent Telegraph poll about gerrymandering, some answers revealed that  not everyone knows what the term gerrymandering means.   If you have any doubts,...

by kathy moore on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:26am

There has been lots of conversation about bears and how to live in harmony with them.  Removing food items that attract them is really important.   Instead of just talking about it let’s get out as a community and do something about it!   Meet me,...

Recent News

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:51pm

Area residents are being asked to be more cognizant of wildfire danger, as continued use of the Seven Summits Trail near Rossland is creating a potentially very serious safety issue.

“We’re getting reports today (...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:25pm

Zebra mussels detected and decontaminated inBC

We all know the saying “One bad apple can spoil the bunch”;  well, one mussel­‐infested boat can devastate a...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:54pm

By David Suzuki

If a home is not cleaned and cared for, it will become rundown and less habitable or even unlivable. It’s no different with our broader surroundings, from the immediate environment to the entire planet....

by Contributor on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:40am

BC Wildfire Service Annpouncement:

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Regional News

by Contributor on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 1:27pm

September 15 brings the start of the Sea Cadet Training Year for the 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet (RCSCC) Corps in Trail. The cadets and their staff would like to invite the public to participate in their “Open Ship...

by Emergency Opera... on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:26pm

Lynch Creek:

·         This fire is located 25km north of Grand Forks and is approximately 250ha and 15% contained.

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by Emergency Opera... on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:06pm

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary structural protection crews have been supplemented with additional resources from our resource partners in the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire...

by Emergency Opera... on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:28pm

Wildfire Update for August 27, 2015.

Lynch Creek:

·         This fire is located 25km north of Grand Forks and is approximately 250ha and 15% contained.

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Provincial & National

Average Canadian family spends more on taxes than basic necessities

The average Canadian Family's expense may surprise you. — Courtesy Fraser Institute

The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, finds a new study released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

What autonomy?

The B.C. government appoints a majority of governors in both cases: eight for the smaller boards and eleven at UBC.

The feud at the University of British Columbia over the sudden departure of president Arvind Gupta – one year into his 5-year term – is also casting an unexpected light on the board of governors, a university body that rarely gets so much attention.

Most universities in the province have 15 members on their board, except for the University of B.C. which has 21 members.

However, the boards are far from autonomous. The B.C. government appoints a majority of governors in both cases: eight for the smaller boards and eleven at UBC.