Featured Stories

by Deanne Steven on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:56pm

A Rossland resident and business owner is pairing up with the KBRH Health Foundation to serve butter chicken for charity at this year’s Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas event on December 5th.

Avtar Powar, owner of Casa Alpina in Rossland, will be donating 500 servings of...

by Ann Damude on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 4:54pm

Over the course of 15 years and 12 albums, the work of acclaimed Canadian musical artist Harry Manx has helped coin a new term for the music lover’s vernacular: “mystic-ssippi blues”.   “Mystic-ssippi” or “Ganges Delta Blues” refers to Manx...

by Sara Golling on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 2:41pm

Marijuana:  Anticipating Changes in Legislation

A recent press release from the "Women Grow:  Kootenay Chapter"  says,

"Are you interested in cultivating a career in the cannabis industry? Would you like to know more about...

Recent News

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 8:31pm

The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.

However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:15pm

I’d like to share some information with you to make it easier to decide which supplements to buy when you are faced with so many choices.  I’ll also explain why certain supplements are more expensive than others.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:05pm

The Kootenay-Columbia Trails Society presented a cheque for $16,450 to the LeRoi  Community Foundation at an estate planning seminar  in Trail's Visac Gallery on Wednesday, November 18.  Frank Ramovs, a director of...

by Michele Skuce on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:49pm

Four young dancers who qualified at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts went on to participate in the Provincial Festival of Performing Arts -- known as "the Provincials" --last spring, in Powell River.

Pictured here are...

Regional News

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:03pm

More than 100 people showed up to the Element Saturday night for the Sixth Annual Sculpturewalk Awards Gala announcing the 2015 winners.

Regeneration, by Argnenta artists Spring Shine and Christopher Petersen, was the...

by Ryan Lengsfeld on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:51pm

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

It appears Castlegar is suffering from a contagious epidemic of kindness, according to city councillor Kevin Chernoff, who posted the following on his Facebook page:

“*Castlegar Alert* Castlegar has some kind of an...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 11:01am

There’s an insidious either/or mentality invading our political lexicon that I think is actually becoming an outstandingly effective camouflage for genuine evil, and it’s making me crazy to see how few people seem to realize...

Provincial & National

No more lounge restrictions in B.C. restaurants

Everyone is happy with the change in the Liquor Policy review.

As part of the ongoing effort to cut red tape for small businesses in British Columbia, restaurants no longer have to provide a separate lounge area for customers who want to enjoy a cocktail.

This latest change builds on a complementary Liquor Policy Review update that happened last year, allowing customers to order a drink at a restaurant without feeling pressured to order food.

In the past, restaurants wanting to offer their customers a drink without having to serve them a meal had to have an isolated lounge area.

Despite common misperceptions, for-profit health care compatible with universal health care

For-profit hospitals and insurers are a part of high-performing universal health-care systems in other countries.

Based on the experiences of other countries, for-profit hospitals and insurers are compatible with universal health care, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Contrary to the way they are often perceived in Canada, for-profit hospitals and insurers are a part of high-performing universal health-care systems in other countries,” said Bacchus Barua, Fraser Institute senior economist and co-author of For-profit Hospitals and Insurers in Universal Health-Care Countries.