Each student must be registered for busing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. All riders from kindergarten to Grade 12 need to be registered annually, prior to the May 31 deadline, in order to have a guaranteed seat on the bus.
You will still be able to register after the deadline, however, there is no guarantee of a seat if you register your child after the deadline. Additional stops will not be added due to late registrations as we finalize our routes based on registration numbers.
Transit users in the West Kootenay will soon be able to travel from one end of the region to the other for the price of a single bus ticket.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has approved changes to simply the transit system’s structure, bringing in a single-zone system. While the price of a single ticket is going up slightly, it makes figuring the cost of getting from one point to another a lot simpler.
The Village of Salmo is pleased to announce that it has received $56,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program for a trail expansion project throughout the Salmo Valley.
Tax filing season is here and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind individuals with modest incomes that volunteers are available in the community to help with the preparation of tax returns.
Some of the money the sitting Liberal government has been handing out around the province prior to the upcoming election fell into the Kootenay West riding last week as Health Minister Terry Lake announced a new emergency department that will enhance patient care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
This new project follows recently concluded improvements worth $1.77 million to the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
The City of Trail is pleased to announce that Chris McIsaac, the City’s Utilities Superintendent, has been appointed the new Director of Public Works. Chris will assume his role new immediately and will work directly with the current Manager of Public Works, Larry Abenante, until Larry retires in May after 21 years of service with the City.
A Castlegar man who made some poor decisions is now paying quite the price for them, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry.
“On April 2, at 4:30 p.m., a member of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit came across a 43-year-old male motorcyclist driving his brand new Harley Davidson in excess of 127km/h in an 80km/h zone on Highway 3A near Thrums,” Badry said in a press release Monday.
“The biker was driving very aggressively speeding and passing vehicles then sped up when the police vehicle attempted to pull him over. He eventually pulled over without incident.”
Smile! You’re now on BC Transit Camera.
BC Transit recently announced starting in April, six bus in the Nelson Transit fleet will phase in the installation of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras.
BC Transit Communications Manager Jonathon Dyck said all medium- and heavy-duty buses acquired after 2005 will have the cameras installed, and new buses, 27 feet and longer, will be delivered with the cameras already factory-installed.
“The safety of our customers and employees is always the number-one priority for BC Transit and for WorkSafeBC,” Dyck explained.
The first intake of the three-year, $6-million Columbia Basin Trust’s new Built Heritage Grants is now open.
“We know that there are projects that organizations will want to get started on this year, so we’ve timed our first grant intake to help them take advantage of this year’s building season,” said Wayne Lundeberg, the Trust’s Director, Delivery of Benefits.
Last week I decided to write this column about income tax. Not only is it tax time for all of us, but the KPMG tax scam story was in the news, and the Liberals had just voted with the NDP on our opposition day motion to rid Canada of tax measures that benefit only the very wealthy.
As I began to write I had a distinct feeling of déjà vu. I checked my files and sure enough, I had written on exactly this subject last spring. Not just about taxes, but specifically about KPMG and unclosed stock option loopholes. Unfortunately, it seems that little has changed in a year.