Despite the fact a strike or lockout could seriously affect operations, Kootenay Savings Board of Directors and Senior Management Team stand firmly behind the efforts of its negotiating team to bargain a collective agreement with United Steelworkers Union Locals 9705 and 1-405.
Kootenay Savings Credit Union President and CEO Brent Tremblay said in a media release Tuesday talks broke off when the union rejected the company’s final offer put forward on Monday October 24.
Both sides have been in a lockout or strike position since Friday, October 21.
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The RCMP is saddened to confirm that four individuals have been killed in a plane crash that occurred late Thursday night, October 13 in Lake Country.
Media agencies have confirmed one the four people on the plane was former Alberta premier Jim Prentice.
Prentice, 60, was aboard a twin-engine Cessna Citation that disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from Kelowna. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, approximately four kilometres into a heavily wooded area north of Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country.
A new video starring Selkirk College students shows off the benefits of jumping on board West Kootenay Transit.
Produced by Digital Arts & New Media Program student James Tucker, the partnership between the college and BC Transit aims to change how the community thinks about transportation.
“Public transit in the West Kootenay region provides an efficient way for residents to get around the region,” said Manuel Achadinha, BC Transit President and CEO. “The students in the video do a terrific job showing all the effective BC Transit options available to riders.”
RCMP have confirmed that police have located the body of the suspect Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Wednesday.
Dan Moskaluk said Thunderblanket was found deceased.
"A positive confirmation of identification and the exact cause of death is now the subject of a full investigation by the BC Coroner Service," Dan Moskaluk said in the media release.
"The deceased was located within the identified search area east of Revelstoke," he added.
West Kootenay Traffic Services reported Tuesday that a crash on Highway 3 east of Rock Creek at about 3:45 pm (the date was not specified, but the report was received early on October 4) took the life of the driver of one vehicle and resulted in serious injuries to the other driver, who was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital.
The crash happened near Meyers Road, east of Rock Creek.
An energized group of Nelson co-operatives is preparing to host the Kootenay premiere of a new documentary film.
A New Economy highlights the demand for changing traditional economic practices for the good of both humanity and the environment.
The film screens on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Front Room at 901 Front Street as part of Co-op Week.
The 82 minute movie begins at 7 p.m. and space is limited to 80 seats.
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce five contracts have been awarded for the creation of 26 additional support recovery beds. These new beds will enhance mental health and substance use (MHSU) services throughout the B.C. Interior.
“More beds mean more people can get their lives back,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Bed by bed, we are following through on our commitment to create new substance use treatment beds, so families can be made whole again, and communities can benefit from engaged, healthy members.”
The director for Area C of the Regional District of Central Kootenay says he’s going to get cell phone service for the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston pass if it’s the last thing he does.
And Larry Binks told the RDCK board last week he’s going to the top to get it done.
“It’s been a burning issue for me for a number of years,” he told the RDCK board.
“I served up here and when I retired I moved up here, and when I got elected it became a real issue, because I kept getting complaints from everybody.”
A lot has changed since Milt and Donna Goddard purchased a small cottage at 10-mile on the North Shore back in 1962.
From travelling highway with fewer twists and turns to residences that have shot up to occupy the tinniest of spots on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake waterfront, the Goddard’s have seen it all from their magnificent homestead just off Highway 3A.
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