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Salmo seeks public input on parks

Salmo seeks public input on parks

The Village of Salmo is seeking public input on the use, function, and infrastructure in Salmo’s two community parks – Lions Park and Knights of Pythias (KP) Park.  A survey form is available online and at the Village office and ideas and suggestions are due by May 15, 2017. The Village intends to use the input to shape parks master planning.

Cranbrook property protected as part of $1-million conservation commitment

The Nature Conservancy of Canada was instrumental in helping province acquire 0.6 hectares at Elizabeth Lake Conservation area near Cranbrook.

A Cranbrook area property home to a wide variety of wildlife has been acquired by the Province, thanks to a partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC).

The property consists of:

  • 0.6 hectares at Elizabeth Lake Conservation area near Cranbrook, which includes a bird sanctuary, hiking trails and wetland and shoreline habitat.

It is among four ecologically-sensitive properties the Province recently assumed ownership of through the partnership with the NCC. These properties all contain diverse habitats.

This time, Local Governments talk to Feds on future of Columbia River Treaty

This time, Local Governments talk to Feds on future of Columbia River Treaty

Local government representatives Mayor Deb Kozak and Mayor Karen Hamling met with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, federal officials and regional MPs in late November to emphasize the importance of working with local governments in the Columbia Basin before reaching decisions about the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT)

RCMP warn about more phone scams

RCMP warn about more phone scams

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a scammer.  Just hang up.

Celebrate the Benefits of Co-operation on International Credit Union Day

Celebrate the Benefits of Co-operation on International Credit Union Day

Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations.  On Thursday, October 20, 2016, credit unions and credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and locally, in our communities.

This year’s theme, “The Authentic Difference,” celebrates what makes credit unions stand out.

True sign the wildfire season had ended

Effective Friday (October 7) at noon , Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday (October 7), Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire.

Although all categories of open fires are now permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to remain vigilant with any fire use.

Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to take the following precautions when conducting any outdoor burning:

A Plentiful Harvest

Conversations about food often include favorite meals and restaurants.  But in the Columbia Basin-Boundary food conversations are increasing and evolving, including discussions on local agriculture, food security, and related policies and plans. Food is a hot topic these days, and these conversations include a diversity of people, from farmers to community groups, local governments, and economic development agencies.

Traffic Fatality Near Rock Creek

Traffic Fatality Near Rock Creek

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.

Initial contracts awarded for support recovery beds

Initial contracts awarded for support recovery beds

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.”

BC Hydro Ratepayers Association Files for Judicial Review of Site C Dam Fisheries Permit

Environmental assessments of Site C predict the project will cause the extinction of local populations of Arctic Grayling, a 90 per cent reduction in the population of Mountain Whitefish, and substantial reductions in populations of already threatened Bull Trout.

The BC Hydro Ratepayers Association has filed for a Judicial Review of a fisheries permit related to the controversial Site C dam, arguing that the impact of the megaproject on the environment and on First Nations rights was not adequately justified before the permit was granted.

The permit or “Authorization”, issued in late August by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “authorizes BC Hydro to conduct specified works and activities likely to result in serious harm to fish.”

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