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Columbia Basin Trust adds trio to Board of Directors

 Three new members are joining the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust, becoming part of the 12-member Board which helps ensure that the organization continues to support the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. The new members are Angus Graeme from Nelson, Karen Hamling from Nakusp and Christine Hoechsmann from Cranbrook. Departing […]

Provincial Government announces Budget 2024

Budget 2024 takes on the big challenges people are facing today by helping with everyday costs, delivering more homes faster, strengthening health care and services, and building a stronger, cleaner economy. “Wherever we live – city, town, rural or First Nations community – we all want a decent, affordable home, quality health care, help when […]

Bell Media company announces cuts to 9% of workforce

By Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Radio stations in Kingston that were previously owned by Bell Media are now properties of My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Move 98.3 FM and Pure Country 99 are being acquired by MBC, who also own MyFM stations in both Gananoque and Napanee. (Radio stations in the West Kootenay formerly owned by Bell […]

Teck Trail Operations Conducting KIVCET Boiler Replacement This Spring

As previously announced, Trail Operations will be undertaking maintenance work in the spring of 2024. The work will focus on the KIVCET radiant boiler, which has been in use since 1997 and requires replacement. In addition, several other projects and maintenance work in the lead smelter will be executed during this time. Work is expected […]

Plant Operator Program Opens Door to Opportunity at Teck

Entry into an exciting and rewarding career in the industrial sector is only a short program away at Selkirk College. Teck Trail Operations is one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc/lead smelting and refining complexes. To make it function on a daily basis, the intricate operation requires a community of dedicated employees with a […]

FROM THE HILL: Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling at Teck Resources Smelter

I’ve written in a previous column about the exciting developments in battery recycling in Trail. There, KC Recycling is one of western North America’s largest lead-acid battery recyclers and Cirba Solutions (formerly Retriev) is a major recycler of literally every other kind of battery. Both these businesses are important components of the circular economy we […]

Canadians Win Prestigious North American Honey Awards

Canadian beekeepers have won several first place awards at both the North American Honey Show and the American Honey Show, two prestigious juried events showcasing the best honey products on the continent. Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee, who own two honey brands, Honey Bee Zen and Swan Valley Honey, of Creston, B.C., won first […]

Columbia Basin Water Hub wins 2023 Open Data Quality Award

Gathering, storing and analyzing reliable water data lies at the core of Living Lakes Canada’s water stewardship work. As climate change impacts continue to occur with increased frequency and severity, long-term data will support the difficult decision making required for adaptation and watershed security. A recent accolade recognizes Living Lakes Canada’s commitment to high quality and […]

Slocan Valley Co-op to purchase The Dam Restaurant & Bar

The Slocan Valley Co-op is excited to announce its members we will become the new owners of a community landmark, The Dam Restaurant & Bar. In a recent media release, the Slocan Valley Co-op said this latest investment, which was months in the making, begins a new chapter for the Co-op after previously announcing intentions […]

The Not-So-Sweet Sugar Wars, Then and Now

On Sept. 28, workers at the Rogers sugar refinery in Vancouver went on strike. Within weeks, bakeries told media outlets they were running out of sugar and supermarket shelves were sometimes bare. Lantic Inc., which owns the refinery, has kept it running with a skeleton crew of managers, but at a fraction of its capacity. […]

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