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by Erin Perkins on Friday Mar 09 2012

Grand Forks resident, Christopher James Cusack, 47, has been charged with two counts of arson endangering life in connection with the fires at the Grand Forks Hotel and the Winnipeg Hotel in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 7.

Within two hours of the fires being reported, Grand Forks RCMP had Cusack in custody and by 8 p.m. that same night he had been formally charged.

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Mar 07 2012

Imagine living somewhere that embodied a sense of community usually found only in rural Canada.

That's what cohousing can be, and is, for the growing number of people beginning to buy into this trendy concept.

Stuart McKinnon and Wolf Willow from the Middle Road Cohousing Community in Nelson, B.C. made a presentation about cohousing to more than 20 people in Grand Forks, Saturday...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Mar 07 2012

Council will soon debate a series of bylaws to revoke both the Development Cost Charge (DCC) and the regional Sewer Cost Recovery Charge (SCRC), and to replace these with a single Service Capacity Connection Charge (CCC) for water, sewer, and drainage.

Council's decision to support CCCs over DCCs and SCRCs was unanimous. They argued that CCCs are more equitable across building...
by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Feb 29 2012

Chris Dadson, president of Kootenay-Rockies Tourism (KRT), presented council with interesting tourism statistics on Monday evening, and showed off a brand new "Connected Travel" initiative for smartphones that they hope will help fulfill KRT's mandate to enhance the region's visitor economy.

While the Canadian Tourism Commission promotes Canada...
by Contributor on Monday Feb 13 2012
Red Mountain Academies recently received a $45,000 grant from Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust that ensures growth of the program! The grant is specifically to spread the word to families across Canada and around the world about the high-caliber program we have here in Rossland.
The Academy provides programs in four sports (alpine ski racing,...
by IntegrityBC on Wednesday Feb 08 2012

IntegrityBC chastised the BC Liberals today for leaving the impression that they're selling access to Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour Citizens' Services and Open Government, through her presence at a $50 a plate Liberal fundraising lunch tomorrow in Surrey.

There's something incredibly oxymoronic about the minister...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2012

ArtsBC, with support from Canadian Heritage/Patrimoine canadien and the BC Arts Council present the BC Arts Sustain­ability Semesters, a goal-oriented program designed to increase the capacity of BC’s non-profit arts and cultural organizations. The purpose is to help organizations make progress toward increasing their economic sustainability and viability.

Project advisors include the...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 05 2012

The Province has completed a comprehensive review of options for provincially operated meat inspection services at Class A and B licensed abattoirs.

This ensures that B.C. continues to provide the most effective, safe meat inspection system possible when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) steps back from this role. The Report on the B.C. Abattoir System Inspection Review can be...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 02 2012

Madison's Lumber Reporter has learned that the United States' claim against Canada, for alleged subsidies on British Columbia's timber stumpage rates, has been reduced from US$499 to US$303.6 million.

In the American rebuttal of Canada's defense, which was filed on Dec. 23, 2011 but only made public this week, the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office is asking for almost 40 percent...

by ProPublica on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

By Michael Grabell in ProPublica.

A common criticism of President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything – that while the New Deal built bridges and dams, all the stimulus did was fill some potholes and create temporary jobs.

Don't tell...


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