Selkirk College’s next Mir Centre for Peace Lecture will feature one of the descendents of the last First Nations to live at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers—Lawney Reyes.
Reyes is the grandson of Alex Christian, otherwise known as "White Grizzly" among the Sinixt First Nations of the Kootenays. He is the author of a trilogy on First Nations history; the moving ”White
Photo: School district trustee and board vice-chair Bev Maloff
A much-vaulted province-wide injection of $84 million for education won't be the windfall for which School District #20 (SD20) might have hoped, as the district now has to struggle with a $1million cut.
Bev Maloff, trustee and vice-chair of the SD20 board, said the axing of the annual facilities grant is that unhappy combination of too little, and too late.
On Sept. 14, a Castlegar resident reported being scammed through a lululemon giftcard contest she entered through facebook. The ad is a lululemon ad, and not affiliated through the authentic lululemon site.
Internet shoppers are being advised of a series of ads on Facebook and multiple other non-lululemon websites claiming to give away $500 lululemon gift cards. Thesse ads are neither affiliated with or authorized by lululemon.
At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Castlegar city council threw its support behind the Highway 3 improvement coalition by promising 30 cents per capita ($2,178) per year to help lobby for improvements along the Highway 3 corridor.
Funds received will be used to assist in lobby efforts, as well as to hire a part-time administrative assistant to “coordinate paperwork, arrange meetings and disseminate information”.
On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.
Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim climb onto the handrail of the bridge but nothing after that. There was no one else present. It is unknown whether the victim jumped deliberately or fell accidently.
Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) leading-edge initiative, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, is wrapping up Phase 1 with two communities in the Columbia Basin now equipped with action plans on how to adapt to impacts of climate change at a local level.
Photo: NDP MLA Katrine Conroy
On Sept. 1, the B.C. Liberals presented their post-election budget, and offered the people of B.C. nothing other than a new tax for consumers, increased Medical Services Plan premiums and cuts to service says Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy.
Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) invites Basin youth ages 15-29 to sign up now for CURRENTS: Columbia Basin Trust Youth Water Forum 2009, being held in Golden, September 25-27 at the Kicking Horse River Lodge.
Monday morning saw police managing an unusual situation after a huge St. Bernard dog became trapped in a dumpster – with the garbage collectors en route.
Castlegar RCMP Const. Sherry Karn said the call came in around 7 a.m. from staff at the Kootenay Market, who were concerned about the dog unwittingly ending up in a landfill. She said it appeared the dog had climbed up into the dumpster using some boards that were leaned against the receptacle, essentially forming a ramp – but then was unable to get out again.
by Barb Houston
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) has been a troublesome aquatic invader in British Columbia since the 1970’s, impacting waterways in the Okanagan and elsewhere. Unfortunately, a recent survey funded by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Fortis BC, confirmed that this aquatic invader has made its way into the Kootenay River system. Thick mats were detected in the Kootenay River and plants were also found at several locations in Kootenay Lake.