Today saw ground-breaking ceremonies for a gaming centre slated to open beside the airport next June in Castlegar.
More than one official expressed relief to see the oft-delayed $6.5-million construction finally under way.
"I believe that today's groundbreaking reflects a growing confidence in Castelgar as a place of choice for new business in the West Kootenay Region," said Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff.
“The closing of the Nelson Daily News and the loss of 25 jobs in this community is another blow to rural BC,” said BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, today. He was reacting to yesterday’s news that BC media chain Black Press purchased eleven papers from Glacier Media, including the Nelson Daily News, the Trail Daily Times and the Grand Forks Gazette. Black Press plans on closing down the Nelson paper.
In a letter to President David Black, Atamanenko called for the CEO’s reconsideration of the Nelson paper’s closure.
I've heard it said that raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jello to a tree. It's only fair to my adolescent readers to point out that, from their perspective, dealing with parents is often a very similar experience. So, what does this have to do with technology? Well, McAfee just released a report in which they looked at the computer use of 1,357 10- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. While I don't recommend McAfee anti-virus or any of their other products, I definitely recommend giving their report a quick read here.
The Grounds for Haiti Fundraising Initiative has reached its goal and volunteers are thrilled at the outcome. “Grounds for Haiti was a grass-roots effort that people and businesses embraced even when they may have already helped in the beginning after Haiti’s earthquake,” Volunteer Helen Bobbitt said.
British Columbians cannot afford to let Enbridge bring the devastation of the BP oil spill to their coast. That's the message a delegation of B.C. First Nations is bringing back from the Gulf of Mexico today, after a four-day tour of the Gulf Coast area affected by the BP oil spill.
"Everywhere we went people told us the same thing: if you have a choice when
it comes to big oil development, don't do it. And if you do, prepare for the worst," said Gerald Amos, a councilor with the Haisla Nation.
The hurt has begun: BC consumers are now being hit with a higher sales tax (HST) almost every where they turn. And as a result some of those who can hardly afford it, like food servers, are already taking the hit.
The 2010 Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathalon was challenging for the participants, but worth all their hard work. There were individual participants from youth to seniors, and teams took a run at the prizes too. Biking the hill up from the townsite, swimming the lake, and running the course on a hot day worked up a sweat for the treats served up by the Grand Forks Rotary Club at the end of the race. 95 individuals and 18 teams of two or three members vied for the trophies at this intense race.
This summer, Whitewater Ski Resort plans to install its new Glory Ridge Chair. The chair was formerly identified as the BS1 lift in the Master Plan, and will service the terrain currently referred to as the Backside. “The mountain crew, in cooperation with mother nature, hope to have the lift ready to load as conditions permit this coming season” says General Manager Brian Cusack.
Local hockey fans can now track more than just one Castlegar hockey hero in the NHL – the Oilers' Shawn Horcoff will now have to share the local limelight with Luke Walker, 20, who was fifth-round draft choice for the Colorado Avalanche.