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Wage subsidy program inviting applications
Businesses and organizations around the valley can once again hire students through the Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) School Works program.
ELECTION 2015: NDP focus on natural disasters
NDP leader Tom Mulcair recently announced a plan to assist provinces and territories in fighting wildfires and other natural disasters.
ELECTION 2015: Liberal candidate expounds on value of debates
the riding’s candidates are working to make their policy points and commitments clear.
ELECTION 2015: Green earns conservation award
Green Party candidate Bill Green travelled to Portland, Oregon to receive a conservation award from the American Fisheries Society.
Libertarian Party fields candidate
local voters will have the chance to consider a candidate from a fifth party.
Council Briefs: Crime increase no cause for concern
A familiar face took on an unfamiliar role at the Village of Canal Flats’ council meeting on August 10th.
ELECTION 2015: Conservative candidate Wilks sets debate requirements
NDP candidate challenged his opponents to form a debate committee, David Wilks has responded with a plan of his own.
Funding for community initaitives changes
The Columbia Valley Community Directed Funds program may have come to an end after its contract expired with CBT
ELECTION 2015: NDP candidate holds youth event in Invermere
Youth from across the valley met in Invermere on July 28th to attend a barbecue hosted by Kootenay-Columbia NDP Candidate Wayne Stetski.
Council Briefs: Canal Flats steps up fight against impaired drivers
Councillors from Canal Flats met for a regular council meeting on July 27th
Editorial: Candidates’ media relations analyzed
Kootenay-Columbia is a massive riding, which spans three regional districts and several major communities.
ELECTION 2015: MP candidate touts Liberal environment plan
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have released a 12-page plan for the environment, and by extension, the economy.
OCP process engages Toby Benches community
Toby Benches is about to receive an Official Community Plan of its own, which will replace the oldest Land Use Strategy in RDEK.
ELECTION 2015: Wilks declines debate committee invite
July 17th marked the deadline for Kootenay-Columbia NDP candidate Wayne Stetski’s challenge to his opposing candidates.
Canal Flats completes major water upgrades
Residents in Canal Flats have less than a month before they can start tasting the benefits of the new water system upgrade.
Hydro hikes loom for senior E-Plus customers
8,000 homeowners around the province are at risk of their wallets becoming considerably lighter at the hands of BC Hydro.
Council Briefs: Park user fees waived for fishers-to-be
Canal Flats’ council meeting drew a five-person crowd to hear discuss fishing, auditing, arena renovations and funding for Tilley.
Spillimacheen fire reaches 100 per cent containment
The occupants of a residence north of Spillimacheen have been told to return home, now that the forest fire is 100 per cent contained.
Triathletes prepare for Invermere
Racers from all over western Canada and beyond are set to descend on the valley on July 12 for Heart of the Rockies
MP Wilks calls for marijuana policy changes
David Wilks has advocated for the continued criminalization of marijuana since being elected in 2011