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Arson suspect held in Grand Forks fires

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Arson suspect held in Grand Forks fires

The sun rose on the smouldering ruins of one Grand Forks hotel while another was damaged in two incidents the RCMP say are suspicious, reports the Grand Forks Gazette.

Greenwood has world’s best water

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by in West Kootenay

Greenwood has world’s best water

The City of Greenwood, Canada’s smallest city, can now boast they have the world’s best tap water according to an international competition, reports the CBC.

Teachers approve 3-day strike next week

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by in Regions

Teachers approve 3-day strike next week

The province’s teachers overwhelmingly approved a three-day strike that starts on Monday, reports the CBC.

This morning the B.C. Teachers’ Federation announced the results of a union vote that saw teachers vote 87 per cent in favour of the job action.

Avalanche warning for much of the Kootenays

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by in Regions

Avalanche warning for much of the Kootenays

Conditions in the backcountry are dangerous, says the Canadian Avalanche Centre after issuing a special warning about conditions in the province’s snowpack.

Cranbrook deer cull caught ‘non-target’ animals

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook deer cull caught ‘non-target’ animals

The final report on Cranbrook’s deer cull revealed contractors captured and killed 11 whitetail deer despite the fact mule deer where the intended targets of the city’s attempt to reduce the deer population, reports Sally Macdonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Missing skiers found safe

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by in Nelson

Missing skiers found safe

Two backcountry skiers from Nelson were found safe and sound, reports the RCMP.

In a press release sent out to media, Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel reports the two skiers, a man and a woman from Nelson, were found safe – if cold and wet – on Tuesday morning.

Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by in Trail

Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed

Trail’s city council wants to stop targeting pitbull terriers in their animal control bylaw, but describing a vicious dog as one that’s killed a person has raised concerns from at least one councillor, reports Val Rossi for the Trial Daily Times.

Trail hospital finds extra cash for night-shift docs

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by in Health, Trail

Trail hospital finds extra cash for night-shift docs

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is using a boost in funding from the province to increase pay for doctors taking the unpopular night shift, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

Court injunction stops Invermere’s deer cull

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by in Invermere

Court injunction stops Invermere’s deer cull

Invermere was set to start their deer cull in the next few days but a court injunction has stopped all work, reports Steve Jessel for the Invermere Valley Echo.

Bennett promoting Jumbo in France

Posted on 07. Feb, 2012 by in East Kootenay

Bennett promoting Jumbo in France

Bill Bennett, MLA for Kootenay East, is in France, talking with a ski resort company about projects in B.C., including the controversial Jumbo Glacier Resort, reports the CBC.