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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.

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.

How to protect Kootenay-Boundary heritage?

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by in Rossland

How to protect Kootenay-Boundary heritage?

The City of Rossland’s heritage commission could form the basis of a new service in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) that would focus on protecting the region’s heritage, reports Arne Petryshen for the Rossland News.

RDCK asks FortisBC to consult on smart meters

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by in West Kootenay

RDCK asks FortisBC to consult on smart meters

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has asked FortisBC to consult with the public about the issue of smart meters and give people the choice to opt out after hearing concerns about health effects, reports Greg Nesteroff in the Castlegar News.

The utility is considering using smart meters to measure power usage in West Kootenay homes.

Dramatic house fire captured on video

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by in Nelson

Dramatic house fire captured on video

A Nelson-area family is recovering after losing all their belongings in an early morning fire yesterday, reports Bob Hall for the Nelson Star.

Harold and Jeanine Koeltgen and their daughter Ava, 11, escaped the fire without any injuries.

Four calls in one week for Revelstoke SAR

Posted on 26. Jan, 2012 by in Revelstoke

Four calls in one week for Revelstoke SAR

It was a busy week for Revelstoke’s search and rescue crew last week when the team rescued seven people, reports Alex Cooper for the Revelstoke Times Review.

All the incidents ended well for those lost. One incident involved a skier and two others involved snowmobilers

‘Regional transit changes needed to stay viable’

Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by in West Kootenay

‘Regional transit changes needed to stay viable’

The Regional District of Central Kootenay needs to overhaul transit service in the West Kootenay if it’s to remain viable, reports the Nelson Star.

In a memo to the board, administrator Jim Gustafson wrote the $3 million transit system needs to change.

Taxi shut down worries Trail’s council

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by in Trail

Taxi shut down worries Trail’s council

In the wake of news that the company offering taxi service to Trail and Castlegar is shutting down at the end of the month, Trail has gone to the province asking for a rural transportation plan to solve the problem of moving people around the area, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.