Timothy Schafer

Carbon offsets purchase under review following scathing report

BC's auditor general claimed the carbon offsets program was "not credible" in achieving the province's carbon neutral initiative.

School District 20 – Balanced budget forcing more staff cuts

More staff cuts are coming as SD20 prepares to balance its books and fill in the blanks on its budget for the coming school year.

Rossland native identified as avalanche victim

Sunday's fatal avalanche in Revelstoke claims local man

Rossland school survey shows support for tax increase

Results from a week-long city wide poll found that 60% of responders supported an increase in taxation to continue K-12 education.

City staff warns carbon neutrality could cost Trail

Climate action plan takes time and money to implement

Kootenay Red Cross disaster assistance team seeks volunteers

Group helps victims of disasters throughout Greater Trail region

Smoke detector alerts Rossland occupants

A smoke alarm earned its keep early Wednesday morning when it alerted a family of four to a structure fire that had broken out.

Southern Interior MP says budget fails rural regions

MP Alex Atamanenko says federal budget short on results for rural B.C.

Hunting regulation changes not a good thing: TWA president

A change to hunting regulations to make the pursuit more accessible to youth and first-time hunters isn’t a win situation.

Labour market analysis to support resort community of Rossland

The Golden City will be part of a new study to help build and expand the labour market in the province’s resort communities.

Municipalities cash in on community grants from province

Strategic Community Investment Fund money goes straight into municipal coffers.

New projects help health care delivery in Trail

Seniors and those suffering mental health, substance abuse issues
targeted in Interior Health projects

Camping season gets started online

Discover Camping, the province’s camping reservation system, opened for another season Friday.

Burn survivor shares story with Trail students

Spencer Beach spoke to the students for one hour on how the decisions they make now could greatly influence the rest of their lives.

Greater Trail program aimed to support those battling chronic disease

The community-based program is being expanded in Trail and it intended to improve the lives of patients.

Public playing safe in West Kootenay backcountry, says local SAR president

Despite worsening backcountry avalance conditions, people are getting the message and playing it safe.

Event highlights need for support home

The Akua Puali gala fundraising event in Fruitvale on March 23 will raise awareness for the need to house special needs adults.

End of HST will cost Greater Trail municipalities

The City of Trail will pay a little more but it will be of minimal impact to its operations, said Rino Merlo, deputy director of finance.

2013 BC Election – Few challengers for Kootenay West

With Election Day on May 14, incumbent Katrine Conroy is the only declared candidate.

Montrose, Fruitvale pull out of regional waste plan

Montrose and Fruitvale have pulled out of the regional Liquid Waste Management Plan.