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Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline

Shuttle service to West Kootenay ski hills resumes this winter

“We are encouraging more destination travellers to book ski holidays to the West Kootenay.”

Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline
Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo

Rossland chocolatier plans move to cannabis edibles

Council approves zoning change to accomodate processing facility

Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday in Nelson.                                John Boivin photo

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday in Nelson.                                John Boivin photo
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin
Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals

Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals

The same-sex couple could arrive in town as soon as mid-September

Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals
Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay mills weathering perfect storm in industry

Most say they’re set to persevere through tough economic times

Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Castlegar police say missing woman found safe
Castlegar police say missing woman found safe
Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Darilee Nolie was last seen earlier this week.

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman
The City of Rossland will be installing a public washroom downtown for the convenience of locals and tourists. (File photo)

Core funding to boost spending on tourism services for Rossland

Resort Municipalities grants will pay for a public washroom, better signage, and shuttle services

The City of Rossland will be installing a public washroom downtown for the convenience of locals and tourists. (File photo)
Felix Belczyk (left) and Ben Conroy co-own the Spirit Leaf franchise.                                The Spirit Leaf franchise owners say it’ll be customer service that makes the difference. (Photo by: John Boivin)

Trio of pot shops to open in Castlegar by July, owners hope

Each trying to find a way to stand out from the pack

Felix Belczyk (left) and Ben Conroy co-own the Spirit Leaf franchise.                                The Spirit Leaf franchise owners say it’ll be customer service that makes the difference. (Photo by: John Boivin)
Jeff Weaver says Jimmy’s Cannabis won’t open their Rossland store until later this summer, if all the provincial approvals come through.                                 Photo: John Boivin

Rossland’s pot shop still a few months away from opening

Jeff Weaver says he’s confident his chain is being prudent with its plans

Jeff Weaver says Jimmy’s Cannabis won’t open their Rossland store until later this summer, if all the provincial approvals come through.                                 Photo: John Boivin
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Trail engineering firm shares research on international stage

Austin Engineering uses digitally fabricated dam models for in-house testing

  • Jun 12, 2019
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Province to spend $1 million on Castlegar airport

Province to spend $1 million on Castlegar airport

One of 16 airports given grants for improvements this year

Province to spend $1 million on Castlegar airport
MTI has begun offering charters for West Kootenay groups looking for transportation in the region. Submitted photo

Castlegar player enters charter bus service in West Kootenay

MTI hopes to fill gap left by the closing of Queen City Shuttle service

MTI has begun offering charters for West Kootenay groups looking for transportation in the region. Submitted photo
Interfor’s Castlegar mill. (Photo: Chelsea Novak)

Interfor to reduce Castlegar, Grand Forks mill hours next month to cut production

Company says low lumber prices and high log costs forcing its hand

Interfor’s Castlegar mill. (Photo: Chelsea Novak)
Cannabis promoters call for ‘reset’ of federal pot rules

Cannabis promoters call for ‘reset’ of federal pot rules

Changes in regulation are causing chaos for small growers, say letter’s authors

Cannabis promoters call for ‘reset’ of federal pot rules
Health Canada’s new policies for cannabis licences is being criticized by small growers. File photo

Kootenay cannabis growers, analysts pan new Health Canada policy

New requirement to build facility before licence approval will discourage growers from going legit

Health Canada’s new policies for cannabis licences is being criticized by small growers. File photo
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
BC Small Cannabis Producers and Processors has published a discussion paper stemming from public consultations. (Black Press file photo)

Cannabis co-op promoters issue report after Kootenay meetings

Small producers group plans to incorporate a co-op later this year

BC Small Cannabis Producers and Processors has published a discussion paper stemming from public consultations. (Black Press file photo)
Cannabis co-op promoters issue report after Kootenay meetings

Cannabis co-op promoters issue report after Kootenay meetings

Small producers group plans to incorporate a co-op later this year

Cannabis co-op promoters issue report after Kootenay meetings