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Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair

Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair

Dozens of companies are on hand today, Nov. 15 at the Ktunaxa Nation Building in Cranbrook

Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair
It was all smiles as West Kootenay Social Enterprise Society received the certificate for their work in developing inclusive employment. (Photo by John Boivin)

West Kootenay business honoured for creating supported employment

The WK Social Enterprise Society has helped reduce barriers to jobs for 25 years

It was all smiles as West Kootenay Social Enterprise Society received the certificate for their work in developing inclusive employment. (Photo by John Boivin)
The province spends $400 million annually clearing highways. (Submitted photo)

Castlegar, Grand Forks areas to see cleaner winter roads under new contract

YRB set to take over 10-year maintenance contract on Monday

The province spends $400 million annually clearing highways. (Submitted photo)
Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore will face no challengers this election. (File photo)

Moore slides into second term as mayor; lots of choice for council

As nomination period closes, 14 people seeking six council seats

Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore will face no challengers this election. (File photo)
Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)

VIDEO: Fires near Castlegar continue to grow

The Syringa Creek Complex is made up of three fires with a combined size of almost 8,000 hectares

Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)
Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts

Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts

RDKB issues alerts to more than 50 properties for two separate fires

Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts
FortisBC electricity rates won’t be going up this year.                                File photo

No change to FortisBC electricity rates for 2018

The BC Utilities Commission approved FortisBC’s request

  • Aug 8, 2018
FortisBC electricity rates won’t be going up this year.                                File photo
Darleen Van Sickle shows off the painting, safely back in her possession.

Lost painting returned to owner

Story in Castlegar News helps find artwork given away to thrift store

Darleen Van Sickle shows off the painting, safely back in her possession.
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
The warm welcome at the Castlegar airport. Adults left to right: Jan Micklethwaite, Sue Bushell, Bawi Vum, Christine DeMarco, Lun Lun San, Ko Ko Latt, Rosemary Manarin, Jill Peacock. In front are David and Samuel.

Malaysian family reunited in Rossland

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees to support newcomer in new life in Canada

  • Jun 5, 2018
The warm welcome at the Castlegar airport. Adults left to right: Jan Micklethwaite, Sue Bushell, Bawi Vum, Christine DeMarco, Lun Lun San, Ko Ko Latt, Rosemary Manarin, Jill Peacock. In front are David and Samuel.
Rossland’s downtown may get a bit busier with new mine exploration being planned

Mine exploration company bullish on old Rossland mine properties

Swath of claims purchased; test drilling to begin this fall

Rossland’s downtown may get a bit busier with new mine exploration being planned
Shambhala Music Festival will be holding a job fair at 295 Baker Street in Nelson on Wednesday, May 23 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Photo submitted

Shambhala hiring now underway

21st annual festival goes this August

  • May 13, 2018
Shambhala Music Festival will be holding a job fair at 295 Baker Street in Nelson on Wednesday, May 23 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Photo submitted
FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice

FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice

Community ambassadors to visit five centres

  • May 13, 2018
FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice
Nelson-based journalist Bob Keating’s article appeared in Issue 31 of Kootenay Mountain Culture. Photo supplied

Kootenay Mountain Culture lands award nomination for Columbia River Basin feature

‘The feature is reflective of our commitment to supporting the Kootenays’

  • May 12, 2018
Nelson-based journalist Bob Keating’s article appeared in Issue 31 of Kootenay Mountain Culture. Photo supplied
To learn more about the Smart Cities Challenge visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html.

Communities partner on Smart Kootenay Initiative

Rossland, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and regional districts have partnered for the initiative

  • Apr 12, 2018
To learn more about the Smart Cities Challenge visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html.
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Fun stunt highlights serious concern for rural B.C. towns

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo
The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)
The Needles ferry station. (Wikipedia)

Needles community ‘mournful’ after shooting

One of the men who died was a well-known businessman in Arrow Lakes area

The Needles ferry station. (Wikipedia)
An experimental vineyard is testing different varieties for hardiness.                                 Photo courtesy Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society.

Temperature study backs grape-growing plans

Arrow Lakes similar to Summerland for climate

An experimental vineyard is testing different varieties for hardiness.                                 Photo courtesy Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society.