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Grand Forks boundary extension being submitted to B.C. government

A proposal to expand the northwestern city boundary of Grand Forks is now off to the B.C. government for review. City council approved the submission Monday, April 15, after extensive public review. The extension would add almost 95 hectares (234 acres) to the city including land for the proposed 800-home Copper...

Used tire collection event planned for Grand Forks in May

The Tire Stewardship of BC will be hosting its annual tire collection event in Grand Forks on May 4. Residents can drop off their old or unused tires, on or off rim, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Integra Tires, located at 283 Central Avenue. The stewardship said in a...

CKISS urging anglers to help prevent spread of whirling disease

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) is asking anglers to do their part in keeping an invasive parasite from spreading to local waterways. "This urgent call comes in response to Parks Canada's decision to close all bodies of water in British Columbia's Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, with restrictions...

Province launching dedicated wildfire training and education centre

A first-of-its-kind wildfire training and education centre in North America will be set up at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The centre was the flagship recommendation from Premier David Eby's emergencies task force. “Last summer, British Columbians endured the worst wildfire season our province has ever seen, and we only got...

Another KIJHL team on the move

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will welcome the River Rush into the fold, as the Leagues approved the relocation of the North Okanagan Knights to Quesnel. The team, now known as the River Rush, is the second relocation approved by the league in the past two weeks with the Summerland...

West Kootenay Regional Airport secures additional funding for expansion project

The West Kootenay Regional Airport has received an additional $1.6 million for upgrades to the facility's aviation apron through BC's Air Access Program.  Last January, the airport secured $2.35 million to expand the facility through Transport Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program. However, airport manager Maciej Habrych told Castlegar City Council on...
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