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Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

School District 8 swears in new board

Four new trustees join the Kootenay Lake board of education

  • Nov 17, 2018

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Stewart Taylor left a musical legacy behind

The Cranbrook musical community is mourning the passage of one of its central personalities

B.C. university pride group replaces white supremacy posters

Around 50 people walked through downtown Victoria to share posters of love

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Meet Canada's first Indigenous woman to start her own airline
Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact
Suspect hunters caught on video by motorist near Spences Bridge
People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

Pit bull cross, chihuahua owners must split costs for dogfight damage, judge rules

Eac side responsible for $577.43 towards injuries in Comox Valley incident

USW forestry workers headed for mediation

738 workers in East Kootenay, a further 175 in West Kootenay

Demand for special education grows in School District 8

Jewett Elementary meanwhile has just five students this year

Shorter hours announced for Nelway, Carson border crossings

The crossings will close at 8 p.m. beginning Nov. 26

Caribou maternity pen project nears its end by Revelstoke

Experts say work needs to continue to prevent extinction

Interactive map documents accidental deaths in Kootenay Boundary region

The research hopes to save lives in motor vehicle, recreational and drowning accidents

Conservatiave nomination won by four votes

Columbia Valley’s Wendy Booth loses to Morrison for Conservative nomination by four votes

Creston’s Chief Election Officer applies for judicial recount

Judicial recount to confirm accuracy of vote, says Chief Elections Officer

Regional news recap

The top news stories in Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

Drag queens receive royal treatment during Elk Valley Pride

Vancouver drag queens discuss the importance of Pride and growing acceptance of LGBTQ community

Record-breaking $113 million Lotto Max jackpot up for grabs

This is Canada’s highest top prize offering ever and includes 53 Max Millions

Regional news recap

A look at the top news stories this week in Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

City of Kimberley gives go ahead to two cannabis dispensaries

Applications are moving through Liquor Control Board process

Kootenay growers call for ban on hemp production in region

Concern that low-THC hemp could spoil outdoor-grown cannabis crop