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CBT gives over $1 million to local trail initiatives

Over $1 million will go to 23 projects and 16 organizations to improve trail networks across the Columbia Basin. Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) officials said the funding will ensure the trails are in good shape and provide an enjoyable experience. “These programs offer a two-pronged approach to growing and upkeeping the...

Nelson Museum hires new executive director

The hunt for a new executive director for the Nelson Museum Archives and Gallery is over. Jennifer Dunkerson has been appointed to take on the role.  The museum board broke the news in a media release this afternoon. The search for a new executive director has been underway since September...

South Slocan schoolhouse demo to start this month

A 93-year-old former elementary school in South Slocan will soon only be a memory.  The RDCK-owned building was originally scheduled for demolition in 2021 but the costs associated with the project were unfeasible at the time.   The demolition is set to begin before the end of the month, and Joe...

Kootenays not included in speculation and vacancy tax expansion

The B.C. government is expanding speculation and vacancy tax to 13 new municipalities, but there are still no Kootenay communities that have made the list. The tax is designed to turn vacant homes into housing for people in British Columbia by taxing people who own the home but don't live...

Aimee Watson re-elected RDCK chair

Area D director Aimee Watson has been re-elected as chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors for the sixth year in a row.   Watson was nominated by directors Aidan McLaren-Caux and Colin Ferguson. She was the only nominee for the position this year.   “It is...

New chair and vice-chair acclaimed for SD8 Board of Education

Kootenay Lake’s School District 8 has elected Dawn Lang and Julie Bremner as chair and vice-chair of the school board.   The election was held last week, during SD8’s monthly school board meeting. Lang, who represents Kaslo and area, was elected uncontested as the new chair, moving into the role...
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