Tag Archives: B.C. Government

Ktunaxa Nation lauds minister’s determination

The Ktunaxa Nation welcomes a recent B.C. Government decision that determined the proposed Glacier Resorts Ltd. development in the heart of Qat’muk would no longer be able to proceed. Minister of Environment Mary Polak announced on June 18 that the … > Read More

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Better at Home program to help seniors in valley

Seven communities in the Columbia Valley area have joined the Better at Home program thanks to $60,000 in funding from the B.C. government. The Columbia Valley is one of six new rural and remote areas receiving funding. The Better at … > Read More

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Funds help families with children in medical need

The Friends of Children Society has received $20,000 from the B.C. government to provide ongoing assistance to East Kootenay families with a child who must travel to receive medical care. “Friends of Children is an amazing organization that is a … > Read More

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Liberals table a balanced budget

The B.C. Liberal Government yesterday presented a 2015 provincial budget that is balanced with a small surplus – making the province the only one in Canada in the black. It is the third straight year that the province has tabled … > Read More

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Report notes how to address Koocanusa rec issues

A new report aims to reduce some of the issues that have arisen around Koocanusa Reservoir due to increased tourism and recreation on Crown land. These issues include degradation of sensitive grasslands and wildlife habitat, impacts on cultural areas, excessive … > Read More

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Online guide helps potential restaurateurs find info

The B.C. government has released a new online guide to make it easier to start a restaurant in British Columbia. The guide provides a downloadable, step-by-step checklist that includes timelines so you can track your progress to start a restaurant. … > Read More

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Province acting to save endangered caribou

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is taking immediate action to save caribou herds under threat from wolf predation in two separate and targeted actions: one in the South Selkirk Mountains and the other in the South … > Read More

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Partnerships lead to jobs, benefit communities

Cranbrook’s Anna Majkowski went from jobless to being groomed to take over a local history non-profit society that has given her a new lease on life, thanks to her local WorkBC Employment Services Centre. “I was unemployed and I couldn’t … > Read More

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Cranbrook chamber welcomes Site C approval

The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce welcomes the B.C. government’s decision to approve construction of the Site C dam project. Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister for Core Review, and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett and Premier Christy … > Read More

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Age-friendly grant for Sparwood

Sparwood is one of 28 British Columbia communities to be awarded an age-friendly community planning and project grant, the B.C. Government announced Dec. 11. Age-friendly community planning and project grants are in place to support strategies to help seniors stay … > Read More

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