Independent power production discussion/input link from Aimee Watson Area D Director Aug. 1 2019

For all those keen on discussing independent power production and/or those aware of the various barriers to producing power and selling it to the grid, the BC Government is currently seeking input on the Standing Offer Program.

SOP Is what, mostly, regulates how one can sell into the grid. This is a major barrier for many including our regional municipalities who are eager to see watersheds that provide our drinking water also become how we power our communities.

For details on the SOP and where you can provide your input:
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/…/consulta…/standing-offer-program/

 

Interior Forest Renewal

I just came from a workshop with the province, community forests, industry leaders from mills to tenure holders, non profits and local government that outlined five key areas of interest the BC Government is seeking input on.

The riveting policy paper and input forms can be found here:
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/…/interior-forest-renewal-forest-…/

Letter from CCC, Bill Kestell, March 2019

March 19, 2019

As per Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd (CCC) LINKS submissions on March 18, 2018 & April 23, 2018, CCC has been working on forest development on the Salisbury Ck/Bulmer Ck Face Unit during the past year.  CCC is finalizing information to present to the community showing the preliminary proposed forest development.  CCC is planning to schedule a public meeting at the Argenta Community Hall early to mid May, 2019.  CCC will provide notification of the date and time as this information is determined.

CCC’s objective of the meeting is to present an overview of the Argenta Forest Development Unit showing the forest development area net down due to the Purcell Wilderness, OGMA, GAR Creek Reserve, Woodlot,private land and constrained areas, show the proposed development in Salisbury/Bulmer Face & begin public discussion around the proposed development and to discuss CCC’s next steps.

Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd wants to clarify some false information that CCC, and the Selkirk Forest District have been recently questioned about:  CCC has NOTsubmitted a cutting permit or road permit, and CCC does NOT havean issued/approved cutting permit or road permit for any area that is in the Argenta Forest Development Unit (FDU), as per CCC’s Forest Stewardship Plan’s identified FDUs.  Subsequently, CCC will NOTbe beginning road right-of-way logging and/or road construction and/or cutblock harvesting in the near future.

Submitted by:

Bill Kestell, RPF

Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd

Woodlands Manager

Hospice

Kaslo and Area Hospice

Services are offered throughout the Regional District of Central Kootenay including Ainsworth, Kaslo, Lardeau, Cooper Creek, Meadow Creek, Howser, Argenta and Johnsons Landing. Well trained volunteers provide confidential support than can include:

  • Phone calls and visits with clients and families to give emotional support;
  • Help with practical day to day needs like appointments and outings;
  • Respite time to give at-home caregivers a break;
  • Bereavement / grief support after the death of a loved one.

Families may contact hospice office directly or ask doctors, home care provider or hospital staff to contact hospice on their behalf. All services are free. Training programs for hospice volunteers available.

Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake
Kemball Memorial Building
201 – 312 4th Street Kaslo, BC
V0G 1M0
PH: (250) 353-2299

 

Healthcare directory

Victorian Health Centre of Kaslo PH:(250) 353-2211

http://www.rccbc.ca/Kaslo/hospital-and-healthcare-centre-information

Emergency Department open Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

Primary Health Centre: PH (250) 353-2291  choose #5 .
(Open Monday to Friday 9 to 430)

Appointments can be made for the weekend by calling the PHC office during the week.

Kootenay Lake Hospital: (Nelson):PH (250) 352-3111

Kootenay Boundary Hospital: (Trail): PH (250) 368-3311

Kootenay Boundary Regional Mental Health: (Trail)
PH (250) 364-6262

Local Artisans

ARTISTS D.Borsos  Airheart Designs: Original pastels and cards. dborsos@lardeauvalley.com  PH: (250) 366-4325 B. Canterbury Canterbury Leatherwork PH: (250) 366-4427  GD Argenta BC V0G1B0
Spring Shine, Sculpture: springshinesculptur.com PH: (250) 353 3105
Yvonne Boyd Grasshopper Lane Artworks: GD Argenta BC V0G1B0 wood marquetry, oil and acrylics, soapstone sculpture, stained glass, face and body painting  PH: (250) 366-4664  grasshopperlane@gmail.com Kris De Saeger: Illustrator,  Krisdesaegar@yahoo.co.uk PH: (250) 366-4292
Brynne Carra Photography
Brynne Carra Photography
Louis Bockner photography http://www.louisbockner.com lbockner@hotmail.com LaserdIt Laser etching and cutting on wood, stone, glass and acrylic. http://www.laserdit.ca laserdit@lardeauvalley.com PH: (250) 366-4206 Jim Lawrence Nature Photographer  http://www.kootenayreflections.com jim@kootenayreflections.com
Christopher Peterson Mixed Media Sculpture: large wood & stone sculpture using local materials PH: (250) 366-4226 Shine Designs one of a kind needle felted sculpture, clothing and accessories. Find Elisa Shine on Esty or Elisa Shine Felted Design on Pinterest. PH: (250) 366-1003 Cell: (250) 353 3416 email elisashine@yahoo.com Nichol Ward clay sculpture and mixed media nicholward@gmail.com PH: (250) 366-4454