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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday, July 10, 2015 – 8:51am

The term ‘explosive’ is an exaggeration often used to get people excited about something, but make no mistake – it’s a 100-per-cent-accurate description of the Firefighter Games (see attached video, in which the 2014 opening ceremonies include blowing up a car and RV, and check out the resulting 100-plus-foot fireball).

Family fun was never cooler than this!

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by Contributor on Friday, July 10, 2015 – 5:40pm

Ed. Note: for the context of this letter, see full coverage by following this link.

I just want to give a huge thanks to all those who played a part in allowing me and my family to keep Chumlee and Rosie.

I first must thank my wonderful neighbours who signed my original petition that I submitted to city council and the creation of an online petition that was signed by almost 600 people within 24 hours.  The support you showed us was amazing.

I would like to thank the various media and social network outlets that told our story which led to the overwhelming support of this wonderful community we call home.

by Columbia Power on Friday, July 10, 2015 – 5:30pm

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, celebrated the grand opening of the $900 million, 335 MW Waneta Expansion Project, near Trail today. The official grand opening celebration took place at the facility with project stakeholders, contractors, government representatives, and First Nations.

by Contributor on Friday, July 10, 2015 – 12:35pm

I read your article: Fire/downed power line on Columbia, Samaritans step up in a huge way, and thought it would be valuable to share some tips on how to stay safe if you come across a downed power line.

Safety is a guiding principle at FortisBC. Our crews are highly trained to respond to situations like yesterday’s events and their first priority on site will always be to ensure the safety of the surrounding area.

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by CBT on Friday Jul 10 2015

Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadians have better access to these and many other online opportunities, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, and David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay–Columbia, announced that the Government of Canada will provide $3.34 million to Columbia Basin Trust to bring high-speed Internet services to approximately 11,000 households in British Columbia.

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