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Free transit for torch celebration

Free transit will be provided to the Olympic torch relay celebration later this month. Deploying two buses at each of Spruceland and Pine Centre, they'll shuttle passengers to Exhibition Park and back during the evening of Jan.

Council to wait and see on Pine Valley

City council members made no commitment either way Monday night after hearing from a group fighting to keep the Pine Valley Golf Centre in its current location.

School cuts to be centre of meeting

Tonight, parents and stakeholders hope the waiting will be at least partially over, but the worrying may be just beginning over school closures and cuts to the local education budget. At 7 p.m.

Art gallery memberships

Two Rivers art gallery encourages residents to renew their memberships by Feb. 24 prior to increased rates on March 1. Memberships are still $27 for individuals, $22 for students and seniors and $43 for a family.

Spanish speech and dance

The Latino Association is offering conversational Spanish lessons for beginners. Classes begin Jan. 25 at John McInnis secondary school. Cost is $110. For more information call Esperanza at 250-562-9021 or e-mail:

No certainty in report

The District Sustainability Committee is only offering a set of possibilities in tonight's report. It contains no absolute decisions, said superintendent of schools Brian Pepper.

Fleet financing changes approved

Changes to the way the city finances its acquisitions of vehicles and machinery were approved during Monday night's city council meeting.

CNIB needs funding help

Following 90 years of providing library services to visually impaired Canadians, the CNIB is calling on the federal and provincial governments for assistance.

Nominate a child-care provider

Nominations are being accepted for the provincial government's 2010 Child Care Awards of Excellence which recognize exceptional contributions made by early childhood educators and licensed family child-care providers across B.C.

Change approved for setting council salaries

City council approved a change Monday night in the way their salaries are established. They'll now be based on the average annual increase in the public administration industry as determined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.