by Boundary Sentinel on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:22pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a motor vehicle incident near Christina Lake on March 26. She was Amanda Louise Koppin, aged 33, of Christina Lake....

by Contributor on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:24am

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC regrets to announce that it will no longer be involved with the Multi Agency Accommodation Project (MAAP).

Grand Forks City Council`s decision to further...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:07pm

The Pharmasave Grand Forks in Grand Forks is the latest addition has...

Recent News

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Let's talk Spanish classes, Easter and chickens

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Let's talk Spanish classes, Easter and chickens

It’s that time of year, folks – time for another of our massive Book Sales! Our Spring Book Sale will be held on Thursday, April 9 (10 am – 8 pm); Friday, April 10 (10 am – 5 pm); and Saturday, April 11 (10 am – 2 pm). Organized and run by our fabulous Friends of the Library group, this sale will include a tremendous amount of books (and yes, you can donate books for the sale anytime between now and then). All sales are by donation, and funds will go towards supporting the library.

Spring Break

GF council "rethinks" 10-year lease

GF council "rethinks" 10-year lease

At this week's regular meeting, Grand Forks city council made a decision to seek grant funding to help determine long term planning for transitional housing in the community. This resolution has an impact on the request from the Multi Agency Accommodation Project, known as MAAP, which requested council support a ten-year lease on the current location of the project on Riverside Drive.

Regional News

A Deeper Exploration of the Doukhobor Connection to Peace

Selkirk College Instructor Takaia Larsen at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus where Peace 216: The Doukhobors will be offered from April 27 to May 1. — Bob Hall photo

Selkirk College is cracking open the door to one of the most influential cultures in our region with a new Mir Centre for Peace Summer Institute offering starting at the end of April.

An intensive five-day course, Peace 216: The Doukhobors offers a study of the Doukhobors and their connection to issues of peace and conflict. Open to everyone, the course will explore the beginnings in Russia to the current realities. Doukhobor history and culture will be examined with attention to themes of peace, pacifism, violence and non-violence, community, and utopia.

Integrated Community Clerkship May Help Find Doctors for the Kootenays

 Lauren Galbraith is currently involved with the UBC’s Integrated Community Clerkship in Nelson and Trail. — Submitted photo

Despite the pristine lake, somewhat snowy mountains and a vibrant cultural scene, the Kootenays, much like the rest of the Interior of the province, are short on doctors.

According to BC Medical Journal, Canada's medical schools graduate a little more than half of the number of physicians required. And believe it or not, these doctors are not settling in the mountainous paradise of the Kootenays.

The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Integrated Community Clerkship and upcoming Rural Residency Program seek to change this problem.

Provincial & National

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

A Surrey man took the skytrain to a mall food court while suffering visible gunshot wounds yesterday, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Hedderson.

Hedderson said Surrey police got a call at roughly 4:45 p.m. indicating there was a man in the food court of the Surrey City Centre mall who had apparently been shot.

NDP MLA proposes new bill to help protect animals in distress

NDP MLA Selina Robinson poses for a picture with advocates from the BC SPCA outside the  legislature on Thursday. — Submitted photo

NDP MLA Selina Robinson introduced a bill in the legislature on Thursday that would help prevent animals from suffering or dying in vehicles without adequate ventilation.

The Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA proposed the Distressed Animals Act after the tragic 2014 case of the six dogs who died after being left in the back of pickup truck covered by a canopy for 40 minutes.