by Michelle Croissant on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:46am

The Grand Forks and Midway region saw a significant decline in police files this past week, according to Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison, dropping to 62 files from 81 the previous week. However...

by Contributor on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:43am

Boundary Regional RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for several charges and is believed to be staying in Surrey.

On or about July...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:32pm

Community Futures Boundary, the Boundary Regional Chamber of Commerce and City of Grand Forks held the annual Small Business Awards Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Grand Forks Curling Rink. 

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Boundary candidate profiles

Boundary candidate profiles

Here is a compiled list of candidates who have filled out our questionnaire or submited profiles. The list contains their name and the first paragraph of their profile. It will be updated as new information is received and remain on the home page until after election day. 

* This may not be a full list of the candidates. To read about who's running, follow this link

Op/Ed: Need "Good" reason to run for council

Op/Ed: Need "Good" reason to run for council

This Op/Ed was originally shared on a Boundary Facebook group and then sent to us for publication. 

Ever wonder what motivates a person to run for municipal council? While some run with the best of intentions, some folks have really bad, or at least really misguided, motives.

 Here are my top five bad reasons to run:

Regional News

Tuition-Free Training Offered for Potential Transportation and Forestry Workers

Selkirk College is offering tuition-free opportunities for unemployed and under-employed residents to get the training they need for careers in the transportation and forest industries.

Responding to specific needs in the region, Selkirk College has partnered with the federal and provincial governments in launching two tuition-free programs to get unemployed and under-employed residents the training they need to be job ready.

Starting in November, eligible individuals have an opportunity to enrol in Professional Driver Training (Class 1) or Safety in Resource Industry (Forestry Training).

Selkirk College Joins Effort to Dig Deeper into Opportunities for Rural Policy

The Selkirk College component of the Rural Policy Learning Commons will be coordinated by Dr. Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk’s Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (left) and Rhys Andrews, Dean of Applied Research at Selkirk College (right).

Selkirk College has entered a partnership with leading post-secondary institutions from around the world in a project that aims to enhance prosperity in rural regions.

Brandon University was recently awarded a seven-year $2.5 million grant from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to lead the project.

Provincial & National

COMMENT: Canada's capital gains taxes hurt economy, reform could liberate 'locked-in' capital

COMMENT: Canada's capital gains taxes hurt economy, reform could liberate 'locked-in' capital

The Fraser Institute

Capital gains taxes stifle investment, discourage entrepreneurship, and damage Canada’s economy, notes a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

Drivers are advised to watch out for deer and other animals on local roads and highways, particularly along Highway 3 through the Kootenays, Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, and Highway 33 between Rock Creek and Kelowna where many wildlife vehicle collisions occur.

The critical times to watch for wildlife on the roads are between 5-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. when animals are most active, light levels are changing, and traffic volumes are higher as people drive to and from work.