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by Shara JJ Cooper on Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:31am

Local farmers gathered in front of Kocomos Coffee House, Thursday, armed with picket signs and friendly smiles as they protested the coming changes to the agricultural land reserve (ALR).

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by Michelle Croissant on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:20am

It’s been somewhat quiet for local RCMP over the last week. According to Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison, both the Grand Forks and Midway detachments had a total of 89 files. Most of those included...

by Contributor on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:40pm
Christina Gateway Community Development Association (CGCDA) and the government of British Columbia has signed a contract for a B.C. job creation partnership to create up to four jobs for 10...

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CONTEST: April 2014 -- Wildways Bike Tune-up

CONTEST: April 2014 -- Wildways Bike Tune-up

Welcome to the eleventh monthly contest hosted by the Boundary Sentinel. 

To participate, write a comment -- any PG comment -- in the comment boxes below. You'll need to set up an account if you don't already have one. You can find the registration page here. Don't forget to make sure the account has a valid email address so we can notify you if you win!

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

LETTER: Why Teachers May Be Forced Into Job Action

Like all of you, teachers only want the best for their students.

Despite bargaining for more than a year with the government there has been little progress made at the negotiating table.

We have been waiting, very patiently, for the government to provide the necessary funding required for us to move forward in achieving a negotiated collective agreement.

Regional News

Police searching for man who left KBRH against doctors orders Saturday

A young man went missing from the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Saturday afternoon. — File photo

Trail RCMP are actively searching for a young man who left the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Alex Willness, 19, left the hospital at 12:10 p.m. against doctors orders.

KBRH staff contacted the RCMP for assistance in finding Willness.

An area search was conducted immediately and an RCMP Dog Unit was also brought in to assist with that search. 

It is believed that Willness ran into an East Trail neighbourhood, but has not been seen since.

RCMP report woman's body recovered from Columbia River

RCMP report woman's body recovered from Columbia River

Trail RCMP are reporting that a body of a woman has been recovered from the Columbia River Friday (April 18) at approximately 7 p.m.

The body was recovered with the assistance of Search and Rescue near the Trail Airport.

RCMP would not confirm the body is that of a missing Slocan Park woman, last seen in the Trail area Tuesday (April 15).

The RCMP in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service is awaiting a positive identification.

RCMP said foul play is not suspected.

Provincial & National

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

Police not confirming that Dutch arrest of 35-year-old is connected with Amanda Todd

The suicide of B.C.'s 15-year-old Amanda Todd (in October 2012) is being rehashed in the media after a much-publicized arrest in the Netherlands, of a 35-year-old man whom police are not confirmiing may have been one of Todd's tormentors.

Police issue the following statement this afternoon:

CAMRA calls for better beer legislation

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Despite the growing popularity of craft beer in British Columbia, many consumers are still being left in the dark when it comes to knowing exactly what’s in their glass and a local consumer advocacy group is asking them to make a fuss about it.