by Shara JJ Cooper on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:48am

Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by...

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by Contributor on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:04am

Editor's note: Graham Watt also presented this topic to Grand Forks city councillors at their committee of the whole meeting, Aug. 18

A new garden for the community will...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:30pm

Two travellers were arrested by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), July 21st for smuggling firearms at the Osoyoos and Cascade ports of entry. Firearms were also seized at the Kingsgate...

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LIBRARY MUSINGS: Fermentation discussing coming up; successful fundraiser

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Fermentation discussing coming up; successful fundraiser

A great big thank You to the Friends of the Library for putting on a spectacular Starlight Dinner fundraiser.  And speaking of food...

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Join us for an informative and informal discussion about Fermenting – on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 pm. Learn about kombucha, kefir, pickles, kimchii, sauerkraut, vegetables and more. Share what you know, learn what you don’t!

Magazines

Mother Nature cools off Southeast Fire Centre; crews work to mop up Slocan Park wildfire

Fire crews caught a break with the recent rainy weather pattern that has covered the Southeast Fire Centre for the past few days. — Photo courtesy Southeast Fire Centre

What a difference a week makes.

Last week at this time some residents in the Slocan Valley were on evacuation alert praying the Slocan Park wildfire would continue to burn in the opposite direction — away from their homes.

Sunday, Information Officer Jordan Turner said the Southeast Fire Centre has received a “substantial amount of rain” that has shifted the focus of crews from “high alert” to “mop up.”

Regional News

No movement in impasse between city and union workers

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

The impasse between the City of Castlegar and its union workers seems as relentless as ever today, after the second day of labour action.

While not fully on strike per se, CUPE 2262 has issued a ban on overtime work as a first step after issuing 72-hour strike action notice on Friday, Aug. 15.

Chris Barlow, city director of Transportation and Public Works, said the ball is in the union’s court.

Hundreds of soldiers muster in region for exciting exercises

Hundreds of soldiers muster in region for exciting exercises

No, be not afraid, the Kootenays haven’t gone to war.

If you’re noticing an influx of military vehicles and personnel, it’s because roughly 450 reserve soldiers and 80 military vehicles from across the province are now in the area to begin a fascinating training exercise called Exercise Kootenay Cougar 2014.

According to Major Dan Thomas, Senior Reserve Public Affairs Officer, Third Canadian Division, boots are on the ground today.

Provincial & National

Ktunaxa Nation upset with Okanagan challenge of Incremental Treaty Agreement

Ktunaxa Nation upset with Okanagan challenge of Incremental Treaty Agreement

In media release, the Ktunaxa Nation said it is disappointed with the recent filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the Okanagan Nation Alliance challenging an Incremental Treaty Agreement reached between the Ktunaxa Nation and the Province of British Columbia in March 2013.
 
Under the Incremental Treaty Agreement, approximately 242 hectares of land near Nakusp in the Arrow Lakes region will be transferred from the Province to the Ktunaxa Nation in advance of a final Treaty.
 

BC Government announces Independent inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach

Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett (center) announces the independent engineering investigation and inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach Monday. — Photo courtesy BC Government

The Government of British Columbia, with the support of the Soda Creek Indian Band (Xats’ull First Nation) and Williams Lake Indian Band, has ordered an independent engineering investigation and inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach, and independent third-party reviews of all 2014 Dam Safety Inspections for every tailings pond at a permitted mine in the province.