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By Contributor On on Sunday Nov 21 2010
A growing number of Canadians are developing their own personal "brands" as part of a trend toward taking greater control over their careers, including steps to help differentiate themselves in a fast-changing workplace, according to the latest survey results from workforce solutions leader Kelly Services.
 
The findings are part of the...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

 

Seasoned professional work in a variety of genres, from wood work, fibre art, glass, jewellery and pottery, as well as emerging artisans will be available for Christmas gifts at the upcoming annual craft showcase. 
 
See the handcrafted, traditional Santas and other Christmas decorations by Caron Leroy. Touch the smooth, flawless wooden bowls and vessels turned in...
By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

Like a one-man orchestra, Belarus-born Alexander Sevastian’s lightening-fast mastery of the accordion creates a rich, multi-layered sound that swells and stretches across a room, painting the listener’s mind with vivid imagery. 

A master of his craft, this three-time International Accordion Competition winner began playing at the tender age of seven. Now, Sevastian tours extensively...

By Anisah Madden On on Sunday Nov 14 2010
Heated, passionate comments arose from the public as a film and panel presentation on the subject of poverty in this community and across the nation brought the issue of the working poor to the forefront. Over 80 people attended the screening of the film "Poor No More" and a poverty forum co-sponsored by MP Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) and the Boundary Women's Resource...
By Contributor On on Saturday Nov 13 2010
The Elks of Canada, founded in 1912, is a national fraternal and charitable organization of dedicated men and women volunteering through local lodges. There are 13,200 members in over 260 locations throughout the country following the motto: "promoting and serving community needs".  
 
Locally, Elks Lodge #493 Grand Forks & Boundary area...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
 
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’...
By Mona Mattei On on Tuesday Nov 02 2010
Halloween pumpkins were auctioned on Saturday just in time for the spooky day. The live auction, held outside the Grand Forks and District Savings Credit Union, was the first annual pumpkin fundraiser for the local agriculture society. This year Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) decided to share their good fortune and send the money raised to the farmers in...
By Mona Mattei On on Monday Nov 01 2010
Grants from the local area foundation have helped build the communities of the Boundary since 1997. This year the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities was able to grant about $15,000 across the region aiding local organizations to create change.
 
At their annual community social, recently held in Greenwood, two of the grant recipients gave an overview of...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Oct 31 2010
Keeping out the deer was a priority for the Midway Community Gardens and funding from the Senior Boundary Growers project has made that possible. The Growers project provided a donation of $3500 to the gardens and the fencing was celebrated last week with project co-ordinators and dignitaries.
 
About 15 people attended the unveiling of the new fence complete with...

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