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By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

This is debatable.

One of the province's major auto insurance companies has released its top 30 worst roads in the province and only one West Kootenay strip of pavement has made the cut.

BCAA's public polling of the province's 20 worst roads has named the chunk of road from Balfour to Kaslo and over to Galena Bay (through Nakusp) — a well travelled stretch of road for tourists in the summer — as one of the worst in the province.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

Now that the election frenzy has died down, life is getting back to normal.  I would like to congratulate all MPs who were re-elected and also to welcome our new MPs.  In particular, I would like to congratulate the two new MPs in neighbouring ridings: David Wilks in Kootenay-Columbia and Dan Albas in Okanagan-Coquihalla.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 13 2011
A drug smuggling attempt failed when United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents seized five backpacks with 159 pounds of ecstasy at the Washington state border near Christina Lake last Friday.
CBP Public Information Officer James Frackleton explained that the seizure was a result of good coordinated tactical planning and utilization of advanced detection and surveillance technology by agents in the field.
“Agents were alerted to the smugglers’ entry and encountered two subjects with multiple backpacks shortly after crossing the bor
By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jun 13 2011

Want to win a copy of the new Kootenay Rockies Mapbook edition?

By Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.

Hundreds of students from five continents and more than 25 countries have come to study and experience life in the West Kootenay over the past quarter century. 

"Over the years, our Kootenay communities have welcomed international students into their homes and their cities," says Vi Kalesnikoff, dean of community, corporate and international development.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

Community leaders from a variety of organizations met May 26 to discuss next steps in managing a situation brought to light when two local men penned a how-to guide for getting “little girls” to have sex.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 06 2011

Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.

“I know that Malcolm Allen, our Party’s new Agriculture Critic will do an outstanding job representing Canadian farmers,” stated Atamanenko. “He is counting on me to bring western farming issues to his attention and I look forward to doing just that.”

By Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Jun 01 2011

Take a couple of minutes and check out this video. Each time I’ve watched this I’ve shed tears of laughter. When the Christina Lake bears-guarding-the-pot-plants story broke last year, it raised a few eyebrows in my circle of acquaintance, but that was about it. Bears being fed by the enterprising owner of a local grow show? Innovative, yes. Bad bear karma, probably? Cause for gales of disbelieving laughter? Not quite. Not here in the West Kootenay where bears and dope seem as natural a part of the environment as taxis and garbage must to a New Yorker.

By Andy George on Wednesday Jun 01 2011
Roughly 25 volunteers were on hand to scour the neighbourhoods and highways for all forms of trash and debris at the 11th annual Christina Lake cleanup, organized by the Christina Lake Stewardship Society.
Of particular note on Saturday, May 28, were the efforts of six time volunteer seven-year-old Allison Palmer. Allison, who has been cleaning up her hometown since the age of two, was by far the champion cleaner on the day.
“It’s really a lot of fun to come out and help out,” she said.