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By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jun 29 2010

Grand Forks residents lent their voice to the collective voices of protesters across Canada on Friday as they rallied against the G8 / G20 summit being held in Toronto. Headed by the Boundary Peace Initiative (BPI), a small but vocal group gathered after their march through town at the Source on Market Ave. to share their reasons for participating in the protest and hopes for change in the world.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 24 2010
Every community has a story. For Christina Lake the story dates back to the times before even the First Nations story began, back to the time that only exists in the legends of the S’nixit people who lived in the area. Marilyn James, of the S’nixit nation, explained that the story of Christina Lake is still being created in the area today.
 
James participated in the raising of the story pole at the Christina Living Arts Centre last Saturday, June 19.
By Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Jun 24 2010

BC’s media has shown exactly why that new Sun TV News channel to cover Canadian events, issues and news with an edge is so badly needed.

““There’ll be a range of opinion. It’ll be different, it’ll be less politically correct. If you’re wondering what the presentation of what kind of news stories we’ll be interested in, and a flavour of the commentary that we’ll have, pick up the Sun newspaper, you’ll probably have a pretty good indication,” said Kory Tenycke, front man for the proposed channel when it was announced a few days ago.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Memorial services for 19-year-old Castlegar man Zach Larsen have not yet been scheduled, as the family awaits the conclusion of a forensic examination, to be conducted tomorrow.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar's the worst in the Kootenays and the fourth-worst out of 160 B.C. municipalities in terms of the tax burden placed on businesses as compared to residential taxes.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 21 2010

If things go according to right-wing Quebec millionaire Pierre Peladeau’s plans the Republicanization of Canada will, in the near future, take a in another giant leap. Peladeau, the founder and major owner of the Sun media newspaper chain (the most right-wing in Canada) is planning to launch an all news channel which has been dubbed ‘Fox news north.’ The man in charge of developing the network – and getting it past the CRTC – is Tory Teneycke – formerly Stephen Harper’s junk yard dog in charge of intimidating and manipulating the media.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 21 2010

The body of a missing 19-year-old Castlegar man, Zachary Larsen, was recovered from the Columbia River today.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said a passerby walking along the riverbank spotted the body in the river between the Robson and Kinnaird bridges.

She said a forensic examination will be conducted, but until the results are available, it's impossible to say whether foul play was a factor in the young man's death.

"We don't know, and we won't until the forensic exam is complete," she said. ''Hopefully, that will have some answers for us."

By Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Jun 21 2010

It’s time for BC’s Liberal MLAs to make a choice: Gordon Campbell or your constituents.  There’s no more hiding place behind the words “caucus loyalty” or the explanation they “were just following orders” when they voted for the HST.

The voters are speaking out in astounding numbers,  even more so when you consider the anti-HST movement--or should I say revolution--has been truly grassroots: no big political or lobbyist or corporate funding. They WILL be Premier Gordon Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen’s political nemeses.

By Contributor on Friday Jun 18 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is making a gradual return to work after she donated a kidney and her husband Ed underwent a successful kidney transplant. The couple participated in a Canada-wide ‘domino’ kidney transplant that involved six people. Ms. Conroy volunteered to donate a kidney to her husband, but was not a compatible donor for him, so instead donated to another matched recipient who also had a willing but incompatible donor.

That donor helped yet another unmatched pair, and Mr. Conroy ultimately received a new kidney.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 17 2010
In a conflict that dates back to the 1970’s, the battle over the Gilpin Grasslands near Grand Forks between cattlemen and conservationists is still unresolved. Grand Forks City Council has found themselves the go to point for both sides of the controversy to try and garner government support for their cause.

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