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By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

On February 11, the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians held a public forum on CETA, the latest trade agreement that the Canadian Government is negotiating with the European Union at Nelson United Church. Guest speakers were Peter Julian, the NDP International Trade Critic along with Alex Atamanenko, our local MP. A three part video of the event is now available, with part one posted to this story.

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

I've called oatmeal a lot of things in my life, but "yummy" wasn't one of them, until the last year or so. Maybe I'm just slow to jump aboard this train, but as far as I was concerned, things like oatmeal (or at least what I thought was oatmeal) fell into the "thanks but I'd rather go hungry" category.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze.

By Adrian Barnes on Saturday Mar 26 2011

This ongoing feature will attempt to track the statements of A) candidates from the Southern Interior and B) leaders of the four main federal parties throughout this campaign and evaluate them in terms of the quality of their rhetoric. 

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars.
By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with.  For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip. 

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 21 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Castlegar Rebels came close, but not close enough to knocking off the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The Desert Dogs scored a pair of one-goal wins on home ice to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey Final.

Corey Allen’s goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Coyotes edge the Kootenay Conference Champs 3-2 Sunday in the South Okanagan City.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 20 2011
Canadians are bracing themselves for another round of rising food as sky-rocketing oil prices brought on by Middle East unrest and the global economic crisis is impacting every link in the food production chain. Pressure on food costs, rising costs for gas and electricity and a lack of jobs are all contributing to increased reliance on local food banks across Canada, a trend that Deb Billwiller, president of the Boundary Food Bank Society, says hits close to home.
“We’re seeing not just increased usage from our regular clients who have been registered for quite a w
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

Castlegar Council met in an emergency meeting today to approve a special donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society for Japan aid relief in recognition of Castlegar’s sister city Embetsu in Japan. Council approved a motion to send a dollar for every man, woman and child in Castlegar to the relief program.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.