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By Mona Mattei on Monday May 21 2012

The Boundary Sawmill start-up took top marks last week as community project of the year at the B.C. Economic Summit.

The Economic Development Association of BC (EDABC) and BC Hydro announced the winners of the 2012 BC Economic Development Awards at the banquet held Tuesday, May 15, in Richmond, B.C. Mayor Randy Kappes was on hand to receive the award.

By Erin Perkins on Monday May 21 2012

Volleyball is as much apart of Ashley Christman as her arms and her legs. It also helps that she's built for the sport, standing at six feet tall (1.83 meters), can jump touch 10' 3" ( 3.12 meters), spin serve at 85 kilometers (kms) an hour and spike at 90 kms an hour.

She's been playing the game since she was a small child and her passion for the sport has not dwindled.

By Contributor on Friday May 18 2012

The province of B.C. has committed to consult with First Nations and residents of the Columbia River Basin to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty, including one in Castlegar June 6.

The provincial Columbia River Treaty 2014 Review will conduct economic, environmental, social, financial, legal and hydrological analyses in order to make a decision on whether to continue, amend or terminate the Columbia River Treaty with the

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 18 2012

Yet another motor vehicle accident on Columbia Avenue in front of the Brick has sent a motorcyclist to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries this morning.

"An elderly man was driving a minivan southbound along Columbia in the lefthand lane," said Castlegar RCMP Const. Kyle Plotnikoff, noting the crash happened at roughly 8:50 a.m. "He was turning left onto Wade Road when a northbound motorcycle struck the rear passenger tire and bumper (of the minivan)."

Plotnikoff was careful to underline that police have not yet determined who was at fault in the collision.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 17 2012

If you could ensure women in the Kootenay Boundary access to mammography with less radiation, better results and the capacity for non-surgical biopsies would you even question the potential?

It’s a clear win situation for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation in their quest to purchase digital mammogram equipment. Grand Forks businesses and service organizations agree. That’s why they have contributed $28,500 to make this option a reality for women across the region.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 17 2012

Grappling with dramatic funding cuts hasn't prevented Selkirk College from looking toward an ambitious future, if a series of local community consultations is any indication.

Selkirk College staff and administration representatives travelled to each of the six regional communites in which one of the nine college sites are located, beginning with Grand Forks on April 23, Nelson on May 2, Kaslo on May 7, Castlegar on May 10, Trail on May 15 and wrapping up in Nakusp last night.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 15 2012

A Grand Forks man has been charged after a bush party took an ugly turn Sunday night.

Timothy LaFreniere was charged with aggrevated assault and is scheduled to appear in court today.

At about 3:00 a.m. on May 13 the Grand Forks RCMP were called out to the local party spot known as moto after a complaint about a man with a knife. The bush party was being attended by teenagers and others in their early twenties.

By Erin Perkins on Sunday May 13 2012

It's official.

The City of Greenwood now has the trophy plate to prove it has the best tasting municipal water in the world.

City mayor, Nipper Kettle, was presented the award during a "Best Tasting Water in the World" ceremony in Greenwood Friday, May 11.

More than 200 people packed the McArthur Centre in downtown Greenwood to see the award and take their first sip of Greenwood tap water out of a specially designed bottled version of the community's best kept secret.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 10 2012

Three grizzly bears had to be destroyed and a fourth relocated in a five-day time-frame last week, according to CBC's Kootenay reporter, Bob Keating.

Keating, who broke the story today (, said he was alerted to the issue by conservation officer supervisor Sgt. Arnold DeBoon.

By Erin Perkins on Thursday May 10 2012

The B.C. Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) applied to the B.C. Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) Wednesday, May 9 for relief from the recent B.C. Teachers's Federation (BCTF) withdrawal of extracurricular activities.

The labour relations board is expected to meet with BCPSEA at or around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11 to announce whether it feels teachers are participating in an illegal strike action by withdrawing extracurricular involvement.

BCPSEA, who represents all the school districts in the province, said in their application letter to the board that: