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By Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 30 2012

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 29 2012

Recently released court documents suggest the B.C. Liberal government may have overpaid millions of taxpayers' money to settle a claim from Boss Power Corp. for their Beaverdell uranium mining project.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Apr 26 2012

Anyone made uneasy by the temporary closure of Castlegar’s hospital in February and the lack of ambulance coverage in Castlegar over the holidays is going to be delighted with this latest bombshell from B.C. Ambulance Services (BCAS) – I was so horrified by what I learned here that I feel obligated to write about it through an opinion/editorial piece rather than attempting any sort of objectivity on the matter at all.

By Erin Perkins on Thursday Apr 26 2012

Christina Lake Fire Rescue has waited nearly five months but their shiny new red and chrome pumper truck is finally here.

The truck, now known as Engine 1, arrived at the department's garage earlier this month. They had expected it to be delivered on November 15, 2011 but due to manufacturing delays, it was quite late.

Delay aside, the truck is great according to fire chief Ken Gresley-Jones.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2012

To slightly paraphrase the lyrics of that popular song from the late 1970s, New York, New York, “Start spreading the news, they are leaving soon, I want to be part of it, New York, New York.”

The New York Storm will be making their first appearance at the Grand Forks International (GFI) since 2005. This organization was founded in 1987 by Mike Leiderman, and he continues to be the owner and manager of one of the most successful semi-professional baseball programs in the United States.

By Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow warning for several rivers in the Boundary and across the Southern Interior today, including the Kettle and Granby Rivers.

Several days of seasonally hot weather has led to high snowmelt rates over the past two to three days, particularly at the Moyie Mountain , East Creek and Grano Creek snow pack (or pillow) affecting rivers in the East and West Kootenays, Boundary and southern Okanagan.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 23 2012

A Taghum man is facing charges after police found the remains of a marihuana grow operation in the basement of his burned out home Saturday.

As a result of the investigation RCMP will recommend charges of Production of a Controlled Substance against the 64-year-old male homeowner.

“The house was severely damaged by the fire which was does not appear suspicious,” said RCMP Sergeant Darryl Little.

“The fire investigators and insurance company will be examining the scene in greater depth to determine if faulty wiring may have been the cause of the fire,” Little added.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 20 2012

Local RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said today that a traffic stop led police to arresting "a key player" of a Kootenay drug trafficking ring.

"On April 15,  a member of the Slocan Lake RCMP stopped a vehicle for a driving infraction in Winlaw. During the stop, the member formed grounds to believe the male driver, from Appledale, was in possession of a controlled substance," said Moskaluk. "The driver was arrested and a search uncovered several packets of cocaine that were packaged for street-level distribution.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 19 2012

It seems that a comedy of errors has Boundary locals wondering just how we can keep our small businesses alive, and, in fact, have led to a string of doomsday rumours that we know everyone just loves to share.

The latest in the doom and gloom department has one of our largest grocery outlets closing. Yes folks, our intrepid reporter, Erin Perkins, here at the Sentinel spent hours tracking that one down.

No, Overwaitea is not closing its doors, but they are struggling like many local shops.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Apr 19 2012

Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton is warning area drug users to be hyper-vigilant about their drug supply, after two area people suffered heart attacks.