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By Erin Perkins on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

 A 17-year old Christina Lake boy has returned home safely after getting lost looking for the family cat, Dec. 4.

The Christina Lake Fire Department was called to a Fife Road residence by the boy's parents after he didn't return from searching a forested area close to the home looking for the family cat. He'd been gone since 3 p.m. that day and was dressed in only sneakers and a hoodie, said Ken Gresley-Jones, Christina Lake Fire Department Fire Chief.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 04 2011

Dear Editor;

Open letter to: Sue Keenan B.C. School Sports (BCSS), Teresa Rezansoff, School District 51, and Honorable George Abbott, Rick Davis and Alison Sidow, Ministry of Education, Tim Gayda, SportBC.

Re: Student pursues legal angle to get the right to play volleyball by Mona Mattei on 27 Nov 2011


By Contributor on Friday Dec 02 2011

This sometimes darkly humorous, charming and unconventional movie opens with Oliver Field (Ewan McGregor, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Star Wars I,II, and III, Trainspotting), mourning the passing of his father Hal (Christopher Plummer, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The Sound of Music). 

By Contributor on Monday Nov 28 2011

Dear Editor;

Recently I came across the Boundary Sentinel editorial entitled Beating a Dead Borsht. As a proud Canadian Doukhobor (not Russian as the editorial implies Doukhobors to be), I was offended by the tone of the editorial with respect to Doukhobors.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 27 2011
In a case that touches on discrimination and human rights violations, lawyer John Kennedy says that the B.C. School Sports Association’s regulations need to be addressed.
Kennedy is representing Myles Christman and his family in their appeal against the organization for refusing to allow the 16-year-old to play league volleyball.
“There are various aspects to their decision which are, in my opinion, really quite bizarre,” said Kennedy.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 24 2011

Occupy Nelson will assert homelessness one of its key priorities at the Housing For All: Voices From The Street rally Friday.

The rally is in response to a meeting with Mayor John Dooley, members of City council, ANKORS and the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, where Occupy Nelson proposed the creation of a safe-space for the homeless to camp out this winter, with the preferred site being the City Campground.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 24 2011

Monday night saw an unusually emotional city council meeting, as the five re-elected incumbents said their good-byes to councillor Kirk Duff.

By Contributor on Thursday Nov 24 2011

Canadians across the country are mobilizing to oppose the rushed passage of the Omnibus Crime Bill. If passed, Bill C-10 would shift Canada to a cruel, costly and failed fill-the-prisons approach to justice. The 150+ cross-country actions at MP’s constituency offices are focused on Thursday at 1PM, with some taking place throughout the day and Friday.

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 23 2011

After many months of research, interviews and discussion, the much anticipated first step towards what will hopefully become a regional food system alliance for the West Kootenay is now complete.

In April of this year, funding and support was secured to carry out research into organizations in Canada and the United States which are seeking to improve their communities’ access to local, healthy and responsibly produced food by bringing together stakeholders within their local food system.

By Alex Atamanenko MP on Tuesday Nov 22 2011

We often hear stories in the press about mercenary armies in which soldiers-for-hire do the dirty work of various governments around the world. One such group is Xe Services,which was originally foundedby former US Special Forces SEAL Erik Prince, under the name of Blackwater. This private mercenary company was first contracted by the American government in 1998 to train Special Forces for the navy and for the FBI. Xe Services now operates through 30 affiliate shell companies to secure its contracts.