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By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 22 2011

Seventeen black bears terrorizing campsites and RV parks at Christina Lake over the last couple of months have been killed.

“We ended up in a situation quite a few times where we had bears frequenting high concentrations of people – not being scared off, not respecting humans, getting into garbage,” said Insp. Aaron Canuel of the Ministry of Environment. “The public safety concern was so severe that we had no choice at that point in time but to humanely destroy them.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 22 2011

Castlegar has it’s own bonafide hero, this according to Canada’s Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston.

On behalf of Johnston, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff presented Castlegar’s Ron Anderson (of Yule Anderson Chartered Accountants), with a Certificate of Commendation award at Sept. 19’s regular council meeting.

The award stemmed from an event that occurred May 23, 2007, in which Anderson was instrumental in saving a stranger’s life.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 20 2011
For a number of years the Kettle Granby and Boundary Fly Anglers Club has done river clean-ups between the Darrell J. Priede Bridge and City Park as part of the Annual B.C. Rivers Day in September. This year the Granby Wilderness Society and the Grand Forks Environment Committee will be joining in their efforts.
 
The Grand Forks Environment Committee decided at their last meeting to donate $100 towards the effort with the purchase of garbage bags, gloves, and refreshments as their contribution to the work of the volunteers.
By Contributor on Sunday Sep 18 2011

Healthy aging is important for everyone, says the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“And it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well,” says Linda Hoskin, the Society’s regional support and education coordinator.

To help area residents, the Society will run an informational workshop, Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Forks campus of Selkirk College.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 15 2011

 So, I’m here today to nosh on a heaping helping of good, old-fashioned crow, as I totally reverse a passionate position I took in a similar column several years back. As long as said crow is locally-grown, I think I can choke it down.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 15 2011

A group of Grand Forks and Christina Lake business owners spent a couple of hours giving the Province of B.C. advice on Tuesday morning.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 15 2011

Four preventable incidents this month requiring massive drains on local RCMP and Search and Rescue (S&R) resources have police asking the public to apply common sense when heading into local backcountry.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 12 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) welcomed members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today at the Brilliant Dam and Expansion.

The representatives traveled from Nelson to view the many hydro facility developments along the Kootenay River and learn what’s ‘brilliant’ about Columbia Power’s facilities. 

This week, over 100 municipal leaders met at the Columbia Power sponsored FCM meeting in Nelson.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 11 2011

Thousands of people, hundreds of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles and nostalgia so thick you had to brush it away from your face like a cloud of flies.

Such was the scene set Saturday afternoon on Baker Street and its abiding roadways for the annual Queen City Cruise, the smorgasbord of vehicular delight the Nelson Road Kings stage every year in the Queen City.

This year's offering of rolling stock did not disappoint, If you weren't there, enjoy the pictures in our image gallery.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 10 2011

As the search for three year old Kienan Hebert continues, the Elk Valley RCMP are issuing an alternate photo of Randall Hopley in the hope that it will help to locate him.

 

Locally, the search and rescue members and volunteers are continuing their search for Kienan and have expanded their grid search area beyond the areas that were deemed where he would mostly likely be located if he had wandered away from his home.

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