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By Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 25 2011

“The unbroken violation of nature in Canada, the economy founded on the trapping and mutilating of animals, the destroying of trees, the drying up of rivers and the polluting of lakes, began inspiring guilt and uneasiness long before the contemporary ecology movement.”

– Northrop Frye, National Consciousness in Canadian Culture  

Infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible. Yet growing forever is the predominant economic policy goal of both the British Columbia and Canadian governments.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Oct 25 2011

A 61-year-old man wielding a shotgun surrendered to police after a four hour stand-off last night in Midway, B.C.

At about 7 p.m. police responded to a call that a man had loaded weapons and was threatening to harm himself in his home.

RCMP members of the Boundary Regional Detachment (Midway and Grand Forks) secured the area warning neighbours and putting paramedics on standby.

The area around the home was blocked off by the Midway Fire Department keeping traffic a safe distance from the situation.

By Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 24 2011
Missing Australian 26-year-old Owen Rooney’s family has mixed feelings over the results of an independent review of Interior Health Authority’s (IHA) procedures at the time of Owen’s disappearance in August 2010.
Owen Rooney went missing from outside the Boundary Hospital in mid-August after admitting himself. He had allegedly been in a fight at Christina Lake and sustained a head injury.
By Contributor on Monday Oct 24 2011

To the Editor;

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 20 2011
Police have two suspects in custody after a series of break-ins last night in Nelson and Castlegar.
Castlegar RCMP Sgt.
By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Oct 20 2011
Boss Power Corp. surrendered its uranium exploration and mining rights to the Province of B.C. for $30 million this week.
The negotiated settlement comes after Boss Power launched a law suit in 2009 after the province announced a prohibition against uranium exploration and development in 2008. The agreement gives the Crown the mineral rights to the Blizzard uranium deposit located near Big White Ski Resort and Beaverdell, B.C.
The province will pay Boss Power Corp.
By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 19 2011

UPDATE: Omarah Baker-Ainsley has been found, alive and well.  

On Oct. 16 at approximately 11 p.m., 16-year-old Omarah Baker-Ainsley was reported missing by her foster parent.  Omarah is new to foster care and failed to return to her foster home by her curfew. 

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 18 2011
The case before the B.C.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 17 2011

Nelson has gone international once again.

Los Angeles Times staff writer Chris Reynolds made a stop in the Heritage city recently to give a Coles Notes version to Californians of life north of the 49th parallel

Reynolds made the holiday trek from Los Angeles with his family to drink a little hemp ale, sample some hemp cookies and enjoy what Nelsonites have known for years.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Oct 16 2011

Grand Forks joined the global Occupy Together movement on Saturday with a protest, music, sharing experiencees and adding their voice to the cause.

Over the three hours suggested for the protest, people came and went enjoying sunshine, snacks and commaraderie as they gave of their time and enthusiasm. The gathering was not marred by violence or outbreaks, unlike some of the protests worldwide.