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By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Sep 28 2011
In an effort to lessen the delicious options for food-seeking bears, volunteers are getting ready for the first annual food drive at Christina Lake. On Saturday, Oct. 1 volunteers will get together to pick fruit and vegetables at homes whose owners may not be able to harvest everything they have. The harvest will be distributed to the home owners, the food bank, and volunteers.
“We’re hoping to turn this into an annual event,” said Doreen McCrindle, volunteer organizer. “There really are no losers in this case.
By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

Patients who took sleep tests in Kelowna between 2007 and 2011 may need to be re-tested or re-diagnosed, says Interior Health Authority (IHA) review released this week.

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 23 2011
Two Grand Forks men, aged 31 and 40, were arrested along with six other men when the RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) seized approximately 119 pounds of marijuana en route to the United States.
The smuggling incident was intercepted on Wednesday, Sept. 21 when the team stopped a 2004 Ford F150 white pick-up truck without incident on Camp McKinney Road in Oliver.
The vehicle was heading south towards the United States border. Three males were arrested in this vehicle and approximately 119 pounds of marijuana was seized.
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.