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.
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.
The biggest surprise for Mayor John Dooley came one day before Saturday night’s election results had been delivered — a landslide victory of nearly 1,300 votes over his nearest competitor.
His sister, Katrina, flew in from Ireland Friday night to see her older brother at the end of his campaign for a third consecutive term as mayor, and his fifth term on City council.
The Sentinel was on site for the ballots count. Here are the unofficial results for the local government elections
Irene Perepolkin 324 Final Elected
Teresa Taylor 118
Brian Johnson 114
Ken Johnston 30
Dave Johnson 68
Grand Forks School District Trustees
Dave Grootjes 404
Ken Harshenin 532 Final Elected
Teresa Rezansoff 779 Final Elected
Grand Forks Mayor
Ann Gordon 138
On Oct. 26, the Castlegar RCMP received a complaint regarding an incident involving a local school bus driver on one of the after school bus routes.
The incident revolved around what was supposed to be a fun game between the driver and kids riding the bus.
The driver is alleged to have canvassed children on who wanted to play a “be quiet” game. Several interested elementary school children volunteered.
The 1987 motion picture Roxanne put Nelson on the map as a big-screen story — based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac — showcasing Heritage City scenery to moviegoers across North America.
In the coming months, the uniquely Canadian outdoor television show, Dimestore Fishermen, promises to do the same.
“(Jim Hoey and) the crew were very impressed with what they saw and they were definitely treated to an amazing experience,” said Kerry Reed, owner/operator of Reel Adventures Fishing Charter in Nelson, who began courting Hoey in March.