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By Alex Atamanenko MP on Friday Oct 07 2011

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko (BC southern Interior) has re-introduced a Private Members Bill that would effectively shut down the slaughtering of horses for human consumption in Canada. 

“Since I first introduced this bill in the last Parliament, tens of thousands of Canadians have petitioned the government to legislate an end to this practice,” said Atamanenko. “I think it’s high time the government listened.”

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 04 2011
Escaped prisoner Dennis Haines was arrested Sunday night when police responded to a call about an unconscious man on the side of the highway in Christina Lake.
Haines, 38, who walked away from a work detail camp near Jasper, Alberta on Sept. 27, was serving a sentence for nine counts of armed robbery in Alberta.
“We received the call in the very early morning hours on Oct. 2 saying that there was an intoxicated male lying on the highway at Christina Lake,” Harrison explained.
By Trail Champion on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

Police are unable to interview either man involved in a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning near Nakusp, say police.

Const. Mark Macaulay of the Nakusp RCMP said the two men — including a 37-year-old man from Trail — remain in serious condition at Vancouver General Hospital. 

“(We) are unable to interview either individual at this time due to the seriousness of their injuries,” he said.

By Champion editor on Sunday Oct 02 2011

A need to revitalize the downtown core was identified in 2010, keeping it active, vibrant and sustainable.

City council struck a select committee — Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee — to find solutions to the problems in the downtown core. In August, the City chose MMM Group Limited to develop the renewal plan for downtown Trail. 

Called the Downtown Plan, the committee will release its detailed report to the community Monday night at the Memorial Centre (7 p.m.).

By Contributor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

To The Editor;

"“Our Mission as educators is to encourage the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social and cultural growth in our students" states the mission statement of the Grand Forks Secondary School.

Sounds promising, but the current administration clearly prioritizes the physical aspect of education over literacy.

We are appalled that they have chosen to close the school library and turn its former home into a fitness centre, having the books and other resources hauled to the local landfill in the process.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.

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.”