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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.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was first cast into the public eye during the Gaza War that began in late 2008. In January 2009, two days before the end of Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza, Israeli shells fell on Abuelaish's family home, brutally killing three of his daughters and their cousin.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 08 2011
Grand Forks will be sporting a new welcome sign soon as the city agreed to move forward with the Grand Forks Rotary club volunteers to get the project done.
Gord Nichols, a long-time Rotarian presented their vision for a sign on the west entrance to town to council on Monday night. The suggested new sign design would be a wooden structure with its base in rock or brick masonry welcoming people into town on one side and wishing them happy journeys on the other.
By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Sep 06 2011
The Lewiston Paffile Truckers took home $18,000 in winnings as the champions for the 2011 Grand Forks International tournament after defeating Australian Geelong Baycats 9-1 under the heat of a late Boundary summer sun Monday.
While the Baycats traveled the farthest for the tournament, the Truckers are experienced on the Grand Forks field having visited the tournament several times in the past possibly giving them an advantage.
But the Baycats had just finished a tough semi-final game against the Seattle Studs only minutes before gearing up to
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Sep 04 2011
Over two days of tight meeting schedules the B.C. Rural Caucus met with Boundary region locals and politicians to take forward concerns to the provincial level.
MLAs Eric Foster (Vernon-Monashee), Donna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcoltin), and John Slater (Boundary-Similkameen) held meetings in Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway over Monday and Tuesday. They were joined by caucus staff Lorne Mayencourt, director of outreach for the B.C.
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 01 2011

This morning was a weird one for Trail RCMP, involving sunburns, violence and full-frontal nudity, all in the space of about two hours.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament was kicked off with style on Wednesday night.

Committee members paraded to the pitchers mound following the Grand Forks Pipes and Drums band with an honour guard of Grand Forks Firefighters and the RCMP. After three national anthems were sung by Amanda Thate, Australia, United States and Canada, Mayor Brian Taylor threw the first pitch.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

It’s back to school Tuesday for students across the province.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Aug 30 2011
Squeaking in under the deadline wire, Boundary Sawmills Inc. (BSI) secured a loan this week for $1 million to complete the Midway mill purchase.
Working with the Heritage Credit Union over the weekend, Doug McMynn, president of BSI, said they were able to not only cover their outstanding debt to Fox Lumber Sales Ltd., but also hope to pay out another $1 million note.
“We were able to accomplish a loan with a low interest rate, and a low principle to clear up the $1 million which was due Aug. 31,” said McMynn.