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By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’s awesome.”

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people when the project is completed in five years.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 21 2010

Castlegar residents are getting early gifts of Christmas cheer and important information tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as infamous radio-show hosts 'Drex & Johnson' take one for the team by getting drunk on air, under the watchful eye of police.

"I'm doing it for the people," says Shaun Johnson, who will be indulging in beer ...for the greater good. "I'm sacrificing myself for science ... so our wonderful listeners will have a better sense of what their limits might be and where to draw the line when celebrating this season."

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 19 2010
With nearly 60 percent of the needed funding in place, the dream of a local mobile abattoir is so close to reality you can taste it. The momentum of finding funding is speeding up the process for the project, started over two years ago by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
 
“We should be able to have the mobile unit up and running by the fall of 2011,” says Doug Zorn, president of GFBRAS and one of the abattoir committee members. “Timing is everything, and this seems to be the right time for this project.
By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 19 2010


The Nelson Daily has learned a Cranbrook sales consultant could be humming the tune to the Barenaked Ladies "If I had a Million Dollars" song very soon.

Barry Epp of the Key City was selected at random as the winner of TSN's fifth annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Cruze Million Dollar Shootout.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 16 2010
Recently a very nice pastor contacted me via the Internet to make an offer on a piece of equipment I have for sale. Anxious to sell my item, I responded positively to his enquiry. Soon in our correspondence I found several things that raised suspicions.
 
It turns out the pastor, who I led down the garden path so far as to actually receive his $8,000 cheque, is really a scam artist. All the way along he would not say where the item was to be shipped, and would not answer certain reasonable questions I posed along the way.
By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Food Banks Canada released its HungerCount 2010 survey in November. The report paints a grim picture of poverty in Canada and the continued growth in the need for services like food banks and other charitable food providers in our communities.  This snapshot from thousands of hungry Canadians and from hundreds of food banks across the country should be required reading for all levels of government.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

 

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