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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 21 2011

It’s a new era for those looking to enter the environmental sector in the West Kootenay.

The School of Environment and Geomatics (formerly School of Renewable Resources) at Selkirk College has completed its re-design of its curriculum in four environmental diploma programs — readying the program for fall 2011.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Grand Forks can add another group to their list of international stars as Les Folles Jambettes dance troupe travelled to Germany to participate in the International Folklore Avalanche at the invitation of the Spree-Neisse regional government.
Having last attended the dance festival eight years ago, the cancan dancers were excited to be once again representing the Kootenay / Boundary regions as well as Canada on the international stage.
“It was amazing over there – seeing different cultures and how everyone all came together,” commented Jessi
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 16 2011
A controversial deer management plan narrowly passed at Grand Forks City Council on Monday following what the committee says has been an extensive process of research and public input.
The plan, passing with 4-3 in favour, includes conflict resolution, population reduction and administrative actions to deal with the growing herd population within the city limits.
“I believe that this plan can be a practical thing that council can put in place and that it will guide this council in dealing with how the community lives with deer,” explained Ch
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

Testimony wrapped up today in a provincial court hearing into the death of Castlegar man while he was in police custody three years ago.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

This is debatable.

One of the province's major auto insurance companies has released its top 30 worst roads in the province and only one West Kootenay strip of pavement has made the cut.

BCAA's public polling of the province's 20 worst roads has named the chunk of road from Balfour to Kaslo and over to Galena Bay (through Nakusp) — a well travelled stretch of road for tourists in the summer — as one of the worst in the province.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Jun 14 2011

Now that the election frenzy has died down, life is getting back to normal.  I would like to congratulate all MPs who were re-elected and also to welcome our new MPs.  In particular, I would like to congratulate the two new MPs in neighbouring ridings: David Wilks in Kootenay-Columbia and Dan Albas in Okanagan-Coquihalla.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 13 2011
A drug smuggling attempt failed when United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents seized five backpacks with 159 pounds of ecstasy at the Washington state border near Christina Lake last Friday.
CBP Public Information Officer James Frackleton explained that the seizure was a result of good coordinated tactical planning and utilization of advanced detection and surveillance technology by agents in the field.
“Agents were alerted to the smugglers’ entry and encountered two subjects with multiple backpacks shortly after crossing the bor
By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jun 13 2011

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By Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.

Hundreds of students from five continents and more than 25 countries have come to study and experience life in the West Kootenay over the past quarter century. 

"Over the years, our Kootenay communities have welcomed international students into their homes and their cities," says Vi Kalesnikoff, dean of community, corporate and international development.