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By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars.
By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with.  For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip. 

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 21 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Castlegar Rebels came close, but not close enough to knocking off the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The Desert Dogs scored a pair of one-goal wins on home ice to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey Final.

Corey Allen’s goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Coyotes edge the Kootenay Conference Champs 3-2 Sunday in the South Okanagan City.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 20 2011
Canadians are bracing themselves for another round of rising food as sky-rocketing oil prices brought on by Middle East unrest and the global economic crisis is impacting every link in the food production chain. Pressure on food costs, rising costs for gas and electricity and a lack of jobs are all contributing to increased reliance on local food banks across Canada, a trend that Deb Billwiller, president of the Boundary Food Bank Society, says hits close to home.
“We’re seeing not just increased usage from our regular clients who have been registered for quite a w
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

Castlegar Council met in an emergency meeting today to approve a special donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society for Japan aid relief in recognition of Castlegar’s sister city Embetsu in Japan. Council approved a motion to send a dollar for every man, woman and child in Castlegar to the relief program.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.


By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director Darlene Kalawsky showed just how far organizers are along in the goal to make this the best games ever by parading the long list of sponsors in front of the partisan crowd.

By Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Mar 13 2011

April is by far the best month of the year if you are a sports fan. It is hard to argue with that fact. October might be a close second, but, to me, April is numero-uno.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The nightmare scenario: the stretch of highway between Castlegar and Trail, made treacherous by ice accumulation and poor visibility, littered with a half dozen smashed cars and twice that many dead bodies.