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By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 24 2011
OmniTrax Inc. has given formal notice to the Canadian government of its intention to abandon the Kettle Falls International Railway servicing Grand Forks and northeast Washington State.
The notice to the Minister of Transportation of Canada comes after three years of initial notice to the Boundary region of the planned discontinuance of service. Last week’s notice is the start of a process that will take 120 days, explained Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor.
By The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 24 2011

Rescue members from Golden to Grand Forks and Smithers to Seattle, Wash., flocked to Nelson Saturday to pay tribute during a memorial service for Ymir resident Sheliah Sweatman.

Sweatman, a member with the Nelson Search and Rescue, died in late June after being swept down the Goat River near Creston while members of a swift water rescue team attended the scene of a submerged vehicle.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 21 2011

 On July 12, members of the BC NDP Kootenay West Constituency Association held its nomination meeting at the Castlegar Community Complex.  A large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters acclaimed Katrine Conroy as the NDP candidate for the next provincial election. 

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 18 2011

A total of five cuts will be made to transit service in Nelson, with the first coming into effect Aug. 1 with the elimination of Sunday service.

Council voted in late June in favour of slicing and dicing the Sunday offering in order to save $31,000 out of the City’s annual budget for transit.

The City will also cut service to Perrier Road, Crease and Richards streets, no “overload’ runs to the Waldorf School and will reduce its summer service.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 17 2011
Members of the international group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (best known as PETA) are calling on Mayor Brian Taylor to halt the plan for culling urban deer herds in Grand Forks.
The email campaign has swamped Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor whose council approved an urban deer management plan only weeks ago.
“I’ve had about 200 emails and climbing every day,” said Taylor who feels that the call to arms is premature. “I have written back – you have to look at the whole plan.
By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Imagine the future where cars run on the most available, non-poluting source - air. Well these two engineers have developed just that - a car engine that runs on compressed air. While it currently needs to use a generator to fill the air tanks in the car, they are now also looking into an on-board generator for continual fuel supply.

Well worth a watch! 

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 10 2011

It was obvious from his dominance during the early rounds no one was going to catch Adam Svensson.

The Surrey golfer successful defended his B.C. Junior Boy’s Golf Championship Friday by coasting to the 2011 title with an amazing 14-under-par score at Rossland/Trail’s Birchbank Course.

Svensson did not shoot a round over par, finishing the 72-hole tournament with a 68 and a final total of 274 at the 6,788-yard par 72 track.

Second was Kevin Kown of Pitt Meadows at 281 followed in third by Vernon’s Connor Kozak at 282.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 10 2011
A revolutionary new diet program that may well change the way Canada looks at their eating habits has helped Midway, B.C. shed over 665 pounds.
Many have seen or heard about the CBC show, Village on a Diet, where fitness gurus, medical doctors, psychologists, dieticians, and chefs team up to help the village of Taylor, B.C.
By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 04 2011

Cpl. Paul Voisine died in a recreational scuba diving accident last week. Voisine,along with five other divers was at the artificial reef near Snake Island off Vancouver Island and was off-duty at the time.

During the dive Cpl. Voisine was located unconscious on the deck of the sunken vessel, HMCS Saskatchewan. Immediate efforts were undertaken to assist him with his breathing and once on the surface first aid was administered. Cpl. Voisine never regained consciousness despite numerous attempts by emergency personnel to revive him. An autopsy has been scheduled.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Following a lengthy bail hearing on June 22 at the Nelson Courthouse, a youth suspect charged in the May 15 sudden death of a 25-year-old Trail resident was released from custody on bail with strict conditions.

The entire list of charges against the youth, whose name cannot be released, now includes: second degree murder, three possession and one possession of the purpose of trafficking (Controlled Drug and Substances Act) offences, and three prohibited weapon offences.