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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 28 2010

As with most small mountain towns in BC, Rossland sits squarely in and is surrounded by prime real estate when it comes to our big black friends in the forest. While certainly not desired, it’s not entirely uncommon to see the occasional black bear strolling through town. Rossland has been perhaps lucky over the past number of years to have not had any major bear/human interactions to have...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jan 26 2010

Grand Forks greeted the Olympic Torch on Sunday, Jan. 24 in style. About 1,000 people gathered to see the torch as it came through town and to enjoy the entertainment, borscht and hot chocolate. Jock MacKay proudly brought the torch to the stage as his path was lined with people taking pictures of the procession. 

Celebrations kicked off at 2:00 p.m. in City Park with Mayor Brian Taylor...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 25 2010

The first annual snow sculpting competition held in Grand Forks on Saturday, Jan. 23 left some interesting shapes in city park for the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations. Four teams entered the inaugural event sponsored by Les Johnson of What's Up In Grand Forks. One team had to give up due to the snow conditions, but the other entrants were successful in their designs.

"The competition...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 21 2010

The Olympic Torch Relay is travelling through the Boundary region on Sunday, Jan. 24. Communities from Christina Lake through to Rock Creek received funding to host celebrations as the torch passes by. While Christina Lake, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek are designated route communities, Grand Forks is an official rest stop. The torch will stay in Grand Forks for 45 minutes as the torch-...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 21 2010

A local man passed away last Friday on Red Mountain. This was the first death of the year on the ski hill.


On Friday, January 15th, 65 year old Gordon Earnest Reeve from Castlegar was up on the hill skiing with friends in the Paradise area. While coming down through the trees in the “Inagadadavida” trees alongside Southern Belle, he became separated from his group. His friends...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 14 2010

Quite possibly the most unique, fun and old-school extreme events in town, the annual Spokane Street homemade bobsled race has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Last year, following a lack of cooperation from spectators on keeping the course clear and some hassling of volunteer course workers, the safety of the event was called into question and was cancelled.

As one of...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jan 11 2010

Now that you’re getting back on track with eating after the holidays, it is a good time to consider some ways to clear the system of the chemicals from eating, drugs, smoking and  drinking.

 

  • Your foods should be high...
by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 07 2010

When the Olympic Flame arrives in Grand Forks on Jan. 24, it will be proudly carried by Jock Mackay, nominated as the community torchbearer to light the celebration cauldron for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

Jock Mackay is an athletic senior who carries a much bigger torch on behalf of his hometown having moved to Grand Forks originally to open a ski shop after developing a...

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