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by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

A 24-year-old man is facing numerous charges, including Assaulting a Police Officer, following an altercation with police last week Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release Tuesday.

The arrest was made after police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress to a residence in the 7500 block of 6th Street in Grand Forks Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

The incident occurred less...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

WNS is a devastating fungal disease that has wiped out millions of bats in eastern North America,...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Last Friday, I tabled my Private Members Bill, C-363, in the House of Commons.  This bill would patch a large loophole in the Species at Risk Act, or SARA, that has allowed previous governments to wilfully ignore scientific advice as to which species need protection in Canada.

SARA is designed to be transparent and timely.  It is also politically flexible—governments can choose to list...

by Andre Carrel on Monday Sep 25 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia which was, only a decade ago, a financially sound crown corporation, is on the ropes today. What happened?

The information ICBC offers on its “Rate Pressures” web page speaks of “significant external pressures on ICBC’s insurance rates”. From 2014 to 2016 the number of crashes increased by 14 percent, and their costs went through the roof....

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Sep 25 2017

What is felt to be an inequitable cost split between the city and its regional district partners for several fee-for-service regional organizations will likely form the crux of a coming referendum in Grand Forks.

The idea of an 8.75 per cent annual funding increase to the Boundary Museum’s 2018 budget borne solely on the back of the City of Grand Forks ripped the scab off an old wound...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 24 2017

We have been increasingly distressed by the many, many bags of dog feces neatly bagged and thrown on the mining school road and on out the trails and presumably all over Rossland.  The bears are hungry now and dog feces are rich in nutrients, and ugly as this photo is, people need to know that they are threatening the lives of bears who can die from ingesting plastic bags which can block their...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Sep 23 2017

What is it about progressive politicians going to Ottawa only to end up as arrogant and nasty conservatives? My old friend Pam Wallin was one of the kindest people I knew in Regina in the 1970s when she was a member of the Waffle group in the NDP. She turned into one of the nastiest Conservative senators.

And the last encounter I had with Wayne Easter, Liberal finance committee chair,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 23 2017

RCMP are advising the public the suspect involved in the fatal collision that claimed the life of a 35-year-old mother of four on Highway 3 near the Hope Slide has been arrested.

The suspect is allegedly involved as well in the early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson, is now in police custody.

“The suspect is now in police custody on an...

by John Boivin on Thursday Sep 21 2017

Credit union customers in the south-east interior might soon have access to more services and more convenient banking if a proposed merger goes ahead.

Seven local credit unions in the Columbia Valley, Boundary and Kootenays are in talks to merge into one large regional banking institution.

The credit unions announced on Thursday they’ve been in talks since last fall.

“I...

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Sep 21 2017

British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.

Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.

Originally put forward along with a series of...

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