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by Contributor on Sunday Sep 19 2010

Music has been a substantial part of Garnet Rogers’s life from his earliest days. In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged six and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practiced their...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 17 2010

Columbia Avenue was temporarily closed this afternoon after a motorhome burst into flames in the parking lot of the Mowhawk gas station.

Acting fire chief Dwayne Monsen said the motorhome owner, a local, had just pulled up to the propane tank to fuel up for a weekend getaway when things went sideways.

"He turned off the ignition, and flames started shooting out of the engine...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 16 2010

Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Staff


Even a little rain . . . well maybe a lot of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of motorcycle enthusiasts as more than 270 riders braved inclement conditions Sunday morning for the annual West Kootenay Toy Run.
“Considering that it rained, sometimes in massive amounts and there are a lot of fair-weather riders, to have...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 16 2010

Feasibility planning is underway for a sawmill overhaul and the installment of a co-generation plant, an investment of $100 million, at International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) in Grand Forks. The announcement was made last week to their employees and has been confirmed through Ric Slaco, vice-president and chief forester for Interfor. The planning process, which will include community...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 16 2010
Although the deer count done by the Grand Forks deer committee on Tuesday morning showed less deer population than last year’s fall count, the ratio of fawns to does indicates the herd is on the rise. Brian Harris, wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Environment, said that in natural conditions there would be 25 – 30 fawns per 100 does, this year’s numbers are averaging 70 fawns to 91...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 16 2010
When Bill Luinetti took off on what he saw as a 10-day adventure across North America, he did not have any idea that his vacation would be cut short in Grand Forks after just one day. Luinetti left on his 2009 Yamaha Zuma from Vancouver for the Scooter Cannonball race, and did the route to Grand Forks on the first day – Sept. 10. Sometime overnight, his support vehicle, a Ford F350, was...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Sep 16 2010
The Grand Forks Border Bruins came out swinging in their fight to regain relevance in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) as they faced-off against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to open the they 2010/2011 season in front of a full house on home-ice at the Grand Forks Arena.
 
The Border Bruins haven’t been relevant in the KIHL for some time, sitting...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 16 2010
Grand Forks city councillors expressed their thanks for the volunteers who put on two large community events over the last month as a part of their fall opening meeting. All councillors showed their support for the Grand Forks Fall Fair and the Grand Forks International Baseball tournament when they recognized these events and the hard work of the volunteers who take the lead on organizing...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

The RCMP investigation into local ATM thefts (incluing one in Castlegar, see Local banks targeted) has a new twist, as a fourth offence has now been committed, and police are releasing descriptions of suspects. 

The fourth robbery took place Sept. 12 at about 4:30 a.m. at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union at the Waneta Mall in Trail....
by Anisah Madden on Wednesday Sep 15 2010
Hanneke’s Place Community Garden
 
The Grand Forks community garden raised beds are one step closer to being planted after a successful work party at the site last Saturday morning. Sixteen volunteers of all ages and interests pitched in with their forks and shovels to fill the 20 raised beds using the “lasagna gardening” method of layering different types of...

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