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by Andy George on Thursday Jun 09 2011
Over the past few months there has been an increasing number of questions about the quality and availability of recycling programs for used oil and other toxic chemicals. Eco-fees paid when purchasing the products that are supposed to fund programs to care for the environment. Mayor Brian Taylor took on the challenge of recycling a large quantity of oil to see just how hard it would be to...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 09 2011
Grand Forks celebrated clean air day with an environmental fair complete with elementary school students’ solar car races and decorative kites.
City Councillor Chris Moslin and local resident Paul Pinard have been instrumental in organizing the second year of solar celebrations. With funding from FortisBC, solar car kits were given to students in grades 5 – 7 at the two local...
by Contributor on Thursday Jun 09 2011

CUPE library workers and the Grand Forks and District Public Library ratified a new three-year collective agreement after only one day of negotiations in May.

CUPE 2254 shop steward Renee Milaney called the talks, “respectful and responsive,” adding that “the library board set a cooperative tone during these negotiations that made the process fast, professional and productive.”

The...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

Community leaders from a variety of organizations met May 26 to discuss next steps in managing a situation brought to light when two local men penned a how-to guide for getting “little girls” to have sex.

Representatives from Castlegar and District Community Services Society (CDCSS), RCMP, Ministry of Child and Family Services, Victim Services, Safe Homes, Women’s Outreach, Mental...
by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 07 2011

The BC River Forecast Centre is issuing a high streamflow advisory for the Kettle and Boundary Regions, including the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.

River levels in the region have been rising in response to the warm temperatures associated with a weak ridge of high pressure over southern BC.  

Area automated snow pillows have reported a daily loss of snow water equivalent...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 06 2011

 The following is a press release issued by Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko:

New Democrat MP Alex Atamanenko feels that the budget presented today falls short of meeting expectations of Canadian families.
 
“As with all budgets, there are some positive aspects, such as providing permanent gas tax dollars for predictable long-term infrastructure...
by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Rotating strikes are underway as the Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) failed to come to an agreement by the drop-dead date of Thursday, June 2 presented by the CUPW.
 
When it comes to disruptions in the Grand Forks and Boundary areas, Grand Forks CUPW local 746 President Jessica Wirischagin said that there should be little to no...
by Andy George on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Recreation Center Expansion Planning
 
Discussed first in the primary committee, with motions being made and approved later in regular council, the recreation center expansion seems an endeavour that Grand Forks City Council will endorse.
 
A new building is being considered adjacent to the skate park which will house:...
by Andy George on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Curves, the workout facility specifically for women, is being heralded for its innovative technological advancements. The investment is sure to streamline operations and offer so much more value for clients.
 
The Grand Forks location has fully implemented a new computerized personal trainer. Called CurvesSmart, this revolutionary personal training equipment follows...
by Contributor on Sunday Jun 05 2011
Encourage kids to gobble up some great reading this summer at the free summer reading club. Children will ‘savour each word’ when they join the club offered at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. 
 
Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills. Studies show that voluntary reading is the number one...

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