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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 09 2010

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design, construction and operation of 40 new publicly funded residential care beds in the Grand Forks-Boundary area has been issued by Interior Health Authority (IH).

"These new residential beds will be a great benefit for Grand Forks and the surrounding area," said Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater. "This will ensure seniors get the care...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Police are asking area women to be cautious after as many as a half-dozen alarming events in Nelson.

Nelson Sgt. Pat Severyn said, "Over the past few days, a man has been driving around Nelson, and stopping to talk to women, asking, at first,  for directions.

"He then makes a request that the female get in his van and have sex with him. His request is quite vulgar, and in a...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

As one of the key players in the break-away group of 13 NDP caucus members that have been calling for Carole James resignation as party Leader, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is looking forward to the opportunity to begin rebuilding the troubled party now that James has stepped down.

Placing one of the single biggest chinks in James' leadership, Conroy resigned her...
by Nik Green on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

A year ago I touched on how little I care for the onslaught of garbage toys that flood the market this time of year. I'd like to upgrade that dislike of cheap toys to a general dislike of products that simply do not need to be created - period.

The vibe cursed through me yesterday as I found myself twirling a novelty pen in my hand...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 06 2010

Kootenay Lake:
The main lake is still going! As I said last month this is the best time of year to go fishing, and I haven’t been proven wrong yet.
November saw lots of big fish being caught again.  These fish have definitely put on the feedbags before the winter cold.  Rainbows up to 24 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been coming in...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 06 2010
VICTORIA — With British Columbia NDP leader Carole James announcing Monday she is stepping down over political infighting, the province’s two mainstream parties are now without a clear leader.

Her resignation comes only weeks after B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell — whose popularity was driven down in part by the unpopular harmonized sales tax — announced he will...
by Contributor on Sunday Dec 05 2010

Personal contributions from Elks members have given much needed aid for the Christmas season. 

On Nov. 30, 2010 Elks #493 President, Larry Jmaiff presented a cheque to Boundary Community Food Bank President, Deb Billwiller. Elks members from Grand Forks personally contributed for a total of $300. 
Billwiller has been volunteering with this organization for...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 05 2010

Modernization of the Grand Forks sawmill and the construction of a co-generation facility are still on track for International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor). The co-gen facility is contingent on approval of the purchase of power by BC Hydro, explained Vice-President and Chief Forester Ric Slaco, and their proposal may not be approved until mid-January of 2011. 

“Nothing has changed...
by Contributor on Sunday Dec 05 2010

On Dec. 18 Grand Forks will join tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America braving winter weather to add a new layer to over a century of data. The annual Christmas bird count (CBC) is the longest running citizen science survey in the world.  

For many years, the Christmas bird count was organized at the continental scale by the National Audubon Society. Since 2000,...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 02 2010
Residents of Anaconda near the historic slag piles of Greenwood, B.C. are determined to voice their fears over carcinogens that could be released if a new mining proposal moves forward. Although the call for public input on the permit has closed, local Mary Jane Prutton said that the company’s initial presentation did not give enough information for the residents to understand the full...


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