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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 08 2011

 A terrifying high-air emergency kept Castlegar emergency crews busy Friday afternoon, when an Air Canada airplane with 25 people (22 passengers and three crew members) on board reported engine failure immediately after taking off from Castlegar.

The plane, destined for Calgary, took off at 11:50 a.m., but radioed the airport just seven minutes later with an urgent S.O.S call.
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by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Apr 07 2011

A Public Works complaint turned into a marijuana grow operation bust Sunday in the hospital area of the city.

Using some information from the complaint, police obtained a search warrant to enter the residence in the neighbourhood around Kootenay Lake Hospital where they discovered 400 plants amidst a sizable marijuana grow operation. The equipment was seized.

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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 07 2011
Business owners spoke up about challenges they face in a local market in results released yesterday of a Grand Forks business retention and expansion survey. The survey, initiated by Community Futures Boundary, was completed by local businesses over three months, and George Penfold, rural innovation chair for Selkirk College presented the results of the study to an audience of about 70...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 07 2011
I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring for the race as the B.C. Southern Interior Member of Parliament. After reviewing the slate of candidates I knew that I had to run. So I want all of you to vote for the newest party that will likely not be allowed in the leadership debate on major networks - the Canadian BS Party.
 
Now all of you need to relax because those...
by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Apr 07 2011
At the end of April over 300 firefighters will be descending on Grand Forks to test their mettle. Following their extremely successful Firebells and Fanfares event last summer, the Grand Forks Fire Department decided to invite firefighters back for a busy weekend of training seminars, live demonstrations of tricky rescues, and challenges for prizes.
 
“Over the two days...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Apr 07 2011
Dummy races were front and center as the Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society held their annual Spring Fling event this past Sunday at the Phoenix Ski Hill.
 
Over a dozen dummies were hand-made by residents of the area and were sent downhill to win prizes in events such as big air, best crash, and more.
 
Winners were:
 
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by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Apr 07 2011
Potholes threatening to swallow whole people will soon be fixed as the Province of B.C. signed a contract for resurfacing work on Highway 33. The contract, worth more than $2.4 million, has been awarded to Peter's Bros. Construction to resurface 25 kilometres of the road south of Big White Road and north of Beaverdell.
 
Regional Area E Director Bill Baird is not...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 06 2011
A car bomb that exploded in Ootischenia this morning has brought up a number of issues, not the least of which (of course) is “whodunit”.
 
Police say they don’t yet have any suspects in the bombing, which occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road at about 1 a.m.
 
“Castlegar RCMP officers responded, and located a 1992 car that was parked on...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Apr 06 2011

 A recurring mantra of childhood fatherly advice, a deep rooted love for the region and the desire to do what’s right: Bryan Hunt’s formula for getting elected as the Green Party MP in the BC Southern Interior riding is also a formula he hopes will allow him and folks like him to spend more time in their Kootenay/Boundary hometowns.

Growing up just north of Kaslo in the small farming...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A move to include municipal governments in electrical generation matters is now part of the City of Nelson’s mandate.

City council passed a motion Monday night to throw their voice behind the call to the Province to have independent power projects matters now include local governments as an “equity...

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