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80-year-old woman rescued after 48-hour+ ordeal

80-year-old woman rescued after 48-hour+ ordeal

Betty Lyons, 80, was reported missing to the Grand Forks RCMP after she failed to return to her home in Calgary.  She left Grand Forks on Monday, July 12 at approximately 10 a.m.  Grand Forks RCMP conducted the investigation but LYONS was not located.

OP/ED: Tragedy should not have been the reason we get to know about mental illness

OP/ED: Tragedy should not have been the reason we get to know about mental illness
So here we go. In the midst of a trial about the murder of a young boy by a person with a mental illness, the local media is writing up articles about the illness and its impact on a person’s life. An example of too much, too late perhaps?
 
As a community we need to support the people we come into contact with who are different. They may have a mental illness or a disability of some sort. But we don’t.

Regional chamber gets financial backing of City of Grand Forks

Regional chamber gets financial backing of City of Grand Forks
With the solid funding support from the City of Grand Forks and Community Futures Boundary (CFB), a regional chamber of commerce vision is in the works. On June 28 Grand Forks City Council approved $10,000 from their 2009 surplus funds to match the same contribution from CFB for a steering committee of representatives from across the Boundary to work on bringing businesses together under one umbrella.
 
“The chambers have no funds to operate,” says Wendy McCulloch, general manager for CFB.

Weeds know no borders

A group of representatives from B.C. and Washington toured learning about invasive plants; Photo, submitted.
International borders are invisible lines that humans have marked with fences and border crossing buildings. Invasive plants do not know anything about international boundaries. They don’t stop at the border and declare what they are doing and where they are going. 
 
In 2003 the Weeds Cross Borders Project became official.Two counties in Washington State and two Regional Districts in B.C.

Oil recycling challenges can't be solved by local government

Oil recycling challenges can't be solved by local government
People are changing the way they think about garbage. When it comes to recycling and reusing, Canadians are shifting their perspective. As Environmental Services Director for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) says, there is no magic garbage can for all our waste anymore. So it's no surprise that as thinking shifts that the way the system operates comes into question.

RCMP: Dog victorious in dog-vs-truck-thief altercation; numerous impaired violations

RCMP: Dog victorious in dog-vs-truck-thief altercation; numerous impaired violations

 Castlegar RCMP have laid several charges against a Trail man after an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of July 12.

Noyes trial testimony continues to reveal accused's state of mental health

Kimberly Noyes exits the courthouse in Rossland, B.C. during her trial; Photo, Mona Mattei

 

The trial in the death of 12-year-old John Fulton in Rossland this week waded through the testimony of mental health workers as Kimberley Ruth Noyes faces second degree murder charges in the stabbing death of the young boy that took place in August 2009.
 

Local man raising $ for juvenile diabetes research

Local man raising $ for juvenile diabetes research

My oldest daughter, Jordan, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in mid-March of this year. Since then, we have learned a lot about diabetes and the reality that a cure is needed for the millions of Canadians who have this ‘inconvenience’ disease. As a result, I have decided to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to help find a cure for the disease. I will be running my first triathlon on Aug. 1 in Nelson – the 28th Annual swim, bike and run Cyswog ‘n’ Fun Triathlon centered around beautiful Lakeside Park.

FLICKS: Total 'Eclipse' of the art (apologies to Bonnie Tyler and anyone under 40)

FLICKS: Total 'Eclipse' of the art (apologies to Bonnie Tyler and anyone under 40)

 It's often hard, in life, to know how to tell friends from enemies and valuable, nurturing relationships from ones that are a waste of time and effort. This problem is nothing new: it's dogged humanity since the dawn of time. Good news, though! That problem, for me at least, is now solved. For the rest of my life, when I meet a new friend-candidate I'll ask a simple question: did you like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse? If the answer is 'no', we can talk. If the answer is yes, I will have nothing further to do with you.

Selkirk Saints host summer volleyball and basketball camps

Selkirk College volleyball; Photo, submitted

This summer, the Selkirk Saints Athletic program at Selkirk College will host its second annual volleyball camp and its first annual basketball camp. Placing a focus on learning new skills and developing important traits such as attitude, teamwork and work ethic, the camps will offer opportunities for youth to explore, learn and excel in the world of sport.

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