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by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 22 2010

 There are now three Facebook groups and an online petition with almost 1,000 signatures, all dedicated to saving the bears found at a Christina Lake grow-op last month.

 
The online...
by Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 22 2010
If all goes according to plan, Grand Forks and area will have a mobile abattoir in 2011. A series of meetings held over the last week by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) indicated that the abattoir will be supported by the area meat producers despite the changes in regulations introduced by the provincial government in April of this year.
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by Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 22 2010
Grand Forks City Council worked their way through a full agenda at their last meeting including a presentation from the Granby Wilderness Society, a proposal for an environmental committee, air quality, installation of solar heating, and the final reading of the wood burning bylaw.
 
Wildlife tree stewardship agreement
 
Jenny...
by Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Aug 21 2010

For entry level crimes involvement in the formal court system has been shown to encourage repeat offenses and worse. Restorative justice programs developed from traditions that encourage the victim and offender to face each other and work towards appropriate justice have been growing across North America with excellent results.

The Boundary Restorative Justice Program ...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
Internationally based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says Mayor Brian Taylor’s idea to cull Grand Forks’ deer population is inhumane and ineffective. PETA representatives, alerted by local residents who heard about the comments in the media by Taylor about an urban deer cull to resolve their overpopulation, wrote saying that culling is not only cruel, but will not fix the...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
The fate of up to 15 bears who were being fed by a woman in Christina Lake, possibly as guards for a grow op, is in the hands of nature. The woman involved with the July 30 marijuana bust on her property has been feeding bears for years. Neighbours near her residence have often been worried about the potential problems that come with human-habituated bears, and now the problem is wrapped up...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
As I sit writing in my office there is a family of deer grazing not five feet outside my screen door. A young buck, a doe and a fawn are scattered across my yard and wandering back and forth across the road. If it seems there is a plethora of animal articles this week, the coincidence can’t be missed – we live in rural B.C. with wild animals and we live with the consequences of that....
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
Due diligence and the need for quality information were the themes underlying Grand Forks city council’s decision to move forward with a developing a business case for the Kettle Falls International Railway. The information that will be put together for council, they hope, will guide their future decisions about the railway in collaboration with the business stakeholders.
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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Marijuana and bears and raccoons, oh my!

Only in the Kootenays.
 
I see the humour in the story – who wouldn't, when a cop watches a massive bear crawl onto his squad car and refers to it as a “big Kootenay hood ornament”? (Although I feel compelled to point out my heroic restraint in refraining from making any pig/cop jokes when the 50-pound pot-belly entered...
by Tyler Austin Bradley on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 The new arena roof is pretty stellar.  You’ve probably seen it from the outside by now, all metal sheathed, sleek, smooth and buttoned up tight.  It’s gorgeous. The inside is great, too, and it was the ceiling I found myself studying last night (Tuesday, Aug. 17) as our local Rossland roller derby team, “Gnarlies’ Angels”, and...

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