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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 23 2010
Arts and culture funding for the Grand Forks area will not be going to referendum next year if the groups involved can work out a plan. At a special meeting of Grand Forks City Council on Monday night, the Grand Forks Art Gallery Society and the Boundary Museum Society were both clear that they do not want their funding to be put out for a vote.
 
“The recommendation...
by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Dec 22 2010
With a savings of $30,000 each year, Grand Forks City Council voted to stop accepting credit card payments starting in January 2011. This may be an inconvenience for some, but may help lessen the blow of increased taxes coming down the pipe.
 
As part of council’s last public review of the proposed financial plan for 2011 and beyond at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 20,...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

  Iconic holiday figure Santa Claus, aka St. Nick, aka Pere Noel, was thinking about folks in our region even more than usual this year, The Sourcediscovered in an annual interview with Claus yesterday.

“I hear you've been having some bear problems in that neck of the woods,” he said. “We've been facing a similar problem here, but with polar bears, instead.”
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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

What a way to spend a morning! (See Cops get radio hosts drunk ...for a cause story by clicking here). First, I want to say thanks to the Mountain FM team for allowing me to sit in on their unorthodox “social experiment”.

 
I'll confess that, as I drove down to the radio...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people...

by Michael Wirischagin on Wednesday Dec 22 2010
The Grand Forks Border Bruins closed out the 2010 calendar year this past Friday, winning one of their previous four games, putting them in a position to turn some heads come January.
 
Looking back to Dec. 9, the Border Bruins welcomed division rival, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks (BV) to the Grand Forks Arena, for a game that turned out to be anything but a defensive...
by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Tension between directors was put aside last week as the Boundary Economic Development committee (BEDC) went on the road to Greenwood. With Regional Director for Area E, Bill Baird’s announcement that his area will continue to participate with the committee in 2011, they can now set their sights on next year’s work plan.
 
In November the committee dealt with challenges...
by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Dec 21 2010
PART I:  The past year has been an eventful one.
 
In January the Haiti earthquake hit. My staff and I worked for days with Foreign Affairs, a School District and Mt. Sentinel School of South Slocan to safely locate, press for transportation assistance, and rescue a class of high school students caught in Haiti.
 
In February,...
by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 21 2010
‘Tis the season for filling your home with the smells of home baked goodies, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and the Christmas turkey roasting in the oven. It’s also the season for making sure your turkey is cooked properly and is free from any illness-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella.
 
Interior Health recommends holidays chefs follow these simple food...
by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 21 2010

Castlegar residents are getting early gifts of Christmas cheer and important information tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as infamous radio-show hosts 'Drex & Johnson' take one for the team by getting drunk on air, under the watchful eye of police.

"I'm doing it for the people," says Shaun Johnson, who will be indulging in beer ...for the greater good. "I'm sacrificing myself...

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