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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 01 2010

While the audience of local residents from Beaverdell and Midway fluctuated between catcalls and applause, the Board of Trustees of School District 51 debated whether to consider proceeding with the closure of Beaverdell and Midway Elementary Schools in the Boundary region. Although Board Chair, Teresa Rezansoff, tried repeatedly to reassure the people present at the special meeting on Monday...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

Spring Fling 2010 marked the ending of another great season at Phoenix Mountain. A typical spring day, it was punctuated by a little rain, a little snow, quite a bit of sunshine, and great riding on nice soft snow.

The event was well attended by skiers, boarders and spectators who enjoyed great music and the licensed outdoor bbq area while viewing the highlight of the day - the Dummy...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 31 2010

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: Former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm discusses the HST with residents at the Castlegar Public Library Monday.

Roughly 50 people showed up at the Castlegar Public Library Monday morning to hear former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm slam the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) due to take effect on June 1 of this year.


Vander Zalm, in this stop of his...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 31 2010

Two Castlegar residents have been arrested after a  search warrant was executed on their Columbia Avenue home last Wednesday.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said over 100 marijuana plants, along with pre-packaged marijuana, were found in the home in the 100 block of Columbia Avenue.

A 29-year-old female and 37-year-old male were arrested and are facing charges of production of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 31 2010

Selkirk College is pleased to announce that the design–build services contract for the renovation of the Tenth Street student residence in Nelson has been awarded to Wildstone Construction and Engineering.

This is the end of a two-phased tendering process which began in January of this year. Phase one involved the selection of three companies deemed to be the most qualified from a very...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 30 2010

FortisBC asked customers to unplug and share their plans for Earth Hour this past Saturday. And unplug they did. People from 32 different communities within the FortisBC service area pledged their support at www.fortisbc.com. As a result, electricity consumption dropped by 2.06 per cent, or 6.38 megawatts, during Earth Hour on Saturday, Mar. 28. This amounts to switching off 106,000 60W...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 30 2010

People across the Interior Health region have been able to get outdoors earlier than usual this year to enjoy the warm weather, and this means an increased chance of getting tick bites when hiking or biking in tall grass or wooded areas. Ticks are small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals and these bites can sometimes transmit disease.

People can take...

by Amber Hayes on Monday Mar 29 2010

Contemplating the heady flow of data in and out of my current work environment, it surprises me that I am returning again for a quick chat on Social Media, more so that I am choosing Twitter to chat about.  Why Twitter? Well because Twitter just turned four years old and recently just tweeted its 10 billionth tweet.

Twitter may also help lend some humanity to this conversation because...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Mar 28 2010

Grand Forks RCMP are investigating reports of attempted fraud where an individual has telephoned to ask for money. The individual appears to be targeting elderly people, stating that their grandchild is needing money to pay bail or lawyer fees. Grand Forks RCMP urge that if you are contacted in such a manner, that you do not provide any personal information nor send any money before confirming...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 25 2010

Last Friday night/Saturday morning between 12:30 and 1:00 A.M., an alcohol-induced fight broke out on Columbia Avenue near the Best Food Mart. What followed was an incredible act of citizen policing that brought the situation under control and resulted in the arrest of two of the three perpetrators. Ronnie Mah of the Best Food Mart was in the heart of the action and took the brunt of the...

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