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by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

“Last year there wasn’t a dinner at Christina Lake, plus many of the survivors of the devastating fire in Curlew attended the dinner last year...
by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its annual New Year tax change calculations which provide projected personal income and payroll tax changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2011.

The CTF calculated the changes for a variety of income and family scenarios while adjusting 2011 income levels for inflation. ...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 26 2010
Monthly Boundary region meat draws for locally raised products have been a huge success over the last few months for both producers and the prize winners. The monthly draws put on by the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (also known as GFBRAS or the Ag Society) are helping to raise money for the society’s mobile abattoir project. 
 
The mobile...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 23 2010

 The year is nearly over and the winter has set in. This week is the start of the holidays for many who celebrate spending time with those we love. I must admit I am one of the jaded. I don’t have any love for the overindulgent holiday season where the stress of giving often puts families into debt. But on the other side of my cynicism, I do love to see my friends and family, and it certainly...

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 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...

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