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by Patti Bevilacqua on Monday Aug 16 2010

 Community Garden set to grow

The Kettle Valley Community Garden is continuing its progress towards completion.  The fence is up, the automatic irrigation system is in and operational, the raised garden beds are built and on site. The beds will be filled "lasagna style" - layering soil with compostable material.
 
They have arranged with the...
by Wikinews on Monday Aug 16 2010

 According to a new study, US girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, a trend that raises some health concerns. The study, which was conducted in New York's East Harlem, the Cincinnati metropolitan area and the San Francisco Bay area, showed that by age eight, 27% of girls had begun puberty and showed breast development. By age seven, 15% of girls were developing breasts.

There...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 15 2010

 A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.

“At (about) 12:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report of an elderly adult male being the victim of a stabbing incident within his residence,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel. “RCMP attended the 800block of Sixth Avenue (and found he) had been repeatedly stabbed with...
by Contributor on Saturday Aug 14 2010

The Provincial Animal Health Centre has confirmed that a dead crow from the Central Okanagan area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first positive case of WNV in a crow ever in B.C. and the first evidence of any WNV activity in the province this year. To date, there have been no human cases or positive mosquito pools reported or identified in the province....

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 12 2010
Although falling trees at the Evergreen Cemetery might be Mother Nature’s way of dealing with the urban deer population, this week’s storms led to the removal of three more beauties from the park-like setting. Over the last month, passersby would have seen sections of the cemetery marked off with red tape indicating the possible danger along with signs posted on the entrances to the cemetery...
by Contributor on Thursday Aug 12 2010

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which has branches and volunteers across the country, has been helping survivors since the flooding began by delivering food, health services, shelter and relief items (including hygiene kits and cooking equipment).

Monsoon rains have caused extensive flash flooding throughout Pakistan, killing more than a thousand people and...

by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

Yesterday morning Rossland residents who still receive junk mail found a pamphlet from the United Food and Commercial Workers in their boxes. Titled “Making Walmart and even BETTER place to work”, the flyer targets employess of the Trail Walmart and asks them to consider the benefits of unionization. The mailout is the result of a number of Trail Walmart employees approaching the union...

by Wikinews on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

Actress Mia Farrow and Carole White have testified in former Liberian president Charles Taylor's war crimes trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, The Netherlands. Farrow and White's testimonies contradict supermodel Naomi Campbell's ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 10 2010
Kettle River Resources Ltd. (KRR) announced that Jeffrey B. Austin, P.Eng., president of International Metallurgical and Environmental Inc., has been contracted to review the economics of processing the Phoenix tailings material in the Greenwood Area.
 
The Phoenix mine operated an open pit copper/gold mine and historic production records show approximately 12 million...
by Wikinews on Monday Aug 09 2010

 A Gainesville, Florida church named the Dove World Outreach Center has drawn international attention to itself with its planned book burning of the Quran. The church urges people to send them copies of the book for burning at a bonfire event to be held on church property this coming September 11. The date marks the ninth anniversary of the 2001 September 11 attacks on the United States.

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