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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director...

by Michael Wirischagin on Tuesday Mar 15 2011
Hang another banner in the rafters of the Grand Forks Secondary School’s (GFSS) gymnasium as the GFSS Wolves Senior Girls basketball team has finished off their monumental season with a fifteenth place finish at the “AA” high school basketball provincials this past weekend in Kamloops.
 
Running Mar. 9 - 12, the tournament hosted sixteen total teams representing all...
by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

The First Nation Summit today congratulated Premier Christy Clark on her appointment and swearing in of her cabinet, and welcomed the appointment of Mary Polak as the new Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. 

Premier Clark’s recognition of the importance of strengthening relationships and creating shared economic opportunities for BC’s First Nations was welcome news for BC’...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Mar 13 2011
It’s a made-in-B.C. program that directly helps parents and kids – by offering a range of worthwhile programs such as early learning and literacy, nutrition, children’s play, outreach programs, parenting skills development, and cultural programs to enhance the lives of young children and their families.
 
Last week the B.C. government announced that Success By 6...
by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Mar 13 2011

April is by far the best month of the year if you are a sports fan. It is hard to argue with that fact. October might be a close second, but, to me, April is numero-uno.

 Why you might ask? First, you have the official start of major league baseball, the MLB. With that you have the National Collegiate Athletic Associations’ (NCAA) March Madness basketball tournaments finals....
by Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Mar 13 2011
Over one hundred of people crammed the Grand Forks Arena to watch two showings of the Grand Forks Figure Skating Club’s annual skate production, the Wizard of Oz.
 
Over 60 skaters participated in the production that took place this past Saturday, March 12. 

The presentation was coached in part by Carla Bryan, Kristi Kuromi, and Amy Holitzki.

All...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 10 2011
So what is Leadership? What is Staying Power? Yes, it’s certainly big vision and adaptability, but it’s also paying attention to the small moment’s one person at a time. Or so it goes according to Mr. Gus Whalen, CEO of the Warren Featherbone Company.  Mr. Whalen is a testament to staying power as the leader of his family business that has been in existence for over 125 years.
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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 10 2011
The Boundary region joined the global platform celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday. The soiree recognizing outstanding women of the Boundary, hosted by the Boundary Women’s Coalition, was one of thousands of celebrations held across the world.
 
Performer and social activist, Annie Lennox, led a mass march across London's Millennium Bridge for charity. In...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 10 2011
The need for monitoring and controlling future water flows in the Kettle River is no longer a question with 582 water licences along the river and repeated annual low flow levels. The Kettle is the number one endangered river in B.C. and government staff are more than aware of the challenges for both water quality and fish survival.
 
Tara White, a senior fish biologist...
by Contributor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

 Twelve years of budget increases have left Canadian military spending higher than at any time since the end of the Second World War, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

According to the study, by Bill Robinson, Senior Advisor with the Rideau Institute, Canada will spend at least $22.3 billion on its military forces in 2010-11—an increase of...

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