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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 03 2010

Quebec police shut down three medical cannabis dispensaries, also known as “compassion clubs” today, arresting all staff on site for trafficking. The Quebec closures follow a raid on a compassion club in Nunavut in February, in Toronto at the end of March, and in Guelph in May.

“These national raids have now sent thousands of Canadians to purchase their medicine on the street,” said...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 03 2010

Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.

The more-than-$6.5-million gaming centre project slated for Castlegar will finally see ground-breaking this month, with a new stakeholder on board.

According to Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty, the project has been stalled out for more than a year due to financing issues.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

Photo courtesy Kevin Chernoff: Many local passers-by, including city councillor Kevin Chernoff and mayor Lawrence Chernoff, stopped to help clean up thousands of newspapers strewn along Columbia Avenue last Saturday morning.

Vandals who created a stunning mess on Columbia Avenue Saturday may have unwittingly created a local community-building exercise in the process.

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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

The West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar could end up grounded by mid-June after Air Canada Jazz flight attendants and pilots voted in favour of strike action, citing seven years of deep cuts to pay and benefits.


Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said it could be a terrible blow to the local airport, should the strike (which could begin as soon as June 13) become a reality...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 01 2010

Senior Boundary Growers had a great lunch at the Westbridge hall as long time resident Paul Lautard reminiced about the region. Lautard talked about growing up in the Boundary and his memories of the people living here at that time. He told many stories of some of his favourite neighbours, the nicknames they had and even shared some unique advice if one should encountered a bear in the woods....

by Mona Mattei on Sunday May 30 2010

If the fun that the students from the participating elementary schools had is anyway to judge success, then the Solar Days event organized by the Grand Forks Solar Committee was a winner. From the trade show featuring information from different companies about solar equipment to the miniature solar car races the day’s events were well attended last Friday, May 28. Organizer Paul Pinard had...

by Contributor on Sunday May 30 2010

For one day only fabulous images of life around the lake will be displayed at the Christina Lake Community Hall as a part of the Homecoming celebrations. The exhibit of historical photos, paintings and a display of artwork by children of Christina Lake Elementary School (CLES) has been prepared for this first annual event that was envisioned by Regional Area C Director Grace McGregor. 

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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 27 2010

As the self-proclaimed Mountain Bike Capital of Canada, Rossland loves its trails. With an envious asset of hundreds of kilometers of maintained and unofficial trails surrounding our fair city, perhaps the 'Trail capital of Canada' would be more appropriate? Either way, be you a mountain biker, hiker, trail runner, dog, cross country skier or stray bear looking for an easy walking route, there...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 27 2010

An emergency call-out on Sunday night had all three emergency services searching for a five-car pile up on Spencer Hill. The origins of the call are unknown, but the services did not find an accident, said Corporal Richard Lanz with the Grand Forks detachment.

The false call came to the services around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 and all services responded immediately. “We had members...

by Wikinews on Thursday May 27 2010

 800 miles of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System were closed down following a spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil south of Fairbanks, Alaska. A power failure following a routine fire-command system test caused relief valves to open and crude oil overflowed near the Fort Greely pump station 9. The valves opening allowed a pressure release for the system and oil flowed on a pad to a tank...

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