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by Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 25 2010

Over 60 people, from children to seniors, chipped in to clean up the Granby River on Sunday, Apr. 25 in recognition of Earth Day. The clean-up has been taking place for over 16 years organized by the Boundary Conservation group and the Granby Guides, and this year the Kettle Granby (KGB) Fly Anglers organized their volunteers to add to the large group of volunteers. The end result: over six...

by Contributor on Saturday Apr 24 2010

Way back in September of 2003, a quiet and unassuming woman approached a series of retailers in the Kootenays with products for sale. She stopped at the Kootenay Co-op Specialty store in Nelson and they ordered her gourmet smoked salmon. This was repeated again in Crescent Valley at Evergreen Natural Foods and then at Ferraro Foods in Rossland and in Trail.

 

Seven years later,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 23 2010

The Castlegar police are asking anyone with information regarding a fire Thursday to come forward.

RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said police got the call around 6 p.m. Thursday evening to attend the 1000 block of Highway 3 (the highway heading toward Grand Forks).

"There was a fire in the field behind the property owner's house," she said. "Three old cars and an old van caught fire,...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 22 2010

Finance meetings, strategic planning, and the monthly meeting of the School District 51’s Board of Trustees has kept educators and parents busy over the last three weeks. The board has been trying to find middle ground in cuts to the district to meet the funding available from the province for the Boundary region this year that falls short by $976,000.

Meanwhile, the monthly board...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 22 2010

The recipients of the prestigious Jack Webster Foundation fellowships for 2010 have been announced and we here at Lone Sheep publishing are proud to announce that Mona Mattei, owner and editor of the Boundary Sentinel in Grand Forks, is a winner along with reporters from Global TV, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC News. Mattei will be using her fellowship to...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Apr 22 2010

This Saturday, April 24, sees the return of Trash to Treasures. Kind of like Christmas in reverse or a circus without clowns, T2T combines the best of the four great Canadian virtues: recycling, sharing, spring cleaning, and parsimoniousness (look it up) .

The sponsors of this event, the RDKB and RDCK, are hoping you'll...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Apr 21 2010

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff will be leading a delegation to the coast this week to speak to Forest and Range minister Pat Bell regarding the job losses in the Arrow-Boundary Forest District Office.


The Castlegar office is losing 15 of its 60 jobs in what the provincial government is billing as a “workforce adjustment”.


“We're going to Victoria specifically to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 21 2010

A local homeowner got a potentially explosive surprise when she found what appears to be an ancient bomb hidden within her wall.


Castlegar Sgt. Laurel Mathew said the woman was renovating a very old home, removing drywall, and found several items apparently left there a very long time ago.


“One of the items was a carboard, tube-like device containing yellow sticks...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Apr 18 2010

It's official!


Interfor is gearing up to re-open its Castlegar mill this summer, according to Interfor chief forrester Ric Slaco.


“We are preparing for a potential July start-up of the mill on a reduced operating basis,” he said.


Slaco was not available to comment further as to why this start-up is possible and whether the city's new major industry tax...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 18 2010

The creation of a local food network is one step closer after the Kettle Valley Food Co-operative (KVFC) hosted its first members meeting. The successful gathering on Saturday, Apr. 17 saw over 50 of its new members – both producers and consumers – get together and explore plans for local food.

“This was a very exciting day for us. We have spent the last few months actively recruiting...

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