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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 17 2010
The Grand Forks RCMP are continuing their efforts in locating 24-year-old Owen Kiernan Rooney. Rooney, originally from Australia, was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on Aug. 14. He was last seen at approximately 8:00 p.m. that evening sitting outside on a picnic table on the west side of the Boundary Hospital.
 
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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A Castlegar town-hall meeting is slated for tomorrow night at the Complex at 7 p.m. to discuss Interior Health's (IH's) plan to take Castlegar's ultrasound machine and move it to Trail.

This, after a closed-door meeting earlier in the day with IH regional representative Allan Sinclair and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, representatives from RDCK Areas I and J, and Dr. Waldo Yule,...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A 21-year-old Swedish man killed himself and broadcast it over the internet via his webcam feed Monday, after posting to a message board that he had swallowed some painkillers and was going to hang himself.

At 11:51 a.m. Central European Summer Time (0951 UTC), Marcus Jannes, a student from Järna, Stockholm, posted to the Mental Health Problems forum of Sweden's Flashback message boards...

by Michael Wirischagin on Saturday Oct 09 2010

Justin Douglas, 35, of Greenwood, BC, is facing numerous charges after police executed a search warrant on his property, on Aug. 19, 2010, located in the 100 - block of Gold Avenue.

Recovered from the property were nineteen sticks of dynamite, fifteen of which were bound together with a homemade fuse, along with three loaded weapons, and a hand grenade. A marijuana grow operation was...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 08 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Speaker Series Endowment has exceeded its target of $200,000, thanks to the generosity and support of community members, organizations and companies.

Selkirk President Marilyn Luscombe made the public announcement at the Irving K. Barber Mir lecture featuring David Suzuki on September 22, 2010, and at a private donor reception that occurred...

by Wikinews on Friday Oct 08 2010

Charlie, a Chimpanzee in a South African zoo who became addicted to cigarettes, has died at the age of 52, exceeding the average lifespan of a captive chimpanzee by twelve years. After a video of Charlie puffing on cigarettes discarded by visitors appeared on the Internet, the animal and the zoo gained international attention and some visitors threw him additional cigarettes.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 08 2010

 A resident complaint had Castlegar RCMP fearing the worst  Wednesday, when a 9-1-1 call indicated a motor home was surrounded by a huge pool of blood.

Police attended the scene, which was in front of a motor home parked in the Complex parking lot, where they did, indeed, find a huge quantity of blood, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
 
The good news, she...
by Contributor on Thursday Oct 07 2010
Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) is hosting a pumpkin fundraiser this month. “We’re challenging business owners to take a pumpkin (a plywood replica) and decorate it to display in their window,” said Patti Bevilacqua, director. “Then we will auction them off at the end of the month.” Funds will go to support the work of the society. The GFBRAS has nine pumpkins...
by Contributor on Thursday Oct 07 2010

Stopping the spread of invasive plants in the Boundary is the focus of an educational outreach project being carried out in the area this fall.


Invasive plants are aggressive, non-native plants that displace native plants in our gardens, as well as in the ecosystem. Most invasive plants are intentionally introduced, so with more information, educated decisions can be made when...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

FortisBC filed an application Oct. 1 with the British Columbia Utilities Commission to set customer electricity rates for 2011. The Company is requesting a general 5.9 per cent increase effective January 1, 2011.

The rate increase is required due to ongoing investment in electrical infrastructure and increasing power purchases driven by customer growth. If approved, the average...

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