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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2010

Several areas within the Interior are experiencing higher than normal temperatures and heavy rainfall, which could lead to local flooding. Flooding may result in several health related concerns, like the contamination of surface and shallow groundwater sources. Interior Health would like to advise everyone, especially those getting their water from a private well, to be aware.

If...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2010

A community garden, by its very name symbolizes co-operation and growth. The growth of our agricultural region will take just that… co-operation. With that in mind, on Jan. 13 the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society held a meeting at Glenburn Coffee House in Midway to bring the communities in our region together to discuss ways to collaborate on the importance of...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2010

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a Special Avalanche Warning for the Northern Rockies, the Cariboos, Eastern Monashees, the Selkirk Mountains and the Purcell Range. This widespread warning applies to many popular backcountry destinations, including those accessed from Tumbler Ridge, Grande Cache, McBride and Valemount, Blue River, Wells and Williams Lake, Clearwater, Revelstoke,...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2010

University of Victoria students at Selkirk College are influencing change with regards to health care practices in our local communities. Towards the end of last semester, the fourth year Nursing students held a Mini Conference at the college showcasing twenty “Influencing Change” projects. The students worked with community partners in various projects that examined what is happening in our...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 14 2010

Parents’ pleas for the reinstitution of their children’s bus run were not enough for the trustees of School District 51 to rescind their decision to cancel the Mt. Baldy / Alden Road section of the West Boundary route. Over 25 Mt. Baldy residents came out to the monthly meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Midway to try and influence the decision, but the board remained...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 14 2010

British Columbia continues to monitor and respond to the spread of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus. Since Jan. 5, there have been two new severe cases of H1N1 identified in B.C. – both on Vancouver Island. No deaths have been attributed to this reporting period, and to date there are 55 laboratory-confirmed deaths in B.C. The majority of lab-confirmed cases in B.C. have been mild or moderate in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 13 2010

Some Castlegar residents are shaking their heads at B.C. Assessment notices that indicate residential properties increased in value by an average 4.79 per cent last year, despite the global economic downturn.


Deputy Assessor Dennis Hickson says this is because the province froze assessment levels in 2008.


Assessments of value as of July 1, 2009 would usually be said...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jan 12 2010

The trial date is still not set for Kimberly Noyes, accused of murdering 12-year-old John Fulton in Grand Forks last August, after another appearance in the Supreme Court in Nelson on Jan. 4. Crown Counsel Philip Seagram said that the trail is expected to take place in late spring, although that will not be confirmed until the next court appearance.

Defence counsel Deanne Gaffar again...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 11 2010

 Doug Zorn, president of the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS), talks about the challenges of the agriculture industry in the Boundary. Overcoming challenges and working to improve the industry in the region, GFBRAS has been very active in the last two years since their inception. Their projects include: seed bank, community gardens, Future Boundary Growers in the...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 11 2010

Residents of Rossland will see a few characters in this year’s Winter Carnival parade that they may recognize.  People should not get alarmed if they see a few talking dogs and cats on Columbia Avenue on Friday, January 22.

 

The Rossland Public Library plans to march in this year’s Rossland Winter Carnival Parade...

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