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by Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 01 2010

In 2009 the Boundary Community Food Bank Society provided a total of 1366 hampers, with an average (not including the summer when they're open very limited hours) of 126 hampers per month. On Apr. 19 the society elected the board of directors that will continue this needed service in 2010 with Deb Billwiller taking the reigns as president. Food banks in British Columbia are facing...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy will not be available for her official duties as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for approximately one month, beginning on May 7th, 2010.

Conroy and her husband Ed will be participating in a ‘domino’ kidney transplant in May, which will ultimately see Ed receive a much needed kidney transplant. 

In total, six people will be...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 28 2010

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city manager John Malcolm are back from a day-trip to Victoria to discuss city concerns after the local forestry office was downsized, resulting in 15 local job cuts.


The duo spent Tuesday meeting with Minister of Forests and Range Pat Bell, as well as Minister of Community and Rural Development Bill Bennett.


“The idea of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 28 2010

The Castlegar Fire Department is facing a substantial increase in call volume compared to this time last year, according to fire chief Gerry Rempel.


“Our call volume is increasing steadily every year,” he said, explaining last year saw 114 calls by the end of March, whereas 2010 brought 152 calls in the same time frame. “And it's not only us ... it seems to be the case for police...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 27 2010

Thanks to abundant community support, the third year Nursing students at Selkirk College have once again travelled to Guatemala as part of their practicum and commitment to learn more about the common roots of health challenges in the north and south.

Nine students, one faculty member and one volunteer left for Guatemala on April 27 for a three week period. While they are in rural and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 27 2010

The province is introducing Canada's most immediate and severe  impaired driving penalties to save lives, curb repeat offenders and give police more enforcement tools, Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC, announced today.

"Despite increased enforcement and significant efforts to promote awareness,  we've begun to see a rise in impaired driving across British Columbia," said de  Jong...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Apr 27 2010

A truck carrying lumber overturned and started on fire just west of Greenwood in the evening of Sunday Apr. 25. The lone occupant was able to exit the vehicle without assistance with minor injuries. Curtis Beech and his wife Ginny were the first people on the scene.

"My wife and myself were first on scene to the accident where a fully loaded semi with lumber overturned and started on...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 25 2010

Mark your calendar for June 19 and plan to attend Homecoming 2010 in Christina Lake. Thanks to the vision of regional district area C director Grace McGregor, Christina Lake is working to establish a tradition that encourages current and past residents to join together to remember the old days and celebrate the future of the community. Many local groups are banding together to invite everyone...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 25 2010

The 9th Annual Walk a Block for Lupus is Lupus Canada's most important fundraising and public awareness event. It has grown from a small walk eight years ago to hundreds of walks across Canada in 2010. The Walk a Block is celebrated each year in Grand Forks, says organizer Shawna Schuh, and will be taking place again next week.

Walk a Block occurs in communities right across the country...

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...

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