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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 11 2010
Christina Lake residents grilled Chief Administrative Officer, John MacLean, about taxation, assessments, and services at an information session with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB). The session, organized by RDKB Area C Director Grace McGregor, also gave MacLean the opportunity to debunk some “regional district myths.”
 
The evening was an informal...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Nov 11 2010
Volunteers spend many hours every week keeping the communities of Grand Forks and, more recently, Christina Lake safe. This group is so committed that Grand Forks Citizens on Patrol (COPS) President Don Fraser says the roughly fifteen volunteers provide “an invaluable service.” 
 
Fraser has presided over these members for the past 13 months, and while he appreciates all...
by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 09 2010
Parents of missing 24-year-old Australian Owen Rooney filed a complaint with Interior Health Authority questioning the adequacy of his care and the hospital’s risk management of the situation while RCMP continue their efforts to locate the man.
 
RCMP released video footage today to once again ask the public for help to find Rooney who has been missing for nearly...
by Wikinews on Monday Nov 08 2010

 Edison Peña, one of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground in the San José copper-gold mine in Copiapó,Chile, participated on Sunday in the 41st annual New York City Marathon. Peña had arrived at the city on Thursday, and had been invited by the New York Road Runners, organizers of the marathon.

Before the marathon began, Peña and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg saluted the...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An injunction to prevent the Sinixt Nation from protesting logging on Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley has been denied by the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver late Friday.

Kaslo’s Sunshine Logging appeared before the court Nov. 5 on “a short leave injunction application to have the blockage...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 07 2010

City council chose not to support weed control, deer committee work, or bylaw enforcement as they took their first look at next year’s budget. Grand Forks city management staff each gave an overview of current services, and the chief financial officer, Cecile Arnott, specifically addressed the projected costs of services for 2011 at the last council meeting on Nov. 1.

 
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by Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
 
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’...
by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Nov 05 2010
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Trail and Creston because of high concentrations of fine particulates which are expected to persist until Sunday.
 
Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 Fifteen people were shot dead on Wednesday in the western Mexican state of Nayarit. The attack occurred in a car wash in the city of Tepic, and, according to the state attorney general, was the work of a drug cartel. All 15 killed were workers at the Gamboa car wash.

"The workers were all men; they were washing cars when the gunmen, probably members of organized crime, drove up in SUVs ...

by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

I know there are so many people here in the Mountain Kingdom who are so excited about winter they can barely contain themselves. This is a ski and winter sport mecca, so I get that. People look forward to this season all year and obsess over snow predictions as a Wall Street investment banker might obsess over the stock market. I get it. Really, I do.

There are a significant number of...

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