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by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 25 2010

Christina Lake's annual Winterfest was a success once again. Along with children's and adult's indoor games and the pie and chili contests, the snow pitch event had eight teams competing for the winners circle.

Winners to be announced.....

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2010

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid joined Kootenay-Columbia board of education chair Gordon Smith, parents, caregivers and district staff today at the official opening of the StrongStart BC early learning centre at Robson Community school.

"This new StrongStart BC centre in Robson will mean that more children and families can receive support as they build the early literacy skills...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2010

In the year 2009, the West Kootenay Traffic Services (WKTS) and the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) continued to take steps to keep the roads and communities safe through education programs, enhanced visibility on the roads and enforcement. In 2008, there were 14 fatal crashes in the West Kootenay / Boundary area in which 15 people died. In 2009, there were 10 fatal crashes and 12 people...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jan 21 2010

A legal precedent decided in Ontario yesterday, Jan. 20, sets the stage for battle in B.C. between the health authorities and raw milk advocates. In Ontario, Michael Schmidt of Glencolton Farms, was acquitted of 19 charges of distributing unpasteurized milk. Meanwhile, in B.C., an illness reported in early January to the Fraser Health Authority has brought a cow-share, Home on the Range, in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 20 2010

The limelight at city council's first meeting of 2010 was focussed, not on city issues, but on the School District 20 (SD 20) instead.


The SD 20 board has been seeking public input on its plans to cope with an anticipated $4-million budget shortfall, due to declining enrolment, in its document Planning for the Future.


City council members came under fire...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 20 2010

Youth groups from all across the West Kootenays are sharing their compassion and concern for disaster stricken Haiti by banding together to hold a fundraising event at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Jan.30 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be collected and passed on to the Canadian Red Cross for the Haitian relief effort.

 

Everyone in the West Kootenay area is...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 20 2010

Photo by Carrie Voysey: Nursing student Erika Hayton (left) participated in and
co-facilitated a Mom’s Support Group, a volunteer program of Castlegar Community Services, to gain hands on knowledge and support for her Influencing Change project at Selkirk College. Sandi McCreight of Castlegar Community Services (left), along with Diana Lunde, a local Public Health Nurse (missing),...

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,...

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