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by Castlegar Source on Saturday Oct 30 2010

Thursday saw RCMP execute two search warrants, resulting in the seizure of hundreds of marijuana plants and the arrest of two local men.

The first warrant, executed in Thrums, saw police seize 582 mature plants as well as associated growing equipment, and 45-year-old homeowner Ca Senh Voong was arrested and has been charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 29 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The plans are now in the bag for carbon neutrality in three regional districts, 28 municipalities and several First Nations.

The Carbon Neutral Kootenays (CNK) project completed phase one of the work of detailing carbon neutral action plans for the...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 28 2010
Someone may have found the magic key to making solar panels from mining slag. Transforming the left-overs from the hundred-year-old waste will be a godsend to Greenwood, not just to eliminate the eyesore slag pile, but finally creating jobs.
A crowd of over 80 came out to hear the news delivered by Joe Falkowsky, a resident of Greenwood since the days when the mine...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 28 2010

A proposal for a co-generation plant was unveiled on Monday in Grand Forks. For most of the city this was the first look at the power plant project that International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) is interested in building on their sawmill site. The 20 megawatt plant will deliver power and provide benefits to the company’s existing operations. Key questions that arose at the information...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 28 2010
Minister Iain Black, hosted by the City of Greenwood last week, rang in the new era for the regional chamber of commerce for the Boundary region last week. Black, Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development (at the time) was on tour to recognize small business month in the province.
Black, accompanied by Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater, was...
by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

Over the past four months members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes general investigation section led a very resource-intensive investigation, dubbed Project E-PYLORUS, targeting drug trafficking at various events in communities within the West Kootenay/Boundary. 

Specifically, investigators targeted drug dealers at the Nakusp Music Fest, the Kaslo Jazz...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Columbia Basin Trust is well positioned for future disbursements of cash to local communities thanks to the Crown corporation embarking on the Waneta Dam expansion project, says the CBT’s president and chief executive officer.

In the wake of signing the deal on the $900-million...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Flooding in the last month left Bella Coola a disaster area but area farmers are out of the aid equation. With their crops gone, they have called for help to feed their starving livestock, and Grand Forks area farmers are responding.
The Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) is asking everyone to step up to help their fellow farmers. This...
by Global Voices on Monday Oct 25 2010

 “My Father is Li Gang!” has become the most popular catchphrase in the Chinese Internet in the past few days. First of all, you may ask, who is Li Gang? Li Gang is the deputy director of the police department in the northern district of Baoding city, Hebei province.

On October 16, a car accident took place in Hebei University, which led to the death of a female student. According to...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College are pleased to announce the establishment of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), which will promote and support informed planning and decision-making in the Columbia Basin through region-specific information and applied research.

The RDI, housed at Selkirk College, will monitor and report on a wide range of community...


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