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by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Jul 12 2010

 It was bound to happen.  And it has.

Serious questions have arisen about whether B.C. ambulance service cuts contributed to the death of a bull rider at a rodeo Friday.  And they must be answered.

Makwala Derickson-Hall was severely injured when he was bucked and then trampled by a rodeo bull  at the Valemount Rodeo. He was able to almost stand up and lunge his way towards the...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jul 08 2010

Three neighborhoods in our region have recently learned that their neighborhoods of learning projects will be getting a financial boost. The Rossland grant which was submitted by the City and supported by the School District was a matching grant of $10,000. The City of Rossland had previously set aside $10,000 for a planning charette which will now be used to back the NOL planning project....

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jul 08 2010

Sure, the Kootenays have a reputation for being a relaxed, adventurous, laid back, and generally all around friendly place, but just how welcoming are we really when it comes to new folks moving to town? From Lower Mainland families looking for a quieter, safer and more affordable place to raise their families to the highly-skilled international immigrant, are we in the Kootenays doing enough...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Jul 07 2010

“The closing of the Nelson Daily News and the loss of 25 jobs in this community is another blow to rural BC,” said BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, today. He was reacting to yesterday’s news that BC media chain Black Press purchased eleven papers from Glacier Media, including the Nelson Daily News, the Trail Daily Times and the Grand Forks Gazette.  Black Press plans on closing down...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Jul 05 2010

Kimberly Noyes pled not guilty in court today as the trial of the murder of 12-year-old John Fulton got underway in Rossland, B.C. In the first day of what is slated as a three week trial, both the prosecution and defense attorneys agree that the central issue for the court to determine is the mental state of Kimberly Noyes, accused of the second degree murder of Fulton in Grand Forks, B.C....

by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2010

British Columbians cannot afford to let Enbridge bring the devastation of the BP oil spill to their coast. That's the message a delegation of B.C. First Nations is bringing back from the Gulf of Mexico today, after a four-day tour of the Gulf Coast area affected by the BP oil spill.

"Everywhere we went people told us the same thing: if you have a choice when
it comes to big oil...

by ProPublica on Monday Jul 05 2010

 by Ryan Knutson, ProPublica

This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between ProPublica and FRONTLINE (PBS).

TEXAS CITY, TEXAS -- Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, David Senko has been tallying the similarities between what he calls "my blast" in 2005 and this...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jun 30 2010

 In probably one of the shortest meetings ever of the Board of Trustees for Boundary School District 51, the board tied off a few loose ends for the close of the school year. The main decision they made was to accept their conflict of interest guidelines as presented to the board in April of this year. 

The guidelines have been a topic for the trustees, and have become a hot topic...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 17 2010

So far this year, 18 bears have been destroyed in the in the Castlegar Conservation District (which extends from the U.S. border north to Halcyon Hot Springs and west from the Salmo-Creston Pass to the Paulson Summit). In Rossland, there has been one, and possibly two, bears destroyed. As reported in the Telegraph last week, there was a bear...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, are back in Federal Court today after launching a lawsuit against Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) over the protection of B.C.'s resident killer whales.

If successful, the case will ensure stronger legal protection for all of Canada's endangered species.

The coalition, made up of nine leading environmental...

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