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by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 27 2010

Federal policies restricting the local Grand Forks and Midway RCMP detachments from replacing officers on leave has local government and other agencies concerned for safety in the Boundary region. A letter from School District 51 triggered city councils to also lend their voice to advocate for changes in the policy that leaves small communities with few police at risk.

Teresa Rezansoff,...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday May 18 2010

A glimmer of light is indeed at the end of the tunnel for the railway serving Grand Forks and northwest Washington. A proposal developed by a collaboration between the railway operators, OmniTrax, and the users of the line including International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor), Pacific Abrasives, International Reload Systems and Columbia Cedar, was presented to local and regional government...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday May 15 2010

Canada Post is standing by a decision to ship local Castlegar mail over 1,200 kilometres (round-trip) for sorting in Vancouver, even if it's only being mailed a couple of blocks. This, despite the condemnation of union representatives and political leaders.


Colleen Frick, director of communications for Canada Post, explained the move won't impact customers or jobs in the area.

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by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 13 2010

An unexpected turn of events took the wind out of the sails of the many people prepared to continue the fight for the survival of their small school. At School District 51’s meeting of the Board of Trustees last Tuesday, May 11, trustees unanimously voted to stop the Beaverdell school closure consultation process, but voted to continue consulting with the community to create the future....

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 29 2010

There’s no easy answer for School District 51’s Board of Trustees in the case of the possible closure of the Beaverdell Elementary School if the decision is based on the public meeting held on Tuesday, Apr. 27 in Beaverdell. The community came out in full force to support their small school with over 100 people attending the first meeting in the closure consultation process. The board heard...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 29 2010

Feathers have been ruffled in Rossland recently over the cracking down on local egg sales in some Rossland shops. While local egg sales have been scrambled for at least two Columbia Avenue shops, there is a potential sunny-side and an opportunity for a new local business to get humpty dumpty and his buddies back up on the wall...err shelf.

In the past month Canada Food Inspection Agency...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 29 2010

Is it possible to love an area to death? Is it possible to have a recreational resource so well-loved and used that ultimately that use and overuse takes away from and/or destroys the original reason for loving an area? The Rossland Range could be in danger from just such an onslaught of affection. With a dramatic rise in backcountry use (snowmobilers, snowshoers, backcountry skiers, bikers...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 08 2010

The Nelson District Credit Union strike, which is closing in on two months, may soon be coming to an end. This week has seen the first face-to-face interaction and negotiations between the two sides as they got back to the negotiating table on Tuesday. After a bargaining session that lasted well into the night, an agreement wasn't, but the latest proposal from the Credit Union is currently...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

The number of grizzly bears dying at the hands of humans in British Columbia is regularly exceeding the provincial government’s own limits on bear kills – largely because of trophy hunting, according to new research released on the first day of the bear hunting season in B.C.

 
In a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and...
by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Mar 25 2010

This week, the Telegraph sat down with George Penfold, the Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk College and author of the recent report, "Economic Overview: West Kootenay Boundary", as reported last week in these pages. During our discussion, Penfold spoke about population growth (or lack thereof), regional economic development...

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