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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...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 10 2010
The case before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against Les and Susan Molnar of Grand Forks has been delayed. Ronald Smith, attorney for the Molnars, said that the case, slated to be heard June 9 and 10 in Kelowna, was postponed when the representative for the complainants, Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, was taken ill.
 
Smith confirmed that the Molnars closed their...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 10 2010

A very active bear season so far this spring has now met with some unhappy results. At 9:00 AM on Wednesday morning, a black bear was shot by police. Trail RCMP received a call just after 8:00 AM that a couple of large brown coloured bears were in the yard area of a house on McLeod Ave.

“One bear was very aggressive and actually chased some members of a family into the house, explained...

by Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday Jun 08 2010

The Trail & Greater District RCMP Detachment issued a press release late Monday afternoon looking for more information on what appears to have been a possible suicide.

At 10:50 a.m. this past Saturday, a pair of shoes were found on the sidewalk near the center of the Victoria Avenue bridge.  While how the shoes got there and who they belong to is unknown, a possible suicide is...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2010

A group of eight British Columbia medical and health organizations are calling on the provincial government to enact province-wide legislation banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The group is also clarifying two common myths surrounding cosmetic pesticides because of emerging evidence of human toxicity, especially to the vulnerable, young and old. 
 
“Despite the...

by Adrian Barnes on Friday Jun 04 2010

 Canadian writer and activist Naomi Klein spoke out at a Toronto rally on Tuesday, the day after the Israeli attack in international waters on a peaceful aid convoy bound for Gaza. See the video here. By way of contrast, this is all Obama can muster. Is it just me, or does he sound like Bush more every day? Meet the new boss...

by Wikinews on Monday May 31 2010

 Over nineteen Free Gaza Movement activists died yesterday when Israeli Defense Force commandos boarded vessels in international waters attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Reports say over 19 people are dead and over 30 were injured, including a captain. There is a radio and satellite blackout from the ships, which are now under Israeli control. The media have not been given...

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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