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Recycling oil in Rossland: Every drop counts

The destructive nature of oil on clean water environments is certainly no surprise to anyone who has watched the news recently. As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, there is a group traveling around BC this summer informing folks that even the smallest spills of oil can have devastating effects on our environment....

Israeli forces kill over 19 activists in international waters

 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, ...

Policing shortages to last through summer

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...

Railway proposal gives hope for local businesses

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...

Canada Post decision to ship mail sorting condemned locally

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...