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by Boundary Sentinel on 17 August 2010 - 5:10pm

A backpack on a picnic table is all the RCMP have to go on in locating 24-year-old Australian Owen Kiernan Rooney. Rooney was last seen at the Boundary Hospital at 7649 - 22 St. in Grand Forks on  Aug. 14 at about 8 p.m.

Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind his backpack on a picnic table on the west side of the building. Rooney currently resides in Kelowna, B.C. and may have been...

by Kyra Hoggan on 11 August 2010 - 12:22pm

 Photo courtesy the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP: Const. Derek Hall displays some of the drugs seized at this year's Shambhala Music Rave.

Almost twice as many people were arrested and charged last weekend as there were in 2009 as they came to, or left from, the Shambhala Music Rave event.
“Charges are being pursued against 27 people (as compared to 14 in 2009...
by Contributor on 26 July 2010 - 10:27am
Open Letter:
 
To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Constable Bell and our Victim Service Worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.
 
We have heard repeatedly that the mental health...
by Contributor on 6 June 2010 - 12:58pm

Dear Editor,

I'm writing in light of concerns expressed in Kootenay Boundary communities about the future of the Critical Care Transport Team. I know there was interest when our President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Halpenny spoke about our strategic direction for transportation at the recent West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board meeting.

Interior...

by Contributor on 15 April 2010 - 11:49am

Dear Editor;

I am sure you have heard that the School Board has voted to begin the process for the possible closure of Beaverdell Elementary.

Most of the parents that I have spoken with, in both the east and west end of the district, believe that keeping the elementary school open in Beaverdell is extremely important for both the families and community.

Please talk to the...

by Mona Mattei on 8 April 2010 - 2:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce of the City of Grand Forks, the largest chamber group in the Boundary region, was first off the mark to agree to look at how the Boundary region businesses could create a region-wide chamber. The third meeting of the regional groups and local government representatives, hosted by the Boundary Economic Development Committee (BEDC) in Greenwood last Thursday, Apr. 1, to...

by Contributor on 28 March 2010 - 2:04pm

Aquilini Renewable Energy failed to meet the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s (RDKB) deadline for the company’s Christina Lake rezoning application. Although they submitted a feeble “technical report” at the last minute, Aquilini did not follow the RDKB’s directive to meet with the community by Mar. 11.

Barring a last minute ploy by Aquilini, the Area Planning Commission (APC)...

by Contributor on 8 March 2010 - 3:10pm

To the residents of the Kootenay Boundary;

There has been significant attention around the changes Interior Health is making to the Operating Room at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. These changes are going forward next month and will ensure Interior Health is equitably distributing the resources available in the Kootenay Boundary for the range of core services provided.

KBRH...

by Contributor on 6 March 2010 - 2:21pm

The huge issue of school closures (Beaverdell and Midway Elementary schools) is facing the people of the West Boundary. The Board does have some valid points supporting these closures; school populations are declining as are the funds required to support the local schools. However, there are other funding sources available; meaningful financial assistance to support the continued operation of...

by Contributor on 2 March 2010 - 11:32am

People have been asking “Why the Boundary Education Alliance?” They are wondering what the need is for this group to form and exist. To help answer this question we want to invite you to look through the window of what we observed in one specific example.

You may or may not know that in October, 2009 a road safety issue was reported by the School District #51 (SD #51) maintenance...

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