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by Doug Zorn on 24 March 2011 - 1:37pm
 Increased allowances for poultry producers will benefit the Boundary as local farmers raise more birds. The changes to these regulations came as a result of conversations between producers, processors and Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy (MIES) and the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board. They have changed the kilogram reference and are now allowing farmers to produce 2,000 birds per year with ...
by Robin Yassin-Kassab on 21 February 2011 - 6:29pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and heroines and martyrs of Libya, and with our brave correspondent in Tripoli, now under fire. Communication is on and off, mainly off. Here is her most recent report. Since she sent it the phone lines have been cut entirely and the city’s electricity is also disconnected.

I live in the Ben Ashour area of Tripoli. Minutes ago my...

by Contributor on 13 February 2011 - 9:55am

The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour.

Nominations are now being received for the 2011 Order of British Columbia. If you know anyone in this community who has truly led by example, I...

by Contributor on 31 January 2011 - 11:59am

Dear Editor,

As most people will recall, the NDP sent out a cartoonish flyer last fall, which discussed the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known simply as CETA.  Since then, there has been much discussion about the issue and recently, our current MP has spent time criticizing both local constituents and the local media about the situation.

by Andre Carrel on 21 December 2010 - 7:51am

In his essay “Propaganda and Demotic Speech” (1944) George Orwell lamented “the bloodless dialect of Government” and the “inflated bombastic style” with which newspapers report on governments. Orwell held out the hope that “someday we may have a genuinely democratic government, a government which will want to tell people what is happening, and what must be done next, and what sacrifices are...

by Contributor on 12 October 2010 - 4:20pm
Dear Editor,
We write this letter to all the citizens in the City of Grand Forks, the surrounding area and to the five Councillors that voted for the “anti-feeding bylaw”. For 53 years we have lived at this same address and we have never had a “deer problem”. Our garden was feature in the “Gardens West Magazine” in 2007. Our front yard is not fenced but the vegetable...
by Contributor on 1 October 2010 - 1:50pm

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to...

by Contributor on 7 September 2010 - 5:10pm

Dear Editor:

I’m sure there are many people in the community wondering …… What is happening with the new Broadacres Care Facility on Carson Road? Here is an update….

I believe most of the community know that I have been working on this project since 2004, and finally received full licensing...

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...