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By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters opened the scoring but couldn’t build off of that momentum as they fell by a 3-1 score to the Langley Rivermen on Saturday night at George Preston Arena.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The city could receive up to $48 million for ‘critical infrastructure’ related to the flood that decimated Grand Forks earlier this year.

With a successful grant application that will cost the city $250,000 for the development of planning and support documents, the City of Grand Forks could land the multi-million dollar Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund grant from the province.

The province has been in close contact since the city began developing the expression of interest for the money, and have iterated that they would be seeking to support the funding request.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2018

Princeton RCMP are warning local merchants about a younger couple and older couple who have been purchasing or attempting to purchase items from at least 9 stores in Princeton with counterfeit American $20 and $50 bills.

In a recent media release, RCMP said the group tore through town on Wednesday (December 5,v 2018) and maybe headed west towards the Lower Mainland.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Grand Forks to receive funds for a new pumper truck, the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association giving information about a lack of land base for timber harvesting and continuation of the Wood Stove Exchange Program were just some of the items on the agenda during the recent board meeting of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) held in November.

New pumper for Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson is about to see more discussion around the water cooler after the Royal Canadian Legion, Nelson Branch 51 announced the decision to sell the building at 402 Victoria Street to Mulberry Holdings.

The decision to proceed with the sale to Malberry Holdings principal owner Greg Malpass followed a special meeting of Nelson Branch 51 membership Sunday.

There were 96 eligible members attended the meeting,with 95 voting in favour of the sale.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

To The Editor:

Dear:  Honourable John Horgan, Premier

Cc: Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy and Mines

From:  Climate Change Scientists and Climate Policy Experts

Date:  December 2, 2018

Re: LNG Canada and B.C. climate targets in light of the 2018 IPCC report  

Dear Premier Horgan, 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

There was more rain than snow in November said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly weather synopsis.

Ellis said milder than average temperatures meant that the bulk of the month's precipitation fell as rain and we received 6 percent more rain than usual but less than half of the normal amount of snow.  “Bare ground at the end of the month is not uncommon,” Ellis said, “(as) nine of last ten years had 3cm or less on the ground on the last day of the month.”

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

The floods happened last spring, but business owners in the Boundary City is finally getting a much-needed boost to restoring their respective businesses following an announcement Monday by the Provincial Government.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General said in a media release businesses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) affected by flooding this past spring, will be able to apply for part of $2.9 million in provincial funding through a small business financial grant.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Dec 03 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters made a valiant comeback effort in the 3rd period but fell just short as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

By Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Two dozen students who embarked on their post-secondary journey at Selkirk College and are continuing towards completion of a degree have received $120,000 from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

A total of 24 Selkirk College alumni were awarded a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship that is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at a public post-secondary in B.C. and transfer to another institution to complete their studies.

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