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By Mona Mattei on Monday May 28 2012

After completing a four day cross constituency marathon New Democratic Party candidate Marji Basso stepped out at a fundraising reception in Grand Forks alongside party leader Adrian Dix.

Plagued by a calf muscle injury, Basso completed the marathon-level tour in what Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor called “good old fashioned politics” in the style of Tommy Douglas.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 24 2012

A crowd of angry, protective Christina Lake parents, grandparents and community members told the school board to leave their school alone last week.

School District 51 started a community input process with an opening meeting in Christina Lake Elementary School last Wednesday, May 16 to explore a proposal to develop middle schools in the east and west Boundary. But last week's presentation barely got underway before interjections telling the board to leave well enough alone.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 24 2012

Allen Piche, known as the bear dude of Christina Lake, was fined $6000 today for feeding up to 24 black bears on his property over the past 15 years.

Judge Ronald Fabbro gave his decision in Grand Forks court Thursday, May 24 in Piche’s case which was delayed since December of last year. In his statement Fabbro told Piche that his actions were “foolish” and he considered bear feeding a flight of fancy. Fabbro’s decision was to fine Piche $3500 for the first count and $2500 for the second charge.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 24 2012

A smash-and-grab theft at local liquor store Wednesday morning has RCMP asking the public to come forward with any information they may have, according to Cpl. Dan Pollock.

"Castlegar RCMP received a complaint of a break-and-enter to the Castlerock Liquor Store located at 1101 4 Street," he said. "Overnight, unknown culprits threw rocks through the business windows to gain entry to the business."

Pollock said it wasn't a particularly high-tech theft, as the thieves stole only two Texas Mickeys worth about $100 each, despite all the expensive merchandise within the store.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 23 2012

Les Johnson of GFTV was on hand when the Grand Forks Fire Department arrived on the scene of the Interfor Mill fire yesterday. The small fire was doused within an hour of the crew's arrival.


Watch the video for a first hand view!

By Mona Mattei on Monday May 21 2012

The Boundary Sawmill start-up took top marks last week as community project of the year at the B.C. Economic Summit.

The Economic Development Association of BC (EDABC) and BC Hydro announced the winners of the 2012 BC Economic Development Awards at the banquet held Tuesday, May 15, in Richmond, B.C. Mayor Randy Kappes was on hand to receive the award.

By Erin Perkins on Monday May 21 2012

Volleyball is as much apart of Ashley Christman as her arms and her legs. It also helps that she's built for the sport, standing at six feet tall (1.83 meters), can jump touch 10' 3" ( 3.12 meters), spin serve at 85 kilometers (kms) an hour and spike at 90 kms an hour.

She's been playing the game since she was a small child and her passion for the sport has not dwindled.

By Contributor on Friday May 18 2012

The province of B.C. has committed to consult with First Nations and residents of the Columbia River Basin to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty, including one in Castlegar June 6.

The provincial Columbia River Treaty 2014 Review will conduct economic, environmental, social, financial, legal and hydrological analyses in order to make a decision on whether to continue, amend or terminate the Columbia River Treaty with the

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 18 2012

Yet another motor vehicle accident on Columbia Avenue in front of the Brick has sent a motorcyclist to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries this morning.

"An elderly man was driving a minivan southbound along Columbia in the lefthand lane," said Castlegar RCMP Const. Kyle Plotnikoff, noting the crash happened at roughly 8:50 a.m. "He was turning left onto Wade Road when a northbound motorcycle struck the rear passenger tire and bumper (of the minivan)."

Plotnikoff was careful to underline that police have not yet determined who was at fault in the collision.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 17 2012

If you could ensure women in the Kootenay Boundary access to mammography with less radiation, better results and the capacity for non-surgical biopsies would you even question the potential?

It’s a clear win situation for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation in their quest to purchase digital mammogram equipment. Grand Forks businesses and service organizations agree. That’s why they have contributed $28,500 to make this option a reality for women across the region.