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By Erin Perkins on Tuesday Feb 28 2012

The City of Greenwood is tops in the world for their tap water.

Greenwood won the presitigious Best in the World title for municipal water at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition held in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, held this year from Thursday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 26.

"We're pretty stoked,"said Greenwood mayor, Nipper Kettle, of the win.

"It's fantastic news," agrees Gerry Henke, city administrator. "It shows what a good job our crew is doing."

By Gerry Foster on Sunday Feb 26 2012

For the third time in five years the Grand Forks Curling Centre will be playing host to a provincial curling championship.

In 2008 the B.C. Senior Men’s competition was held in Grand Forks,  two years ago it was the Men’s and Women’s Masters and in a few days, Mar. 1 -4, masters curlers from around the province will once again travel to our city to determine who will represent B.C. at the Canadian championships in Quebec at the end of March.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 21 2012

Two skiers from Nelson were found cold but in good health Tuesday morning after spending a night in a snow pit near the Kootenay Pass summit.

The skiers were located approximately three kilometers southeast from the Ministry of Highways Works Yard at the summit.

“There was low lying clouds and the skiers became disorientated and started going in the wrong direction,” said RCMP Staff Sergeant Dan Seibel.

“It started getting dark but luckily they had a shovel and made a snow pit to wait out the night.”

By Contributor on Thursday Feb 16 2012

The organizing committee of the Grand Forks International GFI is pleased to announce that the Toronto Blue Jays will be a Bronze Star Sponsor of the 2012 baseball tournament. Exciting doesn't begin to describe the news of this sponsorship that is welcomed by the volunteers, fans and teams.

By Erin Perkins on Tuesday Feb 14 2012

Grand Forks RCMP caught a robber red handed after a citizen called them out for a robbery in progress at the Overwaitea in Grand Forks.

The call came in on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10:48 p.m.. When the police got there the 51 year-old man from Grand Forks was inside the Overwaitea compound at the back of the store. Police apprehended the suspect and charged him with break and enter.

"The individual is well-known to police," said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

Stage prop stolen from high school

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Feb 14 2012

The work of local film maker, Nik Green, will be one of the featured films at the upcoming documentary film festival in Grand Forks. Along with his feature, Rebuild filmed in Nova Scotia, Green's last year has been filled with shooting footage in the Boundary for three other films. 

Two of the films are promotional videos that will be used in local marketing efforts as the tourist season begins this year. Green used his time spent in the Boundary last summer to shoot two kinetic films highlighting the areas' assets to potential visitors.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 08 2012

A 17-year-old youth is to appear in Rossland court Thursday charged with 47 counts that include impersonation with intent, extortion, uttering threats, communicate via computer to lure a child under the age of 18, obtaining sexual services of a person under the age of 18 and invitation to sexual touching.

The youth cannot be named because of his age.

These charges are the result of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by the suspect on a social media site with victims residing in the Trail and the greater district area.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 06 2012

Tonight’s city council meeting will almost certainly see disgruntled residents and representatives, after Castlegar’s emergency ward was closed without notice Saturday.

People - even first responders - seeking medical care were met, at the hospital doors, with a sign that read, “Emerg dept closed for today (Sat Feb 4) Please head to Trail or Nelson Emerg Dept” (sic).

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel, whose firefighters serve also as medical first responders in the community, said he was not notified of the closure.

"I found out about it on Facebook," he said.

By Erin Perkins on Sunday Feb 05 2012

Aboriginal education has never looked better in Boundary School District 51 (SD51).

With aboriginal student graduation rates at an all time high, a diverse selection of aboriginal education programs in place and more to come, SD51 and the Boundary Aboriginal Education Council is looking ahead to signing a new agreement this coming June.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 04 2012

A skier is dead following an avalanche Friday morning on Meadow Mountain near Kaslo Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel of the Kootenay Boundary RCMP said in a press release.

The deceased male skier was part of a group of 8-9 skiers when the avalance occured at approximately 11:30 a.m. The group included three guides.

The man was buried by the avalanche before being extricated by the group. CPR was performed at the scene but the man could not revived.

The man was later airlifted to Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.

No other injuries were reported.