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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 12 2012

 A former BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) paramedic says he thinks the situation that saw Castlegar without ambulance coverage over the holidays (see http://castlegarsource.com/news/bc-ambulance-services-speak-lack-castlegar-coverage-over-holidays-16050) is symptomatic of a much larger problem.

By Erin Perkins on Sunday Jan 08 2012
If you go out for a walk along the TransCanada Trail in Greenwood you may just be surprised by the call "Go Haw!"
 
If you should hear that call, you may want to stand to the side while Terri Meyer and her dog team race on by.
 
Meyer, a Greenwood resident and director for the Boundary's own annual Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race, can be seen daily along the trails racing her four dogs -- two collie/husky crosses and two Alaskan malamutes.
By Erin Perkins on Thursday Jan 05 2012
Some exciting new recreational improvements may be coming to the Boundary in 2012.
 
The Regional District Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and the City of Grand Forks have applied for funding through a newly launched provincial Community Recreation Program.
 
The $30 million provincial program launched in September 2011 and aims to help communities meet their recreational infrastructural needs by investing in local government capital projects to promote active living.
 
Several projects have come forward from this re
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 05 2012
An investigation is being launched by BC Ambulance Services into why Castlegar was left without ambulance coverage Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, according to BCAS Central Kootenay Superintendent Chris Mason. He also said the investigation will also encompass the fact that Castlegar first responders (fire crews) weren’t notified of the coverage gap until 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve – just half an hour before Castlegar ambulance coverage came to a holiday halt.
 
“I can assure the public that this will be dealt with,” Mason said.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 02 2012

The Nelson Police Department has been called into investigate an arrest of a man by RCMP on New Year's Eve in the South Okanagan City of Penticton.

On Saturday, December 31, about 11:30 pm a man allegedly stumbled onto the street in front of a RCMP vehicle.

The police officer stopped to talk to the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. A struggle with police ensued and the man suffered an injury to his leg. He was taken to hospital where it was determined that his leg was broken.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 01 2012
Grand Forks residents will ring in the New Year with electrical rate increases of four percent passed on from FortisBC.
 
At their Monday, Dec.
By Erin Perkins on Sunday Jan 01 2012
A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) official says no decisions or action timelines have been made for any of the Midway, Boundary and other B.C. area border crossings listed in a document accidentally released in early December.
 
"Our government is focused on ensuring our shared border is secure while easing the flow of legitimate travel and trade," stated the official in an email interview.
By Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012

A skier triggered avalanche left one man dead in Revelstoke, B.C. on Friday as a group of heli-skiers took to the backcountry.

Ronald Gregory Sheardown, age 45, from Dubaï, a former Canadian from Stouffville, Ontario, was the victim of the heli-skiing avalanche on Friday, Dec. 30.

Shearman was with a group of eleven skiers and one guide heli-skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), in the Selkirk Mountain range southeast of Revelstoke at the time of the avalanche.

By Erin Perkins on Saturday Dec 31 2011
A leaked government document about the future of Canada's border crossings -- including possible closure, reduced hours, sharing of facilities and remote monitoring --  lists Midway, Cascade, Nelway and Chopaka crossings.
 
The document, "Small Port Working Group - Initial Results and Paths Forward", was done collectively between Canada's Customs and Border Services Agency(CBSA) and U.S.
By Erin Perkins on Thursday Dec 29 2011
An intoxicated 19 year-old man has been charged with assault and breach of a probation order to obstain from alcohol after an incident outside the Grand Forks Arena on Friday, Dec. 23.
 
The man was seen milling around outside the arena, yelling at passing vehicles during the public skate session that day. Then the 45-year-old victim left the arena and approached the younger man.
 
The 19 year-old then assaulted the 45-year-old, who defended himself.

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