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By Michael Wirischagin on Sunday Mar 13 2011

April is by far the best month of the year if you are a sports fan. It is hard to argue with that fact. October might be a close second, but, to me, April is numero-uno.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The nightmare scenario: the stretch of highway between Castlegar and Trail, made treacherous by ice accumulation and poor visibility, littered with a half dozen smashed cars and twice that many dead bodies.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

A 59-year-old Castlegar woman with permanent brain damage may never know how much of her brain damage was due to her illness, and how much was the end result of calling an ambulance in Castlegar.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Mar 08 2011
There has been a tragic end to the story of the man who went missing from Christina Lake in January. A body found last Friday has been identified as 49-year-old Shawn McDonald. An unsuspecting hiker came across the body many feet down an embankment from a local trail in the afternoon, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP.
“He was about a kilometre off the highway, and he was buried and frozen into the snow,” said Harrison.
The Christina Lake Fire Department assisted the RCMP in recovering McDonald’s body. The B.C.
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

The two classic tales of the Bremen Town Musicians and Rumpelstiltskin, interpreted through the imaginative and skilled puppetry of Nova Scotia’s Maritime Marionettes, will be profiled in an upcoming show in Grand Forks.

Heather Bishop Taylor and Darryll Taylor began working together in the mid-1980s, with the Kids Express Puppet Troupe based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Then, after a season of apprenticeship touring with David Syrotiak’s National Marionette Theatre (Vermont), the Taylors began their company, Maritime Marionettes, in Truro, Nova Scotia.

By Kim Verigin on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

Riding a season high two game win streak, the Saints had no reason to hold back as they welcomed Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans to Nelson for their final two games of the season.

Knowing that at least one win would give the Selkirk men’s hockey team the highest point total in their BCIHL history, it was a matter of buckling down and conquering a team who had just recently beat Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Okanagan College, two of the top teams in the league.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Castlegar Rebels rallied from a two-goal deficit to score five consecutive times in a 6-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.

The win gives the Rebels a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final series. Game four is Tuesday in Fruitvale.

Despite holding a considerable edge in the play — out shooting Beaver Valley 13-4 in the opening frame — Castlegar trailed 3-1 after 20 minutes.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Feb 27 2011
Budget overruns for the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre are forcing service cutbacks for 2011. This year’s annual pool shutdown in mid-August for maintenance could be as long as six weeks to reduce costs, John Mackey, director of recreation and facilities for the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) indicated.
Compensation and utilities increases have caused the financial shortfall, explained Mackey.
“The RDKB just completed a three-year contract with CUPE and there was a 16 percent increase over the three years,” said Mackey.