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By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 17 2011
Members of the international group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (best known as PETA) are calling on Mayor Brian Taylor to halt the plan for culling urban deer herds in Grand Forks.
 
The email campaign has swamped Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor whose council approved an urban deer management plan only weeks ago.
 
“I’ve had about 200 emails and climbing every day,” said Taylor who feels that the call to arms is premature. “I have written back – you have to look at the whole plan.
By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 17 2011

Imagine the future where cars run on the most available, non-poluting source - air. Well these two engineers have developed just that - a car engine that runs on compressed air. While it currently needs to use a generator to fill the air tanks in the car, they are now also looking into an on-board generator for continual fuel supply.

Well worth a watch! 

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 10 2011

It was obvious from his dominance during the early rounds no one was going to catch Adam Svensson.

The Surrey golfer successful defended his B.C. Junior Boy’s Golf Championship Friday by coasting to the 2011 title with an amazing 14-under-par score at Rossland/Trail’s Birchbank Course.

Svensson did not shoot a round over par, finishing the 72-hole tournament with a 68 and a final total of 274 at the 6,788-yard par 72 track.

Second was Kevin Kown of Pitt Meadows at 281 followed in third by Vernon’s Connor Kozak at 282.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 10 2011
A revolutionary new diet program that may well change the way Canada looks at their eating habits has helped Midway, B.C. shed over 665 pounds.
 
Many have seen or heard about the CBC show, Village on a Diet, where fitness gurus, medical doctors, psychologists, dieticians, and chefs team up to help the village of Taylor, B.C.
By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 04 2011

Cpl. Paul Voisine died in a recreational scuba diving accident last week. Voisine,along with five other divers was at the artificial reef near Snake Island off Vancouver Island and was off-duty at the time.

During the dive Cpl. Voisine was located unconscious on the deck of the sunken vessel, HMCS Saskatchewan. Immediate efforts were undertaken to assist him with his breathing and once on the surface first aid was administered. Cpl. Voisine never regained consciousness despite numerous attempts by emergency personnel to revive him. An autopsy has been scheduled.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Following a lengthy bail hearing on June 22 at the Nelson Courthouse, a youth suspect charged in the May 15 sudden death of a 25-year-old Trail resident was released from custody on bail with strict conditions.

The entire list of charges against the youth, whose name cannot be released, now includes: second degree murder, three possession and one possession of the purpose of trafficking (Controlled Drug and Substances Act) offences, and three prohibited weapon offences.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 21 2011

It’s a new era for those looking to enter the environmental sector in the West Kootenay.

The School of Environment and Geomatics (formerly School of Renewable Resources) at Selkirk College has completed its re-design of its curriculum in four environmental diploma programs — readying the program for fall 2011.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Grand Forks can add another group to their list of international stars as Les Folles Jambettes dance troupe travelled to Germany to participate in the International Folklore Avalanche at the invitation of the Spree-Neisse regional government.
 
Having last attended the dance festival eight years ago, the cancan dancers were excited to be once again representing the Kootenay / Boundary regions as well as Canada on the international stage.
 
“It was amazing over there – seeing different cultures and how everyone all came together,” commented Jessi
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 16 2011
A controversial deer management plan narrowly passed at Grand Forks City Council on Monday following what the committee says has been an extensive process of research and public input.
 
The plan, passing with 4-3 in favour, includes conflict resolution, population reduction and administrative actions to deal with the growing herd population within the city limits.
 
“I believe that this plan can be a practical thing that council can put in place and that it will guide this council in dealing with how the community lives with deer,” explained Ch
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 15 2011

Testimony wrapped up today in a provincial court hearing into the death of Castlegar man while he was in police custody three years ago.

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