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By Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 19 2010
With nearly 60 percent of the needed funding in place, the dream of a local mobile abattoir is so close to reality you can taste it. The momentum of finding funding is speeding up the process for the project, started over two years ago by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
“We should be able to have the mobile unit up and running by the fall of 2011,” says Doug Zorn, president of GFBRAS and one of the abattoir committee members. “Timing is everything, and this seems to be the right time for this project.
By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 19 2010

The Nelson Daily has learned a Cranbrook sales consultant could be humming the tune to the Barenaked Ladies "If I had a Million Dollars" song very soon.

Barry Epp of the Key City was selected at random as the winner of TSN's fifth annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Cruze Million Dollar Shootout.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 16 2010
Recently a very nice pastor contacted me via the Internet to make an offer on a piece of equipment I have for sale. Anxious to sell my item, I responded positively to his enquiry. Soon in our correspondence I found several things that raised suspicions.
It turns out the pastor, who I led down the garden path so far as to actually receive his $8,000 cheque, is really a scam artist. All the way along he would not say where the item was to be shipped, and would not answer certain reasonable questions I posed along the way.
By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Food Banks Canada released its HungerCount 2010 survey in November. The report paints a grim picture of poverty in Canada and the continued growth in the need for services like food banks and other charitable food providers in our communities.  This snapshot from thousands of hungry Canadians and from hundreds of food banks across the country should be required reading for all levels of government.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).


By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

The man accused of feeding up to 26 bears near Christina Lake to guard his marijuana grow op made his first appearance at Provincial Court in Grand Forks today. Allen Piche has been charged with one count of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act [Sec. 33.1(1)]. 

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 09 2010
We often think that small towns are immune to homelessness. A presentation to Grand Forks City Council on Monday, Dec. 6 by the Boundary Emergency and Transition Housing Society demonstrated that is simply not true. We have many stories of people who have to live on the streets, this is just one of the many.
Its Christmas time and festivities are in the air. But take a moment and imagine how it would be for you if you were unemployed, about to lose your home, and have been rejected by the social safety net.
By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Selkirk College has joined forces with TRIUMF--a consortium of 15 universities in Canada whose purpose is to conduct world-class experimental research in subatomic physics and nuclear medicine and to commercialize its spin-off technologies.

Housed at University of British Columbia’s campus in Vancouver, TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It has partnerships and collaborations with researchers from across Canada and around the world.

By Nik Green on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

A year ago I touched on how little I care for the onslaught of garbage toys that flood the market this time of year. I'd like to upgrade that dislike of cheap toys to a general dislike of products that simply do not need to be created - period.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 06 2010

Kootenay Lake:
The main lake is still going! As I said last month this is the best time of year to go fishing, and I haven’t been proven wrong yet.
November saw lots of big fish being caught again.  These fish have definitely put on the feedbags before the winter cold.  Rainbows up to 24 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been coming in consistently.