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By Contributor on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them.
By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 18 2011

Kootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is tasting gold after helping Team B.C. to a 7-4 victory over Quebec in the final of Ice Hockey Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Bertolucci, from Montrose, scored the opening goal for the winners to help get the party started.

This is the first gold medal for Team B.C. using male U16 high performance players.

Team B.C. won the gold in 1979 with a team consisting of Junior B players.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

Australian native, Owen Kiernan Rooney, disappeared six months ago today but his family and police are not giving up hope. We are once again asking for the public’s help in locating Owen. Efforts to date have garnered many tips, however, all plausible leads have now been exhausted.

Owen was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on Aug. 14, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., sitting just outside the hospital on a picnic table. Owen left the hospital alone leaving behind all his belongings and has not been seen since. 

By Contributor on Monday Feb 14 2011

Projects that enhance grasslands and rangelands will soon be able to apply for funding support from a new Grassland and Rangeland Enhancement Fund. Supported by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the pilot program will be delivered by the Kootenay Livestock Association (KLA).

 

CBT’s contribution of $150,000 is the first year of a potential three-year commitment, pending an evaluation at the end of the first year.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Feb 13 2011
Back in the “old days” the Grand Forks Fall Fair had its own fairgrounds. Today, the fair is still held annually, in fact it is over 100-years-old, but since its heydays it has been a travelling fair moving around locations in the small community because the city took back the land that had been dedicated to the fair.
 
“What we have in use (for the Grand Forks Fall Fair) right now is not working,” said Les Brayden, president of the Grand Forks Fall Fair Society.
By George Penfold on Sunday Feb 13 2011

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

By Murray Dobbin on Friday Feb 11 2011

 In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Aljazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country. I imagine Jean Jacques Rousseau wandering amongst the throngs of people and being equally amazed and delighted. For the character of this uprising, this outpouring of frustration and joy, of kindness and determination, of compassion and hope and community is more Rousseau than it is Mohammed or Marx.

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Feb 08 2011

Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border.  Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation.  What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 06 2011

The deal for the purchase of the former Pope and Talbot mill located at Midway, B.C. has been finalized.

Doug McMynn, president of the board of directors of Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) was pleased to announce, “It’s been a hectic week to finish off the negotiations however, we are happy and relieved it’s over and that the deal has been completed.”

By Contributor on Friday Feb 04 2011

Nelson and Castlegar: Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar in partnership with Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are sharing the exhibition Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010; an alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar.

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