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By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday May 11 2011

Gasoline prices in parts of the West Kootenay continued their upward march Wednesday, rising 2.5 cents per litre, similar to what was happening across the province and the country.

The increase followed a 6.5-cents-per-litre jump the day before in some areas.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 09 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Rossland/Trail’s Brenan Moroney destroyed the field en route to winning the Granite Pointe stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf tournament Sunday in Nelson.

Moroney shot an amazing 6-under-par 66 to claim the tourney by 10 shots over Kevin Bennett of Redstone in Rossland and Champion Lakes golfer Alex Rugg.

“It started when (Brenan) holed a 4 iron from about 215 yards out on the second hole,” said Zone One coordinator Rob McKay.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 08 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

The Castlegar Community Complex was rocking Friday night.

But it wasn’t the Rebels on a run to the KIJHL title playing Canada's game that people were flocking to see.

No, the attraction sparking the attention of spectators from Nelson to Nakusp was the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.

“No, I’m not overwhelmed,” Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels coach Kevin said when asked about the recent success of the league.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 04 2011

A heat treat is in store for those who have suffered through one of the toughest winters — and a grim spring — in West Kootenay history.

Environment Canada is predicting that this summer will be very warm and very dry, much more than normal.

In its preliminary summer forecast, the national weather service said temperatures will be above normal, but can't say yet by how much. However, there is no certainty this summer will blaze past last year’s — the third warmest on record in BC and the West Kootenay.

By Andy George on Wednesday May 04 2011
Two meter high flames leaped above the rim of a steel bin before firefighters arrived on the scene to douse a dumpster fire Tuesday night in the alleyway behind Pharmasave in Grand Forks.
“Something just didn’t smell right,” was the initial impression of Jay Alblas, night manager at Panago Pizza. At approximately 8:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 he went behind the store for a breath of fresh air, only to find it foul.
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday May 03 2011

Sometimes the biggest culprits for adding unwanted calories to our diet when we're trying to lose weight are the drinks we're consuming! Not being very substantial, and often "refreshing", many high calorie drinks sneak past our health radar, undetected. And before you know it, you just can't seem to drop that last 5, or 10 lbs. Well I'm onto you saboteurs, and I'm here to spread the word.

Natural Edge's Top Ten Most Unwanted Drinks:


By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 01 2011

The independent coffee universe in Canada is about to be showcased to the world as the first episodes of Common Grounds TV are set to air in the coming weeks. CGTV is the culmination of an investigative yet humorous look at the otherwise serious coffee industry in Canada.

Last September, Producers Edan Marshall and Nik Green took to the road as part of a 25,000 kilometre trek undertaken to find the best and brightest baristas, roasters and cafes in the country.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 28 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Brenan Moroney sank a two-inch birdie putt on the second playoff hole to capture the first event on the West Kootenay Junior Golf circuit Saturday at the Balfour Golf Course.

Moroney’s approach shot into the green came ever so close to going into the hole making it easy for the Rossland/Trail golfer to defeat teammate Tyler McKay.

McKay missed a seven-foot birdie putt that would have extended the match.

Both players shot identical rounds of 81 at the par 72, 6,500-yard Balfour Golf Course.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 24 2011
Rising cost pressures and flat-lined funding from the province mean that the Boundary school district will need to cut over $600,000 to balance their budget in 2011/12. For the fourth year in a row funding from the province remained the same while costs are climbing. In budget meetings held across the region this week School District 51 Treasurer Jeanette Hanlon asked for ideas to help solve their dilemma.
Hanlon chaired two budget meetings held in Midway and Grand Forks along with Michael Strukoff, school superintendent, and members of the board of trustees.
By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Apr 24 2011

By Phil Larstone

Water, water everywhere and plenty of drops to drink.

It’s a mantra well known in the West Kootenays, but it isn’t one that is shared throughout the rest of the world.

But if you enjoy the pure, refreshing water that happily flows from mountain to ocean, throughout our lives and into our very cells, there may be a festival waiting for you.