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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.

By Contributor on Wednesday Apr 20 2011

The Selkirk College Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the annual Honorary Diploma, Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Alumni Board awards.

"It is with great pleasure and admiration that we recognize these four worthy individuals," says Vice-Chair of Selkirk's Board of Governors, Bruce Morrison.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 19 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The political future of BC Southern Interior Conservative candidate Stephen Hill is uncertain after he was a no show in an all-candidates forum in Grand Forks Monday night, one day after apologizing for "disrespectful" comments he made in a public forum in Nelson earlier this year.

By Post Media News on Tuesday Apr 19 2011

BY BRADLEY BOUZANE AND JORDAN PRESS, POSTMEDIA NEWS

When Nick Bala started chemotherapy, he asked his doctor for something to help with the nausea and vomiting that followed each treatment.

After about four months, Bala asked his doctor for a prescription for medicinal marijuana.

"I found that it made a huge difference to the nausea," Bala said Wednesday. "For me and many other people, it made chemotherapy much more bearable. It's very important this be made available to people who are suffering."

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 14 2011
Nearly 200 people turned out to witness the official re-opening of the Midway mill and to meet the new operators from Vaagen Bros. Lumber Inc.
By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to come down “The Long Hard Road” with guest speaker, indigenous activist and academic, Sharon McIvor.

A member of the Lower Niclola Indian Band located outside of Merritt, B.C., Sharon McIvor will talk about her decades-long struggle to correct a century of discrimination against aboriginal women; her recent Supreme Court victory; and her continued battle to reconcile remaining issues to bring full equal rights to Canadian aboriginal women.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 10 2011
Soft-spoken southern gentleman Charles “Gus” Whalen of Warren Featherbone Company inspired everyone who attended his presentation last week. Hosted by Community Futures Boundary in honour of the Year of the Entrepreneur, Whalen brought a message of hope above all things, even when your business is about to crash.
 
An entrepreneurial family from the first generations of Warrens, Gus’ great grandfather, the Warren Featherbone Co.

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