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By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

For those considering issue triage — picking five or six issues to focus on — in the fight to rid the country of the current government, one area that is critical to the outcome is exposing the Harper government’s construction of the national security state.


By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 09 2010
Parents of missing 24-year-old Australian Owen Rooney filed a complaint with Interior Health Authority questioning the adequacy of his care and the hospital’s risk management of the situation while RCMP continue their efforts to locate the man.
RCMP released video footage today to once again ask the public for help to find Rooney who has been missing for nearly three months and was last seen in Grand Forks, B.C..
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

So there’s probably more than three things you should have every day, but for the well-being of those who are easily overwhelmed, let’s keep it simple. 

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An injunction to prevent the Sinixt Nation from protesting logging on Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley has been denied by the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver late Friday.

Kaslo’s Sunshine Logging appeared before the court Nov. 5 on “a short leave injunction application to have the blockage removed,” while the Sinixt appeared with counsel in Vancouver to resist the application. 

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’re very concerned because this is significant.
By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

“Like others, the Green Party of BC was surprised by the timing of Gordon Campbell’s announcement that he is stepping down and has asked the BC Liberals to hold a leadership convention as soon as possible,” said Jane Sterk, leader of the Green Party of BC. “We thought he would wait around until after the HST referendum so that the next leader had some hope of recovering any level of support for the BC Liberal party.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 02 2010


Proposition 19 was defeated with 53.9 per cent of California voters voting ‘No.’

The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act was a statewide ballot in California Tuesday night.

If passed, it would have legalized various marijuana-related events that would have allowed municipal governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorize various criminal and civil penalties.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 02 2010
$36.8 million is needed for fire safety, sewer lines, water pipes and wells in Grand Forks over the next few years, residents heard last week. At a public meeting to see if locals are ready to foot the bill for the needed repairs, city council presented an engineering report by Kerr Wood Leidel Associates about the municipality’s infrastructure.
Council is proposing a multi-year upgrading program to address the existing systems and roadways after KWL’s report detailed the deteriorating systems within the city.
By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Oct 31 2010

Interior Health is being anything but vague in dispelling a rumour that Trail's critical care units are slated for closure.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 28 2010
It’s hard to keep up with the news these days – from chemical leaks, missing people and drug busts over to the regional chamber initiative and new businesses being developed. Sometimes it’s hard to believe so much activity in such a small area, well population size anyway. What is clear, the Boundary is on an upswing.
Midway announced its new mill opportunity this month boding well to attracting new jobs and investment to their small town.