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By Erin Perkins on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

A 26-year-old man from Trail was caught by Grand Forks RCMP after a rash of petty break-ins and thefts had Riverside residents feeling uneasy.

Zachery Shobolm arrived in Grand Forks around Thursday, Jan. 12 according to Grand Forks RCMP. By Sunday, Jan. 15 he had allegedly commited his first crime and by Friday, Jan. 20 Grand Forks RCMP had him in custody and sent him back to Trail RCMP.

Shobolm had been recently living on 82 Avenue in Grand Forks, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

By Erin Perkins on Saturday Jan 21 2012

With abundant snow, more on the way and temperatures holding steady, the seven dog sled teams competing in the 2012 Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race headed out on the trails with an optimistic air, Friday, Jan. 20.

The race, which is now in it's third year, had seven sled teams from across Western Canada -- one more than last year. The eight-dog 100 mile (161 km) race will end in Beaverdell and has only two competitors. The 200 mile (322 km) race will end in Greenwood with the remaining five mushers.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 19 2012

Champions are among us! If you know someone who has played a significant role in promoting tobacco free living why not give them a pat on the back and nominate them for a Smoke Free Champions for Change Award?

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jan 18 2012

A backpack containing 18 pounds of drug ecstasy valued at $135,000 was found abandoned along the border just west of Danville on Monday.

The United States Border Patrol seized the “designer” drug and $14,000 in American currency near the port of entry on the American side. The ecstasy was packaged in powder form.

Agents discovered the contraband and currency concealed in the backpack abandoned in an area adjacent to the border. 

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 15 2012
Local concern is growing over two granite mining exploration applications 25 – 30 kilometres (km) up the Granby River north of Grand Forks.
 
The notices of work for the two projects, initiated by North American Stone Inc.,  indicate their intention to cut trails into two locations, remove up to 10,000 tonnes of stone from both sites and then to reclaim, re-seed and plant trees along the trails on completion.
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 12 2012

 A former BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) paramedic says he thinks the situation that saw Castlegar without ambulance coverage over the holidays (see http://castlegarsource.com/news/bc-ambulance-services-speak-lack-castlegar-coverage-over-holidays-16050) is symptomatic of a much larger problem.

By Erin Perkins on Sunday Jan 08 2012
If you go out for a walk along the TransCanada Trail in Greenwood you may just be surprised by the call "Go Haw!"
 
If you should hear that call, you may want to stand to the side while Terri Meyer and her dog team race on by.
 
Meyer, a Greenwood resident and director for the Boundary's own annual Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race, can be seen daily along the trails racing her four dogs -- two collie/husky crosses and two Alaskan malamutes.
By Erin Perkins on Thursday Jan 05 2012
Some exciting new recreational improvements may be coming to the Boundary in 2012.
 
The Regional District Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and the City of Grand Forks have applied for funding through a newly launched provincial Community Recreation Program.
 
The $30 million provincial program launched in September 2011 and aims to help communities meet their recreational infrastructural needs by investing in local government capital projects to promote active living.
 
Several projects have come forward from this re
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 05 2012
An investigation is being launched by BC Ambulance Services into why Castlegar was left without ambulance coverage Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, according to BCAS Central Kootenay Superintendent Chris Mason. He also said the investigation will also encompass the fact that Castlegar first responders (fire crews) weren’t notified of the coverage gap until 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve – just half an hour before Castlegar ambulance coverage came to a holiday halt.
 
“I can assure the public that this will be dealt with,” Mason said.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 02 2012

The Nelson Police Department has been called into investigate an arrest of a man by RCMP on New Year's Eve in the South Okanagan City of Penticton.

On Saturday, December 31, about 11:30 pm a man allegedly stumbled onto the street in front of a RCMP vehicle.

The police officer stopped to talk to the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. A struggle with police ensued and the man suffered an injury to his leg. He was taken to hospital where it was determined that his leg was broken.

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