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By Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 16 2012

The well-known Time and Place pub in Christina Lake has a new name, a new sign and fresh new faces behind the bar.

Thirty year-olds Rupert and Sarah Oldroyd bought the pub and opened the doors for the first time Friday, April 13, under their new sign -- The Crow and Bear.

The first night was a bit of a whirlwind, only having owned the building for two days when they re-opened. More than 50 people came out for appetizers, a visit and to see the hockey playoffs.

"I think we did pretty good for a two day turnaround," said Rupert.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 13 2012

A 17-year-old Trail-area male pled guilty to 10 of 47 charges resulting from a months-long investigation involving local children being lured via the Internet, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.

The plea came last week, with a sentencing date to be set May 16th, but Hawton said there's still a chance more victims will come forward.

"That's always a possibility in a case like this one," he said, adding the investigation was long and labour-intensive.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 13 2012

A Trial resident, 83-year-old Elisa Sidoni, was struck and killed by a recycling collection truck on Woodland Avenue in Trail last Thursday.

By Erin Perkins on Wednesday Apr 11 2012

Grand Forks has moved rapidly from a damp spring thaw into the dry grass fire season over the past week.

Last weekend the Grand Forks Fire Rescue responded to three grass fires in rural Grand Forks.

The department attended one on a five acre lot, one on a three acre lot and the third on a six acre lot, said Grand Forks Fire Rescue fire chief Dale Heriot.

"People don't realize how dry the grass is," said Heriot.

They'll be burning a pile with no fire guard around it and the next thing you know the fire is into the field and off it goes.

By Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 09 2012

Get an indepth look at effective seed saving techniques at the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society's (GFBRAS) upcoming workshop, Seed Saving Production: The Basics and Beyond, with Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds, Thursday, April 12.

This is the first time Steiner, co-owner of Stellar Seeds, has hosted a workshop in Grand Forks. Steiner hails from Johnson's Landing, B.C. located in the East Kootenays where he and his partner, Colleen O'Brien have been operating Stellar Seeds for over a decade.

By Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Apr 03 2012

For the second time in less than a week a Canadian Pacific Rail line in the West Kootenay has been closed.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a westbound CPR train on the Kootenay Valley Rail line derailed above the Fortis BC Corra Linn power plant.

The train was rounding a corner near the Fortis BC plant when the crew noticed the train was leaving its rails. The engineer immediately dynamited the train brakes, which cause all four locomotives and eight concentrator cars to derail.

By Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Apr 02 2012

Asthma is an increased response of the airwaysto certain stimuli that are irritants/allergies or sensitivities to that person.

This causes broncho-constriction, which means narrowing of the breathing passageways, which can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing or a chronic cough and in some cases can be life-threatening.

At this time of year, I see many people that are starting to experience reactions to the mould from the melting snow and the dust in the streets and at home, especially if there is a wood stove. 

By Erin Perkins on Sunday Apr 01 2012

Despite the treacherous road conditions, several hundred skiers had a ball at the Phoenix Ski Hill's end of the season celebration, Spring Fling and Dummy Downhill, Sunday, April 1.

Seven dummies -- a lot fewer than in previous years -- were entered in the downhill race which involved a jump to the finish. Among them was Dumbo's Flight entered by the Currie family of Grand Forks. Dumbo's Flight took home the People's Choice award and the Best Jump.

By Mona Mattei on Saturday Mar 31 2012

Rating: Two stars out of five

Seven lone survivors of a transport plane wreckage in the desolate Arctic struggling to find safety, thwarted by wolves at every turn, seems like an excellent premise for an action-packed thriller.

But The Grey, set in the stunning mountains surrounding Smithers, B.C., falls short as a tension-filled introspective of man’s survival in a frozen wilderness.

Based on a novella by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, the story follows lovelorn, depressed oilman John Ottway (Liam Neeson) as leader of the band of survivors.

By Gerry Foster on Thursday Mar 29 2012

“They wore spikes, not boots. They wore caps, not helmets. They carried bats and gloves, not rifles.” This is how one reporter described the U.S. Military All-Stars just before they were to play the Boston Red Sox.

Former Red Sox general manager, and previous director of player development for the U.S.  Military All-Stars, Dan Duquette, said, “They are the best of the best in the armed forces.”