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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.
By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

Over the past four months members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes general investigation section led a very resource-intensive investigation, dubbed Project E-PYLORUS, targeting drug trafficking at various events in communities within the West Kootenay/Boundary. 

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Flooding in the last month left Bella Coola a disaster area but area farmers are out of the aid equation. With their crops gone, they have called for help to feed their starving livestock, and Grand Forks area farmers are responding.
The Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) is asking everyone to step up to help their fellow farmers.
By Laila Yuile on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

For years, I have often wondered why, in such  ’tough economic times’, the very expensive  Sea to Sky highway was not tolled. I’ve called for it, many of you have called for it, and last year,  even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson called for it as an avenue for revenue to solve Translinks money woes.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 25 2010

 I have argued that ideology makes you stupid and if you have power it makes you dangerous. One of the best examples is the idiocy of more and more tax cuts with the supposed goal of making Canadian business internationally “competitive.”

By Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College are pleased to announce the establishment of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), which will promote and support informed planning and decision-making in the Columbia Basin through region-specific information and applied research.

By Contributor on Friday Oct 22 2010
By Suzanne Fournier, The Province 
U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks. Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol station in Curlew, Wash., seized 140 kilograms of the popular designer drug contained in an estimated 468,000 pills, police say.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 21 2010
Grand Forks RCMP has successfully arrested four methamphetamine drug dealers across the Boundary region in the last month.
“The latest arrest was yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20) and it was a man from Greenwood who was active selling meth in our community,” reported Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks detachment. “He was arrested and pled guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine.”
Harrison said the Greenwood man was sentenced to six months in jail.