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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches projects in three stages: design, evaluation and construction.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 02 2009

The Grand Forks community was devasted in August when 12-year-old John Fulton was found dead in his neighbour's home. Shortly afterward police arrested Kimberly Noyes for his murder. On Oct. 31, police issued a request for possible witnesses to come forward.

The RCMP Southeast District Serious Crimes Unit, who is continuing their investigation into the murder of Fulton, announced that they are currently attempting to identify any and all witnesses that may have been at the Gables housing complex in Grand Forks between Saturday, Aug. 15th and Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Nov 02 2009

Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said today that the $7.9-million gaming centre slated for Castlegar is still very much on the books, with Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty spearheading the development.


“He's still a part of the project – he's just bringing in a partner,” said Chernoff, adding that a meeting last week between Segarty, the mayor and senior city staff helped clarify the project's future direction.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Selkirk College’s next Mir Centre for Peace Lecture will feature one of the descendents of the last First Nations to live at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers—Lawney Reyes.

Reyes is the grandson of Alex Christian, otherwise known as "White Grizzly" among the Sinixt First Nations of the Kootenays. He is the author of a trilogy on First Nations history; the moving ”White

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Photo: School district trustee and board vice-chair Bev Maloff

A much-vaulted province-wide injection of $84 million for education won't be the windfall for which School District #20 (SD20) might have hoped, as the district now has to struggle with a $1million cut.


Bev Maloff, trustee and vice-chair of the SD20 board, said the axing of the annual facilities grant is that unhappy combination of too little, and too late.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

On Sept. 14, a Castlegar resident reported being scammed through a lululemon giftcard contest she entered through facebook. The ad is a lululemon ad, and not affiliated through the authentic lululemon site.


Internet shoppers are being advised of a series of ads on Facebook and multiple other non-lululemon websites claiming to give away $500 lululemon gift cards. Thesse ads are neither affiliated with or authorized by lululemon.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Castlegar city council threw its support behind the Highway 3 improvement coalition by promising 30 cents per capita ($2,178) per year to help lobby for improvements along the Highway 3 corridor.


Funds received will be used to assist in lobby efforts, as well as to hire a part-time administrative assistant to “coordinate paperwork, arrange meetings and disseminate information”.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim climb onto the handrail of the bridge but nothing after that. There was no one else present. It is unknown whether the victim jumped deliberately or fell accidently.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 08 2009

Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) leading-edge initiative, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, is wrapping up Phase 1 with two communities in the Columbia Basin now equipped with action plans on how to adapt to impacts of climate change at a local level.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2009

 A fire occured at the No.2 Slag Fuming Furnace at Teck Resources Limited's Trail Operations at 12:50 am, Thursday, July 2, 2009, lasting approximately two hours. The cause, and the extent and estimate of the cost of damages, and the time required for repair will not be available until a full investigation is completed. There were no injuries and there was no impact to other areas of the facility.

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