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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

The Nakusp and Revelstoke RCMP said Tuesday they had recovered the body of an 83-year-old woman from Arrow Lake.

The Nakusp resident was reported missing Friday after she was overdue from returning from an eye appointment in Revelstoke.

Kay Mansour was scheduled to attend a medical appointment in Revelstoke on Oct. 24, however she never arrived for it. 

Friends in Nakusp believed Mansour was visiting in Revelstoke but when she did not keep in contact they became concerned.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 08 2011
Christmas came early for the fund raising committee of Habitat for Humanity Boundary when they received the news of a $242,000 donation.
 
“We started building when we had $100,000 secured knowing that we need $300,000 to finish the project. This just tops us off,” said Rick Friesen, part-time executive director for Habitat Boundary. “We were pretty much running out of money.
By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

Toes will tap and energy will soar as the talented Russian musicians and dancers from the Roma Gry Gypsy Dance Group of Vancouver take to the stage at the Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The Boundary District Arts Council presents this exotic and whirling evening of passionate choreographed Gypsy dance with live music, colourful traditional Gypsy costumes and props to add a sense of realism.

By Alex Atamanenko MP on Tuesday Nov 08 2011

The B.C. economy is closely tied in with various trade agreements such as NAFTA, the Agreement on International Trade and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWTA) between BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan which replaces the Trade Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA).

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

Occupy Nelson is going to occupy the Scout Hall on Cedar Street for a community meeting Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

“This meeting is a chance for the community to come back together and start discussing how we want to move forward,” said Kendra Cooper from Occupy Nelson in an emailed press release to The Nelson Daily.

“The fact that the camp is still here is a great victory, but we also need to start thinking about where we want this movement to go in the long term.”

Occupy Nelson camp began following a day of protest Saturday, October 15.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 01 2011

Boundary area residents who need assistance when travelling to medical appointments will be able to get there easier with the new volunteer driver program.

Interior Health is pleased to announce it has entered into a contract with the Boundary Hospice Association to offer a formalized program in the region.

By Bruce Fuhr on Sunday Oct 30 2011

There’s not much Brian Topp can’t handle — not even emergency dental surgery at 3 a.m.

Which is why the president of the New Democrat Party of Canada wants to switch chairs around the party table to become the new leader.

Topp, a few days after successful stint in the dental chair, stopped in Nelson Sunday as part of a cross country tour to drum up support for his NDP leadership bid.

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 30 2011
The Boundary District Teachers’ Association would like to thank the parents and students of School District 51 for their continued support and understanding as teachers work through phase one of their current job action. 
 
Teachers understand that parents are concerned about their child’s education and have structured phase one so that students are the focus. Much of the time that traditionally has been put into extra administrative tasks, meetings and paper work is now being spent preparing lessons and working with students.
By Contributor on Friday Oct 28 2011

Compliance and Enforcement staff removed almost 240 tons(529,000 lbs.) of illegally-dumped garbage from Crown land near Oscar Creek earlier this month with help from local volunteers and businesses.

Clean-up involved using a special, long-reach backhoe that could reach 19 metres (65 feet) downhill to remove the waste - everything from old cars, appliances, furniture, yard waste, household garbage to animal carcasses.

Illegal dumping has occurred at this site for over 30 years and was so extreme, it could be seen on a Google Earth map.

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 27 2011

At approx 4:15 p.m. Richmond RCMP received a report of a plane crash near BCIT. 

A small passenger plane crashed on the northbound lanes of Russ Baker & struck a car containing two people. 

The plane burst into flames upon impact however Richmond Fire Rescue & YVR’s Emergency Response was on scene within moments to extinguish the flames.  Seven passengers were on board as well as two crew members. 

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