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By Erin Perkins on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

George Dore's ethical, innovative and insightful woodlot management style has earned him the top provincial Minister's Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management for the second time.

"It's humbling to get it a second time," said Dore, who also took home the prestigious award in 2003.

The Rock Creek resident, now 65, manages 600 hectares, or 1,500 acres in Christian Valley. He's been managing the woodlot since 1989.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

It was a busy weekend for Castlegar cops – including some serious gardening issues.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl Debbie Postnikoff said police responded to 70 calls for service over the second long weekend of summer.

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 07 2012

By Glyn Humphries

July 2002: I became one of the outraged. Outraged, not just about cuts to health care, but also about Canada’s bedrock of democracy: accountability and democratic process. It was a dark era for democracy.

In one fell swoop, bureaucrats damaged Nelson’s hospital- like officials removing children from a family, without warning or consultation.

One year after being elected, BC Liberals made audacious and sweeping reforms to healthcare, devastating morale and teamwork at Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH), established since 1893.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 06 2012

Grand Forks Search and Rescue and Christina Lake Fire Department successfully recovered a body from the Cascade Cove area of the Kettle River, near Grand Forks.

The body, found Monday, Aug. 6, has been positively identified as the missing 50-year-old male visitor, Andrew Barrie. He is the last of the three people to be recovered following the July 28 rafting incident.

Barrie of Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland was vacationing with his wife, Carol and his 16-year-old son Andrew when the accident happened.

By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Aug 01 2012

Memorial for Ron and Jackie Legare said goodbye to a well loved, generous couple at their memorial service onThursday.

Ron and Jackie Legare, who drowned in a rafting trip on the Kettle River last Saturday, were honoured by friends and family Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Christina Lake Hall.

Friends fondly remember the couple as the first to jump in and help for any community function since they moved to the lake over 10 years ago. Ron, 74, supported community events like Winterfest, pancake breakfasts, and enjoyed golfing with friends.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 31 2012
Police are reporting car crashes and mischief as the week unfolds, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
 She said today (Tuesday) at roughly 10:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to an accident in which a 42-year-old man from the Island was exiting Columbia Ave via the on-ramp near the Chevron station towards the Kinnaird Bridge.
"He decided to make a u-turn around the small cement barricade just on the off ramp," she said.
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 29 2012

A 71-year-old Christina Lake woman’s body was recovered by helicopter this morning from the Cascade Falls gorge after dying from injuries sustained when her raft was dragged over the falls by the current on Saturday afternoon.

The woman’s body was trapped in an eddy just below the first steps of the falls along the Kettle River just west of Christina Lake where the swift water recovery team was able to extract her. There were three people of a group floating the river who were carried over the falls.

By Mona Mattei on Saturday Jul 28 2012

One person is dead and two more are missing after the raft they were floating in went over Cascade Falls near Christina Lake Saturday afternoon.

There were four people in the raft on the Kettle River when they neared the falls and attempted to reach shore. A 16-year-old boy jumped from the raft and was able to swim to the edge.

The other three, a couple in their sixties and a man, about 40, were unable to break out of the current and went over the falls about 30 metres (100 feet) high with extremely jagged rocks.

By Christine Esovoloff on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Prologue: This column is loaded with sexual stereotypes and may offend some readers, which bothered me a bit while I was writing it. I realized, however, that there also seems to be a small bit of truth to most stereotypes (that’s what made them stereotypes in the first place). And that is, in my opinion, what makes them sort of funny. I am not an advocate of gender stereotypes, nor am I too politically correct to avoid using them entirely. In this particular column, their use seemed unavoidable.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Two Pass Creek residents were arrested after a grow-op raid yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.