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By Erin Perkins on Saturday Dec 31 2011
A leaked government document about the future of Canada's border crossings -- including possible closure, reduced hours, sharing of facilities and remote monitoring --  lists Midway, Cascade, Nelway and Chopaka crossings.
The document, "Small Port Working Group - Initial Results and Paths Forward", was done collectively between Canada's Customs and Border Services Agency(CBSA) and U.S.
By Erin Perkins on Thursday Dec 29 2011
An intoxicated 19 year-old man has been charged with assault and breach of a probation order to obstain from alcohol after an incident outside the Grand Forks Arena on Friday, Dec. 23.
The man was seen milling around outside the arena, yelling at passing vehicles during the public skate session that day. Then the 45-year-old victim left the arena and approached the younger man.
The 19 year-old then assaulted the 45-year-old, who defended himself.
By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 28 2011

Now that Santa has come and gone, it’s time for Nelsonites to focus on the next big event — and no, it’s not New Year’s Eve.

Push ahead one more day to New Year’s Day and the annual Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Polar Bear Dip into Kootenay Lake.

The Foundation welcomes all of Nelson’s swimmers and floaters, young and not so young, to take the plunge for health, personal pride, and appropriately, to raise money to support surgical services at our local hospital with the purchase of an Insufflator, camera system and three high definition monitors.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 15 2011
A 16-year-old high school student launched a human rights complaint against B.C. School Sports and the Ministry of Education for discrimination after losing his chance to play volleyball this year.
Myles Christman, from Christina Lake, B.C., was ruled ineligible for competitive team play this year by B.C. School Sports (BCSS) when he moved to a new school to participate in their team. On Dec. 6 the same association cancelled his appeal.
By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

Six Castlegar residents appeared in court today facing charges of trafficking cocaine, but all six were put over to a new court date, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

While he couldn't offer much information about the investigation, Orr told The Source that it went on for four months, from June to September. 

"We brought in undercover operators - they come from all over B.C.," Orr said. "They were the ones who worked the magic and purchased drugs from people we (Castlegar cops) were already well aware of (sic)."

By Michael Scott on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

On a crisp and sunny afternoon, over one hundred Occupy protesters held a rally and march in support of the Occupy movements all across the West Coast of Turtle Island (North America) to send a strong and clear message to the 1%. 

“We here to support workers who are under union busting, who aren’t even allowed to unionize; they’re rights, wages, income are being eroded.”  Explained Maxim, a participant in today’s demonstration. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 09 2011

 A group of more than 50 scientists is publicly lobbying BC Hydro to reconsider its decision to close the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) office in Nelson, and to lay off staff in Castlegar, Nelson and Prince George.

By Erin Perkins on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

 A 17-year old Christina Lake boy has returned home safely after getting lost looking for the family cat, Dec. 4.

The Christina Lake Fire Department was called to a Fife Road residence by the boy's parents after he didn't return from searching a forested area close to the home looking for the family cat. He'd been gone since 3 p.m. that day and was dressed in only sneakers and a hoodie, said Ken Gresley-Jones, Christina Lake Fire Department Fire Chief.

By Contributor on Sunday Dec 04 2011

Dear Editor;

Open letter to: Sue Keenan B.C. School Sports (BCSS), Teresa Rezansoff, School District 51, and Honorable George Abbott, Rick Davis and Alison Sidow, Ministry of Education, Tim Gayda, SportBC.

Re: Student pursues legal angle to get the right to play volleyball by Mona Mattei on 27 Nov 2011


By Contributor on Friday Dec 02 2011

This sometimes darkly humorous, charming and unconventional movie opens with Oliver Field (Ewan McGregor, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Star Wars I,II, and III, Trainspotting), mourning the passing of his father Hal (Christopher Plummer, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The Sound of Music).