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By Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 17 2011
Voters go to the polls in less than 48 hours and there are many contenders to choose from for all the jobs available.
The history of voting in B.C.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 17 2011
Christina Lake resident Allen Piche is facing another court date for feeding wildlife as the Crown landed new charges in his lap this week.
Piche, who made international headlines last year when up to 24 bears were discovered on his property during a marijuana grow operation bust, confessed to feeding wildlife when charged last fall.
By Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Nov 15 2011

The 1987 motion picture Roxanne put Nelson on the map as a big-screen story — based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac — showcasing Heritage City scenery to moviegoers across North America.

In the coming months, the uniquely Canadian outdoor television show, Dimestore Fishermen, promises to do the same.

“(Jim Hoey and) the crew were very impressed with what they saw and they were definitely treated to an amazing experience,” said Kerry Reed, owner/operator of Reel Adventures Fishing Charter in Nelson, who began courting Hoey in March.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 13 2011
Although the job of area director for Christina Lake, B.C. was filled by acclamation, the area still needs to cast their votes for school trustee and a referendum question – does the area need a cemetery service?
Grace McGregor enters her third term as regional director with the support of her community, but faces a tough vote nonetheless.
“It is my honor to have the confidence of the Christina Lake electorate as their acclaimed area director,” McGregor commented.
“Our primary concern for the coming year is milfoil.
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 13 2011
Wild Berries of British Columbia
By Fiona Hamersley Chambers
Lone Pine Publishing 192 pages - $21.95
Those of us who take the time to enjoy the backcountry of B.C. often find ourselves tempted to test out the bounty of berries we see around us as we hike.
By Nik Green on Thursday Nov 10 2011

 The civic election debate went off last night and the effluent flow cursing through the city infrastructure was a big theme as was the sewer issue.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 10 2011
Over 250 people braved a long night’s meeting to hear and grill potential candidates for seats at the table of the City of Grand Forks.
Spanning nearly three hours, the different candidates took turns in the hot seat as school district trustees, councillors and mayor hopefuls all had a round on stage.
Three candidates are vying for two seats as school district trustees – David Grootjes, as well as incumbents Ken Harshenin and Teresa Rezansoff.
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.