After nearly two weeks of rain the sun came out in full force for the Grand Forks Relay for Life. The annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is held in 53 communities across B.C. and the Yukon, and Grand Forks ranks well with the total raised at the time of printing at $31,253.
The ongoing search for 19-year-old Castlegar resident Zach Larsen was called off at roughly 9 p.m. Wednesday due to darkness, but crews will be back and looking again bright and early Thursday morning, which will be Day Five of the search.
Police are asking residents to handle rumours responsibly as Day Four of the search for 19-year-old Zachary Larsen continues.
Helicopters and numerous Search and Rescue water craft searched again yesterday, but found nothing, so a ground search was organized for today, beginning this morning in Millennium Park.
Roughly 100 volunteers showed up to help look for the young man, splitting into teams of eight, with each team led by a trained Search and Rescue person.
Wow! What a pleasant surprise. There, as CTV Vancouver’s local news top story tonight (Tuesday), was a hidden-camera investigation into B.C.’s program to prevent voluntarily self-restricted problem gamblers from entering casinos.
A group of eight British Columbia medical and health organizations are calling on the provincial government to enact province-wide legislation banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The group is also clarifying two common myths surrounding cosmetic pesticides because of emerging evidence of human toxicity, especially to the vulnerable, young and old.
Since the development of the Public Safety Committee, the City of Grand has been actively involved with support for addressing the needs of those most at risk in the community. At their meeting on Monday, May 31 council joined the ranks of over 300 communities and organizations across B.C. calling on the provincial government to create a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, and went on to provide a grant-in-aid to the committee to form a society whose goals will be to develop a shelter and transition housing.
Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.
The more-than-$6.5-million gaming centre project slated for Castlegar will finally see ground-breaking this month, with a new stakeholder on board.
According to Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty, the project has been stalled out for more than a year due to financing issues.
Photo courtesy Kevin Chernoff: Many local passers-by, including city councillor Kevin Chernoff and mayor Lawrence Chernoff, stopped to help clean up thousands of newspapers strewn along Columbia Avenue last Saturday morning.
Vandals who created a stunning mess on Columbia Avenue Saturday may have unwittingly created a local community-building exercise in the process.
More people murdered by Israel. It is so commonplace now that hearing it takes you to the place you were the last time you heard of such an outrage. And you know that there will be no justice. The impunity and the casual excuses for the action follow on like night follows day – with a terrible certainty.
If the fun that the students from the participating elementary schools had is anyway to judge success, then the Solar Days event organized by the Grand Forks Solar Committee was a winner. From the trade show featuring information from different companies about solar equipment to the miniature solar car races the day’s events were well attended last Friday, May 28.