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By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Fire fighters in Christina Lake saw some action over the holidays including a car on fire at the Cascade Falls pull-out. Fire Chief Ken Gresley-Jones said that the two week break kept the department busy with car accidents and a potentially dangerous chimney fire as well.
 
“How (the fire) started we’re not really sure. It’s an older car, it hasn’t been in great repair, the driver said the smoke just started coming from under the hood,” said Gresley-Jones.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 03 2011

Kaslo RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the sudden death of woman who died while snowboarding on a Wednesday, Dec. 29 afternoon.

The woman was a guest with Retallack Snow Cat Ski Lodge, said RCMP senior media relations officer Cpl. Dan Moskaluk from Penticton.

At around 3 p.m. the 32-year-old woman was amongst a group of skiers descending a run. At one point the group noticed that one woman was missing.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 02 2011

Whitetail deer in Grand Forks may be trapped and relocated under a possible provincial pilot project as a way to manage the herds. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

Police are reporting a truly bizarre interpretation of spending time with family over the holiday season, after arresting a mother and son in connection with a break-and-enter.

Nelson RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little said police were called to a break-and-enter in progress at about 2 a.m. Wednesday,  in 1000 block of Cote Rd, Crescent Valley.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’s awesome.”

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people when the project is completed in five years.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 21 2010

Castlegar residents are getting early gifts of Christmas cheer and important information tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as infamous radio-show hosts 'Drex & Johnson' take one for the team by getting drunk on air, under the watchful eye of police.

"I'm doing it for the people," says Shaun Johnson, who will be indulging in beer ...for the greater good. "I'm sacrificing myself for science ... so our wonderful listeners will have a better sense of what their limits might be and where to draw the line when celebrating this season."

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 19 2010
With nearly 60 percent of the needed funding in place, the dream of a local mobile abattoir is so close to reality you can taste it. The momentum of finding funding is speeding up the process for the project, started over two years ago by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
 
“We should be able to have the mobile unit up and running by the fall of 2011,” says Doug Zorn, president of GFBRAS and one of the abattoir committee members. “Timing is everything, and this seems to be the right time for this project.

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