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By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

The RCMP investigation into local ATM thefts (incluing one in Castlegar, see Local banks targeted) has a new twist, as a fourth offence has now been committed, and police are releasing descriptions of suspects. 

By Contributor on Sunday Sep 12 2010

With FortisBC as a partner, Roxul Inc. recently upgraded its Grand Forks manufacturing plant with new energy efficient equipment, saving thousands of dollars in electricity costs annually.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 10 2010

Kristopher Ede from Invermere takes the prize for the SCRATCH Writing Challenge Readers’ Choice Award. The 18-year-old won this portion of the creative writing challenge, put on by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), with his short story “the girl with the plastic pirate hat and the boy who loved her so.” Ede’s story earned 29 per cent of readers’ votes, and will receive a $300 bookstore gift certificate.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Aug 31 2010

For 3,794 people who are linked into the ‘Help save the B.C. Black bears’ Facebook site, and Allen Piche, the man responsible for feeding them, word that the bears at Christina Lake are not facing imminent destruction will be a relief. Barry Penner, Minister of the Environment for B.C., said the suspects who were feeding the bears will need to ween them off their cushy lifestyle by winter.<--break->

By Contributor on Friday Aug 27 2010

 Word that the Waneta Expansion Project will go ahead is great news for residents of the Kootenays, providing many jobs and a boost to the local economy, but the B.C. Liberals made a bad deal for the long-term health of the region, say New Democrats.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 25 2010

The Boundary is now the dynamite capital of Southern B.C. as local RCMP, looking for a grow op, came across the second house in a week loaded with firearms and explosives.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 22 2010
If all goes according to plan, Grand Forks and area will have a mobile abattoir in 2011. A series of meetings held over the last week by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) indicated that the abattoir will be supported by the area meat producers despite the changes in regulations introduced by the provincial government in April of this year.
The meetings, held at Community Futures Boundary, hosted Ron Duffel from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Kathleen Gibson of the B.C.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
Internationally based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says Mayor Brian Taylor’s idea to cull Grand Forks’ deer population is inhumane and ineffective.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Marijuana and bears and raccoons, oh my!

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Fifty-year-old Castlegar woman Robin Mackay appearing in court today facing the charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her 73-year-old father repeatedly with a kitchen knife Sunday morning.