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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.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

A group of officers from the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit say nothing surprises them anymore – except this story.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 15 2010

 A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 12 2010
Grand Forks city council got an earful from the public at a meeting about the options to save the international railway running to Kettle Falls, WA.
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 05 2010

A fire that completely gutted a house in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue last night may well have taken the homeowner's life as well, had it not been for the man's pets.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said the homeowner was the only person in the house, and he was sleeping right through the smoke alarm when his dog jumped on him.

The man awoke to find both his dog and cat trying to get his attention, at which point he heard the alarm, smelled smoke and left the house, calling the fire department from a neighbour's place.