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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.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 04 2010

 My son did a really neat thing this week – a neat thing that served to underline some ugly truths of our modern world.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 29 2010
The culmination of over 13 years of planning, proposals, grant writing, and construction will be coming to fruition next Friday as the Christina Living Arts Centre hosts it's grand opening. 
This official ceremony will mark the region's first Leadership in Energy and Ecological Design (LEED) building which will house Canada's first LEED artisan's gallery.
The project is the end result of the community's vision for a park and welcome centre for the region.
By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 29 2010
Vancouver seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour as Dustin Bentall, but Canada seemed like an unlikely country to be the birthplace of artists like Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel or Neil Young. If you look you’ll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any nation. 
You’ll find a reverence for the tales of everyday life and loss, and you’ll find a lot of people who have time to learn their craft. Spinning songs by Neil Young, The Band, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Tom T.
By Maureen Bader on Wednesday Jul 28 2010
Governments love 'sin' taxes. They fill up the coffers while creating the illusion that government is the high-minded protector of society's moral well-being. But should government be running 'sin' businesses? If the performance of the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is any indication, the answer is no – it creates far too much risk for players and taxpayers.
The B.C. government made the province the first jurisdiction in North America to legalize online gambling. Government says people in B.C.
By Mona Mattei on Friday Jul 23 2010

 Kimberly Ruth Noyes has been found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John Fulton of Grand Forks. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 21 2010

The very last issue of the Weekender will hit our mailboxes tomorrow, and the Nelson Daily News is already closed for good.


By Nik Green on Sunday Jul 18 2010

Perhaps I'm just following it out of pure jealousy and morbid curiosity, but I have been all too amused and interested in the historic falls that two of the worlds' more well-off stars took these past two weeks.

By Mona Mattei on Friday Jul 16 2010
The sacrifice of 12-year-old John Fulton as a way to stop the anti-Christ didn’t work, according to Kimberly Noyes, accused of the second degree murder of Fulton in Grand Forks in August of 2009.
For the first time in a trial that has lasted two weeks so far, the court heard the full details of the actual killing as told to Dr. Shabehram Lohrasbe, an expert in forensic psychiatry by Noyes in two interviews he conducted in November 2009 and January 2010.