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By Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 13 2011
The recent injunction granted to remove unapproved structures at the Granby road property of Peter and Lisa Demski in Grand Forks may be sending poverty stricken adults and youth into the streets.
In late September the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) successfully won an injunction against the Demskis, who jointly own the property about six kilometres up Granby Road on the Granby River, for the removal of trailers housing several people, many of whom are known to be otherwise homeless and may face other challenges.
“The real
By Mona Mattei on Monday Oct 10 2011
With the potential for new agriculture products in the Grand Forks valley being a hot topic for economic development recently, a workshop on an up and coming berry called haskap, will give farmers, or even backyard gardeners, insight into this new crop.
Championed by the agriculture committee working on the economic development plan for the city, the idea for encouraging haskap berries came from research done by committee members Bob Kendal and Gary Smith.
“There’s an opportunity to jump the market for something new, something innovative, so
By Alex Atamanenko MP on Friday Oct 07 2011

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko (BC southern Interior) has re-introduced a Private Members Bill that would effectively shut down the slaughtering of horses for human consumption in Canada. 

“Since I first introduced this bill in the last Parliament, tens of thousands of Canadians have petitioned the government to legislate an end to this practice,” said Atamanenko. “I think it’s high time the government listened.”

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 04 2011
Escaped prisoner Dennis Haines was arrested Sunday night when police responded to a call about an unconscious man on the side of the highway in Christina Lake.
Haines, 38, who walked away from a work detail camp near Jasper, Alberta on Sept. 27, was serving a sentence for nine counts of armed robbery in Alberta.
“We received the call in the very early morning hours on Oct. 2 saying that there was an intoxicated male lying on the highway at Christina Lake,” Harrison explained.
By Trail Champion on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

Police are unable to interview either man involved in a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning near Nakusp, say police.

Const. Mark Macaulay of the Nakusp RCMP said the two men — including a 37-year-old man from Trail — remain in serious condition at Vancouver General Hospital. 

“(We) are unable to interview either individual at this time due to the seriousness of their injuries,” he said.

By Champion editor on Sunday Oct 02 2011

A need to revitalize the downtown core was identified in 2010, keeping it active, vibrant and sustainable.

City council struck a select committee — Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee — to find solutions to the problems in the downtown core. In August, the City chose MMM Group Limited to develop the renewal plan for downtown Trail. 

Called the Downtown Plan, the committee will release its detailed report to the community Monday night at the Memorial Centre (7 p.m.).

By Contributor on Saturday Oct 01 2011

To The Editor;

"“Our Mission as educators is to encourage the physical, intellectual, creative, ethical, social and cultural growth in our students" states the mission statement of the Grand Forks Secondary School.

Sounds promising, but the current administration clearly prioritizes the physical aspect of education over literacy.

We are appalled that they have chosen to close the school library and turn its former home into a fitness centre, having the books and other resources hauled to the local landfill in the process.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 29 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.

By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Sep 28 2011
In an effort to lessen the delicious options for food-seeking bears, volunteers are getting ready for the first annual food drive at Christina Lake. On Saturday, Oct. 1 volunteers will get together to pick fruit and vegetables at homes whose owners may not be able to harvest everything they have. The harvest will be distributed to the home owners, the food bank, and volunteers.
“We’re hoping to turn this into an annual event,” said Doreen McCrindle, volunteer organizer. “There really are no losers in this case.
By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

Patients who took sleep tests in Kelowna between 2007 and 2011 may need to be re-tested or re-diagnosed, says Interior Health Authority (IHA) review released this week.