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By Mona Mattei on Thursday Feb 02 2012

Avid readers are often disappointed when they go to see a screen version of their favourite books. I was introduced to the nearly viral, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson, and its following novels by my mother and quickly consumed the book in its entirety. So it was with trepidation that I watched the book morph onto the big screen.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 30 2012

The deadly drug ecstasy (MDMA) has been blamed to have caused the overdose of a 21-year-old male at midnight Friday outside the Hume Hotel’s Spirit Bar in Nelson.

Nelson Police received a call regarding a medical issue at midnight on January 27th at the Spirit Bar.

When police arrived the male was found unconscious directly outside the bar being tended to by friends.

B.C Ambulance was called and the male was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 29 2012

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism”?

We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Viet Nam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a Prime Minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.

By Erin Perkins on Thursday Jan 26 2012

A national campaign by the student movement Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is coming to Selkirk College Grand Forks campus for the first time, Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

By Erin Perkins on Tuesday Jan 24 2012

A 26-year-old man from Trail was caught by Grand Forks RCMP after a rash of petty break-ins and thefts had Riverside residents feeling uneasy.

Zachery Shobolm arrived in Grand Forks around Thursday, Jan. 12 according to Grand Forks RCMP. By Sunday, Jan. 15 he had allegedly commited his first crime and by Friday, Jan. 20 Grand Forks RCMP had him in custody and sent him back to Trail RCMP.

Shobolm had been recently living on 82 Avenue in Grand Forks, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

By Erin Perkins on Saturday Jan 21 2012

With abundant snow, more on the way and temperatures holding steady, the seven dog sled teams competing in the 2012 Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race headed out on the trails with an optimistic air, Friday, Jan. 20.

The race, which is now in it's third year, had seven sled teams from across Western Canada -- one more than last year. The eight-dog 100 mile (161 km) race will end in Beaverdell and has only two competitors. The 200 mile (322 km) race will end in Greenwood with the remaining five mushers.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 19 2012

Champions are among us! If you know someone who has played a significant role in promoting tobacco free living why not give them a pat on the back and nominate them for a Smoke Free Champions for Change Award?

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jan 18 2012

A backpack containing 18 pounds of drug ecstasy valued at $135,000 was found abandoned along the border just west of Danville on Monday.

The United States Border Patrol seized the “designer” drug and $14,000 in American currency near the port of entry on the American side. The ecstasy was packaged in powder form.

Agents discovered the contraband and currency concealed in the backpack abandoned in an area adjacent to the border. 

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 15 2012
Local concern is growing over two granite mining exploration applications 25 – 30 kilometres (km) up the Granby River north of Grand Forks.
The notices of work for the two projects, initiated by North American Stone Inc.,  indicate their intention to cut trails into two locations, remove up to 10,000 tonnes of stone from both sites and then to reclaim, re-seed and plant trees along the trails on completion.
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 12 2012

 A former BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) paramedic says he thinks the situation that saw Castlegar without ambulance coverage over the holidays (see is symptomatic of a much larger problem.