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By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 21 2010
Grand Forks may be home to the only pilot project for mobile abattoirs if the local agriculture society is successful in its pitch.
Last week Doug Zorn, president of the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS), owner of North Forks Pork and Poultry, and long time abattoir proponent, met with MLA John Slater to advocate for changes in what he says are onerous rules and regulations.
By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

 We should have known it was too good to be true. Harper’s many, many repetitions of his government’s commitment to get all the troops out by July 2011 are well known. I think he may actually have meant it because by these repeated statements he framed the issue so strongly that all Canadians expected – and supported – the withdrawal.

Here’s what he said in an interview with Canwest last January:

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award nomination. “I’m very excited!” says Hodge. “Up until now, this has only been a dream! I can’t believe it is actually coming true!”

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College forward Travis Herlein has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 14th, the league announced Monday.

By Nik Green on Sunday Nov 14 2010
The benefits of living in a major centre such as Vancouver are dwindling in my mind. I realized this as I just gave up on a typical "city like" day today and simply went home to stream this column out into the net with a light dusting of road rage sprinkled over top. If it's between this harmless little pocket of the internet and seeing me drive over construction workers on CBC News tonight, I think I'm making the right choice to vent my rage through this innocuous forum.
Today started out like most any other day with one simple goal: to go to work.
By Harvey Oberfeld on Sunday Nov 14 2010

Now that I’m back from some well-enjoyed fun in the sun, I am amazed at the number of people who have suggested the biggest story that happened in BC in the past few weeks was the decision by Premier Gordon Campbell to step down.  They are wrong.


By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

For those considering issue triage — picking five or six issues to focus on — in the fight to rid the country of the current government, one area that is critical to the outcome is exposing the Harper government’s construction of the national security state.


By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 09 2010
Parents of missing 24-year-old Australian Owen Rooney filed a complaint with Interior Health Authority questioning the adequacy of his care and the hospital’s risk management of the situation while RCMP continue their efforts to locate the man.
RCMP released video footage today to once again ask the public for help to find Rooney who has been missing for nearly three months and was last seen in Grand Forks, B.C..
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Nov 09 2010

So there’s probably more than three things you should have every day, but for the well-being of those who are easily overwhelmed, let’s keep it simple. 

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An injunction to prevent the Sinixt Nation from protesting logging on Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley has been denied by the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver late Friday.

Kaslo’s Sunshine Logging appeared before the court Nov. 5 on “a short leave injunction application to have the blockage removed,” while the Sinixt appeared with counsel in Vancouver to resist the application.