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By Mona Mattei on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’re very concerned because this is significant.
By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

“Like others, the Green Party of BC was surprised by the timing of Gordon Campbell’s announcement that he is stepping down and has asked the BC Liberals to hold a leadership convention as soon as possible,” said Jane Sterk, leader of the Green Party of BC. “We thought he would wait around until after the HST referendum so that the next leader had some hope of recovering any level of support for the BC Liberal party.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Nov 02 2010


Proposition 19 was defeated with 53.9 per cent of California voters voting ‘No.’

The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act was a statewide ballot in California Tuesday night.

If passed, it would have legalized various marijuana-related events that would have allowed municipal governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorize various criminal and civil penalties.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 02 2010
$36.8 million is needed for fire safety, sewer lines, water pipes and wells in Grand Forks over the next few years, residents heard last week. At a public meeting to see if locals are ready to foot the bill for the needed repairs, city council presented an engineering report by Kerr Wood Leidel Associates about the municipality’s infrastructure.
Council is proposing a multi-year upgrading program to address the existing systems and roadways after KWL’s report detailed the deteriorating systems within the city.
By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Oct 31 2010

Interior Health is being anything but vague in dispelling a rumour that Trail's critical care units are slated for closure.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 28 2010
It’s hard to keep up with the news these days – from chemical leaks, missing people and drug busts over to the regional chamber initiative and new businesses being developed. Sometimes it’s hard to believe so much activity in such a small area, well population size anyway. What is clear, the Boundary is on an upswing.
Midway announced its new mill opportunity this month boding well to attracting new jobs and investment to their small town.
By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

Over the past four months members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes general investigation section led a very resource-intensive investigation, dubbed Project E-PYLORUS, targeting drug trafficking at various events in communities within the West Kootenay/Boundary. 

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Flooding in the last month left Bella Coola a disaster area but area farmers are out of the aid equation. With their crops gone, they have called for help to feed their starving livestock, and Grand Forks area farmers are responding.
The Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) is asking everyone to step up to help their fellow farmers.
By Laila Yuile on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

For years, I have often wondered why, in such  ’tough economic times’, the very expensive  Sea to Sky highway was not tolled. I’ve called for it, many of you have called for it, and last year,  even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson called for it as an avenue for revenue to solve Translinks money woes.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 25 2010

 I have argued that ideology makes you stupid and if you have power it makes you dangerous. One of the best examples is the idiocy of more and more tax cuts with the supposed goal of making Canadian business internationally “competitive.”