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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.
By Contributor on Friday Jul 16 2010

BC must stop exporting fossil fuels if the province is serious about dramatically cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a new Climate Justice Project brief from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 15 2010

Betty Lyons, 80, was reported missing to the Grand Forks RCMP after she failed to return to her home in Calgary.  She left Grand Forks on Monday, July 12 at approximately 10 a.m.  Grand Forks RCMP conducted the investigation but LYONS was not located.

By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jul 14 2010
So here we go. In the midst of a trial about the murder of a young boy by a person with a mental illness, the local media is writing up articles about the illness and its impact on a person’s life. An example of too much, too late perhaps?
As a community we need to support the people we come into contact with who are different. They may have a mental illness or a disability of some sort. But we don’t.
By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

Effective at noon July 5, 2010 all medium and large-sized open fires are prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Specifically this prohibits:

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jul 11 2010

Campers have discovered the vandals ruining trees in City Park – the beavers did it said City Councillor Gene Robert at council’s last meeting. Joking aside, council dealt with a light meeting on June 28 deciding the location of the rugby field, authorizing financing for the development of northwest 79 Avenue improvements, and proceeding with a call for nominations for their volunteer appreciation night.