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by Contributor on Sunday May 06 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued byt the Forest Practices Board.

A Forest Practices Board investigation into a complaint about the forest practices of Meadow Creek Cedar Ltd. near Kootenay Lake found failures to comply with forestry legislation and unsound practices, according to the investigation report released Friday.

"We found that some of Meadow...

by Wikinews on Thursday May 03 2012

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that the oil and gas industry are creating earthquakes. 

New information from the Midwest region of the United States points out that these man-made earthquakes are happening more frequently than expected. While more frequent earthquakes are less of a problem for regions like the Midwest, a geology professor from the...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 03 2012

Tax and regulate say B.C. mayors calling for the end of prohibition of marijuana to lower violence in their communities.

Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor joined his voice to the call that came out last week from the eight mayors of Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver City, Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Lake Country and Metchosin. The joint letter from the mayors called on leaders at all...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 29 2012

Recently released court documents suggest the B.C. Liberal government may have overpaid millions of taxpayers' money to settle a claim from Boss Power Corp. for their Beaverdell uranium mining project.

The documents, released to the New Democrats (NDP) and energy and mines critic John Horgan, show three independent evaluations on the valuation of the claim ranged from $5.6 million to...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2012

At the 61st Annual General Meeting held in Rossland, BC on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) released financial results for 2011 and introduced board members while on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, they elected a board chair.

The year’s high points were the Community Investment Program, which saw close to $270,000 distributed to over 140 local individuals...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Kootenay Columbia Trail Society (KCTS) president Isaac Saban addressed council on Monday evening "to explain the real value we provide" as a regional recreation asset, and also to describe upcoming projects such as a 25 kilometre connector from Red Mountain to the Seven Summits trailhead.

KCTS serves the Greater Trail region with a 145 kilometre network of 42 public trails intended...
by Bill Metcalfe on Sunday Apr 22 2012


A national organization has recognized the City of Nelson for its work in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations. Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities reports that Nelson is one of 23 municipalities in Canada to have reached Milestone 4 in its climate change program.

The PCP’s five milestones are:


by Mona Mattei on Thursday Apr 19 2012

It seems that a comedy of errors has Boundary locals wondering just how we can keep our small businesses alive, and, in fact, have led to a string of doomsday rumours that we know everyone just loves to share.

The latest in the doom and gloom department has one of our largest grocery outlets closing. Yes folks, our intrepid reporter, Erin Perkins, here at the Sentinel spent...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 16 2012

The well-known Time and Place pub in Christina Lake has a new name, a new sign and fresh new faces behind the bar.

Thirty year-olds Rupert and Sarah Oldroyd bought the pub and opened the doors for the first time Friday, April 13, under their new sign -- The Crow and Bear.

The first night was a bit of a whirlwind, only having owned the building for two days when they re-opened....

by Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 09 2012

Get an indepth look at effective seed saving techniques at the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society's (GFBRAS) upcoming workshop, Seed Saving Production: The Basics and Beyond, with Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds, Thursday, April 12.

This is the first time Steiner, co-owner of Stellar Seeds, has hosted a workshop in Grand Forks. Steiner hails from Johnson's Landing,...


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