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By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 I think most of us, even in the New Millennium, would find the combination of Christmas and sex toys a startling one ... but Passion Party consultant Tina McIntosh said we might be really missing out if we dismiss the idea out of hand.

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 Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the doors to foreign buy-outs was taken without any data or research from the country’s regulator.

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

The Selkirk College Saints made the first road trip a memorable one as the Kootenay-based team doubled the University of the Fraser Valley 6-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play Friday at at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Former Nelson Leaf snipers, Caleb Georgetti of Nelson and Scott Jago of Castlegar, provided the offence, as Selkirk exploded for four second period goals in a span of 4:54.

Georgetti, with a pair, Jago and Logan Simpson scored for the winners after the Cascades scored first.

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.”

By Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College are pleased to announce the establishment of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), which will promote and support informed planning and decision-making in the Columbia Basin through region-specific information and applied research.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development has announced that it will require more frequent criminal records checks for foster parents and caregivers of children in care – every three years instead of every five. The ministry will have access to databases from police, the courts and corrections.

By Contributor on Friday Oct 22 2010
By Suzanne Fournier, The Province 
U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks. Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol station in Curlew, Wash., seized 140 kilograms of the popular designer drug contained in an estimated 468,000 pills, police say.
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Thursday Oct 21 2010

 Do you ever feel you need a bit of a pick me up but all the snacks you reach for tend to leave you feeling sluggish afterwards? You want something sweet but are trying to cut refined sugars out of your diet (good choice, by the way)?