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by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Several regional district directors have called for the Waneta Dam expansion to expand its scope of what it deems a ‘local’ hire.

Currently the Columbia Basin Trust — a 49 per cent stakeholder in the $900-million expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail — had required that 85...

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...
by Wikinews on Thursday Oct 21 2010

 Ten infants have died and nearly 6,000 others have been infected in California, United States with whooping cough, or pertussis, since the beginning of this year. Health officials are referring to the event as the worst outbreak of the cough in 60 years.

A spokesman from the California Department of Public Health, Michael Sicilia, says all of the deaths occurred in infants under three...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 21 2010
Grand Forks RCMP has successfully arrested four methamphetamine drug dealers across the Boundary region in the last month.
“The latest arrest was yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20) and it was a man from Greenwood who was active selling meth in our community,” reported Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks detachment. “He was arrested and pled guilty to...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

She interviewed...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

With the 30th anniversary of the MacLean School fire coming up in February, I thought I’d do a series of retrospectives of other fires in Rossland’s past - and there are plenty to choose from.

The history of the Mountain Kingdom is riddled with devastating fires. The first major one, occurring in 1902, saw the entire block of Columbia and First Avenue, from...
by Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Oh no! Say it isn’t so. Justin Bieber is getting engaged!

Admittedly, the tween-aged hearthrob may not know it — yet.
If mega fan Brittanie Catalano has her way, it’s the way things are going to go after Tuesday’s concert at Rogers Arena. Ever since her friend Roni introduced her to the singer’s song “One Time,” Catalano knew they were meant to be...
by Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010
The City ofRossland hopes to build on its frontier heritage by attracting modern-day prospectors, who troll the Internet for their 'nuggets'. These "Nomadic Entrepreneurs" may hold the key to building its business base, according to a report issued today by the Rossland Economic Development Task Force (EDTF). 
Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom said: "Rossland has always...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 17 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson saw the greatest influx of new residents into the city in 10 years, according to the results of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce’s Nelson and Area New Resident Survey.

And the figures show they are young.

by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

One sure (and sad) sign that fall is upon us is the end of our local farmer’s market season. Last Thursday saw the final day of Rossland’s farmer’s market, and according to organizer Rachael Roussin, 2010 was an exceedingly successful season.


The market’s downtown location on Queen Street between the Credit Union and Ross Vegas saw an average of about 100 visitors every...


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