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by Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2010

To date the Southeast Fire Centre has had 44 fires, which have burned 75 hectares. Of these 44 fires, 31 were person caused and the rest were caused by lightning. A few fires of note this season include: the 39 hectare fire that occurred on April 26 in the Lake Enid area (west of Wilmer), the 13.5 hectare fire in Wardner on April 3 and a fire at Greenhills Mine, that ignited June 26 (NW of...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2010

“Is it Alzheimer’s disease?”

That question is being asked more frequently by Trail and Rossland residents, especially as they age.

It’s natural for people to wonder if memory issues are an early sign of Alzheimer’s, says Linda Hoskin, regional support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

But there is a big difference between normal aging and...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2010

Family Time Connections (FTC), a project of Shore Counselling Society was given the task to create a Family Day for Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. Even though provincially this idea has been rejected multiple times, the four ladies of FTC took on the challenge to get this done in Nanaimo. Family Day, much like Mother’s Day is a day to reflect on those important to you and spend time with...

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...
by Wikinews on Friday Jul 16 2010

 Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay announced on Friday morning a 9 billion Canadian dollar plan to buy 65 F-35 fighters. It would be the largest military purchase in the history of Canada. "I'm convinced the F-35 is good for Canada, good for Canadians, good for the Forces and good for Canadian industry," said MacKay during a press conference.

F-35 aircraft are going to replace the...

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.

On Wednesday, July 14, at 4 p.m, Lyons' vehicle was spotted down an embankment off the Bombi Summit ( Highway 3), just east of...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

Having long been a fan of architecture and historic buildings, and made even more curious about our lovely Rattenbury-designed landmark building after seeing the new Shine Salon that is now housed there, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the interior of the whole Bank of Monteal building last week. As an added bonus, Fletcher Quince, the...

by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

Thirty-five years ago, Bob and Judy Kerby purchased a house on a 11-acre farm overlooking Rossland’s picturesque Happy Valley.  Judy, who hailed from Vancouver, had always dreamed of having a farm and living a sustainable lifestyle, and the spot they found boasted an orchard of 80 fruit and nut trees planted back in 1916 and a house built to take advantage of a natural spring flowing down the...

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:

  • Burning waste, slash or other material, whether piled or unpiled, that is larger than 0.5 metres in height or 0.5 metres in width.
  • More than two...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Jul 14 2010

The Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM), an Afghan human-rights group, stated yesterday that 2010 was the worst year in terms of violence for the country since US-led troops occupied the country in 2001.

The ARM says that civilian deaths have risen and that Taliban insurgents have not been defeated despite a surge in troops in Afghanistan. "In terms of insecurity, 2010 has been the worst...

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