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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Nov 06 2010

 The official results are not yet in, but the preliminary ballots show such a resounding “no” vote that no other finale is a possibility in today's $25-million recreation referendum in Castlegar.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay posted the unoffical results on the district website Saturday night.
With just under 40-per-cent voter turn-out, the...
by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Nov 05 2010
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Trail and Creston because of high concentrations of fine particulates which are expected to persist until Sunday.
Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

 Fifteen people were shot dead on Wednesday in the western Mexican state of Nayarit. The attack occurred in a car wash in the city of Tepic, and, according to the state attorney general, was the work of a drug cartel. All 15 killed were workers at the Gamboa car wash.

"The workers were all men; they were washing cars when the gunmen, probably members of organized crime, drove up in SUVs ...

by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Nov 03 2010


At the height of ski season, after an influx of skiers from far away swells the population of Rossland, February 2011 will see an influx of another kind: the short, high-pitched voice kind, the witchy kind, and the kind missing key major organs most of us could not survive without. I am not talking about anything Halloween-related here; I am talking about the debut of the Rossland...
by Allyson Kenning on Wednesday Nov 03 2010

I know there are so many people here in the Mountain Kingdom who are so excited about winter they can barely contain themselves. This is a ski and winter sport mecca, so I get that. People look forward to this season all year and obsess over snow predictions as a Wall Street investment banker might obsess over the stock market. I get it. Really, I do.

There are a significant number of...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 02 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

One hundred and forty six people have died in snow and ice avalanches in Canada in the last decade.

Now there is a new decision guidance tool for recreational winter backcountry users that might save a few in the next decade.

The Avaluator 2.0 is the next generation of entry-...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Nov 01 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee.

Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

The government has finally listened to the Royal Canadian Legion and Canada’s New Democrats and will remove the sales tax from the purchase of poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual poppy campaign. When the Harmonized Sales Tax was implemented in Ontario and B.C. this summer, the production of poppies fell under the new tax system since a private firm in Toronto makes the poppies. This...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 01 2010

Grade 8 science students at six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

"CBT recognizes the importance of actively engaging youth in water issues in the Basin, "said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Through this program we are trying to show...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Oct 31 2010

Interior Health is being anything but vague in dispelling a rumour that Trail's critical care units are slated for closure.

The rumour, disseminated at least in part by email, indicated that the new heliport at Trail's hospital will allow IH to transport critical care patients to larger centres, thus closing the critical care units now operating at the Kootenay Boundary Regional...


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