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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 01 2011

Castlegar RCMP are standing by their raid of a marijuana grow-op in Pass Creek last month after the grow’s owner, Velma Mullaney, alleged unfair treatment by police.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 31 2011
More information is needed before Grand Forks city council will decide if it supports local businessmen’s proposal to develop a casino.
By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

In the final days of the race for the provincial leadership New Democratic Party hopefuls are winding their way around the countryside. John Horgan, currently rated number three in the running, took time to stop in Grand Forks to talk to party members. He is the only candidate that actually spent time in the Boundary.

At a luncheon at the Omega Restuarant last Friday, Mar. 25, Horgan not only gave his spiel but also answered questions from the audience.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

On February 11, the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians held a public forum on CETA, the latest trade agreement that the Canadian Government is negotiating with the European Union at Nelson United Church. Guest speakers were Peter Julian, the NDP International Trade Critic along with Alex Atamanenko, our local MP. A three part video of the event is now available, with part one posted to this story.

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

I've called oatmeal a lot of things in my life, but "yummy" wasn't one of them, until the last year or so. Maybe I'm just slow to jump aboard this train, but as far as I was concerned, things like oatmeal (or at least what I thought was oatmeal) fell into the "thanks but I'd rather go hungry" category.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 28 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Prepare for some belt tightening in Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 for next year.

The superintendent of schools, Jeff Jones, said the current provincial grant the school district is looking at — on a preliminary basis — isn’t as “hopeful” for next year as it could be.

He pointed to an increase in student enrollment — the second straight for SD8 — as not being reflected in the $50-million budget the school district currently deals with.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze.

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 26 2011

By Jim Gouk

I retired from federal politics in 2006. That year, Canada elected a minority Conservative government and we have had a minority ever since. While some people believe that a minority can be a good thing, the past five years have proven that wrong.

By Contributor on Friday Mar 25 2011

With funding from BC Housing set to end shortly, the Ad-Hoc Committee that has operated the Trail Area La Nina Extreme Weather Emergency Shelter is closing their doors. Committee members are, however, determined to – at very least – return the shelter to operational status in the late fall. A survey conducted among folk who are most aware of potential need and the brief history of the Shelter's two operating months indicate a very real need for this service, at a minimum.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Mar 24 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An appeal has been filed by the Sinixt Nation’s lawyer over the Feb. 25 BC Supreme Court ruling in Vancouver that dismissed their judicial review application.

David Aaron confirmed the Sinixt petitioners filed a notice of appeal Thursday with the British Columbia Court of Appeal, regarding application made by way of petition against the Province’s issuance of a timber sale licence on Perry Ridge.