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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 25 2011

The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society is currently heading into tricky waters as they begin application for stewardship of the railbed from Nakusp to Summit Lake. 

This is a very complicated issue as the section from the Summit Lake Hill onwards is in Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Area H, and the society resides in Area K.

By Letters to the editor on Sunday Sep 25 2011

To the Editor:

The domestic dog: a wolf descendant whose bite is responsible for about 1,000 hospitalizations per day (mostly facial injuries of kids), and 34 deaths in 2010 in the USA alone.

Known for producing loud noise at all hours of the day, often roaming freely and leaving unsightly and smelly poop everywhere. Perfectly legal in Nelson. 

By Contributor on Friday Sep 23 2011

Serious disagreement continues between the BC electric utility companies and thousands of private homeowners who refuse the forced installation of Wireless Smart Meters on their homes without consent. Customers want the Utilities to listen to their valid concerns before pressing ahead with this program.

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 23 2011
Two Grand Forks men, aged 31 and 40, were arrested along with six other men when the RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) seized approximately 119 pounds of marijuana en route to the United States.
The smuggling incident was intercepted on Wednesday, Sept. 21 when the team stopped a 2004 Ford F150 white pick-up truck without incident on Camp McKinney Road in Oliver.
The vehicle was heading south towards the United States border. Three males were arrested in this vehicle and approximately 119 pounds of marijuana was seized.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 22 2011

Seventeen black bears terrorizing campsites and RV parks at Christina Lake over the last couple of months have been killed.

“We ended up in a situation quite a few times where we had bears frequenting high concentrations of people – not being scared off, not respecting humans, getting into garbage,” said Insp. Aaron Canuel of the Ministry of Environment. “The public safety concern was so severe that we had no choice at that point in time but to humanely destroy them.”

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 22 2011

 Attention: Soccer players & families of Castlegar!

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 22 2011

 Not content to skate along on the summer success of Castlegar's outdoor skatepark, Ty Smith, co-founder of Friends of the Castlegar Skatepark, has now secured space for an indoor venue, as well.

Smith said the Kinnaird Community Church has generously donated what used to be the woodworking classroom in the old Kinnaird Middle School for what will be a combination skatepark and drop-in centre for kids.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 22 2011

Castlegar has it’s own bonafide hero, this according to Canada’s Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston.

On behalf of Johnston, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff presented Castlegar’s Ron Anderson (of Yule Anderson Chartered Accountants), with a Certificate of Commendation award at Sept. 19’s regular council meeting.

The award stemmed from an event that occurred May 23, 2007, in which Anderson was instrumental in saving a stranger’s life.

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 22 2011

CBT has announced the signing of an agreement with Columbia Mountain Open Network (CMON) to acquire CMON's broadband assets. The assets will be managed by the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a new wholly-owned subsidiary of CBT formed in an effort to expand broadband in the Basin.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 21 2011

The bears who guarded a marijuana grow operation near Christina Lake are likely dead, after area conservation officers reported having shot 17 bears in the region this summer, the Vancouver Province reports.

B.C. conservation officers shot the bears because they had become too habituated to humans. Allen Piche had admitted to giving dog food to more than two dozen bears last year.

Piche is facing charges of feeding dangerous wildlife. He was also charged with marijuana cultivation.