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By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

One of the hallmarks of a democratic state is its commitment to free, public and political expression.

Indeed, no society can call itself truly democratic if it does not guarantee its citizens the inalienable rights to gather, communicate their opinion and demonstrate their support for or against any political position they wish.

If these assertions are true, Canada’s behavior during the G20 Summit held this summer in Toronto casts serious doubt on the current state of democracy in this country.

June 26 to 28, 2010 saw the largest mass arrests in Canada’s history.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 21 2010

A new sledding season has begun and British Columbia is the perfect place for outdoor winter fun, but Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson  ants to remind everyone that B.C.'s backcountry can be a dangerous place for riders who don't follow the rules.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 21 2010

Castlegar residents are getting early gifts of Christmas cheer and important information tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as infamous radio-show hosts 'Drex & Johnson' take one for the team by getting drunk on air, under the watchful eye of police.

"I'm doing it for the people," says Shaun Johnson, who will be indulging in beer ...for the greater good. "I'm sacrificing myself for science ... so our wonderful listeners will have a better sense of what their limits might be and where to draw the line when celebrating this season."

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Dec 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

She has made no attempt in the past to conceal her “green” values at the City council table, now Nelson Coun. Kim Charlesworth has made official her decision to support the Green Party in the next provincial election.

Coun. Charlesworth said Monday she made the decision to join the party membership after studying the Green Party’s policies.

“I realized the Green Party’s values were in tune with my values,” she said.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Dec 19 2010
With nearly 60 percent of the needed funding in place, the dream of a local mobile abattoir is so close to reality you can taste it. The momentum of finding funding is speeding up the process for the project, started over two years ago by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS).
“We should be able to have the mobile unit up and running by the fall of 2011,” says Doug Zorn, president of GFBRAS and one of the abattoir committee members. “Timing is everything, and this seems to be the right time for this project.
By The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 19 2010

The Nelson Daily has learned a Cranbrook sales consultant could be humming the tune to the Barenaked Ladies "If I had a Million Dollars" song very soon.

Barry Epp of the Key City was selected at random as the winner of TSN's fifth annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Cruze Million Dollar Shootout.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 16 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

To water meter or not to water meter, that has been the question in Nelson for years.

But it appears the answer to that question will inevitably be metering, as a regional charter to encourage water conservation illustrated that instituting water meters is the single most effective practice a municipality can undertake — accounting for a 25 per cent reduction in water usage.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Dec 16 2010
Recently a very nice pastor contacted me via the Internet to make an offer on a piece of equipment I have for sale. Anxious to sell my item, I responded positively to his enquiry. Soon in our correspondence I found several things that raised suspicions.
It turns out the pastor, who I led down the garden path so far as to actually receive his $8,000 cheque, is really a scam artist. All the way along he would not say where the item was to be shipped, and would not answer certain reasonable questions I posed along the way.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

 The looming February deadline for the removal of Castlegar's ultrasound machine to Trail is no more ...and, in fact, never existed at all, according to Interior Health's Thalia Vesterback.