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By Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College are pleased to announce the establishment of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), which will promote and support informed planning and decision-making in the Columbia Basin through region-specific information and applied research.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development has announced that it will require more frequent criminal records checks for foster parents and caregivers of children in care – every three years instead of every five. The ministry will have access to databases from police, the courts and corrections.

By Contributor on Friday Oct 22 2010
By Suzanne Fournier, The Province 
U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks. Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol station in Curlew, Wash., seized 140 kilograms of the popular designer drug contained in an estimated 468,000 pills, police say.
By Teralee Trommeshauser on Thursday Oct 21 2010

 Do you ever feel you need a bit of a pick me up but all the snacks you reach for tend to leave you feeling sluggish afterwards? You want something sweet but are trying to cut refined sugars out of your diet (good choice, by the way)?

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 21 2010
Grand Forks RCMP has successfully arrested four methamphetamine drug dealers across the Boundary region in the last month.
“The latest arrest was yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20) and it was a man from Greenwood who was active selling meth in our community,” reported Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks detachment. “He was arrested and pled guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine.”
Harrison said the Greenwood man was sentenced to six months in jail.
By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t do the printing nor the framing, in fact, he doesn’t even own the images contained in the exhibition.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 18 2010

 When asked recently what she thought of Jack Layton’s proposal to increase the payout of the Canada Pension Plan (by gradually increasing premiums paid by workers and employers) Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party replied:

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. He established Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, in 1920.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

 BC Hydro estimates that they lose over $100 million annually to power stolen for grow ops. Hydro says it thinks smart meters can reduce the theft.

“I’m always surprised when the BC Liberal government and a government utility like BC Hydro can’t see the obvious,” said Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk. “Not only does prohibition feed violence and put our communities at risk as gangs fight to control the business of producing and selling cannabis, but Hydro says we are taking a hit to our economy of $100 million each year.