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By Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Aug 23 2010

I must admit: I have certain rules in handling responses from readers to postings on this blog.  No libel, no swearing, no racist remarks, no name-calling.

 

But I do NOT try to kill off comments from people who disagree with me (although I wonder how could they!).  I don’t disqualify them because their submissions  have spelling  mistakes; I don’t invalidate them because of grammatical mistakes; and I don’t throw them out because their writing style fails to meet some esoteric standard.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 22 2010
If all goes according to plan, Grand Forks and area will have a mobile abattoir in 2011. A series of meetings held over the last week by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) indicated that the abattoir will be supported by the area meat producers despite the changes in regulations introduced by the provincial government in April of this year.
 
The meetings, held at Community Futures Boundary, hosted Ron Duffel from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Kathleen Gibson of the B.C.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
Internationally based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says Mayor Brian Taylor’s idea to cull Grand Forks’ deer population is inhumane and ineffective.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Marijuana and bears and raccoons, oh my!

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Fifty-year-old Castlegar woman Robin Mackay appearing in court today facing the charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her 73-year-old father repeatedly with a kitchen knife Sunday morning.
 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

A group of officers from the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit say nothing surprises them anymore – except this story.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Aug 16 2010

The decision by B.C.’s “Acting” Chief Electoral Officer Craig James to stall the anti-HST petition until court cases are dealt with MUST be challenged in court. I believe he’s wrong; he made a mistake; he went far beyond his proper role in validating a petition.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 15 2010

 A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 12 2010
Grand Forks city council got an earful from the public at a meeting about the options to save the international railway running to Kettle Falls, WA.
By Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

Well, that didn’t take long!  Remember all those promises BC retailers wouldn’t use the HST to rip off consumers? And the Premier, the Finance Minister and the business community wouldn’t lie to us, would they?

Been to Zellers lately?

I was there today and the cashier asked, before ringing up the total for my single item, if I would like a bag.

“No, don’t need one,”  I replied in my best save-the-environment green society tone.

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