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By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

This Remembrance Day, the City of Trail will be honouring those who have served our country but the community will also be recognizing the relentless volunteer efforts of many of its citizens. At the ceremony, members of the Trail branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will unveil the town’s much-awaited cenotaph statue – a project largely attributed to the town’s dedicated volunteers.


By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Many of us question the paradigm and necessity of war, even as we remember and honour the soldiers who have fought and died in battle. We often feel helpless in shifting this top down method of resolving conflict towards a peaceful process.

By Contributor on Monday Nov 09 2009

Note: The following is a press release from Toxco, Inc.

TRAIL, B.C., CANADA (November 9, 2009) – Toxco, Inc. has begun clean up operations from a primary lithium battery fire that occurred in one of the plant’s permitted approved storage building located at the BC site, on the evening of November 7, 2009.

By Contributor on Monday Nov 09 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting municipalities, Regional Districts and First Nation communities to participate in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart), which is working to establish a comprehensive approach to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in domestic water consumption by 2015.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches projects in three stages: design, evaluation and construction.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Many of you readers will recognize me from the last two years as one of the reporters for the Grand Forks Gazette, and others will be new to my work. I’m glad you chose to take the time to check us out!

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 03 2009

EdNote: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government

As B.C. continues to experience increased pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, health officials are reiterating important messages regarding the use of antivirals to treat infection from this novel virus.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 02 2009

The Grand Forks community was devasted in August when 12-year-old John Fulton was found dead in his neighbour's home. Shortly afterward police arrested Kimberly Noyes for his murder. On Oct. 31, police issued a request for possible witnesses to come forward.

The RCMP Southeast District Serious Crimes Unit, who is continuing their investigation into the murder of Fulton, announced that they are currently attempting to identify any and all witnesses that may have been at the Gables housing complex in Grand Forks between Saturday, Aug. 15th and Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Nov 02 2009

Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said today that the $7.9-million gaming centre slated for Castlegar is still very much on the books, with Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty spearheading the development.

“He's still a part of the project – he's just bringing in a partner,” said Chernoff, adding that a meeting last week between Segarty, the mayor and senior city staff helped clarify the project's future direction.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff threw down the gauntlet for the city's small business community at the Chamber of Commerce's annual general meeting at the Fireside Inn last night.

"There's a change coming that will effect absolutely everyone, not just in Castlegar, but throughout the entire province," he said. "Small business in B.C. employs one million people, accounts for over a third of the province's gross domestic product, represents 56 per cent of private sector jobs ...that's huge."