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By Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was first cast into the public eye during the Gaza War that began in late 2008. In January 2009, two days before the end of Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza, Israeli shells fell on Abuelaish's family home, brutally killing three of his daughters and their cousin.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

A large number of abandoned campfires and above-normal temperatures across the Southeast Fire Centre have fire officials urging hunters and recreationalists to be extremely careful with campfires in the backcountry.

Fire wardens discovered 98 abandoned campfires over the last two weeks. Abandoned campfires can and do start wildfires – so far this season, nine campfires have escaped and caused wildfires.

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 08 2011
Grand Forks will be sporting a new welcome sign soon as the city agreed to move forward with the Grand Forks Rotary club volunteers to get the project done.
Gord Nichols, a long-time Rotarian presented their vision for a sign on the west entrance to town to council on Monday night. The suggested new sign design would be a wooden structure with its base in rock or brick masonry welcoming people into town on one side and wishing them happy journeys on the other.
By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 08 2011

Call it show and tell for adults, the ninth annual Queen City Cruise is on this weekend.

As the biggest Nelson-hosted event of the year, over 10,000 people will flock down to Baker Street this Saturday to check out hundreds of vintage vehicles, mechanical muscle and antique automobiles.

It will be wall to wall people and horsepower for five blocks with automobiles from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Vancouver Island come to compete for favour and fancy in 44 categories in the open show.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

It wasn't until around 7 p.m. last night that crews finally re-opened Columbia Avenue for traffic, after a gas main was broken by a construction crew just before 11 a.m.

Early estimates of how long it would take to fix the severed gas main  turned out to be unfoundedly optimistic. Fire Chief Gerry Rempel was originally told Fortis crews would be able to complete repairs by about 1 p.m.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 07 2011

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) supported Selkirk College graduates by providing summer employment opportunities at their Castlegar office.

Josh Verigin, graduate of the Business Administration, Professional Management Diploma Program, and Daniel Chaboya, graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Geographic Information Systems Program, worked with Columbia Power to assist with a variety of projects.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

What aquatic invasive species should we be on the look out for? Why should we care? How do we stop their spread?

These are some of the questions that will be answered at the upcoming Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop being hosted by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC) in Castlegar. Funded by Columbia Basin Trust and FortisBC, this workshop is geared towards boaters, anglers, fisheries biologists and technicians, and any other individuals who spend time working or playing on the water.

By Mona Mattei on Tuesday Sep 06 2011
The Lewiston Paffile Truckers took home $18,000 in winnings as the champions for the 2011 Grand Forks International tournament after defeating Australian Geelong Baycats 9-1 under the heat of a late Boundary summer sun Monday.
While the Baycats traveled the farthest for the tournament, the Truckers are experienced on the Grand Forks field having visited the tournament several times in the past possibly giving them an advantage.
But the Baycats had just finished a tough semi-final game against the Seattle Studs only minutes before gearing up to
By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Sep 05 2011

It is beginning to feel like fall and plums, apples, pears and other fruit are the bounty of the season. 

But fall is also the season when we often see bears in town taking advantage of all the fruit that we make available. 

One solution is electric fencing. Bear Aware will be hosting a free electric fencing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 8 to teach people how to use electric fencing to protect fruit trees and chickens. 

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Sep 04 2011
Over two days of tight meeting schedules the B.C. Rural Caucus met with Boundary region locals and politicians to take forward concerns to the provincial level.
MLAs Eric Foster (Vernon-Monashee), Donna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcoltin), and John Slater (Boundary-Similkameen) held meetings in Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway over Monday and Tuesday. They were joined by caucus staff Lorne Mayencourt, director of outreach for the B.C.