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By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

A "stabbing incident" at Castlegar's Twin Rivers Elementary was not as dire as rumours would indicate.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Mike Mysko said police recieved a 9-1-1 complaint Tuesday at just after 12:30 p.m. indicating a 10-year-old student had stabbed another student.

"The incident developed when a 12-year-old boy observed the young girl playing with a small penknife on the playground and decided he should remove it for safety reasons," Mysko explained. "During this attempt, he thought he was cut and phoned 9-1-1."

By Nik Green on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Defense attorney for Kimberly Ruth Noyes claims lack of full disclosure of evidence by the Crown has resulted in further delays in Noyes' arraignment. The hearing for the murder of 12-year-old John Fulton was held in the Grand Forks courthouse Monday, Nov. 9 although the accused was not present. Defense attorney Deanne Gaffar represented Noyes by telephone conference, while prosecutor Phillip Seagram was on hand for the Crown.

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.