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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 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...
By Adrian Barnes on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

It’s long been an ambition of mine to take my two sons through the kilometre-long Bulldog Tunnel that’s located roughly halfway between Castlegar and Christina Lake on the Columbia and Western Trail (see the very useful map attached to this story as well as this photo gallery).  

After all, what...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

With Golden City Days heading our way this weekend, there's a lot to look forward to. Please see our recent article previewing the event. In the meantime, check out our gallery of shots from last year's event--and pray that the weather is as...

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

As Rougemusic gets ready to launch the second season of concerts at the Rouge Gallery, audiences can look forward to not only an exciting lineup of musicians but the added pleasure of comfortable seating.

With the mystery of the locked bank vault solved, a space to store new chairs and stage have opened up for the gallery. Artistic Director, Nicola Everton is thrilled to have garnered...

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...
By Contributor on Saturday Sep 03 2011

A 19-year-old Golden man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in the summer of 2010.

On July 13, 2010, a woman from Vancouver was walking on the trail above Reflection Lake when she was approached by a male with a cell phone in hand. The male asked if she had dropped it, to which she replied she did not.

The victim assisted the male by...

By Contributor on Friday Sep 02 2011

The Greater Trail Hospice Society has inaugurated the “Bernie McMahon Golf Tournament” as a way of highlighting Bernie's unflagging commitment to Hospice and encouraging others to offer their own support to the ongoing work of the Society.


Greater Trail Hospice has recently transformed into a community Society, and is in the process of enhancing grief support services in the area...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Sep 02 2011

Columbia residents will now find it even easier to access government services with the official opening of a brand-new FrontCounter BC office in Revelstoke.
FrontCounter BC is a single-window service for clients of the natural resource sector. FrontCounter BC was created in 2005 with eight locations, a dedicated call centre and online applications.

“Revelstoke is really...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 02 2011

Staff from Compliance and Enforcement and the Wildfire Management Branch put on their gloves and removed approximately 1,432 kilograms (3,157 lbs) of garbage and 454 kg (1,000 lbs) of metal that had been illegally-dumped onto the forest floor, thereby restoring it to its natural and pristine condition.
Irresponsible people had been illegally dumping garbage in the forest along...