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By Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2011
The following is a letter, by school district superintendent Jean Borsa, which was sent home with Castlegar students last week:
Dear Parents/Guardians:                                                                      
Recently, there was a posting on Facebook by two young men in the Castlegar area related to a...
By Anonymous on Sunday Jul 03 2011

Proponents are billing it as a service for tourists, but a watchdog group sees it as another attempt to develop the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort area through ‘the backdoor,’ and without due process. 

“It” is a proposal to open commercial skiing operations at the former Camp Green site, on Farnham Glacier, just over the height-of-land from the Jumbo Valley.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 02 2011

With only four-weeks to go before the race begins, Atmosphere Raid the North Extreme Race Director Geoff Langford offers a preview of top teams to watch.

“We have a competitor field with lots of depth and experience this year,” he said. “In adventure racing there are many game-changing variables that can alter the outcome of the race. Nevertheless, I think...

By Allyson Kenning on Friday Jul 01 2011

Despite some irritating showers Thursday afternoon, the Mountain Kingdom’s first farmers' market of the season was a festive, friendly affair with lots of offer for everyone (check out this gallery!). There were great eats, there was some great local musical talent providing entertainment, and for me, it was the social event...

By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jun 29 2011
Athletes from all around the Boundary, West Kootenays and as far as Edmonton, AB participated in the 2011 Pharmasave Sprint Triathalon in Christina Lake last Sunday. The short circuit allowed for fast times in all the categories ranging from Kids sprint to adults in age categories and team relays.
Along with the 134 athletes at the annual event, there were numerous...
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 29 2011

The City of Castlegar has hit the ground running as it embraces social media – tweeting and posting like mad as the first Kootenay community to utilize Facebook and Twitter as a vehicle for public dialogue.

City council green-lighted the new communications approach at its regular meeting Monday night – and within hours, the City was a Facebook force with a torrent of Tweets.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 27 2011

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced today they are joining hands in a new partnership to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs to help save children's lives.

"Partnerships are crucial in effective international development. CIDA is proud to have a long standing partnership with the Micronutrient Initiative," said Minister Oda. "Our...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 23 2011

Take a trip through the past, do something good for the environment and add a classic touch to your wardrobe.

A one-day vintage sale this Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will get you to the promised land of hip, collecting together some of the most classic and sought after vintage and retro styles of clothing in the Kootenay.

The one-day sale of...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 23 2011
In what seems to be opposition to a groundswell of court decisions and municipal pressure to change the rules governing the Canadian medical marijuana program and improve accessibility, the federal government unveiled plans to tighten program rules to restrict who can grow the medicinal herb. While local activists in Grand Forks may not agree on the answer to the problems they all say...
By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jun 19 2011
Grand Forks can add another group to their list of international stars as Les Folles Jambettes dance troupe travelled to Germany to participate in the International Folklore Avalanche at the invitation of the Spree-Neisse regional government.
Having last attended the dance festival eight years ago, the cancan dancers were excited to be once again representing the...