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By Carla Knipe on Monday Sep 09 2013

Trail residents will be coming together Sept. 29 for a festival-like event to clean up the Columbia. BC Rivers Day is celebrated province-wide, and the City of Champions is sponsoring a Shoreline Cleanup to help local people get involved with being good stewards of their waterways.

City Councillor Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson, a longtime resident of Trail...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 04 2013

Whether you're looking to support a good cause, or just for a fun evening out filled with belly laughs and camaraderie, the Raise the Woof comedy tour is just what you need!

Coming to Castlegar to help support our own Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP), Raise the Woof is actually a comedy tour whose entire purpose is to raise money and awareness for animal rescues across Canada...

By Shara JJ Cooper on Tuesday Sep 03 2013

Editor's note: Story has been updated with current information. 

A woman was flown to Kelowna on Sunday after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a boating accident on Christina Lake.

The Grand Forks RCMP were called to the scene at 4:16 p.m. after two tubers collided with a second boat.

The tubers were sisters-in-laws, aged 24 and 31-years-old from...

By Sean Mackinlay on Monday Aug 26 2013

Letter to the Editor:

This week is Gay Pride Week in the Kootenays. This is a celebration of love and understanding to millions of people worldwide and, in many cases, the acknowledgment of equal rights for LGBT couples. I am afraid to say that I
have been remiss in my duties as a councillor as I did not bring up the topic
at the last City Council meeting. As such...

By Shara JJ Cooper on Wednesday Aug 21 2013

Police have barricaded off Riverside Drive around the 75 to 77th Street crossroads after they discovered someone was moving dynamite through the area.

According to Cpl. Kevin Christensen, the individual transporting the dynamite had "good intentions" and wanted to dispose of it with the help of the local fire department or RCMP

RCMP received a report that the dynamite was being...

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Aug 12 2013

Back to the Wild Wild West in Grand Forks was held Friday, Aug. 9. It started with a pancake breakfast in the morning and ended with live music and a light show that night. Visitors dressed up like cowboys and took part in games, the farmer`s market and more. The festival is part of the Kettle River Festival of the Arts, which ran from from July 26 to Aug. 11.  Check out the gallery for more...

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Aug 12 2013

Greenwood’s first annual social rugby tournament -- held Aug 3 to 5 -- was deemed a success with the Trail Colonials coming out ahead. 

Organized Oliver Glaser said the Colonials won a “very hard fought, final match” against the East Vancouver Scribes with the game ending 35 to 20.

Glaser subbed in many of the games that weekend and felt the final match was the most intense of...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Aug 06 2013

The federal government has tabled legislation, Bill S-10, An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  My party opposes this Bill because it does not signify an attempt to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions but in fact, proposes to make an exception to it.

Cluster munitions can release hundreds of explosives over a large area in a very short period of time...

By Dermod Travis on Monday Aug 05 2013

Small town B.C. may be facing a plague of what disgraced former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew called the nattering nabobs of negativity or at least that's what a number of B.C. mayors and their allies would have you believe.

The crime these nattering nabobs have committed? Having the temerity to challenge council gospel.

In one town the local mayor accused those who opposed...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 01 2013

I think our community is reeling a bit, right now. The loss of three of our young sons (preceded by the loss of an 18-year-old girl under the cruelest of circumstances) with a fourth still missing, and a family still in agony. Two of our teachers, just gone. Flooding that cost people their homes and livelihoods. Not to mention a catastrophic fuel spill and an uncontained forest...

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