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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 01 2011

Castlegar RCMP are standing by their raid of a marijuana grow-op in Pass Creek last month after the grow’s owner, Velma Mullaney, alleged unfair treatment by police.

Mullaney spoke to several local media outlets, claiming she and her partner had permits to grow 49 plants each, and that police refused to either look at her permits or count the plants. She also suggested the possibility...
By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

On February 11, the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians held a public forum on CETA, the latest trade agreement that the Canadian Government is negotiating with the European Union at Nelson United Church. Guest speakers were Peter Julian, the NDP International Trade Critic along with Alex Atamanenko, our local MP. A three part video of the event is now available, with part one posted to...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars. Initially being raised at a near-by farm, the pigs are loose and on the rampage.
 
Despite all the issues being raised about the missing piggies, Brenda LaCroix, co-ordinator of the Christina Lake Stewardship Society issued a press release advising people...
By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with.  For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip. 

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

Last spring my colleague, Carol Hughes, after attending the House of...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 14 2011

Selkirk College has started a composting program at its Castlegar campus with the installation of a new Earth Tub.

According to the 2009 State of the Environment Report, produced by School of Renewable Resources chair Derek Marcoux, up to 2.9 tonnes of waste (generated yearly) at the college is compost which could potentially be diverted from landfills....

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

The problem with disability is not the disabled individual, but rather the environment that surrounds him or her.  In today’s society, disability...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at www.cbt.org/2010symposium.

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By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 28 2011

Sunday night saw an armed robbery at the Mowhawk gas station on Columbia Avenue. Police were called at around 9:20 p.m.

“A lone male suspect entered the gas station wearing a scarf covering his face,” said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The employee asked the male to remove the face covering, but instead, the suspect handed the employee a note.
 
“At that...

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