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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

Rossland, BC has once again been selected to host the Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships, a sanctioned qualifier for Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships in 2010. The tournament will take place from January 15-17th.


by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Nov 24 2009

Over the past years life has become more difficult for our post-secondary students. This past summer saw the second highest level of student unemployment since 1977. Those that found jobs faced lower wages and fewer hours. Most students need a part-time job while studying and often work long hours resulting in lower marks.

by Jim Cooperman on Monday Nov 23 2009

As the Olympic spotlight begins to shine on British Columbia, citizens need to learn more about the shameful exponential increase of habitat destruction caused by off-road vehicle ‘wreckreation.’ Not only is the backcountry environment getting trashed, but non-motorized trails are being over-run by irresponsible ATV and motorbike riders, in some cases making these trails unusable for cycling a

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 19 2009

One hundred of the Kootenays' finest young minds recently put their brain power into action as part of Kootenay Contraption contest. Tasked with the open-ended assignment of coming up with an invention that either does something, addresses a need, or solves a problem, entrants from across the area sent in photos, drawings, and videos explaining their projects.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 17 2009

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 17 2009

Storm warnings could not stop the devastation the wind brought to the Boundary region on Monday night and early Tuesday, Nov. 17. Wind gusts ranging from 50 to 70 kilometres per hour were seen in the last 24 hours around the area along with heavy rainfall. While the weather warning has now been lifted, the damage clean up is just beginning.

by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2009

Teck Metals Ltd. has donated $400,000 to create an endowment fund ensuring future management of the 964-hectare Fort Shepherd Conservancy area, which runs along more than 8 kilometres of the Columbia River, south of the city of Trail.


by Andrew Zwicker on Friday Nov 13 2009

The missing persons case involving 81-year-old Mr. Knee of Grand Forks was solved this afternoon when he was found deceased over the bank of the Paulson Pass highway just north of the Paulson Bridge. Knee vanished from the Boundary residential care facility in Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon.

A representative from the West Kootenay Highway Service described the incident