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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy will not be available for her official duties as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for approximately one month, beginning on May 7th, 2010.

Conroy and her husband Ed will be participating in a ‘domino’ kidney transplant in May, which will ultimately see Ed receive a much needed kidney transplant. 

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2010

The Columbia Basin Trust is offering Community Service awards in partnership with four Basin-based Colleges. The 22 awards, valued at $2,000 each, are divided amongst students attending Selkirk College (10), College of the Rockies (10), Valemount Campus of College of New Caledonia (1) and the *Revelstoke Centre of Okanagan College (1).

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 27 2010

Thanks to abundant community support, the third year Nursing students at Selkirk College have once again travelled to Guatemala as part of their practicum and commitment to learn more about the common roots of health challenges in the north and south.

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 25 2010

Over 60 people, from children to seniors, chipped in to clean up the Granby River on Sunday, Apr. 25 in recognition of Earth Day. The clean-up has been taking place for over 16 years organized by the Boundary Conservation group and the Granby Guides, and this year the Kettle Granby (KGB) Fly Anglers organized their volunteers to add to the large group of volunteers.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 22 2010

The recipients of the prestigious Jack Webster Foundation fellowships for 2010 have been announced and we here at Lone Sheep publishing are proud to announce that Mona Mattei, owner and editor of the Boundary Sentinel in Grand Forks, is a winner along with reporters from Global TV, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC News.

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Apr 19 2010

I will sign the anti-HST referendum petition. That doesn’t mean I think the HST is a bad way of regulating our tax structure or bettering our economy: it does mean I see protection and preservation of the integrity of our democratic system as a much higher priority.

by Contributor on Monday Apr 19 2010

 On April 17, 2010 members of the Trail RCMP with the assistance of the Regional General Investigation unit executed a search warrant on a residence on Balsam Road in Fruitvale. A large, sophisticated indoor marihuana growing operation was located inside the residence, along with a loaded handgun and rifle.

843 plants were seized along with several pounds of dried marihuana bud.

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 15 2010

Monday evening, the people of the West Kootenay organized in a show of strength unseen in this area in recent years. An estimated 1,500 plus people lined Hospital Road in Trail with signs, drums and vocal chants protesting the proposed cuts to the O.R. at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.