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Slide show/movie presentation tonight showcases B.C. rivers

Slide show/movie presentation tonight showcases B.C. rivers

Join us for an evening filled with celebration and an event that is sure to inspire and tantalize your senses, on May 26 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson at 7:30 p.m. This Benefit, Feature Film and Slide Show Presentation are brought to you in celebration of B.C.

LETTER: Monsanto not welcome in Canada

LETTER: Monsanto not welcome in Canada

Dear editor,

Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto?  Did you know it is currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy? This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs.

OP/ED: Heroes and villians in the face of an environmental disaster

Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010

The oil spill that now jeopardizes the entire ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, and potentially beyond, is a chilling reminder that all is not well with our planet. And what’s actually worse: the amount of oil gushing from the seemingly impossible-to-stop deep-sea oil well or the complacent attitude taken toward the spill by media, government and the vast majority of the general populace?

Sure the science isn’t in regarding how much oil has actually been spilt, but it’s one hell of a lot. Nor has anyone been able to figure out how to stop the leakage.

Saturday an historic day for Castlegar

Saturday an historic day for Castlegar

A fundamental piece of Castlegar heritage will once again be accessible to the public after this weekend's grand re-opening of the Brilliant Suspension Bridge.


The bridge stands as testament to the pioneering spirit of the region's early settlers – and as a symbol of the hopes, dreams and strategies that will guide the region's future.

OP/ED: Who ARE these people, anyway?

OP/ED: Who ARE these people, anyway?

Warning: harsh words about Canadian politicians ahead, in the form of a curmudgeonly rant.

 

Like many Canadians, I've been following the fairly lurid Helena Guergis story the last few weeks as the federal MP's fall from grace morphed into a back stabbing on a derailed train that careered off the edge of a cliff and has now crashed into the jaws of a giant Kraken.

All welcome at massive community potluck

All welcome at massive community potluck

A huge community potluck picnic is in the works as plans come together for the 10th annual Blueberry Community School Hub picnic.

School coordinator Bev George said last year drew 163 people - and they're hoping for even more this year.

"The picnic is to get members of the community together, celebrating being a part of our community," she said.

Garden Festival guaranteed to grow

Garden Festival guaranteed to grow

With a turn-out of more than 500 people, the first annual Garden and Nature Festival is officially a success.


The event, held last Saturday at Millennium Park, featured roughly 50 booths showcasing everything from plants to water conservation to wildlife preservation.
Heather McSwan, chair of the festival committee, said including the nature element in the fair added depth and interest for attendees.


“I go to a lot of these sorts of things, and I think what set us apart was including the nature element, instead of just gardens,” she said, adding there were about 1

TECH TALK: How to keep large downloads from driving you daft

TECH TALK: How to keep large downloads from driving you daft

Given what I do for a living (I'm a computer tech), I probably download more files (primarily software) in an average day than most non-geeks will in the average month.


That doesn't change the fact that we all run into situations where we're
downloading large files - software, large PowerPoint presentations, movies, etc. And, if you're on dial-up, then everything you download is a big file.

Selkirk woodworking students present year-end show

Selkirk woodworking students present year-end show

The Selkirk College Fine Woodworking students will be presenting their 17th annual year end show, Form and Balance, at the end of May—presenting an ideal opportunity to meet talented builders of furniture and experience their unique abilities.

This year’s group of dedicated students is excited to invite everyone to see the work they have created in the last nine months.

Railway proposal gives hope for local businesses

Rail cars loading at Pacific Abrasives in Grand Forks; Photo, Mona Mattei

A glimmer of light is indeed at the end of the tunnel for the railway serving Grand Forks and northwest Washington. A proposal developed by a collaboration between the railway operators, OmniTrax, and the users of the line including International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor), Pacific Abrasives, International Reload Systems and Columbia Cedar, was presented to local and regional government last week outlining a way to keep the line operating. 

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