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River Talks — Playing Poker, Watching Poker at 2014 Transboundary Conference

River Talks — Playing Poker, Watching Poker at 2014 Transboundary Conference
Since 2005, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has researched and explored the natural and human history of the rivers of the upper Columbia River Basin. 

She speaks frequently at conferences and symposia throughout the Basin on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and its effects on Basin residents.  She has recently completed a manuscript titled A River Captured – history and hydro-electricity in the upper Columb

Lucky Genes — Nelson born John Townsend celebrates 100th birthday

Centenarian John Townsend at his great grandson’s wedding this fall in Edmonton. —Submitted photo

He got a TV when he was 65 and stopped driving when he was 97.

Now the next big event in Nelson born John Lindsay Townsend’s life is his 100th birthday on Wednesday (October 29), to be celebrated with five generations of Townsends at the Newland Golf Course in Langley.

The youngest at the party will be 11 months.

And he says he owes it all to “lucky genes.”

Townsend was born in Nelson two and a half months after  Britain declared war on Germany in 1914.

Locals stand vigil at Cenotaph to honour fallen soldiers

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Grand Forks' Bud Alcock and Dave Bachmier stand vigil at Grand Forks' cenotaph to remember soldiers Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who both died on Canadian soil earlier this week. 

Across Canada, veterans are gathering at Cenotaphs at 10 a.m. this morning to pay tribute to the two men who lost their lives. 

Alcock told Les Johnson, of Grand Forks TV, that he would stand vigil as long as he was physically capable. 

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

Thursday evening around forty Rosslanders gathered at the Old Firehall to do a little speed dating with nine of the ten candidates for our upcoming municipal election. Mayor Granstrom, although invited, neither responded nor attended. So much, I have to say, for both accountability and leadership on that front.

The event, ably hosted by Kelly McLean, went smoothly and all the feedback indicated that attendees and candidates alike enjoyed themselves and their conversations.

Incumbent councillor Florio Vassilakakis shares platform

Incumbent councillor Florio Vassilakakis shares platform

It was just over one year ago that the citizens of Castlegar voted to elect me as their newest councillor. While I have not changed the world just yet, I do have ideas, I have passion and I certainly have the forward thinking to help this City make positive progress.

Incumbent councillor Deb McIntosh shares platform

Incumbent councillor Deb McIntosh shares platform

There are many things we could talk about such as taxes, unions, paving and healthcare, just to name a few.

The fact of the matter is that what I say here may not be what I can say or do at the table. Decisions are a made and voted on and the consensus wins. I could tell you that I will discuss and debate every item that comes before me at a council meeting, but it doesn't happen like that.

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

My name is Dan Rye and I am seeking a second term on Castlegar City Council. It has been an honour to serve the citizens of Castlegar for the last three years.

I moved to Castlegar in 1999 with my wife Randi and have been employed as store manager at Kootenay Market since arriving.

I have a long record of Community service, including:

Nelson Fire Department called to Rosemont to remove bear from tree

Nelson Fire Department was called to remove a bear from a large tree that had been shot by a Conservation Officer Thursday morning. — Submitted photo

Residents in Rosemont, including one home owner that received a rude awakening a few feet from the door to his house, got a surprise Thursday morning when a medium-sized black bear decided to check out the neighbourhood.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call around 7 a.m. from a resident that a bear was prowling around the neighbourhood.

The call came after a resident met the bear head-on during a walk from the house to his vehicle en route to work.

Incumbent councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff shares platform

Incumbent councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff shares platform

For the past three years, I have been honoured to serve the City of Castlegar as one of your Councillor’s. I have been working hard with residents and council to make our community what it is today - the second-fastest growing city in the West Kootenay's.

Incumbent councillor Kevin Chernoff shares platform

Incumbent councillor Kevin Chernoff shares platform

Hello, my name is Kevin Chernoff and I am seeking your vote on November 15th as a Re-elected Castlegar City Councillor. I have lived in Castlegar all my life, married my true loveTrish, and raised our beautiful daughter Megan - all here in a place we call home.

People often want to know why I would want to run for a position as a Castlegar City Councillor.

The answer is, so I can continue to make Castlegar a place your family and mine want to work, live, play and raise our children.

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