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by Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Oct 20 2018

Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.

Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.

Taylor, who captured 48.2 per cent...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Oct 18 2018

Columbia Avenue has been reduced to single-lane alternating traffic, as first responders deal with a five-vehicle MVA.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said the call came in at roughly 11:45 a.m. for an accident on Sherbico Hill between 12 Street and 13 Street.

"I want to stress that it was not in the construction zone," Lattanzio said, adding the cause is still under investigation by...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Oct 18 2018

MarWest Industries issued a press release today correcting (other) media coverage of yesterday's gas leak on Columbia Avenue. The release reads as follows:

"On Oct. 16, at approximately 1:55 p.m., Marwest Industries Ltd contacted FortisBC regarding a gas line break in the 1500 Block of Columbia Avenue. The gas line was damaged by a rock that was being moved by the excavator. The rock...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.”  Is it ever acceptable?  There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.  

On March 5 of 2015, I published an...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

Dear Neighbours,

International Raw Materials (IRM) is committed to safely transporting our products through the community, and worldwide. Over the past  six months, incidents have  occurred relating to truck transport of sulphuric acid that have had a major impact on our community. IRM would like to sincerely apologize for these incidents. We would also like to share with you...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?

Listening to Canada’s minister of environment and climate...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, British Columbians throughout the province will be able to legally purchase non-medical cannabis online .

British Columbians 19 years of age and older will have the opportunity to purchase regulated cannabis regardless of where they live in the province. The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has entered into a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.

To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the  anniversary date.

Attendees included Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Area Director Rick Smith, as well as Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels.  We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick:  they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.

 They claim the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 15 2018

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall decided to get a jump on Take Our Kids to Work Day.

The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources made history Monday when she brought three-month old Baby Zavier to the BC Legislature.

Zavier Matieschyn, born in July to Mungall and husband Zak Matieschyn, became the first child to take a seat in the legislature chamber during Monday...

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