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by Wikinews on Wednesday Aug 04 2010

 Forecasters predict that northern lights could be visible to the naked eye late tonight and early tomorrow morning across Canada, northern parts of the U.S., and possibly the United Kingdom.

Solar storms caused a large ejection of plasma from the Sun's surface...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 03 2010

 Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce the launch of High Acuity Response Teams (HARTs) this fall that will enhance transport and care needs of acutely ill patients throughout the health region.

These teams will consist of highly-trained critical care nurses responding with a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to transport acutely ill...
by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 02 2010

A young man who was swimming in the Kettle River near Cascade Falls is missing and presumed drowned. Nicholas Rypien, 19, of Fruitvale was swimming with a group of friends in the river near Christina Lake on July 31, when he got caught up in the rapids and was not seen again.

The Grand Forks RCMP were contacted at about 2:12 p.m. and Christina Lake Fire and Rescue was also called to...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 29 2010
The culmination of over 13 years of planning, proposals, grant writing, and construction will be coming to fruition next Friday as the Christina Living Arts Centre hosts it's grand opening. 
This official ceremony will mark the region's first Leadership in Energy and Ecological Design (LEED) building which will house Canada's first LEED artisan's gallery.
by Contributor on Thursday Jul 29 2010

News that BC Hydro will significantly increase its reliance on imported electricity this year may come as a shock to many energy-complacent British Columbians, but not to B.C. Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) and its co-spokesperson David Field.

Field says BCCGE has been monitoring the electricity import issue for several months now after it became clear that low snowpack accumulation...

by Wikinews on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 The parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, today voted to outlaw bullfighting – an iconic sport in much of the country. The vote was held after animal rights activists, led by Spanish animal rights group Prou! (Spanish for "Enough!"), who claim the practice is "barbaric", collected 180,000 signatures to a petition.

Bullfighting has been outlawed in the Canary Islands ...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 It's still impaired driving if you're driving a boat.

That's a message local police are failing to get through to residents, as road stops continue to net inordinately high numbers of impaired drivers leaving local lakes, campgrounds and beaches.
This past weekend saw two impaired charges and four suspensions, while the weekend of July 11 saw six...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 Castlegar could be enjoying as much as double the transit service it has in the past as the city prepares to ink a deal with BC Transit, in concert with RDCK Areas I and J.

City CAO John Malcolm said improved services could be in place as soon as January 2011.
“BC Transit (after lengthy community consultation) put forward a plan for expansion in the Castlegar...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

A flood of community support and assistance has washed over the Community Harvest Food Bank, after manager Deb McIntosh told local media the resource was in jeopardy.

McIntosh announced last week that the food bank was seeing increased demand and only had weeks left before having to close its doors, if more donations didn't come in.
Within hours,...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

On July 26, officers from the West Kootenay Traffic Services and Castlegar RCMP executed a Search Warrant at a Suspected Marihuana Grow Operation in the 3100 Block Of Broadwater Road in Robson.

Seized from the residence was 1/4 pound of high-grade marihuana suspected to have been a product of the grow op. Also seized from the yard of the residence were 98 marihuana plants...


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