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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 02 2010

 This week Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) is lending a helping hand (or is it wing?) to an bird in need of special care.

Beaks (Bird Emergency and Kare Society) received a starving Western Grebe found by Ernie Millin in Trail last Friday. ”A young fellow had stopped his car, because (the Grebe) was sitting in the middle of the highway,” said Millin. “He had nudged...
by Contributor on Thursday Dec 02 2010

Canada’s richest 1% are taking more of the gains from economic growth than ever before in recorded history, says a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The Rise of Canada’s Richest 1% looks at income trends over the past 90 years and reveals the 246,000 privileged few who rank among the country’s richest 1% took almost a third (32%) of all growth in incomes...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

So, next Saturday, Dec. 11, you'll be out shopping, getting gifts for loved ones, buying cards, stocking up on staple holiday fare ... what could be more in keeping with the spirit of Christmas than to share a little bit of the season's bounty with those less fortunate?

Mountain FM and The Bridge are making it easy for you to do just that with the fifth annual Miracle Marathon on...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

 Castlegar mayor and city council are calling for an independent analysis to determine the future configuration of local schools, after hearing the School District 20 board's plan, which proposes closing Blueberry Creek Community School and Castlegar Primary School, as well as the Rossland Secondary School, among other changes.

This, after a closed meeting of the SD20 board and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

Police have made a plea for the public to come forward with any information that will help them find two suspects in a late-night vandalism spree RCMP are saying is, "not just criminal, it's despicable."

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said this morning started with a call to a home in the 800 block of 9th Avenue, where footprints in the snow led police to the tentative conclusion ...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

Yesterday's release of more US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks covered pressure on governments, Spain's judiciary, and buying foreign assistance with detentions at Guantanamo Bay. El Pais, one of five mainstream papers partnering with Wikileaks' release of documents, examined key output from Madrid's US embassy.


by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

The Cuisine of India restaurant on Columbia Avenue was largely destroyed by late-night fire, according to Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel.

Rempel said the call came in to the fire department at around 12:40 a.m., after a passerby noticed smoke in the dining room of the restaurant and called 9-1-1.

"Once our guys got in here, they put it out pretty quickly, but the mop-up took a...

by Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Castlegar's own Laura Monsen, a student at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, took top honours in a region-wide competition challenging kids to envision the technology of tomorrow. Monsen's brainstorm: a global disinfectant to be used in airliners.

In conjunction with the National Science and Technology Week, which ran from Oct. 15 - 24, the Kootenay Association for Science and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 28 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A call for another referendum on the vote for library service in Area F was dismissed Thursday by regional district Area F’s current director.

Ron Mickel said despite a “stack” of six letters and printed emails from former regional district director Al Dawson, in opposition of the area’s...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Nov 26 2010

The search for missing Australian man, Owen Rooney, has been extended to Vancouver Island after possible sightings. 

One incident in Nanaimo occurred on Nov. 5 but was not reported to police until one week later. The adult female caller told police she saw a news report that same night and decided after watching it that one of the three bore a resemblance to Rooney, 24-years-old and...


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