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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 Over the past four months, members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes General Investigation Section have lead a very resource-intensive investigation, dubbed Project E-PYLORUS, targeting drug trafficking at various events in communities within the West Kootenay/Boundary. Specifically, investigators targeted drug dealers at the Nakusp Music Fest, the Kaslo, Jazz Fest,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

Over the summer months, members of Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment conducted an investigation into the illegal production of marihuana and seized more than 20,000 marihuana plants from 96 outdoor sites throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary, according to RCMP Inspector Nick Romanchuk.

"Numerous samples were obtained from plants seized at the various sites to determine the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 Hallowe'en – and that uniquely Kootenay phenomenon, 'Gate Night' – is almost upon us, and police are promising an increased presence in Castlegar.

“Officers will be dedicated to deal with issues at Kinnaird Park, Millennium Park, the Castlegar Complex and any other potential problem areas,” said RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff. “We will be working in partnership with City Works, Castlegar...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Columbia Basin Trust is well positioned for future disbursements of cash to local communities thanks to the Crown corporation embarking on the Waneta Dam expansion project, says the CBT’s president and chief executive officer.

In the wake of signing the deal on the $900-million...

by Global Voices on Monday Oct 25 2010

 “My Father is Li Gang!” has become the most popular catchphrase in the Chinese Internet in the past few days. First of all, you may ask, who is Li Gang? Li Gang is the deputy director of the police department in the northern district of Baoding city, Hebei province.

On October 16, a car accident took place in Hebei University, which led to the death of a female student. According to...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 25 2010

Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College are pleased to announce the establishment of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), which will promote and support informed planning and decision-making in the Columbia Basin through region-specific information and applied research.

The RDI, housed at Selkirk College, will monitor and report on a wide range of community...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Several regional district directors have called for the Waneta Dam expansion to expand its scope of what it deems a ‘local’ hire.

Currently the Columbia Basin Trust — a 49 per cent stakeholder in the $900-million expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail — had required that 85...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 22 2010
By Suzanne Fournier, The Province 
U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks. Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol station in Curlew, Wash., seized 140 kilograms of the popular designer drug contained in an estimated...
by Anonymous on Thursday Oct 21 2010

 Ten infants have died and nearly 6,000 others have been infected in California, United States with whooping cough, or pertussis, since the beginning of this year. Health officials are referring to the event as the worst outbreak of the cough in 60 years.

A spokesman from the California Department of Public Health, Michael Sicilia, says all of the deaths occurred in infants under three...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 21 2010
Grand Forks RCMP has successfully arrested four methamphetamine drug dealers across the Boundary region in the last month.
“The latest arrest was yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20) and it was a man from Greenwood who was active selling meth in our community,” reported Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks detachment. “He was arrested and pled guilty to...


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