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by Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

 Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced today that they have formally signed a partnership agreement with Fortis Inc. (Fortis) to construct the Waneta Expansion Hydroelectric Project, south of Trail, BC. The agreement will see Fortis with a 51-per-cent share of the project, CPC with 32.5 per cent and CBT with a 16.5-per-cent share. CPC will act as project...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 01 2010

After questioning the Grand Forks woman who murdered her 12-year-old neighbour, the BC Review Board ordered her to spend one year in custody at BC’s Psychiatric Forensic Hospital.

The board made the decision on Kimberly Noyes after asking her about her ongoing mental illness. Noyes was found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 A 24-year-old Castlegar man arrested charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), has been arrested once again, this time for breaching the conditions of his release.

The man was arrested on Sept. 1 after the Castlegar RCMP detachment...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is currently at the annual general meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) in Whistler, and he said there's been no shortage of interesting material to keep delegates busy, with issues including industrial taxation and term limits for municipal representatives.

“We had a meeting yesterday on major industrial taxation,” said Chernoff, who...
by ProPublica on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

One of five soldiers accused by the Army of involvement in the premeditated killings of Afghan civilians is scheduled to appear before a military judge today — on the same day ABC News ...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 Castlegar will not escape unscathed from the school district's (SD 20's) proposed changes as set out in a report delivered at the school board's regular meeting on Monday.

According to the proposed plan, Castlegar Primary School will be closed and re-purposed, Blueberry Creek Community School and the Online Learning Centre will be closed.
 
Online Learning and...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 Police are asking for public assistance after a Castlegar woman was assaulted and robbed in broad daylight last weekend.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said the woman came to police Monday, the day after the assault, to file a complaint.
 
“She said she was sitting at the Dairy Queen at around 8:30 a.m., Sunday morning, waiting for the Bargain Bin to open,”...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Sep 28 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

An un-bear-able situation has just gotten a little better for some Nelson residents.

The last of the three grizzly bears that had taken up residence in Rosemont and South Nelson have been caught and taken out of the area.

Using a standard trap, the adult female...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 28 2010

Selkirk College’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence
(SCOPE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009/2010 awards
for its faculty.

The purpose of the SCOPE awards is to recognize and promote both
long-term and innovative professional excellence. Faculty and staff are
nominated for the awards by students and peers.

“These...

by Global Voices on Monday Sep 27 2010

By Sonam Ongmo in Global Voices

Starting Monday, world leaders descended on New York to attend the annual General Assembly.

But shy of 5 years from the deadline of achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals it was sad to see countries still mired in differences and using the platform to make jabs at each other instead of talk about cooperation.

In that respect, it...

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