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by Anonymous on 26 August 2010 - 12:40pm

A 36 year-old man is recovering from surgery after his leg was seriously injured as a result of a bite from a five metre long crocodile named 'Fatso.' Michal Newman, who was intoxicated, climbed into its pen, claiming he wanted to play with it.

Newman is now in...

by Boundary Sentinel on 17 August 2010 - 5:10pm

A backpack on a picnic table is all the RCMP have to go on in locating 24-year-old Australian Owen Kiernan Rooney. Rooney was last seen at the Boundary Hospital at 7649 - 22 St. in Grand Forks on  Aug. 14 at about 8 p.m.

Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind his backpack on a picnic table on the west side of the building. Rooney currently resides in Kelowna, B.C. and may have been...

by Kyra Hoggan on 11 August 2010 - 12:22pm

 Photo courtesy the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP: Const. Derek Hall displays some of the drugs seized at this year's Shambhala Music Rave.

Almost twice as many people were arrested and charged last weekend as there were in 2009 as they came to, or left from, the Shambhala Music Rave event.
“Charges are being pursued against 27 people (as compared to 14 in 2009...
by Contributor on 26 July 2010 - 10:27am
Open Letter:
To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Constable Bell and our Victim Service Worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.
We have heard repeatedly that the mental health...
by Contributor on 17 June 2010 - 1:17pm

Dear editor:

By now, most of us who shop at Safeway have been exposed to the self checkout aisle, whether by choice or with the helpful assistance of one of the staff. Not wanting to assist in the downsizing of the human element I have chosen not to be “trained ”on this cold impersonal device !

I quite enjoy the warm friendly interaction with “real live people”, people who...

by Contributor on 8 June 2010 - 9:00am

Dear editor,

Death is not an option.  It is an experience each of us will face one day.  How we, or our loved ones, are cared for during that experience has taken a significant turn for the worse as local administrators once again reduce service levels while trying to convince us that adequate care is still available. Nurses and physicians in both hospital and home care settings will...

by Contributor on 1 June 2010 - 7:18am

Dear editor,

There is just one month left in the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative and there are some great things happening in the month of June. Our small group behind the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative are intent on keeping the focus on long-term efforts on rebuilding Haiti in the public eye for awhile longer.

We are able to do this...

by Contributor on 26 May 2010 - 11:08am

Dear editor,

Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto?  Did you know it is currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy? This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs.

Monsanto has a history of developing poisons, acids, plastics, biological warfare agents,...

by Contributor on 17 March 2010 - 10:56am

Two services of Castlegar & District Community Services Society (CDCSS) assist over 300 people a year without funding from any level of government.

“These volunteer-run programs show how individual generosity provides benefits for many others,” said Board Chair Roberta Hamilton.

An ongoing service, the Seniors Counselling Program, helps older people fill in application forms...

by Contributor on 16 March 2010 - 9:29am

 Dear Editor, As a visitor to the very pleasant town of Castlegar, and when visiting Red Mountain, I slipped on the ice in the parking lot.   It was a hard fall, and I felt it should be checked out by the First Aid attendants in the Ski Patrol Booth.  

I was very impressed with their care and concern.   A hospital visit was required and all the team involved, from Ski...