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by Anonymous on Monday Aug 16 2010

 According to a new study, US girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, a trend that raises some health concerns. The study, which was conducted in New York's East Harlem, the Cincinnati metropolitan area and the San Francisco Bay area, showed that by age eight, 27% of girls had begun puberty and showed breast development. By age seven, 15% of girls were developing breasts.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 15 2010

 A 73-year-old Castlegar man is in Trail hospital after being repeatedly stabbed early this morning, according to police.

“At (about) 12:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report of an elderly adult male being the victim of a stabbing incident within his residence,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel. “RCMP attended the 800block of Sixth Avenue (and found he) had been repeatedly stabbed with...
by Contributor on Saturday Aug 14 2010

The Provincial Animal Health Centre has confirmed that a dead crow from the Central Okanagan area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first positive case of WNV in a crow ever in B.C. and the first evidence of any WNV activity in the province this year. To date, there have been no human cases or positive mosquito pools reported or identified in the province....

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 12 2010

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which has branches and volunteers across the country, has been helping survivors since the flooding began by delivering food, health services, shelter and relief items (including hygiene kits and cooking equipment).

Monsoon rains have caused extensive flash flooding throughout Pakistan, killing more than a thousand people and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

 Finally – an event in which you can serve your community by breaking stuff.

City councillor and manager of Andrew Sheret and Splashes Russ Hearne said a special evening is coming up to raise money for ALS and the local food bank – and you do it by shattering glass.
 
“It'll be at the Castegar Golf Club, and it's patterned after the TV show called 'The Big Break...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

 Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is heading to the coast for the fourth meeting of the Major Industry Taxation Committee this Friday, and he said this gathering should bring with it some concrete answers to the issue.

“This Friday, we're going to put forward some of our ideas to members of the UBCM (Union of B.C. Municipalities) and see what they think,” he said.
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by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

Actress Mia Farrow and Carole White have testified in former Liberian president Charles Taylor's war crimes trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, The Netherlands. Farrow and White's testimonies contradict supermodel Naomi Campbell's ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 11 2010

MP Alex Atamanenko and federal New Democrats today condemned the arrest of peaceful protesters at Kingston Penitentiary in the wake of the Government’s planned closure of a local prison farm and the sale of its livestock.

 

“For the Government to be selling off prison farms at this time is disgraceful. This protest shows just how much the community cares about the issue.” said New...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 10 2010

 Castlegar's Community Harvest Food Bank is no longer in jeopardy after a massive campaign brought in staggering donations of money and food.

Food bank director Deb McIntosh said the past three weeks have seen donations of roughly $20,000 in cash and gift cards, with another $4,000 worth of food.
 
“This should bring us up to Christmas,” McIntosh said, adding...
by Anonymous on Monday Aug 09 2010

 A Gainesville, Florida church named the Dove World Outreach Center has drawn international attention to itself with its planned book burning of the Quran. The church urges people to send them copies of the book for burning at a bonfire event to be held on church property this coming September 11. The date marks the ninth anniversary of the 2001 September 11 attacks on the United States.

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