October 2014

RCMP look for man wanted on warrant for Midway robbery

Ravinder Singh Mettla

Boundary Regional RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for several charges and is believed to be staying in Surrey.

On or about July 4, 2014, Ravinder Singh Mettla apparently walked away from a recovery house in Surrey and a Warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest for being unlawfully at large.

Mettla left the home without his wallet or identification and will likely be relying on others for food and shelter.

Mettla is not from the area but is known to have some connections in Surrey.

Meeting on fate of Blueberry Creek school draws hundreds

Meeting on fate of Blueberry Creek school draws hundreds

More than 225 people crowded into the Blueberry Creek Community School (BCCS) gymnasium Monday night for a school-district-initiated meeting to discuss the fate of the property on which the school is housed.

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

My name is Dan Rye and I am seeking a second term on Castlegar City Council. It has been an honour to serve the citizens of Castlegar for the last three years.

I moved to Castlegar in 1999 with my wife Randi and have been employed as store manager at Kootenay Market since arriving.

I have a long record of Community service, including:

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

Thursday evening around forty Rosslanders gathered at the Old Firehall to do a little speed dating with nine of the ten candidates for our upcoming municipal election. Mayor Granstrom, although invited, neither responded nor attended. So much, I have to say, for both accountability and leadership on that front.

The event, ably hosted by Kelly McLean, went smoothly and all the feedback indicated that attendees and candidates alike enjoyed themselves and their conversations.

Locals stand vigil at Cenotaph to honour fallen soldiers

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Grand Forks' Bud Alcock and Dave Bachmier stand vigil at Grand Forks' cenotaph to remember soldiers Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who both died on Canadian soil earlier this week. 

Across Canada, veterans are gathering at Cenotaphs at 10 a.m. this morning to pay tribute to the two men who lost their lives. 

Alcock told Les Johnson, of Grand Forks TV, that he would stand vigil as long as he was physically capable.