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Volunteers welcome to help pick food for the food bank

Volunteers welcome to help pick food for the food bank
In an effort to lessen the delicious options for food-seeking bears, volunteers are getting ready for the first annual food drive at Christina Lake. On Saturday, Oct. 1 volunteers will get together to pick fruit and vegetables at homes whose owners may not be able to harvest everything they have. The harvest will be distributed to the home owners, the food bank, and volunteers.
 
“We’re hoping to turn this into an annual event,” said Doreen McCrindle, volunteer organizer. “There really are no losers in this case.

Cycling youth bring theatre performance to Grand Forks

Past group of Otesha participants; Photo, submitted

A group of 11 young people from across Canada will be visiting Grand Forks to offer a performance of a play entitled Taking Action.

Police applaud life-saving river rescue by Robson residents

Police applaud life-saving river rescue by Robson residents

Police are saying the ”heroic” efforts of local Good Samaritans are the reason a 62-year-old Castlegar woman is alive today, after a dramatic car crash and river rescue in Robson last Sunday.

“On Sept. 25, at (about) 10:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a single vehicle roll-over on Broadwater Road at Horcoff Road in Robson,” said Cpl. Dan Pollock. 

COMMENT: Parting words from a departing Rosslander

COMMENT: Parting words from a departing Rosslander

As I mentioned in my August 19 Golden City Cynic column, I’m moving to the coast shortly, where the grass won’t necessarily be greener in the metaphoric sense, but will at least be literally green year round. I also mentioned that I’d be writing a column about my reasons for moving, and this is that column.

Income inequality bad for everyone, not just the poor

Income inequality bad for everyone, not just the poor

It seems that the Conference Board of Canada (CBC), the voice of the big business community, is beginning to realize what progressive economists have argued for years – that income inequality is bad for everyone, not just the poor.

”High inequality can diminish economic growth if it means that the country is not fully using the skills and capabilities of all its citizens or if it undermines social cohesion, leading to increased social tensions. High inequality raises a moral question about fairness and social justice,” says a June CBC report.

The itsy bitsy spider goes up the Motherlode Chair: Arachnology reaches the peak of Granite

Dr. Robb Bennett checks out an eight-legged friend at the edge of the microwave cliffs.

 Three dusty, sun-beaten spider scientists turned up on my doorstep on a hot September morning eager to explore a new frontier in entomology: they were headed to the top of Granite Mountain to seek high altitude tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and endemic rarities — albeit the size of lentils — like "Microhexura" and "Cybaeus," and I was invited along.

Police applaud life-saving river rescue by Robson residents

Police applaud life-saving river rescue by Robson residents

Police are saying the ”heroic” efforts of local Good Samaritans are the reason a 62-year-old Castlegar woman is alive today, after a dramatic car crash and river rescue in Robson last Sunday.

LETTER: Atamanenko can't answer for NDP supporters of GM foods

LETTER: Atamanenko can't answer for NDP supporters of GM foods

To the Editor:

New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Alex Atamanenko is concerned about genetically modified (GM) foods. Great… But how does he explain the two NDP premiers who established the GM industry’s permanent presence in Western Canada?

In all the media coverage of Atamanenko’s discussions on genetic modification, not one reporter has ever asked him why the NDP Premier of Saskatchewan, Roy Romanow, and the NDP Premier of Manitoba, Gary Doer, both supported the science of genetic engineering when they held office.

Cranbrook to cull urban deer

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Cranbrook will be the first city in B.C. to be allowed to cull its urban deer, the CBC’s Bob Keating reports.

The province will allow the City to deal with its problem deer as they have been attacking pets and even people.

Cranbrook will model its deer cull after what city officials did in Helena, Mont.

Insurance tangle for lakeshore property owners creates bureaucratic impasse

Insurance tangle for lakeshore property owners creates bureaucratic impasse

It was standing room only in Nakusp Village council chambers Tuesday, Sept. 13 as the village grappled with a change in the policies and procedures of several Nakusp insurance companies now affecting waterfront residents.

Eighteen people squeezed into the chamber gallery to hear how council would handle the insurance changes.

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