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Former Selkirk College student nears end of healing journey

Former Selkirk College student nears end of healing journey

Filmmaker Carla Sinclair’s creative spark came seven years ago while she was in a small Nelson music venue. A  Selkirk College student at the time, she had no idea how the flames would be fanned.

Behind the microphone that night was Kate Reid, a passionate folk-roots musician who delved into themes that hit home with Sinclair.

Deer count coming, committee to work on fine structure

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It's time for the deer count again and Grand Forks councillor Gary Smith is hoping to have a good turnout. 

The count is on Nov. 10 at 6 a.m. and lasts up to 1 1/2 hours. After that, the group meets for a free breakfast, which is compensation for the volunteer work. The deer committee will hold their meeting after breakfast. 

The committee has several issues to discuss at their coming meeting the main one being a fine structure for people who feed the deer.

Man crosses Canada on a strictly solar-powered trike

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Rick Small, a Thunder Bay resident, cruised through Grand Forks this week on his custom-made, solarized, e-trike. 

The trike has two sets of three, 16 volt panels to give him 288 watts to power the trike. Small says he is self-taught and it took him about 40 hours to build the trailer and another 24 hours to adapt the solar panels. 

Small left Ontario on July 31 and plans on being in Victoria before the snow starts to fly. 

He says he could have been in Victoria much sooner if the conditions had been slightly different. 

IH launches 'Healthy from the Start' for pregnancy care

IH launches 'Healthy from the Start' for pregnancy care

Healthy From The Start is a one-stop shop that connects pregnant women with appropriate services in the community to support a healthy pregnancy. Information and resources are available on a variety of subjects including accessing prenatal care, when to seek medical care, mental health, relationships, breastfeeding, parenting and more. 

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of body found near Nakusp

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of body found near Nakusp

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased near Nakusp on October 6 as Kyung IL Chun, aged 71, a resident of Burnaby.

Chun was found by search-and-rescue and RCMP personnel in a wooded area known as Fostill, northwest of Nakusp.

He had travelled from his home in Burnaby to the Nakusp area to pick mushrooms on Sept. 13, 2013 and had not returned as planned the next day. His vehicle was found about three kilometres away.

The BC Coroners Service has concluded that Chun died of natural causes.

LETTER: Thankful for an idea for which the time has come

LETTER: Thankful for an idea for which the time has come

To the City of Castlegar,

Thanks goes out to Deb McIntosh for bringing forward the idea of rainbow crosswalks downtown! Cheers to her and to the City Council for making the effort to make a symbolic gesture of tolerance and respect for diversity. Not only is it coming from a genuine place of good will, it's coming from the heart, and that makes it worth so much more than just a few words. Castlegar is a community that encourages respect and diversity. That's a statement of positive strength and community.

COMMENT: Larson talks aging in BC, organic farming

COMMENT: Larson talks aging in BC, organic farming

Fall is definitely here, and I hope everyone had a good summer. Each month, I will be sharing issues and challenges facing our government as our population ages, and some of the progress being made to address those issues. All of you are aware that over the next 20 years there will be even greater numbers of seniors needing health-related services, and that it will not be possible, given our smaller workforce, to keep funding health care at the current rate.

Affordable housing initiative breaks ground in Salmo

Affordable housing initiative breaks ground in Salmo

Construction for a new 28-unit affordable housing development for families and seniors broke ground today in Salmo, thanks to funding by the governments of Canada and British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust.

LETTER: 50 Shades of Crosswalk

LETTER: 50 Shades of Crosswalk

"It's not easy being green," said Kermit the Frog. Turns out it's not so easy being anything involving more than one colour these days, if the crosswalk debate is any indication. How did Lifesavers ever get its rainbow coalition of colours into a single package without mass revolt about things with holes in the middle (gutter rats damn you...it's about the candy...it's all about the candy)?

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

LETTER: New Electoral Boundaries Unfair to Nelson

Dear editor,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links.