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By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The city has decided to throw in the towel on an unworked mineral claim that was once kept to insure mining did not disturb city infrastructure.

The rights to the mineral claim for the lands around the slag pile and the East Zone Reservoir will now lapse after city council voted to not renew the mineral claim.

Instead, the city will now investigate options for dedicating a park...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 10 2017

A Grand Forks woman has died and the 13-year-old female was severely injured after a two-vehicle collision early Sunday near the community of Jaffray in the East Kootenay.

Cranbrook RCMP said the collision occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when an east bound pickup truck crossed the center of the roadway, for unknown reasons, into the path of a semi-truck hauling passenger vehicles....

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.

Some individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires, such as those with heart or lung conditions. These individuals should watch for any change in...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Combine beautiful weather, vacation time and our great outdoors and you’ve got the ingredients for a lot of people having fun on and around the water.  Add this year’s fast-flowing, high water levels, poor judgement, lack of preparation and alcohol and you’ve got the recipe for a tragedy. 

“It can happen so quickly,” says Dale Miller, Executive Director for the Lifesaving Society.  “One...

By Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 29 2017

Rossland's traditional summer entertainment starts again on July 1 with a brand new show, blending -- as usual -- historical fact with imaginative fiction, high kicking, low humour, song , dance, a dash of romance and a lot of fun:  the Gold Fever Follies highlight an aspect of the late 1890s gold rush days with this original musical comedy.

The 30th anniversary show opens on July 1 at...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Kelowna RCMP said the suspect who sparked a multi detachment man hunt Tuesday afternoon, and prompted a warning to the public to avoid picking up hitch hikers is now in police custody and faces potential charges.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP said in a media release, just prior to 12 noon Tuesday (June 27), Kelowna Rural RCMP responded to a report of a...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Update, July 3, 2017:

On Friday, June 30, the climbing team made it to within 60 vertical metres of the summit of Mount Logan, but were prevented from reaching the peak by severe white-out conditions. They exercised caution, and retreated to Camp Five, their highest camp on the mountain.

The following day, they descended to Camp Three, again in white-out...

By Contributor on Monday Jun 26 2017

The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

"As weather conditions get drier and hotter, people are urged to use extreme caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities," the media release said. "Almost all wildfires in...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 25 2017

The waterfall free-for-all that has comprised residential water use in the city will be coming to an end as the city is contemplating a use-what-you-pay structure.

The city's water rates were being reviewed by Urban Systems in order to incorporate the water meter usage information.

Currently the city charges a flat rate for any amount of water used for residential use....

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad...

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