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By Mona Mattei on Monday May 09 2011
The culmination of over 10 years of work will be celebrated at the grand opening of the new Grand Forks city trails system next Saturday. From the early years of working to acquire land rights for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s abandoned lines, to finding solutions for ownership of the Black Train Bridge, and fundraising challenges a small group of dedicated volunteers have kept local trails...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 09 2011

Residents of the West sub-region of the regional district — electoral areas H, I, J, K, the City of Castlegar, the villages of Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton and Slocan — are now utilizing new recycling bins at local recycling depots.

The recycling program will remain the same but the type of collection bins have changed. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 06 2011

Money is always a concern for West Kootenay businesses.

A new survey is expected to examine whether enterprises and organizations in the West Kootenay are able to borrow or access the money they need to operate and grow their businesses and services.

Arising out of the recently developed Columbia Basin Trust’s Economic Initiatives...

By Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 05 2011

With continued participation from the community and a little bit of luck, by the middle of next week Rossland will have chosen its preferred skate park location

Since the Rossland Skatepark Association’s last meeting in January, the first part of a re-launched site selection process, much work has been done. 

That first meeting pulled people together and allowed the airing...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 05 2011
Locals are demanding a public hearing over Interior Health Authority’s (IHA) decision to award a long-term care contract for senior’s housing in Grand Forks to an out-of-town contractor. But IHA’s staff are firm that the contract was awarded through an extensive, unbiased process.
The announcement last week that Golden Life Management of Cranbrook was chosen over four...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 04 2011

Business is brewing in the Mountain Kingdom and the buzz is that Rossland will soon have a beer to call its own. By summer you could well be sipping a fine light lager with the Trail-inspired name Leadhead Lager, should the new enterprise take off. Having recently arrived in Rossland from stage left, actors Mike and Alicia Gray are proving you can come home again (sort of) and that bringing...

By Andy George on Wednesday May 04 2011
Two meter high flames leaped above the rim of a steel bin before firefighters arrived on the scene to douse a dumpster fire Tuesday night in the alleyway behind Pharmasave in Grand Forks.
“Something just didn’t smell right,” was the initial impression of Jay Alblas, night manager at Panago Pizza. At approximately 8:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 he went behind the store...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2011

The Endless Adventure Gear Swap is back this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday the outdoor water adventure “Swap Meet” presents an opportunity for people to sell old water sport equipment and pick up new stuff for the 2011 season. 

The event will also be awareness and fundraiser for the Borderline Boaters Paddle Club, a not-for-profit water-user...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 02 2011

Parks Canada staff found a dog who survived a plane crash in BC that killed his owner earlier this week.

The parks service says a rescue team found Rusty alive and well Friday afternoon near the crash site in Yoho National Park, in the Rocky Mountains near the B.C.-Alberta border.

The border collie survived...

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 01 2011

The independent coffee universe in Canada is about to be showcased to the world as the first episodes of Common Grounds TV are set to air in the coming weeks. CGTV is the culmination of an investigative yet humorous look at the otherwise serious coffee industry in Canada.

Last September, Producers Edan Marshall and Nik Green took to the road as part of a 25,000 kilometre trek undertaken...