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Registration Now Open for Shaping Our Future Together

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by CBT, the symposium takes place October 22–24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online, call 1.800.505.8998 or drop into a CBT office as soon as possible, as space is limited.

OP/ED: Legal changes could save lives

Grand Forks City Councillor Joy Davies
“Remember me the way I was,” that is what the note said that the policeman found on Priscilla’s bathroom counter. My God…. after 10 years of living with excruciating pain, after 10 years of doctors and specialists who put her through every pharmaceutical they could think of she took her life! But this 60-year-old mother, sister, artist, dietician, hiker, world traveler could no longer live with the pain of her neuropathic disease, erythromelalgia.
 
Her doctor had finally put her on methadone and Priscilla was addicted.

AM Ford and community to raise money for BV Nitehawks

The Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and A.M. Ford will be partnering to help raise money in support of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Team program. Greater Trail community members will have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for the sports team by test driving a Ford vehicle. A.M. Ford will be working with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to host the one-day event that will take place on September 25, 2010.

MP Atamanenko supports Charter rights for RCMP

MP Alex Atamanenko has taken up the cause of various professional police associations across the country in their efforts to obtain an effective labour relations system for the RCMP, based on the principle of collective bargaining. Currently, the RCMP is the only police agency in Canada that does not have the right to collectively bargain with their employer and on their behalf Atamanenko has written to the Minister responsible for the Treasury Board, Honourable Stockwell Day.

Rock Creek Fall Fair is as popular as ever after 65 years!

The 65th annual Rock Creek Fall Fair saw thousands of visitors despite the grumpy weather over the weekend. From animal husbandry exhibitions to rodeo events, entertainment, fair rides, and vendors there was a full slate of activities over the two-day event.

Puruse the images of the fair for a taste of the busy weekend.

Click on the photos to enlarge!

Police release photo of ATM robbery suspects

Police have released security camera photos relating to four ATM beark-ins and thefts through out the region in recent weeks, including one at the regional airport in Castlegar.

They also described the car as a silver, four-door, full-sized sedan, with no tinted windows.  The vehicle appears to be a 2004 or newer model Mercedes CLO 320 .  The car may have lower profile tires and silver rims.

Oh, deer Grand Forks

Deer grazing in Grand Forks; Photo, Mona Mattei
Although the deer count done by the Grand Forks deer committee on Tuesday morning showed less deer population than last year’s fall count, the ratio of fawns to does indicates the herd is on the rise.

22 area residents receive CBT volunteer awards

Thanks to their commitments to volunteering, 22 Basin residents have received money to pursue post-secondary education or training through the 2010 College Community Service Awards (CCSA), funded by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The $2,000 awards are available to Basin residents who have taken a hiatus of at least one year after completing high school and wish to continue their education. Unlike many awards, they are based on volunteer service, not academic achievement.

BC Greens call on Premier Gordon Campbell legislate changes to the Initiative Act

 “Like others, I was astonished by Premier Campbell's statement that the result of the Initiative vote on September 24, 2011 will be binding on the government if a simple majority of those voting vote to get rid of the HST," said Green Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk. “Greens want to know if the comment was one of Campbell's impulsive off the cuff remarks that will be clarified later to mean something quite different or if this comment reflects a plan to improve the Recall and Initiative Act itself.

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