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There are presently 36 K-3 students at Midway Elementary, according to SD 51’s website. Photo: Screenshot / sd51.bc.ca

Boundary School Board to consider school closure at Midway Elementary

Closing the school would involve a lengthy public process, according to School District 51

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

Chilliwack man goes missing after travelling to Texas for football game

Aaron Tschritter was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas nightclub on Nov. 25

Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man accused of sexual assault

The charge is related to an incident alleged to have occured at Christina Lake

A guy wire remains firmly rooted in the ground after being hit head-on by a Chevrolet Malibu. Photo: Submitted

Highway accidents pile up across West Boundary

One of the involved cars was abandoned after driving into guy-wires in Rock Creek

A guy wire remains firmly rooted in the ground after being hit head-on by a Chevrolet Malibu. Photo: Submitted
Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

No drug use, paraphernalia at scout hall meetings, says Grand Forks city counsellor

The space is being made available for drug counselling, information workshops

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
This concept drawing shows what indoor options could look like at Campbell Field. Illustration: Regional District of Central Kootenay

New survey asks for direction on future rec facility near Nelson, Castlegar

Concepts for indoor, outdoor options for Campbell Field have been created

This concept drawing shows what indoor options could look like at Campbell Field. Illustration: Regional District of Central Kootenay
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Greenwood to bring back utility hikes, late fees

Increased rates will add around $1 per month in water, sewer fees

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A burning shed glows against a midnight sky over Greenwood Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood fire department called to structure fire

A large workshop was lost to the flames, according to the department

A burning shed glows against a midnight sky over Greenwood Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo: Submitted
Choral Society members smile for the camera during a break from singing at Grand Forks’ Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Fenn

Grand Forks Choral Society to stage Christmas Comeback

Screening to feature virtual Christmas concert, a capella performances

Choral Society members smile for the camera during a break from singing at Grand Forks’ Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Fenn
A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
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Winter storm warning in effect for BC Interior

Up to 40 centimetres of snow is could hit Hwy 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
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Fire Chief Mike Daloise is strongly recommending that people safely power their home electronics after a close call in Midway Tuesday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Midway fire dept called to small electrical fire

Firefighters in Midway responded to a small electrical fire near the village…

Fire Chief Mike Daloise is strongly recommending that people safely power their home electronics after a close call in Midway Tuesday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The COVID-19 case numbers for the week of Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Nelson, Arrow Lakes areas

The West Kootenay had a total of 20 new cases over one week this month

The COVID-19 case numbers for the week of Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions

Upon release, Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader calls arrests and injunction a violation of human rights

Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Charges stayed against Grand Forks men accused of violent crimes

Charges, including forcible confinement, stemmed from an alleged incident in July 2020

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dr. Jesse Thompson lives with his family in Grand Forks. Photo: Instagram/@personalbestmedispa

Village of Midway on verge of losing its only family doctor

Village stays mum, says it’s looking for a replacement GP

Dr. Jesse Thompson lives with his family in Grand Forks. Photo: Instagram/@personalbestmedispa
Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted

Stabbing altercation in Ootischenia results in seizure of drugs, weapons

Two men sustained stabbing injuries in incident early Tuesday morning

Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted
The Tulameen River surges through downtown Princeton Monday, Nov. 15. Photo: Facebook / Rhonda Carson

Boundary volunteers rally behind Princeton

Generosity, community spirit to endure as ‘the better side of this tragedy,’ says Midway mayor

The Tulameen River surges through downtown Princeton Monday, Nov. 15. Photo: Facebook / Rhonda Carson
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
Martin O’Brien said he bought his North Ruckle property with the intention that he’d stay there until he died. The city wants him to leave. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

North Ruckle expropriation should go ahead, says Public Inquiry Officer

The property on the 6900-block of Fourth Street is slated for demolition ahead of major flood works

Martin O’Brien said he bought his North Ruckle property with the intention that he’d stay there until he died. The city wants him to leave. Photo: Laurie Tritschler