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The Town of Creston another step closer to a new fire hall with the purchase of land from Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, an entity of Loblaw Companies.

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The Purcell Mountain Range is a land of contrasts, bordered on two sides by the largest river in the Pacific Northwest – the mighty Columbia River. This mountain range, spanning over 200,000 hectares, is known for its towering peaks and dramatic landscape and is the traditional territory of …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today addressed all Canadians, expressing the nation's sorry and giving an update on the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Ottawa will provide $25,000 to the families of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet last week.

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I'm no scientist. I've never been to college nor have I ever taken a physics class. Or chemistry. Only basic high school math, as algebra baffled me. The only sine I know says "stop." But I am intrigued by how physics describe our universe. I have no idea if what follows is true or if I'm ju…

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It is widely known that employment in the manufacturing sector has fallen since the early 2000s in Canada. However, the degree to which the manufacturing decline reduced the employment rates and the wages of Canadian workers living in the affected areas has not yet been quantified.

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In the old days of commie terror, you often heard the saying “Better dead than red.” Red referred to communists, mortal enemies to the good guys of the world, but I still thought the phrase went too far.

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In the wake of the heavy snow, KootenaiValleyTimes is once again opening the KVT Snow Line to get help for the elderly, the disabled, the ill or others who need snow cleared but can't safely do it themselves.

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There's a lull right now, but the National Weather Service says there's a near 100-percent chance of snow through Saturday, bringing up to eight inches more to the valleys and 11-inches at high elevation to Boundary County.

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Highway conditions across the region are deteriorating, with several semis spinning out on Bonners Ferry's North Hill just after 3 p.m., slowing traffic on Highway 95.

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Go to nearly any U.S. or Canadian city of any real size and chances are there's a locale, a street or boulevard, maybe, where, when the lights go down, prostitutes come out. Many are young, in their teens. Just whores, few ever stop to wonder where they come from. Just whores.

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Highway 3 in British Columbia is closed in both directions at Kootenay Pass for avalanche deposit removal for 18.0 kilometres between West Avalanche Gate and East Avalanche Gate.

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At approximately 5:30 p.m. eastern (2:30 p.m. Pacific) today, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

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County Commissioners today extended the emergency order banning civilian watercraft on the Kootenai River enacted following the New Year's Day Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailment for a month until February 8.

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Train traffic has resumed on the BNSF line as of 1 p.m. Saturday, January 4. BNSF continued its cleanup efforts Friday and Saturday in close coordination with representatives from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who remain a…

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We might once again hear the sound of BNSF trains through Bonners Ferry by this evening if all goes to plan.

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The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a high wind warning for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of northwest Montana, in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 4.

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Boundary County Commissioners today declared a disaster emergency and banned all non-government motorized boat traffic on a stretch of the river in Boundary County for seven days as a result of the BNSF train derailment on the Kootenai River about three miles west of the Montana State Line.

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Any time you take a big step in a new direction you worry, and when we at KootenaiValleyTimes.com made the decision to go from a plain HTML format, doing everything by hand, to a new, high tech content management system (CMS) we are still attempting to master, we were certainly worried, but …

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In January 2020, dazzling Venus lights up the early evening sky. Moderately-bright red Mars comes up before dawn. Late in the month, you might catch elusive Mercury at dusk and giant Jupiter at dawn. Ringed Saturn hides in the sun’s glare all month.

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More than 2,000 Fortis BC customers are ringing in the New Year without power along both banks of Kootenay Lake from just south of Destiny Bay to Riondel on the east shore and from just south of Ainsworth Hot Springs to a bit north of Shutty Bench on the west shore.

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At 7:40 a.m. Pacific, a band of light snow is moving east, poised to add to the possibly half an inch that fell overnight on Bonners Ferry's South Hill. It's 30 degrees in Bonners Ferry and Libby, 32 degrees in Troy and -2 in Creston. In Bonners Ferry, Highway 95 is wet.

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January is Blood Donor Month, and organizations responsible for keeping the vital supply flowing; Vitalant in North Idaho, the American Red Cross in Troy and Libby, and Canadian Blood Services in the Creston area, are asking eligible donors to make a commitment to help end shortages impactin…

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If you're heading north, be aware of a snowfall warning in effect for Highway 97 at Pine Pass, where 10 to 15 cm of new snow is expected. A storm is expected to track across the northern interior of British Columbia late Monday, bringing heavy snow to Pine Pass and Williston.

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The National Weather Service, Spokane, says to look for the weather to become quite active in the week ahead for North Idaho, and a fairly mixed bag lies in store for Creston, Troy and Libby as well.

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I have a painful secret to confess. The week before Christmas I murdered a resident of my household, one that had been hanging around since my first wedding in 1978. The murder weapon was a stiff bowl of Velveeta fudge, and the hapless victim was a General Electric hand mixer. 

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The Fort St. John Royal Canadian Mounted Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing male teenage resident.

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KootenaiValleyTimes.com publisher Mike Weland was accused, tried, convicted and sentenced to seven days in Facebook Jail Friday night for posting a meme on his personal page he pulled off Facebook sometime back that he found funny but that someone this time around apparently found offensive.…

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We won't see it here in the U.S. or Canada, but 2019’s only annular eclipse – the third and final solar eclipse of this year – falls on December 26. It’s visible along a narrow path in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. Because of its shape viewed from Earth, it's often called a "ring of fire" eclipse.

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I don’t know about anyone else, but earwax has never registered very high on my priority meter. Maybe 999 on a scale of 1,000, just because there should always be room at the bottom for politicians.

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The Town of Creston advises that Wednesday garbage pickup for Christmas day December 25 will be moved to Thursday, December 26, to allow crews to enjoy the day with their families.

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Idaho 511 has listed driving conditions on nearly all North Idaho highways as difficult. No travel issues have been reported for this morning thus far for Boundary County, but motorists should slow down and use extra caution.

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To say that Alfred was a loyal and dedicated elf to Santa was a bit of a stretch. He certainly wanted to be a good elf, but everything he did was wrong. First off, while all the elves wore red, green and many other bright colors, Alfred wore black.

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The National Weather Service, Spokane, says a weak storm system will move over North Idaho and northeast and north central Washington overnight tonight, bringing light snow that could make the Wednesday morning commute slippery.

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Men throughout the ages have been chastised and ridiculed by women for their natural-born reluctance to ask for or follow directions. I am not here to dispute the fact that this fear is one of the dominant male characteristics.

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