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by Wildsight on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:26am

Immediately prior to expiration of Jumbo Glacier Resort’s environmental approval, two small cement slabs were poured in an attempt to demonstrate that work on the proposed development was substantially started.

These slabs apparently represent the day lodge and an additional service...

by CBT on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:55pm

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation working to bring fibre optics into the city

(Columbia Basin) – A high-speed fibre optic network may soon be coming to Rossland thanks to help from the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:14pm

 Monday, April 13, 2015: 

Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting (5:00 pm); Regular Council Meeting (6:00 pm)

All Council members were present, with Deputy Corporate Officer Cynthia Añonuevo and Acting Chief Financial Officer Lois Hunter...

Recent News

by Contributor on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:44pm

By David Suzuki

Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and coal burning. Schools and...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:55pm

The Week in REC!  


Standard First Aid with CPR-C   Rossland Arena Lounge,  April 25 & 26, 2015

Designed to give serious training for regular citizens...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:40pm

It was amazing.  Over 60 Rosslanders of all ages, from one in diapers to several white-haired elders and many in between, showed up on  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Rossland Miners Union Hall -- to talk about...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:21am

Arc of the Cognizant LXXXX

The Grand Synthesis, or the Complete Theory of Everything Real

When pressed to say what gives you your proofs for what is real and how the...

Regional News

by Contributor on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:22pm

“The West Kootenay Labour Council (WKLC) invites all residents of the Castlegar area to join us in celebrating International Workers’ Day on Friday May 1,” said Gerry Schmon, WKLC president.  Local union...

by Castlegar Source on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:16am

A motor vehicle incident Saturday night/Sunday morning ended far better than it could have, with six people being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Castlegar RCMP received the call at roughly 1:45 a.m....

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:52am

Sad news coming out of Deer Park this week – an elderly couple has lost their home and belongings after a chimney fire blazed out of control and burned their house to the ground.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:45pm

Trail police are both celebrating a win and asking for help after two unrelated cases they investigated this week, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“On April 16, the Trail and Greater District RCMP executed a search...

Provincial & National

NDP turns up heat on federal government to reverse Coast Guard cuts

Kitsilano Coast Guard base in Vancouver.

New Democrat MPs and candidates have commenced a campaign to reverse the decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s cuts to BC Coast Guard services.

In a party release, NDP Fisheries and Oceans deputy critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) calls on the Harper government to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard base in Vancouver after an April 8 oil spill from the Marathassa, a grain-carrying cargo ship anchored in Burrard Inlet, leaked approximately 3,000 litres of toxic bunker fuel into local waters

Letter: Author counters claims by David Suzuki

Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition (www.ClimateScienceInternational.org).

To the Editor:

An obstacle to rational decision making in climate policy is the confusion between carbon dioxide (CO2) and air pollution.

Real air pollution, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot, is important to control and we have done a good job in most of Canada reducing the concentration of these substances.

But CO2, an odourless, colourless gas that is an essential to plant photosynthesis, is not pollution. The poor air quality in China’s cities has nothing to do with CO2.