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Concerns about new addds taxes in HSTin BC

Under the HST there is an extra7% added to restaurant food,basic cable TV and telephone,home repairs, maintenance and renovations,domestic airline tickets,concert and sports tickets, haircuts, gym memberships,realtor fees, new homes over $525.000,home inspections and appraisals,vitamins,massage therapy,healthfood store products,taxi fares,parking,newspapers and magazines,accountant,architects,veterinarian,most financial services and consultant fees and much more.

Trail Stingrays kick start their 2011 Summer Season!

This past weekend was the first swim meet of the 2011 summer swim season. The club has been training since the beginning of May and the season ends in August after Provincials. This year's provincials are in Richmond, BC and the Stingrays have a large amount of swimmers aiming to qualify for the Provincial Championships. There were 8 teams in attendance and over 220 swimmers at the meet. The Stingrays missed out on 1st by only a few points! They had 34 swimmers competing at the meet. 1st - Revelstoke Aquaducks 2nd - Trail Stingrays 3rd - Castlegar Aquanauts

Fruit Bouquet

Fresh Fruit Bouquets and Fresh Fruit baskets from Fruitz KonceptsTM are the most Unique and healthiest gifts ever introduced in India. Fresh Fruit Bouquets are beautiful edible assortments of fresh exotic fruits, making them unique gifts for Corporates, Birthday, Anniversary, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Daughter's Day, Grandparent's Day, Boss Day, Secretary Day and for any and every occasion being celebrated in India. Fresh Fruit Bouquets with Chocolate dipped fruits, dates are the best traditional gift introduced in India for the first time.

Helping Communities Thrive

Hello and thank you for tarking the time to read this. As creator and President of Howse Business Solutions, I'd like to take this opportunity on this blog site to discuss the various aspects of community and what it means to others. There is a balance to be struck between the social sector, the environment, community development, and yet also able to increase and grow the economy. Creating a healthy community involves looking at all aspects of what makes an area thrive - there is no such thing as unsustainable growth. But what does 'sustainable growth' mean?

Hwy # 3

Seem to me that Hwy #3 has not been " significantly " inproved for over 30 years. All the way from Cranbrook to Osoyoos !! Very very dangerous highway, especially in summer with number of tourist travelling east and west plus regular trucker on a " rush " schedule. Rock Creek to Greenwood is terrible , with very few passing lanes or pullover room !! Hwy #3 $$$ helps every community big or small, from Midway, Rock Creek and Greenwood to Grand Forks, Castlegar and Cranbrook !!!!

Anime Convention in Rossland?

Since RIck Mercer's appearance in Rossland last year, I have been thinking on how to help the economy of Rossland. Then I was talking to a few people about anime and thought to myself why not have an anime convention in Rossland. Sure, Rossland is smaller than Kelowna and there are some cons like that. But, I was thinking of all the pros of having an anime convention like full motels/hotels, tourist money in thw quaint coffee shops and what not. It will take time for me to get this anime convention done and it will be fun.

March is Nutrition Month

Do you know where that burger came from? The meat? The bun? The pickle? Unless you are polishing off a Hundred Mile burger from the Hume Hotel in Nelson, chances are you would be hard pressed to come up with an answer. March is nutrition month and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Food from Field to Table”. This fantastic theme encourages us to contemplate such questions and explore our personal relationship with where our food comes from.

Big Cats, Who Speaks for Them???

I was mesmerized by the photo of that huge cougar and also wondered how this could be a sport in the 21st century. If it was a problem then it would be understandable, but just to track it and shoot it, what the hey! I find this story appalling and likewise agree this type of 'sport' should be outlawed. As for the guy who shot it, well, I hope you can rationalize your reasons for doing so, otherwise, get another hobby and let the wildlife be!

Face Behind; Tamer Vockeroth Make-Up Artist

Kootenay Wedding [www.kootenaywed.com] is pleased to introduce Tamer Vockeroth, West Kootenay make-up artist: My name is Tamer - long A -like lion tamer! I’m Kootenay grown. In fact, I’m one of the few that was actually born and raised right here, in our lovely little hamlet, know as Rossland! My love of all things makeup didn’t really sprout up until I was in my 20’s. Being born & raised in the West Kootenays, we lived a pretty simple and organic lifestyle. In fact, I didn’t even wear makeup, or pluck my eyebrows, until the age of 25!

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