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OPINION: The Trouble With CETA and Faith-based 'Reality'

OPINION: The Trouble With CETA and Faith-based 'Reality'

"Sweep away the community of honest brokers in America [and] we'll be left with a culture and public dialogue based on assertion rather than authenticity, on claim rather than fact."

-- U.S. journalist Ron Suskind, 2004

Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas with music, Experiences Canada, and more

Photo by Ryan Flett

A day jam-packed with entertainment, shopping, and celebrations is planned for the 22nd annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas scheduled for December 3rd in Rossland.

The day will include the Santa parade, food vendors, craft vendors, giveaways, the giant gift basket draw, tree lighting and a full day of back-to-back entertainment scheduled at the Rossland Art Gallery.

COLUMN: On the Quality of Public Discourse, and the Difference Between Debate and Dialogue

A portion of the cover of James Hoggan's book, "I'm Right and You're an Idiot -- the toxic state of public discourse, and how to clean it up."

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

Canada’s health-care wait times hit 20 weeks in 2016 — longest ever recorded

Before this year, the longest recorded median wait time was 19 weeks in 2011.

Canadian patients waited longer than ever this year for medical treatment, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, reports a median wait time of 20 weeks — the longest ever recorded — and more than double the 9.3 weeks Canadians waited in 1993, when the Fraser Institute began tracking wait times for medically necessary elective treatments.

Trail Airport has new, lower approach limits approved by NAV CANADA

Trail Airport.  Photo by Garry Quist

All weather aircraft access will improve greatly at the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ), starting this winter.  Effective January 5, 2017, YZZ will have the official approval from NAV CANADA to allow lower landings from the north and south approaches. The City of Trail has been working on this new system with JetPro, an Alberta-based engineering firm that specializes in instrument flight procedures, for the last two years.

A Letter to Trudeau From Young Researchers

Researchers want decision-making about resources such as this forest to be transparent and based on the best science available.

More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.

REKINDLE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS -- COMING ON DECEMBER 3

REKINDLE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS -- COMING ON DECEMBER 3

ROSSLAND’S REKINDLE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS EVENT IS IN THE WORKS!

Tourism Rossland is excited to announce the upcoming 22nd annual Rekindle The Spirit Of Christmas event on December 3rd. Events will take place throughout downtown Rossland, starting at 10:00am. 

Bring the entire family and get into the yuletide spirit with a Santa parade and photos, tree lighting, food, shopping, vendors and much more.  It's always a fun time.

Deconstructing the US Election

Deconstructing the US Election

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

In times of apparent madness, the insane person adapts to reality more effectively than the rational one.”

COLUMN: A Blow to Regional Collaboration

Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore

Over the last couple of years many elected officials in our region have been trying hard to improve collaboration and cooperation between our various local governments. Unfortunately, the region has just experienced a major setback.

Op/Ed: Why your stuff turns to junk so fast (and cooks the planet)

Someone once wanted every bit of this junk.

Note:  This article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues.

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