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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The forest air was crisp and intoxicatingly pure (except for the cloud of sausage-scented smoke rising from the barbeque) as outdoorsy people from local communities gathered around the new Booty's Cabin to  celebrate it, and the Rossland Range Recreation Site ― that made it (and the other day-use shelters) legally possible. Booty's is so new it isn't even quite finished yet, though it now has...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Would Rossland be vulnerable to the wildfire losses experienced elsewhere in BC over the summer of 2017 in the event of a nearby wildfire? Or could FireSmart measures provide protection? Don Mortimer, Rossland resident and consultant with FireSmart Canada, thinks preventive measures can provide significant protection.

Residents in Rossland's Iron Colt neighbourhood are tackling wildfire...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.

“Students are more in debt now than ever in the history...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 05 2017

One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.

“Avi Lewis is a very...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards....

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

“I cheat and I lie, I do what I have to do, to get by But I know what is wrong and I know what is right — And I die for the truth, in my secret life.”

-- Leonard Cohen, In my secret life

Interiority and Spirituality

The one place we all hold most private, most...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Oct 01 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy for many years. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze. Thankfully, Holmes has agreed to share his knowledge with a column, Solar System and Beyond that will appear occasionally in The Nelson Daily.

If you are an early riser and are outside just...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 25 2017

Childhood family fishing trips in the Kootenays sparked an early passion for freshwater fisheries and shaped a career path for Rossland’s Erin Fulcher, who graduated from Rossland Secondary School and still has family ties that bring her back to Rossland for visits. Fulcher was one of four students awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. The scholarship will...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Sending kids outside to play is one of the best things parents can do for them, right? Books have been written about the many benefits to children's health and development of playing outside in natural surroundings.  Trees. Meadows.  Creeks.  Those books include "Last Child in the Woods" by Richard Louv,  "Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play" by Sara Knight, and "How to Raise a Wild...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution.

You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting — and debunked — denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the likes of the Heartland Institute in the U.S....

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