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by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.


by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Public Hearing and Regular Rossland City Council meeting, August 14, 2017. All Council members were present.

Public Hearing: The proposed amendment to the Official Community Plan  would alter the wording for short term rentals, permit temporary use permits with criteria in any part of the City and remove the regulation for no ground disposal of sewage...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The  more pictures in books for very young children the better, right?  Wrong -- if  a child is trying to learn to read.  Having fewer illustrations to see at one time in a pre-school child's storybook makes it easier for the child to learn to read, according to a study done at the University of Sussex and published in Infant and Child Development, 2017.

Researchers read...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The muggle problem

Anyone familiar with the Harry Potter universe knows what a muggle is: a human being without magical ability. The word communicates a depth of low valuation, a dismissive judgement of people who cannot do what Harry and his ilk can do [though the better sort of magic-endowed feel responsible for protecting muggles from evil magicians].

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

UPDATED:  Volunteers still needed

Seven Summits staff have been hard at work as volunteers, working on their own time, to get the red-roofed church ready for its new role by the start of the new school year. So far, crews of students, parents, and other community volunteers have pitched in to help, but there is still a lot to be done.  Painting, and lots of it -- it's a...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

“In an effort to advance the Regional Development Institute and the Regional Innovation Chair’s goal of supporting regional collaboration and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Would Rossland become a mini-Fort McMurray in the event of a nearby wildfire? Or could FireSmart measures provide protection? How much? Don Mortimer, Rossland resident and consultant with FireSmart Canada, thinks preventive measures can provide significant protection.    

Residents in Rossland's Black Bear neighbourhood are tackling wildfire risk on their properties headlong as  fire...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

It's official:  The Seven Summits Centre for Learning will start the coming school year in different, more spacious premises.  Emphasizing that Seven Summits is NOT a religious school and has no religious affiliations, Seven Summits board member Shelley Ackerman confirmed that the Centre for Learning has reached an agreement about sharing St. Andrew's United Church and will be leasing the red-...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jul 03 2017

What is the MakerMobile?  There's a website, and this is what it says:

"MakerMobile is a travelling classroom, hackspace, workshop, art studio and laboratory. Our goal is to explore the endless possibilities of imagination and creativity by engaging young people in hands-on projects and workshops exploring art, crafts,...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 03 2017

With construction on the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project starting to move into full swing, Metal Fabricator Foundation Program student Jennifer Perepelkin has walked into an opportunity to be part of the exciting transformation.

Perepelkin is one of two Selkirk College trades students hired by general contractor Yellowridge Construction to work part-time...


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