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EDITORIAL: Fear-Mongering Invades Rossland

EDITORIAL: Fear-Mongering Invades Rossland

A reader has notified me of a disturbing incident.  It was just paper -- three pages of it -- tacked to a fence in downtown Rossland, but the reader reported that it was an attempt to spread hate in our Mountain Kingdom.  The targets were the usual ones that bigots love to hate:  "liberal,"  feminist, Jewish,  LGBTQ;  and the tone, said the reader, was "hateful, aggressive and belligerent."

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Blueberry School AGM a slap in face to taxpayers everywhere

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Blueberry School AGM a slap in face to taxpayers everywhere

I would like to preface this by saying I have long been a vehement – almost rabid – supporter of the Blueberry Creek Community School Hub (BCCS). I lobbied hard, both personally and professionally, for SD 20 to sell the BCCS property to its non-profit society to keep the school in operation.

Fostering a Healthy Campus Takes Forward Leap at Selkirk College

Instructor Leslie Comrie takes on a new role as Healthy Campus Advisor as Selkirk College makes fostering a healthy campus a priority. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its student.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom recognizing that the learner brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply a pen and paper.

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.

Fond of Food? Give Input on Food Charter, Get Dinner and a Movie

One version of Borscht

How about free borscht and an award-winning movie at the old Firehall on December 7? Yes, it’s all free! Some Rosslanders who are really excited about local food want your input into a community “Food Charter” they’re drafting for the City, so they’re inviting you to dinner: Just bring your ideas.

Healthier Students Can Learn More Effectively: New Initiative at Selkirk College

Instructor Leslie Comrie, Selkirk's new Healthy Campus Advisor

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

Regional Emergency Planning; Boxing Day Classic; Short-term Rentals; Food Charter, and Much More.

Regional Emergency Planning; Boxing Day Classic; Short-term Rentals; Food Charter, and Much More.

Rossland City Council Meeting, November 14, 2016

Six of our seven Council members were present (Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker);  only Marten Kruysse was absent.

Allan Davies honoured:

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.

NDP Candidate and MLA Katrine Conroy out listening to constituents

Katrine Conroy, NDP candidate for Kootenay West, spent a Saturday gathering feedback from residents while canvassing the Village of Slocan. Seen here with Village of Slocan resident Madeline Perrier.

Kootenay West NDP Candidate, Katrine Conroy, hit the streets over the weekend, going door to door in the Village of Slocan, asking residents about what issues concern them and gathering signatures on a petition requesting the BC Liberal government stabilize funding for education in the province.

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Here in southern BC, it is still alarmingly warm for skiers awaiting snow.  It rains, or the sun shines, and we wait, and look at a thin bit of white decorating local mountain-tops, and look askance at the thermometer registering over 12 degrees C. -- or whatever well-above-freezing, balmy temperature it happens to be at the moment.  

While we wait and hope, here's a story about snow and skiing that needs to be told, from further north in BC and from another year.  Avalanche Canada has sent out the following message:

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