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Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Here is Part II of this lengthy article.  To review Part I, click on this link.

The 60’s Generation and political change: No revolution

City Announces Community Grant Application Deadline

City Announces Community Grant Application Deadline

The City of Rossland has announced that it wil accept applications for Community Grants for 2017 in both categories (Category A:  grants under $25,000, and Category B: grants over $25,000) until October 31, 2016.  Copied straight from the City website, here (below) is all the information about the granting policy, purpose, guidelines, eligibility for grants, and -- at the bottom -- a link to the application form,  just to make life easier for applicants, and more interesting for anyone else with an enquiring mind.  

Students see teaching as an act of kindness

Assist. Prof. John Tyler Binfet . . . according to a recent UBC study that surveyed 650 local elementary students, 42 per cent of them believe that teaching is an act of kindness.

It seems the stereotypical image of children liking, or finding good in their teachers, is correct.

According to a recent UBC study that surveyed 650 local elementary students, 42 per cent of them believe that teaching is an act of kindness. The survey consisted of kindergarten to Grade 3 students in the Central Okanagan Valley School District (23).

Free Broadband Connection Available to First Ten Businesses to Sign Up

Free Broadband Connection Available to First Ten Businesses to Sign Up

Are you in the eligible downtown area in Rossland?  Want to reap the business benefits of super high-speed fibre-optic Internet?  If you are one of the first ten businesses to sign up for one year of service from Internet providers on the Rossland network, you’ll receive a free connection to your business or organization.  That's a worthwhile saving.

Rossland Reads: Debates, Voting and Prizes

Rossland Reads:  Debates, Voting and Prizes

Seven years ago, the board of the Rossland Public Library started what has come to be a well-loved annual event: Rossland Reads.

Taking its cue from CBC’s popular Canada Reads, Rossland Reads starts with four books defended by four passionate debaters but only one can be the final "Rossland Read", the book all Rosslanders should read.

Editorial Musing: New MSP Premiums for 2017

Editorial Musing:  New MSP Premiums for 2017

How much do you pay for BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)?  This year, if you're a single person who earned $21,900 (or so) last year ("adjusted net income"), you'll pay nothing  -- as long as you applied for Premium Assistance.

Rabies? Bats Are Safer Than Dogs -- But Be Careful.

Paige Erickson-McGee of Habitat Acquisition Trust.

 World Rabies Day:  Sept 28, 2016

Bats and Other Wild Things -- and Rabies

COLUMN: From the Hill - The High Cost of Getting a University Education

South Okanagan-West Kootenay NDP MLA Dick Cannings.

On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the top 40% of income.

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics (Part One of Two)

The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics (Part One of Two)

A meditation on pasts, personal and historical:  Part I

By Charles Jeanes

This is the longest column (8,500 words!) I have ever offered. The topic warrants it, I believe. I like to think my preoccupations are not peculiar to me and there is something in this piece that provokes their own reflections in my readers.

Change and Influence

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