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by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Jan 16 2013

The tone for last night’s packed public meeting over the future of RSS was set early when, following a thunderous round of applause for Rossland trustee Gord Smith from the roughly 500 Rosslanders in attendance, board chair Darrell Ganzert said, “I hope that’s a universal round of applause for the whole board!” It wasn’t but despite strong feelings in the room about the necessity of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2013

Pretend you are back at school and your teacher assigns you the following math problem:

School District 20 is facing another huge fiscal crisis due to government down-loading of costs and needs to cut its budget by $1,750,000 and has decided that it wants to close some schools before sharing all of the potential options it may be considering for addressing its budget crisis....

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Jan 09 2013

Many arguments have countered claims made in School District No. 20's (SD20) recent facilities report that recommends closing MacLean and reducing RSS to a K-9 facility, but we feel the most cogent is Aaron Cosbey’s analysis, summarized here and...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Jan 09 2013

As the School District No. 20 (SD20) board approaches it's February, 2013, decision on school closures in Rossland, council decided on Jan. 4 to inject $5000 into the Neighbourhoods of Learning Committee (NOL) prior to adopting the 2013 budget....

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jan 07 2013

“Being determines consciousness, not consciousness, being.”

“Philosophers have until now merely interpreted the world; the point is to change it.”                                                        - Charles Henry Marx

“The crisis is not material, physical, or scientific, the crisis is spiritual.”

“No one is transformed by reading a book...

by Crickets on Friday Jan 04 2013

Dear madames/sirs,

Nobody can deny that our government needs to focus on the citizens that count. We cannot continue to spend money on education, health care and social services while the population using those services are barely  paying into the tax base. Less than 3% of children and teens attending school earn an income, while the injured, sick and elderly lying about in hospitals...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 04 2013

As the new year begins, so do thoughts of resolutions. While most resolutions involve vows to exercise more and adopt healthy eating habits, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) has three suggestions for resolutions that can make the world a safer place for you, your family and your community.

  • Learn CPR. BCAS attends 2,400 to 2,800 cardiac arrest calls each year. Only 12...
by KAST on Tuesday Jan 01 2013

How will we use less energy in the year 2050? That answer just became a little clearer courtesy the hopes, dreams, imagination and creativity of 143 Kootenay Boundary students.

The annual Kootenay Contraption Contest put on by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), GLOWS (Growing Learning Opportunities With Science) program received a record number of entries in...

by Andrew Bennett on Monday Dec 24 2012

Grant Rutherglen has memorialized all of his Red Mountain season's passes since 1957 on a plaque, and this year will be no exception: every Saturday morning he's on the hill mentoring Red Mountain Racer (RMR) coaches, and every Sunday he's out with "Grant's Group" of young keeners, lighting their way to tomorrow's championships.

Rutherglen is well known for his...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 18 2012

The Neighbourhood of Learning committee will be putting on an information session Tuesday December 18th at RSS, 7:00pm to get everyone up to speed on what is happening now with the threat of school closure in Rossland. It's serious this time. The board will be making their final decision in February, and plan to implement it for the Fall of 2013. THIS IS IT, friends. It's time to fight hard....

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