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End of life ethics: A dialogue from the Trail Hospice Society

End of life ethics: A dialogue from the Trail Hospice Society

What are end of life ethics all about? While society seems focused on an individual's decision-making process and ability to determine their own fate at the end of life, the reality of palliative care provision involves a broad range of ethical topics. Hospice of America brings together a group of knowledgeable and compelling professionals to discuss and present case studies of issues faced regularly by health care professionals, hospice volunteers, family members and clergy.

Selkirk College supports local KAST winner

Selkirk College supports local KAST winner

On April 14, 2012,  82 young scientists participated in the West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair. The 2012 event involved the largest number of senior students than in previous years. Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Technology Instructor, Rob Macrae, did not expect to be involved but when he was contacted by local LV Rogers student and an eventual winner, Micah May, for assistance on his science project, Rob immediately agreed to help out.

BCPSEA declares teachers's recent withdrawal an unlawful strike

Teachers and the B.C. Teachers's Federation await a ruling by the Labour Relations Board as to whether they are involved in an illegal strike action after withdrawing extracurricular activities late last month. The LRB will be making their decision tomorrow, Friday, May 11. Photo Erin Perkins.

The B.C. Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) applied to the B.C. Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) Wednesday, May 9 for relief from the recent B.C. Teachers's Federation (BCTF) withdrawal of extracurricular activities.

The labour relations board is expected to meet with BCPSEA at or around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11 to announce whether it feels teachers are participating in an illegal strike action by withdrawing extracurricular involvement.

Survey finds Rosslanders overwhelmingly support K-12 at RSS and MacLean closure—if they have to choose

MacLean Elementary playground

Councillors applauded the high level of participation and the quality of data made available by the survey on school options for Rossland recently administered by the Neighbourhood of Learning (NOL) committee.

Learn how to defend your property against the danger of wildfires...this Tuesday evening

Learn how to defend your property against the danger of wildfires...this Tuesday evening

On Tuesday evening, all interested denizens of the Mountain Kingdom are invited to a FireSmart workshop with Don Mortimer, "FireSmart your Rossland Property". At the workshop you'll learn how to assess your own piece of paradise in terms of wildfire danger.

Needless to say, wildfires are an omnipresent risk for any town carved into the forest. Notes Mortimer, "Residents have seen the pictures in historical books and museums that clearly indicate the hills around Rossland have burned in the past - and will in the future."

A helping hand for hoppers

Pacific Chorus Frog found in Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park. Photo Erin Perkins.

The modern dating scene might be a perilous one but the modern breeding scene for local frogs, salamanders and toads is just plain deadly.

The Pacific Chorus Frog, the Tiger Salamander, the Long-toed Salamander and the Spadefoot Toad spend their winters among the rocks and trees found in Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park.

Author Grant Lawrence reads to appreciative audience in Grand Forks

Author Grant Lawrence signed copies of his book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, at the Grand Forks and District Public Library on Tuesday, April 24. Photo Erin Perkins.

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

Selkirk College honours its extended family

Mr. Fred Wah, 2012 Distinguished Educator Recipient with nominator, retired Selkirk College instructor, Mr. Craig Andrews.

A tradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

The recipients of these Board Awards are in very good company with past award winners including such distinguished individuals as ex-MLA Corky Evans, Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Chartered Accountant Ron Anderson and J.J.Verigin Jr., head of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC).

Trio of Trafalgar students shine at West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair, off to Nationals in May

Science Fair organizer Ann McDonnell (second from right) presents the winners with their hardward, from left, Micah May, Emma Borhi, and Miranda Sherell.  — Submitted photo

Three Trafalgar Middle School students earn all-expense paid trip Charlottetown, P.E.I. next month after walking away with the top prizes at the recent West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair in Castlegar.

Miranda Sherell, Emma Borhi and Micah May will be on a plane in May for the Maritimes after edging out 79 other competitors at the regional competition.

PANAMA: Poor but not forgotten thanks to online videos

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Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most marginalized Panamanians.

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