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by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Dec 13 2012

Anna Cooper and Hollie Arsenault will attend Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Professional Division Summer School in July, 2013, having successfully auditioned in Kelowna in October.

Cooper, 12, made the difficult decision to stay in Rossland with her grandparents Josef and Anna Havlik when her parents and sister Natalie moved to Mexico over the summer. Her main...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

Things are looking up in the education system after B.C.'s Grade 4 students were graded the world's top readers at their grade level and had the highest average score in Canada, according to a just-released international report.

In 2011, 45 countries and nine Canadian provinces took part in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), one of the world's most influential...

by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Dec 06 2012

School District No. 20 (SD20) released three packages of "background information"  on Monday to prepare the public for a series of upcoming forums in SD20's 2012-2013 facilities review.

Of particular interest to Rossland is the backgrounder for the Greater Trail area (...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 15 2012

A handful of techy gurus flocked to Selkirk College’s Mary Hall Saturday to compete in the KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) RoboGames with R.T.F. of Rossland coming away the big winners.

The competition was a total success, marrying creativity and tech savvy for teen teams from across the region.

"KAST is so excited to support this type of creative technical...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 13 2012

Imagine living in a community where you can walk or ride your bike safely, where the air is fresh and clean, and where healthy food and opportunities for physical activity are easily accessible and affordable for all. Through the Healthy Communities Initiative, Interior Health aims to make this vision a reality.                    

Residents in the Interior are not as healthy as they...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

Rossland’s Brenna Mackay was awarded the 2012 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) $6000 Doug Lock Scholarship at a fire station in Calgary on Oct. 30. The nationwide competition is open to children of firefighters, with special consideration given to children of firefighters who died in the line of duty...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

Its ancestors were decision-making tools for management consultants, but now ThoughtStream has evolved into a broadly applicable, collaborative software that groups of any size can use to merge many people's ideas to answer difficult questions, identify priorities, and more—all using technology that's as simple as email...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

During a normal school day at Christina Lake Elementary, the quiet chatter of children reciting their multiplication tables, working on group projects and reading out loud filters out of the classrooms and into the halls.

Then a secret signal sounds. Not the usual fierce fire alarm, but something new. And within seconds the school falls silent, the doors are locked and the lights are...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

As part of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival and supported by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKoR) presents the film "God Grew Tired of Us" (89 min).  The film is a recount of the experiences of 3 boys who fled war in Sudan and re-settled in the United States. 

WKFoR wished to bring awareness to community members of its initiative to...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 02 2012

Four finalists from Selkirk College went up against some of the region’s most innovative businesses at the recent Kootenay Association of Science and Technology (KAST) Spirit of Innovation Awards and one took home the Innovative Organization award at the end of the evening.

Held only every four years, the KAST Spirit of Innovation Awards set out to recognize the best science and...

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