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by Contributor on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:35am

 Health Canada should tighten its radon guideline to better protect Canadians from this radioactive gas, says a David Suzuki Foundation report released today. Naturally occurring in soils, radon can seep into buildings, accumulate and reach high levels in indoor air. The International...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:12am

About the podcast: The You can do that here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:11am

On Tuesday, May 12, Lieutenant  Governor Judith  Guichon will honour Rossland with a visit.

The Lieutenant  Governor will start her day with a breakfast at The Garage, hosted by Mayor Kathy Moore and Council, with some of Rossland's business people.

From there,...

Recent News

by Contributor on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:20pm

Digging science: Citizens amplify knowledge about the natural world

By David Suzuki

One of this year’s most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:29am

For readers of any political affiliation who may still not be convinced that Bill C-51-- the infamous "terror act" -- is a bad idea, or several bad ideas rolled into one egregious piece of legislation, I urge you to read...

by Rossland Recreation on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:50am

It’s Youth Week this Week! 

Rossland Youth Action Network

Check out the new Youth Space at 2076 Columbia – 2 doors West from the Post Office!

Coordinator, Mike...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:19am

     Now that you’ve established the foundation of healthy eating, let’s discuss other avenues that may be contributing to weight retention.

1.    If you find you have to be careful...

Regional News

by Michael Jessen on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:45pm

Following a hectic 27-year career in the world of TV commercial production, Barbara Bergen chose the relative calm of designing and manufacturing cremation urns...

by Contributor on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:56am

Kootenay Savings Credit Union announced today a gift of $25,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society.

This generous gift will establish the Kootenay Savings Community Catalyst Fund and will support Canadian...

by Contributor on Monday, May 4, 2015 - 1:36pm

On Jan. 12, 2015, Pacific Coastal Airlines initiated air service between the Trail Regional Airport and Kelowna International Airport. The decision to provide the air link between the West Kootenays and the Okanagan was made, partly, as...

by Contributor on Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 6:23pm

Now we wait.

The deadline has passed for the West Kootenay Camera Club's 25th Anniversary of its annual Photo Show.

The Photo Show will take place from June 5-13 at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, coinciding with...

Provincial & National

$10,000 reward offered to catch/convict Surrey prison escapee

$10,000 reward offered to catch/convict Surrey prison escapee

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in providing information regarding a male subject wanted on several warrants.

Shawn Merrick, 43 years old from Surrey, is currently wanted on a Canada wide warrant for Escape from Lawful Custody.  He escaped from a minimum security institution on March 31, 2015. He was serving a sentence for Second Degree Murder and Robbery offences.

Merrick is also wanted for two counts of Robbery allegedly stemming from two incidents that occurred on April 17, 2015 in Surrey.

Peter Bevan-Baker makes election history in PEI

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and PEI's newest Green Party rep Peter Bevan-Baker were all smiles now that there's another Green in provincial government. — Photo courtesy Green Party Canada

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands) was quick to congratulate Peter Bevan-Baker on winning the Green Party's first seat in the P.E.I. legislature following Monday's provincial election.

“Congratulations to Peter Bevan-Baker and the whole Green Party of PEI field of exceptional candidates," May said in a Green Party media release.