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by Contributor on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:41am

LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAN REDUCE DEMENTIA RISK

It’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to promote brain health.

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:05am

Reflections on Rejecting one’s homeland

What do Canadians want from their country?

by Nadine Tremblay on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:48am

On Saturday May 2 at 2:00 pm, the Charles Bailey Theatre stage lights will dim, the crowd will go quiet and four harmonious voices will rise up and fill the air.  What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or a...

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 1:35pm

We all contemplate human mortality  sometimes.  That's natural and healthy, considering that we all die; it's just a matter of when and how.   And those are things we seldom know in advance -- even when we think...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:10am

Many scammers operate by telephone. Here are two patterns that we have noticed recently.

One scam works like this:...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:09am

Water is life; we can’t afford to waste it

By David Suzuki

How long can you go without water? You could probably survive a few weeks without water for cooking. If you stopped washing, the...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:55am

The Week in REC -- Spring Recreation Brochure is out! 

The Spring Brochure is available online at  www.rossland.ca,  Recreation...

Regional News

by Suzy Hamilton on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:43pm

Accused robber Andrew Zacharias Stevenson, 34, will plead guilty in April to eight counts of criminal offenses, Nelson Provincial Court heard at the March 31 remand.

The charges include robbery using a restricted prohibited...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:14pm

A heartbreaking and ironic twist of fate has left a local firefighter and his family with nothing after a fire destroyed their Warfield home yesterday.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Chief Terry Martin said a call came in...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:44pm

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:33pm

Selkirk College is cracking open the door to one of the most influential cultures in our region with a new Mir Centre for Peace Summer Institute offering starting at the end of April.

An intensive five-day course, Peace 216:...

Provincial & National

Cops tell drivers, 'Get your head out of your apps'

Cops tell drivers, 'Get your head out of your apps'

RCMP Message to BC Drivers is Simple, Get Your Head Out of Your Apps

Over 4,700 tickets for using an electronic device while driving were issued to drivers across the Province by the RCMP and Integrated Road Safety Units in the month of March. It is clear that distracted driving is an epidemic putting everyone at risk, says Cpl. Ronda Rempel of BC RCMP Traffic Services.

B.C. leads the fight against invasive mussels

The government announced Tuesday in Kelowna to expand its fight against invasive mussels in BC. — Submitted photo

The Province is expanding its fight against invasive mussels with a $1.3-million boost toward early detection and rapid response. 

Although these invasive species have never been detected in British Columbia, this program expansion increases protection of B.C.’s lakes and rivers against the threat of quagga and zebra mussels.

“This is a major step in our ongoing efforts to keep the provinces’ ecosystems, hydro stations, drinking water facilities and salmon populations safe,” said Mary Polak, Minister of Environment.