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These used to be my playgrounds: a tale of three schools

 These used to be my playgrounds: a tale of three schools

Now that school’s out for summer (but not forever), I thought I’d talk about...school. Not my favourite topic, but, as my age increased by a year this month and I was envisioning my future as a possible Rossland Old Timer, I started to reflect upon my history with three of Rossland’s schools, a history that involves two big fires and, eventually, one big demolition.

COMMENT: Government knows best...always

COMMENT: Government knows best...always

The B.C. Government announced that it will implement all 31 recommended changes to local government legislation submitted by the Local Government Elections Task Force. One recommendation of particular interest concerns the length of the term of office for local government politicians.

LETTER: Be sun safe

LETTER: Be sun safe

Dear editor,

This summer, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to remind the community to practice sun safety while enjoying the outdoors. Natural sunlight is important for good health.  However, too much exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer and eye problems. Being safe in the sun can go a long way toward protecting you and your family.

LETTER: Be sun safe

Dear editor,

This summer, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to remind the community to practice sun safety while enjoying the outdoors. Natural sunlight is important for good health.  However, too much exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer and eye problems. Being safe in the sun can go a long way toward protecting you and your family.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: "Print is dead" the battle cry of alarmists, despite closures of Weekender and Nelson Daily News

OUT OF LEFT FIELD:  "Print is dead" the battle cry of alarmists, despite closures of Weekender and Nelson Daily News

The very last issue of the Weekender will hit our mailboxes tomorrow, and the Nelson Daily News is already closed for good.

 

It has been suggested that, as the owner of an on-line media outlet, I should be delighted at the newspapers' demise.
 
Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Local radio stars end up on wrong side of law

Local radio stars end up on wrong side of law

Two popular local radio personalities found themselves in the uncomfortable grip of the long arm of the law after an on-air game drew the attention of local RCMP members.

Discussion draft of Rossland Range recreation tenure application complete

The Friends of the Rossland Range would like to thank everyone who has participated in the creation of an application for a Rossland Range recreation tenure.  The first public discussion DRAFT of the application package has been prepared for further review and public comment, based on your input at the May 20 public workshop and written questionnaires.

Memory loss: normal aging or alzheimer's?

Memory loss: normal aging or alzheimer's?

“Is it Alzheimer’s disease?”

That question is being asked more frequently by Trail and Rossland residents, especially as they age.

It’s natural for people to wonder if memory issues are an early sign of Alzheimer’s, says Linda Hoskin, regional support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

But there is a big difference between normal aging and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, she adds.

“Approximately 40 percent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss,” she explains.

Is Rossland up for the challenge? Family Time city challenge

Family Time Connections (FTC), a project of Shore Counselling Society was given the task to create a Family Day for Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. Even though provincially this idea has been rejected multiple times, the four ladies of FTC took on the challenge to get this done in Nanaimo. Family Day, much like Mother’s Day is a day to reflect on those important to you and spend time with those you love. We all belong to families whether by DNA or by choice, so why not make a day to celebrate the relationships we cherish?

The Electric Grapevine | Falling stars | 07.18.2010

The Electric Grapevine | Falling stars | 07.18.2010

Perhaps I'm just following it out of pure jealousy and morbid curiosity, but I have been all too amused and interested in the historic falls that two of the worlds' more well-off stars took these past two weeks.

If Mel Gibson thought he had a lot of crap flying his way before, the s**tstorm that is forthcoming will pale in comparison even to the exploding bomb laden toilet he had to dodge in the exceptional Lethal Weapon 2. With both quality films and excusable mea culpas becoming more scarce, Gibson is set to experience a fall from some lofty heights perhaps even from farther up than the skywalking LeBron James.

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