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Saving Rossland's Schools: The City puts its money where its heart is

Saving Rossland's Schools: The City puts its money where its heart is

The Neighborhoods of Learning concept, which has been touted as the best route towards maintaining a sustainable K-12 school system in Rossland, got a big boost this week. Monday evening, council voted unanimously in favour of backing the School Community Connections: Supporting Neighborhood Learning Centres grant. The city pledged to make available the $10,000 nescessary in matching funds should the Rossland NOL group be successful in applying for a $10K grant from the provincial School Community Connections program..

EDITORIAL: Bean Counters uber alles?

 EDITORIAL: Bean Counters uber alles?

Pause for a small cheer. Granted, this week's successful effort to stop funding cuts in the OR at KBRH was a significant victory for the values of those fabled creatures, 'ordinary British Columbians' as opposed to those of what KBRH head of surgery Andre Degreef refers to as 'the bean counters'. But what about the war?

All the indications are that, increasingly, most of the major decisions that impact our lives are being made by the bean counters. The people may have won one battle, but the war may well be on its way to being lost.

Food security not possible without changing our attitudes

George Penfold (right) speaks at the College over Coffee event Mar. 25 at Jogas. (L-R) Cher and Ron Wyers, Lizanne Eastwood; Photo, Mona Mattei

George Penfold, regional innovation chair at Selkirk College, doesn’t believe that we have a food security problem. What he does believe is that Canadians have an appetite problem instead. An appetite for inexpensive, convenient foods year round that is also reliant on using a great deal of agricultural land for one purpose – grain. If people are worried about the future of food, Penfold suggests that they start looking at how they eat.

OP/ED: Feminism: we've come a long way ... but we're not even close to there yet

OP/ED: Feminism: we've come a long way ... but we're not even close to there yet

It's International Women's Day – a day I usually use to applaud the progress and accomplishments of my gender.

How cool that few would dare, any longer, refer to us as the “weaker sex” (at least not in our hearing), and that no one bats an eye when a woman's title is Dr. rather than Mrs. How wonderful to see women in Parliament and the Legislature (although look at the ratios – we're not there yet, ladies).

OUT THERE: Deep Dreams

Andrew Zwicker on Mt Pluto - Steve Shannon Photography

Out There is a column for the Telegraph that focuses on adventures outside of the Mountain Kingdom [editor's note: is there anything beyond Wedding Cake corner and the Nancy Green Junction? We've all heard the rumours, but I thought they were just rural myths...] Without sounding too Star Trek-like, our mission is to seek out new life and boldly go where probably lots of people have gone before, and maybe a few spots where they haven’t. This week Andrew Zwicker stays fairly close to home and checks in for a visit with Big Red Cats..

 

Local filmmakers debut ‘Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing’

Local filmmakers debut ‘Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing’

Sunday, October 4th at the Rossland Miners' Hall will mark the world premiere screening for the locally filmed and produced documentary Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing.

Filmed throughout the West Kootenays, Boundary Region, and Greater Vancouver over the past two years, the upcoming features (3pm and 7pm, October 4th at the Miners Hall) mark the first such public screening for director/producer Tyler Austin Bradley and cinematographer Andrea Vandenboer’s documentary on green-building.

Interior Health Authority Cutting Medically Necessary Joint and Knee Replacements

Interior Health Authority Cutting Medically Necessary Joint and Knee Replacements

After promising during the election to protect health care services, the B.C. Liberals and the Interior Health Authority are cutting 14 per cent of medically-necessary hip and knee replacements. Adrian Dix, NDP Health Critic said, ”During a board meeting yesterday, IHA CEO Murray Ramsden reported that the number of hip and knee replacements would be 328 less than the number of procedures performed last year, amounting to a 14 per cent reduction.

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