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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

A recent news item explained that a Vancouver doctor is upset that he was forced to undergo fingerprinting to prove that he was not a sex offender who had the same (or similar) name. He is quoted as asking, “Why are we being pulled aside as if we were criminals?”

Well, there’s the matter of...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

More food for thought – and action: Food is the right word to use, because food is how we acquire most of it. What does “it” refer to? A group of synthetic substances known as perfluoroalkyl substances, which is polysyllabic, so let’s just shorten it to PFASs.

Some PFASs are so widespread and so persistent in the world and in living...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

Contrary to a common perception, ignoring climate change won’t make it disappear. Global research going back to 1824 in fields ranging through physics, oceanography, biology and geology have confirmed human activity — mainly burning fossil fuels, raising livestock and destroying carbon sinks like forests and wetlands — is increasing greenhouse gas emissions and causing global temperatures to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

It’s not November, so why the picture of a war plane? We should always remember the immense and cruel losses of life in wars, not just for a few days in November, but there’s another reason for this one.

A man in Germany is trying to locate family members of those who were shot down and crashed in 1944 at a particular site. His group wishes to create a memorial...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 19 2018

Castlegar Fire Department had a busy afternoon Monday, first with an evacuation and then responding to a single-vehicle MVI on Kinnaird Bridge.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said it was just before noon when they received a report of a gas leak at Kootenay Market.

“When we arrived, they had already evacuated the grocery store, which was awesome, they did what they needed to do,”...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 19 2018

People in the Boundary region are now connected with the West Kootenay after the opening of five electric vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFCs) stations along Highway 3.

The stations have been strategically sited in Greenwood, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Salmo and Creston to ensure connected travel and charging options for drivers.

All are part of the broader...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 19 2018

RCMP are asking for public assistance after a person was struck on Highway 6 near Slocan Park Sunday (February 18th).

In a media release Monday, RCMP said police responded to an incomplete 9-1-1 call at 1:19 a.m. and found a 47-year-old deceased man from Winlaw.

“The subsequent investigation has determined the man was struck by the vehicle in which he had been a...

by Sara Golling on Monday Feb 19 2018

Local musician Carolyn Cameron is doing it again: giving her time and talent to provide people with virtuous reasons to enjoy classical music. She’ll be playing piano at two different venues this coming weekend, to raise money for two excellent causes.

On Saturday, February 24, Cameron will play selections of classical music from the Romantic era at a private home in Rossland to raise...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 18 2018

RCMP said a skier missing since Friday has been found dead Greely Creek drainage near Revelstoke.

Michael Foster, 24, of Airdrie, Alta. was in Revelstoke skiing but failed to show up for work Friday.

RCMP said Foster was last seen in Revelstoke on February 13th.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Patrol commenced a search of the resort after a day long search on Saturday....

by Contributor on Friday Feb 16 2018

A series of winter storms since the start of the year have created a complex snowpack in many of British Columbia’s backcountry recreation areas.

There is considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches, and search-and-rescue teams have responded to more than 160 incidents since Jan. 1, 2018.

Environment Canada is tracking a storm that could potentially bring snow to the...

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