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by Contributor on Thursday Jul 29 2010

News that BC Hydro will significantly increase its reliance on imported electricity this year may come as a shock to many energy-complacent British Columbians, but not to B.C. Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) and its co-spokesperson David Field.

Field says BCCGE has been monitoring the electricity import issue for several months now after it became clear that low snowpack accumulation...

by Wikinews on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 The parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, today voted to outlaw bullfighting – an iconic sport in much of the country. The vote was held after animal rights activists, led by Spanish animal rights group Prou! (Spanish for "Enough!"), who claim the practice is "barbaric", collected 180,000 signatures to a petition.

Bullfighting has been outlawed in the Canary Islands ...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 This past weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time with friends of ours, and during the day the discussion turned to wrongful death laws in B.C.

Terry Napora (Terry Napora Law Offices) and Derek Miura (Derek Miura Law Corporation) informed me of the gross injustice families face in B.C .when a loved one is killed. While it's obvious why, as lawyers, they would be...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

Teck Resources Limited announced quarterly earnings of $260 million, or $0.44 per share, for the second quarter of 2010. Our operating profit before depreciation was approximately $1.0 billion and EBITDA was $844 million in the second quarter.

 
Don Lindsay, President and CEO said, "During the quarter we eliminated the outstanding balance of our term bank loan and have now...
by Wikinews on Saturday Jul 24 2010

 A man dressed as the Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader robbed a bank in Setauket, New York. The robber was dressed in a character themed mask and blue cape. Armed with a hand gun, the robber stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Chase bank branch.

The robber entered the bank saying that he was robbing it. Customers initially thought it was a joke and began laughing....

by Mona Mattei on Friday Jul 23 2010

 Kimberly Ruth Noyes has been found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John Fulton of Grand Forks. 

Rossland B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan handed down his ruling on the case that wrapped up testimony on Wednesday. McEwan’s lengthy verdict recounted evidence from the trial and case law to support his decision before...
by Wikinews on Thursday Jul 22 2010

An advert by fast food restaurant Burger King has been banned from British television over claims that it is misleading. The campaign for the new TenderCrisp chicken burger received two complaints over the fact that the burger appears significantly larger on the advert than in real life.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) investigated the complaints and purchased three burgers...

by Allyson Kenning on Thursday Jul 22 2010

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.

I grew up in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 21 2010

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.

Shaun Johnson and 'Drex' (The Source is witholding the subject's real name at his request, as no formal charges have been sworn against him), hosts of Mountain FM's morning show (the aptly-named 'Drex...
by Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2010

To date the Southeast Fire Centre has had 44 fires, which have burned 75 hectares. Of these 44 fires, 31 were person caused and the rest were caused by lightning. A few fires of note this season include: the 39 hectare fire that occurred on April 26 in the Lake Enid area (west of Wilmer), the 13.5 hectare fire in Wardner on April 3 and a fire at Greenhills Mine, that ignited June 26 (NW of...

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