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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Apr 09 2009
Acting on a set of free lift tickets my girlfriend picked up as a Christmas staff party prize we packed up skis, snowboards, food and a dog into the Jeep and headed 350km south and east for a mini-vacation at Silver Mountain in Kellogg Idaho. The resort is only a short three hour drive away; we didn’t realize until arriving that somewhere along the route we seemed to have crossed dimensions into...
by Contributor on Monday Apr 06 2009
A video posted recently on You Tube is a chilling demonstration of what can happen when the advice from the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is ignored. The video shows a snowmobiler climbing a steep face in the Monashee Mountains near Valemount, BC. Taped just two days ago, the snowmobiler climbs past the high marks left by previous riders. Just after the machine reaches the top of its curve, the...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Apr 01 2009
April 1, 2009. An emergency city council meeting was held early this morning to discuss a development proposal for the old Bank of Montreal building. The Rossland Telegraph has learned that development firm Growing On Tall Corporate Housing Associates, based out of Santa Monica, California has been looking for a location to house its corporate headquarters for the past year. And they’ve decided...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 26 2009
Several incidents of vandalism and theft around our city in the last month have gotten some people wondering whether or not this might be a growing trend in our relatively peaceful mountain town, or just a few random acts clumped together. Most recently, on March 18th, the RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Rossland Liquor Store. While the investigation is still ongoing it was determined...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Mar 26 2009
There is a fascinating dichotomy that takes place daily in Rossland and is often the source of much debate. On one hand you have a town that on the whole seems to have an environmental conscience that runs deep. This is visible all over town from re-useable grocery bag campaigns through sustainability plans to marches down Columbia Ave. to protect the integrity of our drinking water. On the other...
by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Mar 25 2009
Of the twenty four hours contained in this coming Saturday, April 28th, one has been designated ‘Earth Hour’. Between 830 and 930 PM, local time, people around the world will be switching off their lights. Globally, the Empire State Building and the Pyramids of Gaza will be doing their bit by turning their lights off for the hour. This is more than just a symbolic event. The organizers of Earth...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 18 2009
Teck may be on the hook for millions of dollars for the large spill of lead and hydrofluoric acid from its Trail plant into the Columbia River in the spring of 2008. The spill, which occurred at approximately 5:30 PM on May 28th, 2008, was attributed to a heat exchanger in the lead refinery which failed, allowing electrolyte (a solution of hydrofluoric acid and lead) to spill into a storm water...
by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 17 2009
(Columbia Basin) - Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is proud to announce a new three-year partnership with Enterprising Non-Profits (enp), a granting program that seeks to assist non-profit organizations operating a social enterprise. "In preparing our recently released Social Strategic Plan, non-profits told us they needed a variety of tools and resources to help them become more sustainable," said...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 11 2009
The battle for RSS’s future is heating up. The final deadline for public submissions on the future of Rossland’s schools is nearing even as the City of Trail has written a letter advocating the closure of RSS and the bussing of Rossland students down to the new J.L. Crowe. “The dedication of resources required to maintain the Rossland Secondary School, with small class sizes and high operating...
by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 11 2009
A new study reveals that BC's poor and middle class families are in worse financial shape than their parents' generation. The study, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, finds that fully 60% of families with children are earning less than their counterparts in the late 1970s, while incomes for the wealthiest 10% have increased dramatically. The result is a widening gap...

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