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by Diana Daghofer on Monday Jan 04 2010

There continues to be controversy on the safety of cell phones. Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, is the founder of Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit devoted to researching and controlling avoidable environmental health threats. Devra asks: “When is the right time to act? That is not a scientific question but a moral one. As a public health researcher and historian of medicine, I have...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Dec 29 2009

My office has recently learned of the latest credit card scam, which I thought would be worthwhile sharing with readers during the holiday season.

The scam works like this:

A person will call saying - 'This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge Number is 12460, your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Dec 23 2009

The Rossland Skate Park Association (RSA) got an early Christmas present from Rossland City council at the last regular council meeting on December 14th.The group which has been working for over a decade towards its ultimate goal of seeing a world class skate park constructed in town took a big step towards making that dream a reality.
 
After a brief discussion and debate in which...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Dec 21 2009

 On Thursday evening a group of around 40 concerned Rosslanders gathered in the cafeteria at Rossland Secondary for Responding to the Challenge, a forum/brainstorming event designed to help evolve the response or responses Rossland will give to the recently-released Planning for the Future, Part 2 document. Present at this meeting were members of the Visions for Small Schools society, trustee...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 10 2009

The following is a press release from the Columbia Basin Trust.

While world leaders are meeting in Copenhagen this week to discuss climate change, right here in the Columbia Basin, local governments, First Nations and communities are already taking action on climate change with support from Columbia Bain Trust (CBT).

A survey conducted earlier this year confirmed that 75...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Dec 10 2009

If you hear a strange ringing in your ears this Sunday afternoon, don't run to your doctor right away. Instead, look out your window toward St. Andrew's United Church. This Sunday St. Andrew's will be taking part in an event called 'Ring 350 for Copenhagen' and ringing its bell 350...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

The Green Party of Canada congratulates the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP for straight talk in Tuesday's report on the death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport.

Commission Chair Paul Kennedy wrote plainly and strongly in the report, expressing criticisms regarding the way the Taser was used on Dziekanski and suggesting that the RCMP needs to return to a way...

by Andre on Monday Dec 07 2009

I recently had an opportunity to visit Paris. Late November is not a prime sightseeing season for Paris, but sightseeing was not the purpose of my visit. I went to attend a philosophy session at the Café des Phares.

The late Marc Sautet, a French writer, teacher and contemporary philosopher, introduced the Café Philo concept in 1992. Sautet maintained that philosophical debates in...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Dec 03 2009

This Wednesday Teck appeared in Rossland’s provincial court to be sentenced for their spill of 800 plus kilograms of electrolyte (containing acid and lead) into the Columbia River on May 28th of this year.

While the maximum penalty for the crime was a fine of $1,000,000 or six months in jail, Teck walked away with a total fine of just under $115,000 for the offence.

Before...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Dec 03 2009

This week the Telegraph caught up with Janis Anderson, a member of the Visions for Small Schools society as well as an active parent volunteer in the school community. Our discussions ranged from what to do about RSS, to funding formulas and new ideas such as charter schools coming to Rossland. The following interview is an excerpt of our discussion. In future weeks The Telegraph will...

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