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by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 25 2009

Upon enquiring about the blue tarp that has graced the front of Golden City Manor for the past two years, it turned out that tarp was covering up more than just an unfinished piece of the building and that there was a significant story behind it, or more correctly a story on just who would be able to fix the problem.

The story began a little over two years ago when the Golden City Manor...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 23 2009

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is pleased to announce three community pilot projects that will receive financial support as part of the State of the Basin Initiative, a model for monitoring and reporting on social, environmental, economic and cultural indicators and trends in the Columbia Basin region.
 
Earlier this year, CBT invited municipalities, regional districts, First Nations...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 18 2009

Ahh... Super Natural British Columbia, the “Best place on earth,” as we’ve been branded. ’Come play in our mountains, explore our beautiful forests, oceans, lakes and endless beautiful back country’ we say to the world. We publicize our province with sweeping heli-cam shots of wild open mountain spaces; we show folks having the time of their lives camping in the wilderness smiling as they...

by Sara AM Golling on Thursday Jun 18 2009

As a society, we have been living under a false paradigm for at least the last 250 years.  That is, that people are largely motivated by self-interest.  It's an utter absurdity, but one that has been reinforced by various types of clinical prejudice, beginning with Freud, but also, most importantly, Adam Smith.

Smith is the...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 11 2009
Living nearby the high school and doing the majority of my commuting on foot, I end up walking up and down Washington Street at least two or three times a day. Every time I walk along the stretch running from RSS to Columbia Avenue I find myself more and more disgusted by the constant string of litter running up and down the hill to the point where I’d somewhat sarcastically suggest a name change...
by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2009

Burnaby, BC (Monday, June 8, 2009) – A new study from the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) calls for municipal governments to make walking and cycling the top priority in their transportation plans, rather than cars. The study, entitled “Physical...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 08 2009
Spring has sprung and so have those tenacious invasive plants, popping up in your garden. People have introduced a number of plants to this area as cultivated ornamentals which have jumped the fence to neighbouring yards and alleys to then move on to colonize forests, grasslands and wetlands. As pretty as some of these plants are, because they arrive in Canada without their natural predators to...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 04 2009

It has been said many times and in many ways that tough situations breed new opportunities and innovation. In a time of shrinking enrolment in our schools and coming on the heels of a number of school closures in the area in recent years, Rossland has a number of groups working towards saving our schools in a number of different fashions.

Having just completed its fourth year in...

by Contributor on Friday May 29 2009

29 May 2009 (Nelson) — Greenpeace activists confronted management at the Wal-Mart on Lakeside Drive today as part of a campaign to stop Canada’s supermarkets from selling Redlist seafood, species that are the most threatened by over-harvesting. Activists canvassed the area outside the store with a large banner reading “Don’t Buy, Don’t Sell Redlist Fish,” handed out information leaflets to...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday May 28 2009

School District 20 has released a Project Identification Report on Rossland's K-12 school system. The report was prepared by architect Bob McDonnell and has been sent to the Ministry of Education for feedback. The report doesn't mince words, stating up front that “status quo is not considered to be a long term option” for the Mountain Kingdom. It then goes on to consider various options for...

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