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by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Dec 08 2016

Raise your hand, everyone who eats food.  OK, now, raise your hand, everyone who knows where your food comes from.  How far has it travelled? Has the price gone up in this past year?  Was your food sprayed with pesticides and herbicides?  Can it continue to be produced as plentifully and shipped to us if  drought conditions continue in various US food-producing states?

Do you have a...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Dec 08 2016

By Emma Gilchrist

Originally published by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

Local government representatives Mayor Deb Kozak and Mayor Karen Hamling met with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, federal officials and regional MPs in late November to emphasize the importance of working with local governments in the Columbia Basin before reaching decisions about the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT)...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

Thanks to the Seven Summits Centre for Learning (Seven Summits), Rossland still has Kindergarten to Grade 12  (K -12) education within its city limits.  When School District 20 decided to close Maclean Elementary School, sell that building and move its former students into the former Rossland Secondary School building, and bus Grade 10, 11 and 12 students down the hill to the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Rossland City Council, Regular Meeting on November 28, 2016

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Andrew Zwicker, Andy Morel, John Greene, and Aaron Cosbey.  Absent:  Marten Kruysse.

Public Input Period:

Special guests from Rossland Summit School (RSS), two children in the elementary grades, explained that...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Nov 26 2016

A reader has notified me of a disturbing incident.  It was just paper -- three pages of it -- tacked to a fence in downtown Rossland, but the reader reported that it was an attempt to spread hate in our Mountain Kingdom.  The targets were the usual ones that bigots love to hate:  "liberal,"  feminist, Jewish,  LGBTQ;  and the tone, said the reader, was "hateful, aggressive and belligerent."...

by Rafe Mair on Friday Nov 25 2016


Mr. Prime Minister, as you contemplate approving pipelines in our province, I respectfully suggest you ask yourself a couple of questions.

How come Donald Trump, a Republican, could say the most outrageous things about Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, supported by a very popular presidential couple, yet  voters...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Nov 25 2016

"Sweep away the community of honest brokers in America [and] we'll be left with a culture and public dialogue based on assertion rather than authenticity, on claim rather than fact."

-- U.S. journalist Ron Suskind, 2004

While you were going about your daily routines this week, the Trudeau Sunny...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

As public relations expert and former David Suzuki Foundation board chair James Hoggan writes in I’m Right and You’re an Idiot,  “polluted public discourse is an enormous obstacle to change...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

How about free borscht and an award-winning movie at the old Firehall on December 7? Yes, it’s all free! Some Rosslanders who are really excited about local food want your input into a community “Food Charter” they’re drafting for the City, so they’re inviting you to dinner: Just bring your ideas.

Do you love food? Maybe you crave home-cooked meals shared with people you enjoy....


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