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Rossland cross-country skier Geoffrey Richards among eight Canadian junior competitors to compete in the World Championships in Turkey

Rossland native and cross-country skier Geoffrey Richards will join seven other junior athletes and eight under-23 athletes to represent Canada at the 2012 Junior and Under-23 World Championships in Erzurum, Turkey, on Feb. 19 to 26. Cross Country Canada—the nation's governing body of competitive cross-country skiing—named ...

Inside Romney’s tax returns: A reading guide

In response to growing pressure from voters and competitors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released 550 pages of tax returns Tuesday, covering two years of income. As one of the richest men ever to run for President, Romney's filings are enormously complex, and the subject of close scrutiny. News organizations...

POLICE BEAT: Thief caught and sent packing to Trail

A 26-year-old man from Trail was caught by Grand Forks RCMP after a rash of petty break-ins and thefts had Riverside residents feeling uneasy. Zachery Shobolm arrived in Grand Forks around Thursday, Jan. 12 according to Grand Forks RCMP. By Sunday, Jan. 15 he had allegedly commited his first crime and by Friday, Jan. 20 Grand...

Fukishima nuclear disaster - one year later

A group of Canadian and American physicians, concerned about public health are organizing a one day conference to explore the potential health and environmental impacts from the troubled reactors in Fukushima and highlight the need for better monitoring and disclosure.The conference, The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – One Year...

Avalanche risks shifting with new snow

Avalanche risks are climbing as new snow and wind change up the stability of the snowpack, says the Canadian Avalanche Centre.  Predicting continued flurries with wind through Tuesday, one of the Centre’s forecasters, James Floyer, says that a widespread cycle of small avalanches (size 1) have occurred in the most recent storm...

Dogs are off for the 2012 Rail Trail 200

With abundant snow, more on the way and temperatures holding steady, the seven dog sled teams competing in the 2012 Rail Trail 200 Dog Sled Race headed out on the trails with an optimistic air, Friday, Jan. 20. The race, which is now in it's third year, had seven sled teams from across Western Canada -- one more than last...

New project aims at avalanche education for mountain snowmobilers

Fernie, BC: Three levels of government support for the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) were represented today, as BC MLA Bill Bennett announced a three-year program aimed at lowering the rate of avalanche deaths within the mountain snowmobiling community. Joining MLA Bennett in the announcement was Kootenay-Columbia MP David...

Are there clean air champions out there?

Champions are among us! If you know someone who has played a significant role in promoting tobacco free living why not give them a pat on the back and nominate them for a Smoke Free Champions for Change Award?These Interior Health awards honour people who have made a difference in the lives of others by promoting smoke-free...

Global online community protests US anti-piracy bills

 January 18 was an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common cause: to protest two American bills that could have grave effects for global online free expression. As Global Voices' Executive Director ...

Observing the 2012 Human Trafficking Awareness Day

This week US citizens observed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day through acts of education, legislation, and enforcement; whilst, around the world, other people highlighted or tackled this global problem in their own countries.According to an annual report on human trafficking released by the US State Department in...

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