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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...

VIDEO: Dandelion Arnason blows through town, sings a song

Alissa Arnason, late of both Rossland and Dandelion and the Ditchweeds, was back in town for a visit last week and the Telegraph's David Hartman was lucky enough to take some footage of her singing her fine new song, "All The Greatest Things". Check it out....

Open letter regarding hearings into proposed Endbridge pipeline

Dear Prime Minister: We are deeply concerned that your government has already determined the outcome of the controversial Enbridge pipelines proposal even before the panel responsible for assessing its impacts has commenced its hearings. This, in our opinion, has the real potential to completely undermine the independence and...

Clark breaks faith with Facebook users

Premier Christy Clark's Facebook page didn't come anywhere close in December to meeting the high expectations that the premier's office set out for the page itself, according to IntegrityBC. Premier Clark's page is being promoted with Facebook ads that promise: “I want to hear from you on how we can keep British Columbia...

Wireless innovations driving BC economy

We are fortunate in our lifetimes to have seen technology’s amazing ability to “amplify human potential,” as Microsoft founder Bill Gates said so aptly.In the last century, we saw how the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, and electricity transformed our society.  In the 21st century, the wireless revolution is transforming...

Topographical maps for backcountry skiers...and more!

The Recreation Department will be working on the Spring Brochure in the next two weeks.  If you would like to run a program with the REC Department, please give us a call or drop by to discuss your ideas.  The deadline for submitting a program description is Friday, Feb. 10. With Winter Carnival at the end of the month, the...

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