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Columbia Basin to Get Water Smart

Working with local governments, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is launching the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (CBWSI) to help communities reduce water consumption by 20% by 2015. "It's an ambitious goal, but residents have told us that water conservation is a priority," said Kindy Gosal, CBT Director of Water and Environment....

Sweet News on Washington Street - Little Red Sweet Shoppe Opens

Each day lately the news seems to bring word of failing companies, main street shops closing their doors and corporate giants being propped up with public money. In the heart of a global economic slowdown it’s always nice to report any bright spots in the business world and this week saw some “sweet” news for downtown Rossland....

Columbia Basin Trust to Purchase Addition to Valhalla Provincial Park

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has announced $250,000 commitment to the acquisition of the Valhalla Mile, a 155-acre (63 ha) private property adjacent to Valhalla Provincial Park. Once purchased, the land will be added to the Park, protecting the scenic, ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area. "We're pleased to...

Selkirk College Holds Successful Non-Profit Management Course, to be Repeated in Fall

Over 25 individuals from the non-profit sector recently graduated from Selkirk College’s Introduction to Non-Profit Management Course at the college's Trail Campus. Being the first of its kind offered in the region, the course was made available through the Department of Continuing Education at Selkirk and received registrants...

Missing Boarder Located

On April 2, 2009 at approximately 600 PM, Trail & Greater District RCMP received a report of a missing snow boarder at Red Mountain, at Rossland, B.C. The 20 year old boarder, identified as John Hansen of Rossland, was with friends but became separated and appeared to take a wrong turn and ended up in the Esling Creek...

Another Teck-nichal Error

Already facing impending legal action for the spill of 900 kilograms of lead into the Columbia River last spring, Teck reported on Monday March 30th that a leak, this time of fuel oil, occurred in late December. The leaked fuel oil was stored in a large tank on site; oil is piped to a number of the operating plants that make...

Column: Glycemic Index Eating. The Best Way to Reduce Excess Weight. Part 3

In my previous article, I talked about which foods and drinks caused fat to be stored in the body. This article will focus on specific foods/drinks that should be the majority of our diet. Refined foods get absorbed quickly during digestion, leading to abnormally high blood sugar levels, therefore, abnormal insulin production....

'Weird Wacky' Science Show Comes to the West Kootenay

The Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), in partnership with Selkirk College and Vancouver’s Science World is proud to bring back the Community Science Celebration Saturday April 4, 2009 to Selkirk College, Castlegar. Doors open at 11am. Last years’ event was a huge success with over 2,000 local residents...

Retro-Finery at the Cancer Prevention Challenge

The Cancer Prevention Challenge at Red Mountain on Saturday, March 21 was a tremendous success! Almost 50 participants had a great time in the sunshine – finding Ullr’s gear in the scavenger hunt, skiing the obstacle course and the egg and spoon race, “cruising the blues” (intermediate runs, that is), and going nuts for “mogul...

Fossilized Remains of New Dinosaur Species Rediscovered in Alberta

Scientists in Alberta have discovered a new species of dinosaur in remains left untouched for 25 years. The find has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The measurements put the fossil, the smallest discovered in North America, at one and a half feet (50 centimetres) tall, weighing in at an...

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