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Professional Communities and Social Media

  When summer vacation started I finished my last column warning I would start back up with one of my favourite social media conversations which involves social media and business.   There is a huge value in Social Media for businesses, not just for promotion and advertising but also for market research, human resources,...

Selkirk faculty awarded for professional excellence

Selkirk College’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009/2010 awards for its faculty. The purpose of the SCOPE awards is to recognize and promote both long-term and innovative professional excellence. Faculty and staff are nominated for the awards by students ...

Bhutan at the UN: happiness should be a millennium development goal

By Sonam Ongmo in Global VoicesStarting Monday, world leaders descended on New York to attend the annual General Assembly.But shy of 5 years from the deadline of achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals it was sad to see countries still mired in differences and using the platform to make jabs at each other...

China: Yihuang self-immolation incident and the power of microblogging

By Oiwon LamChinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi.On September 10, the Zhong family were confronted by 40 local police officers and urban administrators seeking to carry out the...

IFJ Condemns Deadly Attack on Journalists in Mexico

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the shooting attack on two young Mexican journalists in the city of Ciudad Juárez in which photojournalist Luis Carlos Santiago was killed and his colleague Carlos Sanchez seriously wounded. The two Journalists worked for the local newspaper, the Diario de...

Calling all extra cells: Rotary thinks outside the box and turns phones into homes

How many of you out there have made the jump to the iPhone in the last couple of years? With the new Blackberry coming out later this week, how many more of us will be trading in our “old” cells for the latest Smart Phone? If you're thinking about ditching your old unit, the Rossland Rotary has a way to turn your old phone ...

Fuel for the fire: larch on a lark

I extend my finger out the open window of my compatriot’s van. Leaning across from the right-hand driver’s side seat (it’s an import), he slows the 4x4 down and squints at the target I have acquired. He shakes his head. “Pine.”   We continue. The scene has replayed itself a good half dozen times since we branched off the...

Out There: The ultimate Kootenay experience

Out There is a column for the Telegraph that focuses on adventures outside of the Mountain Kingdom [editor's note: is there anything beyond Wedding Cake corner and the Nancy Green Junction? We've all heard the rumours, but I thought they were just rural myths...] Without sounding too Star Trek-like, our mission is to seek out...

NEW BUSINESS PROFILE: Pat Hinds - Embracing the Mountain Life

Another chapter in the revitalization of the Bank of Montreal building began this past weekend.   Two years ago, Pat Hinds was the CFO of a multi-million dollar company in Vancouver.  An ultra-marathoner with 17 full marathons and even a “700 miler” under his belt, Pat and his wife, Karen, who loves to ski, and their young ...

Tea Party-endorsed Christine O'Donnell wins Delaware Senate primary

 Christine O'Donnell has defeated Mike Castle in the 2010 Delaware Republican senate primary, CNN and the Associated Press have announced. With 325 of 325 precincts counted, O'Donnell, who has received the endorsement of the Tea Party movement, led Representative Castle by 30561 votes to 27021, 53.1% to 46.9%.The Republican O'Donnell...

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