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Bear attack on Red - Dog takes brunt of force, woman escapes

If you go out in the woods today you may be in for a big surprise. Bears in and around Rossland are certainly nothing new but this past Tuesday one Rossland resident got more than they bargained for. While hiking near the upper reaches of the Red Head trail on the south side of Red Mountain, a woman out hiking with her dog ...

Taking Root: Rossland’s Community Garden celebrates the fruits of its labour--just in time for Labour Day!

Rossland’s community garden, located at the north end of Jubilee Park, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, September 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  This event is a culmination of a lot of hard work by local volunteers and enthusiastic gardeners who all share a love of gardening and a desire to reap the fruits (and veggies)...

Obama announces plan to build roads, railroads and runways

In a speech in Wisconsin, US President Barack Obama announced a USD50 billion plan to restore 150,000 miles of roads, lay 4,000 miles of railroad tracks and rebuild 150 miles of airport runways within six years. The speech was given at an annual Labor Day festival in Milwaukee to union workers on Monday afternoon."All of this...

Trees + bears + freaky highways = magic

 One of my great aunts from the UK came to visit my family when I was a kid. My mom, whose aunt it was, packed us all into our small car for various little trips around the area, and during one of those excursions my aunt exclaimed, 'My, there are so many trees here!' As a six or seven year old, that seemed like a pretty...

Housing prices and sales to slow, CMHC says

By: Julie Fortier and Kim Covert, Postmedia NewsExpect to see home sales and prices fall in Canada the second half of 2010, while housing starts moderate, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's second quarter Housing Market Outlook released Tuesday."Existing home market conditions will remain balanced over the...

Rossland to participate in program to reduce hazardous forest fuel loads

Rossland has recently been provided with an opportunity to participate in the RDKB Operational Fuel Management Program. The primary goal of the program is to reduce hazardous forest fuel loads as identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP’s) adjacent to communities. The program is funded entirely through provincial...

China's economy surpasses Japan's in second quarter

 China's economy surpassed Japan's during the second quarter of 2010, and now is the second largest world economic power. China's economy already is larger than Japan's in the fourth quarter of most years, and many expect that the world's most populous country will soon cement its place as the world's second largest economy...

THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD: Breathing Loosley

The journey from London, UK, firefighter to ownership of Rossland’s newest alternative healing enterprise, Breathing Space Health Solutions, has been inspired by Phil Loosley’s love of the things most residents adore about the Mountain Kingdom: the snow, the skiing, and the great outdoors. But there is also a little bit of ...

Early puberty for US girls raises health risk

 According to a new study, US girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, a trend that raises some health concerns. The study, which was conducted in New York's East Harlem, the Cincinnati metropolitan area and the San Francisco Bay area, showed that by age eight, 27% of girls had begun puberty and showed breast development....

Flooding devastates millions in Pakistan

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which has branches and volunteers across the country, has been helping survivors since the flooding began by delivering food, health services, shelter and relief items (including hygiene kits and cooking equipment).Monsoon rains have caused extensive flash flooding throughout Pakistan, killing...

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